Chinese firm Shuanghui International Holdings announced its intention to buy Smithfield Foods Inc for $4.7 billion. The total of the transaction, including debt, would be $7.1 billion. That’s big news for M&A watchers in the food industry, an arena that has captured my attention since my firm managed the acquisition of shrimp specialist Empress International […]

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As children head back to school this Fall, I found myself thinking about the descriptors used to paint a picture of a child going to school and executives entering the world of M&A for the first time.  Fear and apprehension about the unknown.  Will I succeed?  Will we be able to keep up?  Will I have […]

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