A car to suit everyone’s tastes

Speculation has emerged that Geely is to invest in Lotus, with a view to turning it into a luxury brand which can compete with the likes of Porsche and Ferrari.

When M&A and global politics collide...

Qualcomm’s announcement that it will not be moving any further with its attempted takeover of chipmaker NXP is just another example of the growing influence that the current global geo-political environment is having on M&A deals.

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.

Krispy Kreme owner, JAB, to acquire Pret A Manger

Personally, I find a strange irony in the recent announcement that JAB Holdings, the owner of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, is buying Pret A Manger from its private equity owners, Bridgepoint, for just under $2bn.