Category Archives: Mergers & Acquisitions

2Q 2018 US PE Breakdown

The latest US PE Breakdown serves as a snapshot of the primary trends shaping the entire US private equity landscape, midway through 2018. With analysis of primary investment and exit trends, to a spotlight on long-dated funds, the report also contains multiple datasets, such as deal-making by size and sector. Lead sponsor PwC contributed a Q&A as well, packed with insightful commentary on current market trends from their industry experts’ perspective.

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Amazon makes another disruptive move

Amazon announced Thursday that it is acquiring PillPack, which is an online pharmacy that provides a medication delivery system through pre-sorted dose packaging, coordinates refills and renewals, and ensure medications are shipped on time.

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Conagra Brands to acquire Pinnacle Foods

Conagra Brands, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Pinnacle Foods, Inc., Parsippany, N.J., for approximately $10.9 billion. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors for both companies and is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

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Pilgrim’s Pride made a preliminary offer for Hain Celestial’s protein business

Pilgrim’s Pride made a preliminary offer for Hain Celestial’s protein business, according to a person familiar with the matter. The source claims Hain is in the process of selling Hain Pure Protein, its chicken and turkey division, to make its remaining snack food company more attractive to a buyer. Final bids are due in mid-July, and the sale is expected to amount to about $700 million, reported New York Post.

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