PwC estimates that third quarter acquisition volume for retail and consumer products companies valued at more than $50 million is up 60 percent compared to the same period a year ago. proposed $7.1 billion buyout of electronics chain Best Buy by founder Richard Shulze and partners.firms accounted for close to 30 percent of the overall acquisition volume. The figure includes the
Other big acquisition announcements in the third quarter were Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC’s purchase of majority interest in wedding dress chain David’s Bridal and a partnership of Johanna A Benckiser SE and BDT Capital Partners $1 billionin Peet’s Coffee & Tea.
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