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Kraft–Heinz Merger Creates US Food Titan

Some makers of processed foods are shuttering plants as global consumers’ tastes shift to fresh and whole foods. But this week’s historic $46 billion megamerger of two iconic American processed […]


How Drugstore Chain Rite Aid Became the Comeback Kid

The news that Rite Aid has agreed to buy pharmacy-benefit manager EnvisionRx for $2 billion is more evidence that the drugstore chain is staging a comeback. The perennial also-ran of the US […]

Shake Shack

Shake Shack IPO Generates Investor Feeding Frenzy

The upcoming IPO for burger chain Shake Shack could be the biggest initial public offering in restaurant industry history. The blockbuster offering could best previous restaurant IPOs like Chipotle, Chuy’s, […]


Default Risk Rises as Venezuelan Economy Nears Implosion

Venezuela’s rapid path to economic implosion is forcing bondholders and companies operating there to review their investment strategy. Last year several large US companies operating in Venezuela, including Coca Cola, […]

Walgreen Pharmacy

Walgreen Acquisition Caps Busy Year for Pharmacies

On December 31, 2014, top drugstore chain Walgreen rang in the New Year with a major deal in which it acquired the 55% of Europe’s leading drug wholesaler Alliance Boots […]


Recapping 2014’s Big-Dollar Deals

Anytime there’s a merger or acquisition with a price tag in the billions of dollars, the impact on a particular industry and the economy as a whole can be tremendous. […]

Burger King

Burger King and Tim Hortons Form New Company

The end of 2014 saw Miami-based Burger King Worldwide and Canadian coffee and doughnut giant Tim Hortons combine forces to form Restaurant Brands International Inc., a new umbrella company operating […]


PetSmart Going Private in $8.7 Billion Deal

Does our love affair with our pets justify the lofty price tag for PetSmart? In what’s being billed as the largest private-equity buyout of the year, the pet-food-and-supplies retailer yesterday agreed to […]

Business Buyouts

From Wall Street to Main Street, M&A Activity Surges

Some high-profile deals in the last week or two have propelled merger and acquisition activity to the highest point since before the onset of the Great Recession. Recently announced megadeals, […]

Dollar General

Dollar General: Still in the Fight for Family Dollar

After what appeared to be a retreat of sorts, Dollar General‘s hostile takeover bid for Family Dollar Stores is still very much alive. Indeed, Family Dollar has postponed a shareholder […]