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.
The tug-of-war between the men's wear retailers concluded with the wrong management team in charge.
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.
The food giant adds the meat snacks maker to its pantry, expanding its presence in the natural and organic food category.
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.
North Castle unloads OF Holdings, the owner of Octane Fitness, 10 years after investing in the maker of fitness equipment.
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.
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.
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.
The transaction will create a consumer goods giant with $16 billion in revenue that makes everything from plastic food containers to candles.
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