Hamleys becomes the latest plaything of French group Ludendo

Another iconic British brand was passed from one foreign owner to another yesterday with the announcement that Hamleys was being sold by Icelandic bank Landsbanki to Grupo Ludendo, the French toy retailer.

Party Politics Influencing Deal Making? Surely not!

November sees the 2012 US Presidential elections reach a conclusion and a lot has been made of Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s links to Bain Capital, the global private equity player.

Campari to buy the “Old man of rum”

Grupo Campari, the Italian branded alcoholic beverage provider, yesterday announced its intended acquisition of 81% of the Jamaican rum maker Lascelles de Mercado & Co for USD 414m.