Richard Collings is the senior writer for consumer products and retail, focusing mostly on M&A. Prior to joining The Deal, Richard was a reporter for Mergermarket, where he covered apparel, footwear, retail and personal care, as well as mergers and private equity. Richard was also an associate editor for Investment Management Weekly, a publication of then Thomson Media, where he wrote about money management, following public retirement funds and their money managers.
Women's clothing retailer Chico's may soon find itself in the cross-hairs of an activist campaign.
Hedge funds are eyeing targets as a decline in valuations has made some targets relative bargains.
The Southeastern grocer Ingles is ripe for consolidation and is priced to move.
Asahi Group won an auction for SABMiller's Grolsch, Peroni and Meantime beer brands, after making an offer worth $2.87 billion.
The family-run company, like other retailers, has been hit by declining sales at malls. However, it has lots of assets an activist investor can push to sell.
Shares of Alere soared on Monday on word that Abbott Labs would acquire the company in a deal valued at $7.9 billion.
The decline of one retailer often proves a boon for rivals.
Smith & Wesson is looking to diversify, the company announced on Tuesday during an investor presentation at an industry trade show in Las Vegas.
Iconic gun maker Smith & Wesson doesn't lack for opportunities to diversify, possibly into the outdoor equipment market.
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