Private equity firm Actis acquires stake in Denny Mushrooms owner Libstar

SOUTH AFRICA – Private equity firm Actis has acquired 37.02% stake in South Africa’s owner of the Denny Mushrooms brand Libstar Holdings held by Abraaj Private Equity Fund IV (APEF IV). Last month APEF IV, […]

Kerry Group half year revenues grow 10.7% to US$4bn buoyed by acquisitions

IRELAND – Kerry Group, and Irish dairy cooperative, issued its financial results for the half year ended 30 June 2019 during which the groups revenue increased by 10.7% to US$4 billion (€3.6bn). The increase in […]

AB InBev’s ZX Ventures sells homebrew supply retailer Northern Brewer

USA – AB-InBev’s venture capital arm, ZX Venture, has sold homebrew supply retailer Northern Brewer to an affiliate of Blackstreet Capital Holdings for an undisclosed sum. Blackstreet Capital Holdings is a US-based holding company run […]

Yili completes takeover of New Zealand’s Westland Co-operative Dairy

NEW ZEALAND – Yili group, the state-owned Chinese dairy company, has finalised the acquisition of Westland Co-operative Dairy Company, an independent co-operative dairy company in New Zealand. In March this year, Westland entered into an […]

South African retailer Spar Group to acquire controlling stake in Piotr Pawel

SOUTH AFRICA – Spar Group, a South African grocery chain said that it is in the final stages of talks to buy a controlling stake in Polish deli and supermarket chain Piotr i Pawel group […]