Thursday, 11 April 2019, 9:31 am
There is an old saying in (British) journalism: "three makes a trend".
I guess, then, we are half way there when it comes to the French Canadians and British businesses.
Several week's ago Saputo - based in Montreal, Canada - paid £1 billion for London-listed cheesemaker Dairy Crest.
And yesterday it emerged Garda World, whose headquarters are also in Montreal, is weighing a £3 billion takeover of accident-prone security company G4S...
Thursday, 7 March 2019, 6:52 pm
Betaville has encountered plenty of bankers recently moaning about the lack dealmaking activity in the UK because of the "uncertainty" caused by the looming March 29 Brexit day.
But there was one deal where Brexit didn't even register as a risk factor: Saputo's £1 billion takeover of British cheesemaker Dairy Crest.
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Wednesday, 2 January 2019, 11:00 pm