Richard Collings

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.

Recent Articles By The Author

Men's Wearhouse-Jos. A. Bank Battle Leaves Lasting Scars

Men's Wearhouse-Jos. A. Bank Battle Leaves Lasting Scars

The tug-of-war between the men's wear retailers concluded with the wrong management team in charge.

Hudson's Bay to Buy E-Commerce Site Gilt Groupe for $250 Million

Hudson's Bay to Buy E-Commerce Site Gilt Groupe for $250 Million

The online retailer of luxury goods Gilt Groupe has raised nearly $290 million in venture capital since 2007 and was once valued at as much as $1 billion.

General Mills, Craving Organic Meat Snacks, Buys Epic Provisions

General Mills, Craving Organic Meat Snacks, Buys Epic Provisions

The food giant adds the meat snacks maker to its pantry, expanding its presence in the natural and organic food category.

General Mills Expands Pantry With Buy of Meat Snacks Maker Epic

General Mills Expands Pantry With Buy of Meat Snacks Maker Epic

Food conglomerate General Mills Inc. has bought Epic Provisions LLC, an Austin, Texas-based maker of meat snacks, the acquirer said on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Fitness Equipment Maker Nautilus Buys Octane Fitness for $115 Million

Fitness Equipment Maker Nautilus Buys Octane Fitness for $115 Million

North Castle unloads OF Holdings, the owner of Octane Fitness, 10 years after investing in the maker of fitness equipment.

Carb Addict PepsiCo Needs Protein in Its Diet

Carb Addict PepsiCo Needs Protein in Its Diet

The food and beverage giant PepsiCo, known for its sugary beverages and starchy snack foods, should buy jerky maker Jack Links to beef up its offerings.

Struggling NetApp's Stock Is Down on News It Is Buying SolidFire

Struggling NetApp's Stock Is Down on News It Is Buying SolidFire

Looking to boost its presence in the market for data centers using flash storage, NetApp said that it will buy SolidFire for $870 million in cash.

Celebrity Retailer Kitson Liquidates as Vendors Weigh Options

Celebrity Retailer Kitson Liquidates as Vendors Weigh Options

As many of its vendors weigh the possibility of putting it into bankruptcy involuntarily, upmarket retailer Kitson is already looking to wind down stores and sell its brand.

Newell Rubbermaid, Jarden to Merge in $17B Deal

Newell Rubbermaid, Jarden to Merge in $17B Deal

The transaction will create a consumer goods giant with $16 billion in revenue that makes everything from plastic food containers to candles.

10 Tech-Savvy Apparel Retailers to Buy This Holiday Season

10 Tech-Savvy Apparel Retailers to Buy This Holiday Season

Which brands are poised to become the next Warby Parker or Zulily? Here are 10 candidates.