China’s expanding taste for wine drives Carlyle’s latest deal

Carlyle is tapping the expanding Chinese wine market as the private equity firm agrees to acquire Australia’s Accolade Wines for a reported AUD 1bn. 

Female investor group turns the tables on the Weinstein Company

The irony of the news that a female-led investor group has decided against proceeding with a planned purchase of the Weinstein Company's assets will not be lost on many. The question now is whether the company will be able to find another interested buyer, or whether it will be forced to file for bankruptcy.

Mixed results for 2017 deal activity

While on face value, results for 2017 look disappointing, it is important to note that the value of announced deal activity seen since 2014 has surpassed all other years on record.

Broadcom set to slug it out with Qualcomm shareholders

Qualcomm's advisors and bankers are likely to be kept very busy over the coming weeks after Broadcom submitted a USD 103bn offer for the company.

Serial acquiror Mike Ashley of Sports Direct is in the buying Game again

Sports Direct's purchase of a 25 per cent stake in electronic game retailer Game Digital may seem to be outside the company's area of interest on the face of it, but Mike Ashley has made a habit of buying into businesses without any obvious synergies.