Each month we track the corporate activity for the Global 5000 companies as they acquire new businesses or divest of various operations.  These ‘comings and goings’ are interesting and shape markets over time. In the short run, there are real implications for companies serving these large organizations and national account programs where various teams are responsible for the business results.

For February 2014, we noted the following merger & acquisition activity:

  • Actavis, Inc. is acquiring Forest Labs
  • Bayer is acquiring Algeta, a Norwegian cancer drug maker
  • Brookdale Senior Living is acquiring Emeritus Corporation
  • Comcast is acquiring Time Warner Cable
  • Communicorp is buying 3 radio stations
  • Entegris, Inc. is acquiring ATMI
  • Focus Media Holding is planning a Hong Kong IPO
  • Imerys is acquiring AMCOL
  • Joseph A. Bank Clothier is acquiring Eddie Bauer
  • Jyske Bank A/S is acquiring mortgage credit institution BRFkredit
  • L’Oréal is acquiring 2 brands from Shiseido
  • Rexam is selling 2 health care product units to a private equity firm
  • RF Micro Devices is merging with TriQuint Semiconductor
  • Sony Corporation is selling off its Vaio PC unit

In February, we added the following companies to The Global 5000 database:

  • Aldar Properties (AldarSorouh)
  • Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC)
  • CFR Pharmaceuticals
  • CSG Systems International
  • Damartex
  • Duratex
  • EnvisionRXOptions
  • FRHI Hotels & Resorts
  • Global Ports Investments
  • Grohe AG
  • Hochschild Mining plc
  • Japan Display
  • Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group Plc
  • Key Safety Systems (KSS)
  • Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC)
  • Myriad Genetics Inc.
  • Navitas Ltd
  • Nynas
  • OC Oerlikon Corporation AG
  • Pharmstandard
  • PKP Cargo
  • Pluspetrol Resources Corporation N.V.
  • TDF (Telediffusion de France)
  • Virgin America

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Also, be sure to take a look at this Infographic showing some interesting facts about The Global 5000 companies and this series starting with European data.

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