Dealmakers... - Part 2

Friday, 31 August 2018, 11:50 am

Boom! Coca Cola buys Costa Coffee out of Whitbread for over $5 billion.

Now, did anybody in the financial media see that coming?

Not exactly but Betaville did highlight in a column a month or so ago in the Evening Standard newspaper that "demergers" are often a way of putting a company or its units/divisions "up for sale" without explicitly saying so i.e. the market float is used as a stalking horse for potential acquirers to get them to pay up. Below is a link to that column:..

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