French payment solution provider Worldline has acquired its compatriot and competitor Ingenico for 7.8 billion euros to form the world's fourth company in the field. The deal is partly paid in shares.
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Swiss retailer Migros has sold its department store chain Globus to a joint venture of Austrian Signa and the Central Group from Thailand. The Austrians are building a department store empire throughout Europe, after acquiring (amongst others) Kaufhaus and Karstadt.
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Competing eyewear retailers are concerned about the acquisition of GrandVision by industry giant EssilorLuxottica. They have voiced their grievances to the European Commission, which has yet to approve the takeover.
Dutch electronics giant Philips is going to divest its household appliances division. As such, the manufacturer is will soon say goodbye to its vacuum cleaners, coffee makers and irons.
What does Daniel Kretinsky have in mind for Casino and Metro? The unruly Czech investor, with a penchant for sectors 'on their way back', has set his sights on the European hypermarket sector, but what are his intentions?
Decovry is taking over its German competitor Monoqi. Just like Decovry, this Berlin platform is a bargain site for design and home products. The takeover should double the Belgian provider’s turnover.
After months of fighting for British meal delivery company Just Eat, its Dutch competitor Takeaway.com has won the struggle with investor Prosus. The deal is worth almost seven billion euros.
Belgian fashion group FNG has no intentions to take over its local competitor e5 mode, and the recent commercial partnership between the two is no stepping stone. That is FNG's message in a press release, which however raises more questions than it answers.
Carrefour has taken a majority stake in Dejbox, a meal delivery company that focuses on the B2B-market and is active in several major cities in France.
It looks like Dutch Takeaway.com will win the battle for Just Eat. More than half of the shareholders would like to respond positively to the latest bid from the delivery competitor.
Jan Zijderveld is quitting his role as CEO at cosmetics manufacturer Avon as the previously announced sale of the company to Natura & Co will be completed.
Belgian fashion chain e5 mode has been sold to the Feniks Holding: for the first time, the company moves out of the founding family Kaesteker's ownership. The move sparks a debate whether or not an acquisition by FNG Group is upcoming.
Facebook has quietly acquired Packagd, a start-up specialising in live shopping from videos. It is looking to integrate the feature into its Marketplace platform.
Zalando has sold streetwear and sportswear retailer Kickz: the German online fashion store feels it no longer needs Kickz, because its own product range has expanded so much in recent years the two overlap significantly.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) objects to the acquisition of the local AB InBev branch by Japanese competitor Asahi, on the grounds that free competition may be endangered.
Swiss food giant Nestlé is selling its American ice cream brands, including Häagen-Dazs, to its own Froneri joint venture. The deal is worth 4 billion dollars (3.5 billion euros) and would generate one of the world's largest ice cream producers.