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LVMH sacrifices Tiffany deal in Franco-American tariff tiff

LVMH has abandoned its bid for Tiffany & Co., reportedly after pressure from the French government related to a set of ongoing trade spats between France and the U.S. That likely relates to current and planned U.S. tariffs on French exports in a disagreement over aerospace subsidies and in con... Read more →


Diageo swoops in for Aviation Gin after Beefeater eats its lunch

Diageo is set to spend as much as $610 million to buy Davos Brands as part of its push to expand its premium liquor business. The deal includes the purchase of the U.S. Aviation Gin brand, part owned by actor Ryan Reynolds. Demand for imported gins in the U.S. has been in decline with an 11.1%... Read more →


Kansas City Southern may face bid as autos weigh on recovery

Rail operator Kansas City Southern will reportedly become subject to a takeover bid from Blackstone and Global Infrastructure Partners. KSC has faced lower revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic with total revenues down by 23.0% year over year in Q2. Cross-border U.S.-Mexico traffic may be part... Read more →


K+N Starts The Search For Asian Acquisitions

Freight forwarder K+N’s Chairman, Joerg Wolle, has stated that the firm is looking for “a new dimension of organic and inorganic growth of our networks” focused on Asia. That follows a 5.9% year over year slide in U.S. seaborne shipments handled by the firm in 4Q. Growth of 15.3% in Asia ex-Ch... Read more →


CMA-CGM, China Merchants May Face CFIUS in Port Refinancing Plan

CMA-CGM reported headline revenue growth of 25.8% year over year in 3Q. That was flattered by the container-line’s first time consolidation of freight forwarder Ceva Logistics. Without the consolidation effect revenues fell by 3.0%, underperforming peers Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd which fell by 0.... Read more →


Xerox, HP Deal Could Tackle Slowing Imports, China Tariffs

The board of printer and PC maker HP Inc. has rejected a takeover offer from Xerox, but has committed to look at the opportunities for a “potential combination” with Xerox. U.S. imports of printers have been in a steady decline, including a 3.2% year over year decline in 3Q. Imports from China... Read more →

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