Global M&A activity is hot as the British summer!

When it comes to global announced M&A activity, the first six months of 2018 are certainly going to be remembered as a vintage period for our M&A deal makers.

China’s newest coffee chain is no longer “Luckin” for funding

China’s entrepreneurs have made a habit of taking on the established players and now it would appear that a Chinese entrepreneur is ready to take on Starbucks in the Chinese coffee space.

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.