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JAB-led group acquires Keurig Green Mountain

Last week, JAB Holdings, alongside a group of buyers, successfully acquired beverage company Keurig Green Mountain, which was subsequently delisted from Nasdaq. The consortium comprised snack food manufacturer Mondelez International, private equity investor BDT Capital Partners and coffee maker Acorn Holdings. Keurig’s shares were priced at USD 92 each (a 78 per cent premium over the target’s close on 4th December, the last trading day prior to the offer being disclosed), valuing the deal at around USD 13,900 million.

Apollo’s multibillion dollar LBO amid tight debt market

Florida-based ADT provides security products such as fire alarms and closed-circuit television cameras. The company has a customer base of 7 million and employs around 17,000 staff at 200 locations. In 2012, it was spun off from American security system provider Tyco International through an initial public offering and it has since been listed on the New York Stock Exchange. 

Food retailer among angel targets in February

February is off to a fairly slow start by volume and value of European angel investment, according to Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk.

China to spluge on largest foreign acquisition - Syngenta

Syngenta is a Switzerland-based biotechnology firm focused on producing pesticides and genetically modified seeds that enhance crop production. It went public in 2000 and is now listed on both the SIX Swiss Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. The company is among the six largest biotechnology and agrochemical firms worldwide, known as the “Big Six”, which also includes Monsanto, Bayer, Dow Chemical, BASF and DuPont.

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco considers IPO

State-owned Aramco (formally Saudi Arabian Oil Company) is the largest energy company in the world and generates more than USD 1 billion in revenues per day, according to Forbes.  The Saudi oil behemoth claims to have crude reserves of around 260 billion barrels (representing more than 15 per cent of all proven oil reserves) or ten times the reserves of American energy giant ExxonMobil.

Dalian Wanda’s Hollywood ambitions

Dalian Wanda started out as a real estate developer and currently owns numerous high profile properties, such as plazas and hotels throughout China. In recent years, however, it has grown its footprint in other sectors to become a more diversified conglomerate, adding entertainment and tourism businesses to its portfolio.

Mammoth deals amid China’s economic woes

Often described as being as volatile as a casino, China’s stock market began to experience a growing bubble in H2 2014. From 1st July 2014 to 12th June 2015, this led to Shanghai’s SSE Composite Index skyrocketing 152 per cent, reaching its highest level since 2007.

UK firm targeted by angels in August

So far August has not exactly been a bumper month for European angel investment, according to Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk. 

French tailoring company piques angel interest in June

At the time of writing June looks to have been a disappointing month in terms of European angel investment, according to data from Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk.

Finnish medical researcher among May’s angel investments

2015 appears to be on something of a downward slide in terms of the aggregate monthly value of European angel investment, according to Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk.

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