When will the good times start to roll again for M&A?

Four years have now passed since the demise of the really good times for global M&A practitioners and deal makers. Another half year has come and gone and the ongoing economic uncertainty is still affecting deal making.

Ryanair has Aer Lingus in its sights... again!

Michael O’Leary tends to be a CEO that polarises public opinion, but no one can doubt his achievement in taking Ryanair, the low cost Irish carrier founded in 1985, from a small provincial operation to one of Europe’s largest and most profitable airlines.

Moules-frites and a litre of cider…..

When you think of leading cider producing nations, I think it’s fair to say that Belgium doesn’t automatically spring to the forefront of one’s mind. Belgian chocolate, beer and moules-frites are the culinary delights I’m sure most of us associate with the country. However, on Friday it was announced that Netherlands-listed global brewer Heineken had acquired Stassen SA, the Belgium-based cider manufacturer.

American Greetings delivers good news to Clinton Cards

Perhaps the next time you think about sending a message to friends or family, take a moment to remember that the way you send it - electronically or by “snail mail” - does ultimately have a much wider economic impact.

Starbucks continues to heat up its food offerings

Starbucks continues to advance its plans for world domination in the competitive coffee and snack retail market.