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Cadbury: a British icon is nearly in Kraft's hands

Cadbury's announcement that it has agreed to be taken over by Kraft has been met with public outcry in the UK, as consumers mourn the loss of another British institution to a foreign company. Nevertheless, Kraft must be congratulated for its determination to purchase this lucrative business, with many analysts agreeing that it has got itself a bargain.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jan 2010
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Exel: acquire local, build global

Exel's latest purchase will boost its global air and sea freight activities, as well as strengthen its local operations in South Africa. While some global players are following an acquisition path designed to diversify their operations across the supply chain, Exel's strategy involves building its core logistics and freight capabilities on a global scale.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2002
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France Telecom: into Africa

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jan 2001
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Interbrew: tactics, tactics, tactics

SAB would be a good target for Interbrew, and the Belgian firm is highly likely to make more acquisitions soon. However, it would be a mistake to read too much into the rumors. Interbrew is likely to have made the leak on purpose, but it's too early to work out its intentions. Whatever they are, they're unlikely to be as the document says.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2001
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Man Group: seeking diversification in derivatives

Man Group's purchase of leading derivatives broker GNI from Old Mutual will create the world's largest independent futures broker. Man Group has profited well from the growth in hedge funds to become a giant in this sector, but as demand for such alternative investment is weakening, diversifying away from its core business looks like a strong plan.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2002
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Pfizer's acquisition of Wyeth brings scale but will fail to deliver sustainable sales growth

The Pfizer-Wyeth merger will create a prescription pharmaceutical company of unprecedented scale. The combined entity would have recorded total company sales in excess of $70 billion and prescription pharmaceutical sales of over $60 billion in 2008. However, the deal is not a solution to the companies' declining sales outlooks, and profit growth will only be achieved through further cost cutting.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2009
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SAB/Miller: it's finally happened

After months of speculation over its role in global beer market consolidation, SAB has bought Philip Morris' US brewer Miller. The new company is the world's second largest brewer, producing nearly 12 billion liters of beer per annum. But whether SAB can reverse Miller's lackluster performance is another question.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2002
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Save: a savior in sight

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2001

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