Category: Mergers & Acquisitions

5 Aug

The Hut Group takes over Cult Beauty

3 Jun

Ferrero ‘gobbles up’ Jammie Dodgers maker Burton Biscuits

22 Apr

Bloom & Wild buys Dutch rival Bloomon in European expansion push

19 Apr

EG Group buys restaurant chain Leon for £100m

15 Apr

CMA clears £31bn merger between O2 and Virgin Media

24 Mar

Cadbury-owner Mondelez to buy UK protein bar brand Grenade for £200m

11 Mar

Next buys stake in rival Reiss in ‘£200m deal’

1 Mar

Estee Lauder Companies to acquire The Ordinary’s Deciem

25 Jan

Boohoo acquires Debenhams brand and website

18 Jan

Next emerges as frontrunner in race to buy Topshop

14 Jan

JD Sports in talks about Authentic bid for Topshop

14 Dec

US giant circles Arcadia and Debenhams for ‘double takeover’

10 Dec

Ocado ups profits guidance as fourth quarter sales surge

7 Jan

Boots owner sells wholesale healthcare business for £4.8bn

6 Jan

Livekindly Collective snaps up Iceland’s No Meat frozen vegan brand

6 Jan

Marks & Spencer looks to snap up Jaeger

5 Jan

Admiral to sell to Uswitch owner for £500m

4 Jan

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group snaps up fashion retailer Psyche

2 Dec

Salesforce to buy Slack in $27.7bn deal aimed at competing with Microsoft

22 Dec

Bestway snaps up Costcutter for undisclosed fee

21 Dec

TalkTalk agrees to £1.1bn takeover by investment company Toscafund

21 Dec

Arcadia brand Evans acquired by City Chic in £23m deal

26 Nov

JD Sports in exclusive talks over Debenhams takeover

15 Dec

Jascots snapped up by Freixenet Copestick

18 Nov

AB InBev plans integration of Camden Town Brewery in big shake-up

10 Nov

Streetwear brand Supreme to be sold to Timberland owner VF for $2.1bn

15 Oct

Boparan rescues burger chain GBK from administration

28 Aug

Walmart teams up with Microsoft in TikTok bid

16 Jul

Next fends off M&S to close in on Victoria’s Secret deal

1 Jul

Lululemon buys exercise hardware startup Mirror for half a billion dollars

18 Jun

Boohoo swoops again to snap up Oasis and Warehouse brands

15 Jun

PepsiCo takes stake in £70m free-from brand Rude Health

12 Jun

Just Eat beats Uber to snap up Grubhub for £5.8bn

5 Jun

Spanish giant snaps up Charlotte Tilbury makeup empire

28 May

Amazon in talks to buy driverless car start-up Zoox

27 May

Blossom Hill delivers night in with drinks and floral masterclass

26 May

Carlsberg UK and Marston’s agree to £780m merger of brewing arms

18 May

Facebook buys Giphy for reported $400M

15 May

Boohoo raises £200m for M&As

7 May

Virgin Media and O2 join forces to take on BT

4 May

O2 and Virgin Media in talks to merge

8 Apr

COVID-19 will speed up the eCommerce shift

8 Apr

Birds Eye aim to stay connected

8 Apr

Low & no alcohol booming as Britian stocks up

8 Apr

Nike launches ‘The Nike Living Room Cup’

7 Apr

Bacardi teams up with Deliveroo as part of £1.5m investment

21 Feb

T-Mobile and Sprint finalise megamerger

20 Feb

Forever 21 acquired by Authentic Brands Group

17 Feb

Deal to create UK’s largest pub company cleared to go ahead

11 Feb

Harry’s razors takeover slashed

10 Feb

Banks line up for $8bn Coty haircare

7 Feb

Indie Brands deal signals sales fizz

27 Jan

HMV owner tunes up for Canada deal

24 Jan

JustEat merger thrown into doubt

16 Jan

UK unicorn Arrival receives €100m investment

13 Jan

Just Eat to merge with

6 Jan

M&A activity dropped off during 2019

20 Dec

Just Eat takeover battle heats up as rivals make new bids

19 Dec

Jaguar Land Rover rescues off-road racer Bowler out of administration

19 Dec

Coffee giant JAB brews up major IPO

18 Dec

Fiat set to merge with Peugeot and Vauxhall

17 Dec

Pret gives Eat fans a chance to save meals

12 Dec

Nestlé to sell Häagen-Dazs ice cream business for $4bn

12 Dec

Amazon’s taste for stake in Deliveroo faces quiz

11 Dec

Heat raised in fierce race to buy Just Eat

2 Dec

Daily Mail owner snaps up i newspaper in £50m deal

26 Nov

Viagogo swoops for rival firm StubHub in $4bn deal

25 Nov

Louis Vuitton buys jeweller Tiffany for $16bn

22 Nov

Unilever considers swoop for Coty’s beauty brands

15 Nov

Carpetright accepts Meditor takeover offer

4 Nov

Fitbit snapped up by Google for $2.1bn

4 Nov

Club Med owner Fosun buys Thomas Cook brand for £11m

4 Nov

Santander buys majority stake in UK fintech Ebury

30 Oct

Ocean Spray taps Plug and Play for innovation

24 Oct

Mastercard buys loyalty business that counts Coke and L’Oréal among clients

10 Oct

Hays flies in to offer Thomas Cook staff new hope with store buyout