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US: Apple to buy most of Intel’s smartphone modem chip business

On Thursday, July 25, Apple stated in a press release that it has signed an agreement to buy the majority of Intel's smartphone modem...

France: Reworld Media wins clearance for Mondadori acquisition

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore announced Wednesday, July 24, the sale of its subsidiary Mondadori France to Reworld Media has received clearance from the French regulator,...

UK: CMA concerned about packaging merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating Liqui-Box’s proposed takeover of DS Smith’s rigid and flexible packaging business, the CMA announced on...

South Africa: PepsiCo buying Pioneer Foods for US$1.7B

PepsiCo agreed to buy South Africa’s Pioneer Foods for about US$1.7 billion, adding local brands such as Weet-Bix breakfast cereal and Ceres fruit juice...

UK: Pub chain to buy larger rival for £1.3B

Stonegate, the owner of British pub chain Slug and Lettuce, announced on Thursday, July 18, that it has agreed to Ei Group, a larger...

Netherlands: Consortium to buy Eneco

On Thursday, July 18, Dutch lender Rabobank announced that it has formed a consortium with investment firm KKR seeking to buy utility Eneco, according...

EU: FIS gains okay for US$35B Worldpay buy

US financial services provider Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) on Monday, July 8, won unconditional EU antitrust approval for its US$35 billion takeover of...

Global: BNP Paribas appoints new head of M&A for EMEA region

French bank BNP Paribas Monday, May 20, announced it appointed banker Bruno Villard as head of merger and acquisitions for Europe, Middle East, and...

US: Anheuser-Busch InBev’s US$100b purchase completed

According to a report by BrewBound, a federal judge  has signed a “Modified Final Judgment” that officially clears Anheuser-Busch InBev’s US$100 billion purchase of...

EU: Microsoft’s US$7.5b GitHub acquisition approved

Microsoft’s upcoming US$7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub has cleared another major hurdle: the EU has approved the deal after determining that there are no antitrust...

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