Glenboden M & A Originations
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Next M&A cycle gets lift from Jim Beam acquisition - 07.03.11 and 19.12.10 we assert that Diageo should acquire, or that Brown-Forman should merge with, Jim Beam, for a valuation of x20 EBITDA; 13.01.14 acquisition of Jim Beam by Suntory is announced, for valuation of above x20 EBITDA. Read More
Premier should sell Hovis and rally with UB buy - 17.09.13 we claim that Premier ought to divest Hovis in order to focus on higher-margin opportunities; 27.01.14 Premier sells 51% of its breads unit in order to invest in its grocery businesses Read More
M&A options for Lindt & Sprungli - 02.09.13 we argue that Lindt should revive its mid-term growth by entering the M&A market after a 15 year absence; 11.03.14 Lindt announces JV in Brazil with local player CRM, 14.07.14 Lindt announces major acquisition of Russell Stover Candies in the US Read More
Who will acquire Real in central Europe ? - 08.11.12 we predict that Metro group will sells its Real chain in CEE to Auchan; 30.11.12 acquisition by Auchan of Real in CEE is announced Read More
Divestments in CEE after Orkla buys Rieber - 05.09.12 we predict that Orkla will sell Delecta in wake of parent Rieber acquisition; 26.05.14 sale of Delecta to Bakalland is announced Read More
Bolt-on options after Hain buys ambient spreads from Premier - 03.09.12 we suggest that Hain expands in gluten-free by acquiring oatcakes producer Nairn's; 29.04.14 Hain announces acquisition of gluten-free bakery group Rudi's Read More
Will the major brewers acquire more craft regional brewers ? - 02.05.12 we predict that the global beer majors will acquire more craft brewers in developed markets; 05.02.14 AB InBev announced purchase of Blue Point Brewing in USA, and points to more craft buys in future Read More
Would sale of Sobieski raise enough to save Belvedere ? - 16.03.12: we predict debt:equity based merger between Stock (Oaktree) and Belvedere to create entity with >50% market share in Poland vodka; 02.13: restructuring plan for Belvedere envisages Stock taking an effectively controlling interest in the group (40%) Read More
Kingway Brewery likely to be sold to SABMiller - 13/02/12: we predict that SABMiller will acquire Kingway in China; 05/02/13: SABMiller announces acquisition of Kingway Breweries Read More
Does CEDC have a better alternative to Russian Standard ? - 04.02.12 we assert that despite management declarations, CEDC has no better alternative to Russian Standard; 23.04.12 CEDC and Russian Standard announce agreement on strategic alliance Read More
Did Greencore overpay for Uniq in UK chilled foods ? - 06.07.09 we argue that Uniq should merge the rump of its business with another convenience food major; 06.10.11 Uniq sells its remaining operations to Greencore Read More
What next for Grupo Bimbo after Sara Lee NAFB deal ? - 04.12.10 we predict that Sara Lee will sell its European bakery businesses to Grupo Bimbo of Mexico; 10.10.11 Sara Lee announces the sale of its Spanish and Portuguese bakery businesses to Grupo Bimbo Read More
How committed are Hershey and Nestle to Wedel ? - 20.06.10 we repudiate rumours that Hershey and Nestle are serious about buying Wedel; 28.06.10 Wedel is sold to Lotte Group of Japan Read More
Hansen Natural - a classic alter -M&A candidate - 03.05.10 we argue that it would be a mistake for Coca-Cola to acquire Hansen; 17.05.10 Hansen reports significant decrease in performance Read More
Private equity most likely buyer of Slovenia's Droga Kolinska - 29.03.10 we estimate the value of Droga Kolinska at € 350 mln; 01.07.10 Droga acquired for € 382 mln enterprise value Read More
Will anyone buy Ebro Puleva's dairy business in Spain ? - 14.02.10 we argue that out of Arla, Parmalat and Lactalis, Lactalis is the most likely to acquire Ebro's dairy unit; 31.03.10 Lactalis buys Ebro's dairy business Read More
Options for SABMiller after Heineken's purchase of FEMSA - 13.01.2010 we argue that SABMiller should acquire Anadolu Efes, to transform its presence in Turkey and Russia; 19.10.2011 SABMiller announces strategic alliance with Anadlou Efes. Read More
Nestle purchase of Kraft frozen pizza brings hope to private equity investors - 07.01.10 we predict that Nestle's acquisition of Kraft's north American frozen pizza business will intensify private equity interest in frozen foods; 13.07.10 Permira and Lion Capital in bidding war to buy Findus Italy from Unilever Read More
