Vodafone and Verizon finally confirm plans for the largest deal since 2000

UK telecoms major Vodafone has confirmed the sale of its stake in US-based Verizon Wireless in one of the largest deals in corporate history.

PE investors recognise the growth in the discount retail sector and snap up a pre-Christmas bargain

As US private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice snaps up discount retailer B&M just in time for Christmas, could there be more Yuletide bargains out there waiting for a buyer?

Nando's India and Branston Pickle deals highlight opportunities in the global food market

The continued appeal of global food businesses to strategic and financial buyers provides an element of certainty in an uncertain economic climate.

Where are all the deals?

After a fairly gloomy set of M&A results for Q3, let's hope the movers and shakers in the deal making world have come back from their holidays refreshed and ready to get down to business.