Deals analysis

  • Warrnambool takeover tests Australian regulations

    11 March 2014

    Canadian dairy company Saputo’s takeover of Australia’s Warrnambool Cheese & Butter closed last month after a lengthy process that tested Australian competition and takeover regulations

  • Élan: Ireland’s hostile takeover milestone

    15 January 2014

    The December sale of biotech firm Élan to Perrigo brought to an end one of last year’s most watched hostile takeover sagas, and has revealed the Irish Takeover Panel’s unwavering approach to its rules

  • EU’s new failing firm defence benchmark

    06 November 2013

    Aegean Airlines’ buyout of Olympic Air, the first deal to be blocked and then subsequently cleared by the EU competition authority, has closed

  • Shuanghui-Smithfield merger explained

    23 October 2013

    Shuanghui’s $4.7 billion acquisition of US pork processor Smithfield, the largest Chinese takeover of a US company, could signal a shift in the countries' FDI relations

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