Alibaba continues to increase its “bricks & mortar” presence

In June this year when Amazon announced its $13.7bn offer for Whole Foods, there was a lot of media comment about the deal finally representing a move towards “physical” locations, as well as being an e-retailer, and many commentators seemed transfixed by this.

Can Tesco deliver its acquisition of Booker?

It is quite rare in today’s M&A world that a deal is announced which catches the competitors of the instigating company unaware, but late last week such a deal occurred.

Is Dalian Wanda up for the "Ultimate Fight"?

If companies reflect their CEO's personalities, then Wang Jianlin, the CEO of Dalian Wanda, must be a movie going, power boat driving, football loving ironman who loves a good scrap.

ITV tunes in to Peppa Pig phenomenon

If reports of ITV's possible takeover of Entertainment One are to be believed, Peppa Pig could be finding herself a new home alongside Britain's Got Talent and Downton Abbey.

As the Year of the Goat draws to a close, China butts its way in to the headlines with some very noteworthy deals!

The Chinese Year of the Goat is drawing to a close, with the Year of the Monkey starting on February 8th. The last couple of weeks have seen Chinese companies butting their way on to the front of the world’s financial press with some pretty impressive takeover bids for foreign entities.