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.

Broadcom set to slug it out with Qualcomm shareholders

Qualcomm's advisors and bankers are likely to be kept very busy over the coming weeks after Broadcom submitted a USD 103bn offer for the company.

Four-legged family members to be pampered in Asia

In the UK we have long been seen as a nation of animal lovers and now it would appear that three Asian companies are confident this trend will spread throughout the Asia Pacific region, with a USD 1bn acquisition announced today.

Kellogg looking to capitalise on the growing market for healthier snacks

In the week when the World Health Organization has released a study stating that child obesity has increased ten-fold over the past four decades, it’s fitting that Kellogg, the global snack and cereal company founded over 100 years ago in 1906, should announce that it is acquiring the Chicago Bar company, the manufacturer of nutritional protein bars founded just four years ago for $600m.

Amazon continues its 2017 shopping spree

With just under three months of the year left, this week has seen Amazon rack up its sixth deal of 2017, having spent just over $14.2b so far.