All the latest news on deals and dealmaking from around the world

Kraft Heinz will have to pass taste test

New group must face up to a revolution in consumer preferences


Investment banking league tables
This quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved
Kevin O’Byrne, chief executive of B&Q in the UK and Ireland

Head of B&Q to leave in Kingfisher revamp

DIY chain to restructure as French acquisition hits hurdles

Joe Cummings illustration - Jorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann, a lean, hungry mogul

A tennis star turned financier is slicing into America’s biggest consumer brands

Iron ore tumbles to post-crisis era low

Fifth consecutive week of losses for the commodity

David Montgomery, CEO Mecom Group Plc Green Park 7/10/08 For FT Germany

Trinity Mirror in talks with Local World

Takeover would attract attention of competition watchdog


illustration of a private bank by Øivind Hovland ©Øivind Hovland

Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

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Insight into M&A in the technology, media and tele-communications sector

Dow to sell chlorine operations for $5bn

US chemicals company resists activist pressure for further break-up

Industrialist at Pirelli turns dealmaker

Italian corporate scion guides tyremaker into Chinese ownership

Sanne raises £142m in IPO

Jersey-based company plans to accelerate its growth

Europe’s biggest propylene plant proposed

Poland’s Grupa Azoty in $450m plastics push

RBS confirms Coutts International sale

UK lender confirms sale to Union Bancaire Privée

Bolloré increases Vivendi stake to 10.2%

Billionaire tightens grip after hedge fund attacks his strategy

Kraft / Heinz

3G cost-cutters struggle over food sales

Brazil trio’s record of beer sales growth eludes other businesses

AB InBev to appoint JAB chief as chairman

Goudet previously served as Mars finance director

Zuckerberg points to shift at Facebook

Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram may start working more closely

PetroChina looks to ‘swap’ Canada assets

Chinese oil major seeks to staunch losses on high-cost deposits

Actavis lab

Actavis rewrites ‘big pharma’ playbook

Are big, lean dealmakers running out of targets?

ETX Capital snaps up Alpari client list

Spread betting firm pays undisclosed sum

Evonik eyes bid for Swiss rival Clariant

Deal would follow string of similar moves in the chemical sector

Amec pre-tax profit down 39 per cent

Margins under pressure from oil volatility

Brazil’s 3G trio show voracious appetite

Group consolidates struggling sector with Heinz-Kraft deal

FTSE slips, takeover premium for S&N ebbs

Balfour Beatty jumps as bearish bets are cut

Kraft deal a departure from Buffett’s past

Merger between Kraft and Heinz provides new acquisitions template

Ruthless operating focus behind 3G rise

Buyout firm has put entire US consumer sector on alert

Three set to be biggest UK mobile group

Market consolidation has implications for prices

Heinz/Kraft: debt of gratitude

Tie-up turns the archetypical private equity template on its head


Danger of power-wielding investors on show

Proposals have logic but may not seem fair to all

Ranbaxy pledges to regain US trust

Sun Pharma wins go-ahead to complete takeover of troubled group

Kraft / Heinz

3G-Buffett to swallow Kraft via Heinz

Buyout group teams up with Berkshire to create $100bn company

The right ingredients for a deal

Merger will create fifth-largest food and beverage company

AG Barr up but warns over price pressures

Irn-Bru maker says supermarket wars challenge industry

Vivendi investors twist and shout on payouts

Media group urged to spin off Beatles catalogue-owner

Hutchison agrees to buy O2 for £10.3bn

Deal will create Britain’s largest mobile network

Renault’s Ghosn set to double pay to €7.2m

Carmaker drives up chief’s wage package despite Paris opposition

888 betting on consolidation, says chief

Group will look at deals despite collapse of William Hill talks

Freeport dividend cut as metals slump bites

Largest listed copper producer slashes payout by 84%

Three and o2 logo

Hutchison set to seal £10.5bn deal for O2

HK group plans to merge Telefónica arm with Three

Pirelli deal creates waves in tyre sector

Chinese tie-up will put pressure on rivals such as Goodyear

Key voices in the Holcim-Lafarge deal

Key shareholders and board members

Holcim and Lafarge: A merger of egos

A clash of cultures clouds the €42bn deal and raises questions about tension in the boardroom

North Sea oilfields deals back on stream

Buyers are emerging for assets being put up for sale