H&M teams up with The Debrief to promote its products Wednesday, 26th February 2014
H&M has teamed up with The Debrief in a three-month deal that will see the fashion retailer promoted in its editorial copy and on its website. The Debrief, Bauer Media’s multi-platform lifestyle brand for women, relays the latest fashion and lifestyle news from around the globe.
Dixons and Carphone Warehouse enter merger discussions Monday, 24th February 2014
Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse confirmed on Monday they are in talks over a possible merger deal. “The board of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse note the recent speculation and confirm that the two companies are in preliminary discussions regarding a possible merger of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse,” the companies said in a statement Monday.
Bankers prepare multi-million refinancing for Morrisons sale Wednesday, 19th February 2014
Bankers are working on financing packages worth around £5 billion to back a rumoured sale of Morrisons to private equity firms, according to Reuters.
Could Morrisons be heading for a private equity buy-out? Thursday, 13th February 2014
The pressure is mounting on Morrisons chief executive Dalton Phillips and chairman Sir Ian Gibson after reports suggesting the ailing supermarket could be subject to a private-equity buy-out emerged. It’s thought that private equity groups CVC and Carlyle Partners are mulling over a buy-out of the supermarket chain.
Alliance Boots' private equity fund buys Aromatherapy Associates Friday, 7th February 2014
A private equity firm launched by Alliance Boots last year has sealed the deal on its first acquisition, according to The Telegraph.
Wal-Mart heralds multi-million dollar Canadian expansion push Wednesday, 5th February 2014
Wal-Mart is planning to invest USD 452.35 million in its plans to expand into Canada in a move which has struck fear into the hearts of its Canadian rivals.
David Jones shares rise following news of possible merger Friday, 31st January 2014
Shares in David Jones rocketed on Friday after it emerged that rival department store Myer had approached the retailer with a USD 3 billion merger proposal. The approach, which was made late last year, was rebuffed by David Jones’ board of directors but didn’t prevent the company’s stock rising by 4.7 per cent to USD 3.01.
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