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 January 2014, we noted the following merger & acquisition activity:

  • Bright Food Group is acquiring Mundella Foods of Australia
  • Catalina Marketing is seeking a new buyer
  • CEC Entertainment is being acquired by private equity and being taken private
  • Convergys Corporation acquiring Stream Global
  • Fiat¬† SpA competed the acquisition of Chrysler
  • Forest Laboratories acquiring Aptalis Pharma
  • General Electric acquiring 3 business lines from Thermo Fisher
  • Lenovo Group is acquiring IBM’s low end server group and Google’s smartphone handset division
  • Liberty Media acquiring Sirius XM
  • Martin Marietta Materials acquiring Texas Industries
  • SSAB is acquiring Rautaruukki Corp of Finland
  • Suntory Holdings acquiring Jim Beam
  • Verso Paper is acquiring NewPage
  • VMware, Inc. is acquiring AirWatch
  • XPO Logistics is acquiring Pacer International

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

  • Aptalis Pharma
  • Celesio Ag
  • China Galaxy Securities
  • Compugroup Medical
  • Gander Mountain
  • Meridian Energy Ltd
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Roland Berger Strategy Associates
  • TripAdvisor
  • Wing Tai Holdings Ltd

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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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