P&G wins the race for Merck’s consumer health business

When it became public in September 2017 that Merck was carrying out a strategic review of its consumer health business with a view to potentially selling it all, or certain parts of it, a number of companies were quickly linked as potential suitors.

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.