Who needs a "Horizontal" or "Vertical" merger when diversification works just as well!

Yesterday's announcement of Urban Outfitters' planned acquisition of Pizzeria Vetri continues the company's push towards a full lifestyle offering and represents further diversification for the expanding business

Jamie to do a “pukka” “Italian job”?

News that Jamie Oliver is on the lookout for investors for his restaurant business suggests the celebrity chef has big expansion plans for his empire of eateries

Iconic 80s business, Little Chef, sold (again) to Kout Food Group

For many family car journeys in the 70s and 80s, a visit to a Little Chef restaurant was a certainty. Kout Food Group has been announced as the latest owner of the business, which has been on the ownership merry-go-round in recent years.

Carl’s Jr. to be “flipped” by PE owner?

Press sources are speculating that CKE, operator of fast food chain Carl's Jr., is in the early stages of a sale process and could be “flipped” soon.