Pfizer/Allergan deal “inversion” deal catches the eye of US politicians

This week’s announcement of the USD 160bn deal between Pfizer and Allegan has already attracted criticism from US politicians. Given that Republicans and Democrats seem to agree on the issue, could it be something they will try to include in their 2016 campaign pitches?

Who needs a "Horizontal" or "Vertical" merger when diversification works just as well!

Yesterday's announcement of Urban Outfitters' planned acquisition of Pizzeria Vetri continues the company's push towards a full lifestyle offering and represents further diversification for the expanding business

USD 131bn buys you a whole of lot of beer!

Yesterday's announcement that Anheuser-Busch InBev will acquire SABMiller brings together the world's two largest beer makers in terms of revenue and the resulting business will be responsible for about 30 per cent of the world's beer production.

Candy Crush deal takes gaming to the next level

Activision Blizzard will be hoping its planned purchase of King Digital will help it to recreate the success of its famously addictive Candy Crush game