It's time for Britvic to acquire AG Barr - 10.12.09 we predict that Britvic will acquire AB Barr in the UK; 05.09.12 the two entities announce merger negotiations Read More
Opportunities after wholesale acquisition of InBev CE by private equity - 19.10.09 we argue that private equity is poorly suited to beer investments and will sell this CE portfolio quickly before an investment cycle; 03.04.12 CVC sells StarBev to Molson Coors after just over 2 years holding period Read More
Kraft should acquire Sara Lee rather than Cadbury - 08.09.2009 we recommend that Kraft acquires Sara Lee rather than Cadbury; 12.05.14 Kraft's Mondelez and Sara Lee's DE announce merger of their coffee businesses into Jacobs Douwe Egberts Read More
Ramifications of Coca-Cola’s investment in Innocent drinks - 09.04.09 we predict that Coca-Cola will quickly raise its stake in Innocent to a majority; 09.04.10 Innocent announces sale of additional shares giving Coke a majority Read More
Potential acquirors for Sara Lee’s European homecare and personal care businesses - 17.03.09 we argue that Unilever is most likely to win the bid for Sara Lee's non -food businesses; 29.09.09 Unilever acquires Sara Lee's personal care division Read More
Diamond Foods of US needs to acquire in healthier snacks outside nuts - 03.02.09 we argue that Diamond Foods should acquire a snacks business beyond nuts; 31.03.10 Diamond acquires Kettle Foods in the potato chip category Read More
Lantmannen set for more frozen bakery acquisitions after non–core divestment - 16.10.08 we argue that Vaasan & Vaasan would be a good portfolio fit for Lantmannen; 14.01.15 Lantmannen announces acquisition of Vaasan & Vaasan from Lion Capital Read More
Yoplait chilled dairy ready for sale after Senoble and Dairy Farmers precedents - 07.10.08 we predict that Yoplait is being teed up for sale; 23.07.10 PAI reported to be looking for a buyer for its 50% stake in Yoplait Read More
Ireland's C&C looking vulnerable but has attractive cider and whiskey assets - 15.09.08 we argue that C&C should sell its spirits' business; 30.04.10 C&C sells its spirits and liqueurs operations to Wm. Grant Read More
Where and what will Heinz acquire? - 29.05.08 we predict that Heinz's next acquisition will be in soy-sauce; 21.06.10 Heinz announces acquisition of Foodstar soy-sauce producer in China Read More
Orkla likely to continue to sell its foods businesses in CEE - 20.04.08 we predict that Orkla will continue to sell its CEE operations; 27.08.08 Orkla sells Kotlin and Elbro in CEE region Read More
Lebedyansky's Russian baby food business teed up after juice sale to Pepsico - 20.03.08 we predict that Lebedyansky will find an investor for its baby food business; 21.04.08 United capital Partners acquires a 24% stake in that unit Read More
How will Lindt spend its $ 760 mln warchest ? - 18.03.08 we advise that Lindt should acquire Guylian in premium Belgian chocolate; 23.06.08 Guylian is acquired, without prior notice of any sale process, but by Lotte not Lindt Read More
Glisten grows M&A profile with niche deals in better-for-you snacks - 01.12.07 we argue that Glisten is ripening as an acquisition candidate; 10.02.10 Raisio acquires Glisten Read More
Carlsberg’s new warchest too big for anything except Scottish & Newcastle bid - 22.08.07 we predict that Carlsberg is raising warchest to acquire Scottish & Newcastle; 01.08 takeover battle begins between Carlsberg and S&N Read More
Orangina ripens as divestment candidate by expanding into new geography with Rosinka acquisition - 27.06.07 we argue that Orangina is beeing prepared for sale; 13.11.09 Suntory acquires Orangina Read More
Tate & Lyle readying itself for more ingredients acquisitions after divestment in Canada - 14.02.07 we argued that Tate & Lyle should sell its remaining sugar businesses and focus 100% on ingredients; 01.07.10 Tate & Lyle announces sale of EU sugar refining operations to American Sugar Refining Read More
Japan Tobacco’s acquisition of Gallaher triggers a new global consolidation round - 06.12.06 we predict the beginning of a new tobacco consolidation round after JTI acquires Gallaher; 01.01.08 Imperial acquires Altadis; 25.09.08 BAT acquires the remainder of SkanTabak Read More
Uniq looking vulnerable after divesting its Belgian salads business - 20.11.06 we argue that Uniq will sell more businesses after divestment of Belgian and St. Hubert; 24.09.09 Uniq sells Marie in France; 11.01.10 Uniq sells Dutch business; 22.04.10 Uniq sells German and Polish businesses Read More
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