March 6, 2014

Cerberus Capital Management is attempting to lock down a deal to secure Safeway as part of an acquisition that could exceed $9 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

March 5, 2014

Beauty company Revlon announced on Wednesday that fourth-quarter sales rose 28%, benefiting from the inclusion of sales at the Colomer Group, which it acquired in October.

March 4, 2014

Norwest Equity Partners on Monday announced that it has acquired Apothecary Products from Terry Noble, founder and CEO of Apothecary.

March 3, 2014

Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners has entered an agreement to acquire from Hellman & Friedman majority control of Catalina, a provider of personalized digital media solutions for the CPG industry.

February 27, 2014

Deutsche Bank on Thursday speculated that either Cerberus or Kroger could acquire Safeway.

February 24, 2014

Regional player Lewis Drug has acquired Throndset pharmacies in Jackson and Lakefield, Minn., according to a local news report.

February 20, 2014

Bloomberg on Thursday lined up the potential suitors in discussion with Safeway on a sale of the grocer, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

February 18, 2014

Actavis and Forest Labs. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Actavis will acquire Forest for a combination of cash and equity valued at approximately $25 billion, or $89.48 per Forest share ($26.04 in cash and 0.3306 Actavis shares for each share of Forest common stock).

February 18, 2014

Horst M. Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and a self-proclaimed “student” of nature, died on Feb. 15 at his home in Osceola, Wis., after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

February 18, 2014

Hy-Vee announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Amber Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy solutions provider based in Omaha, Neb.

February 18, 2014

Novartis on Monday announced that it is broadening its cancer immunotherapy research program with the acquisition of CoStim Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge, Mass.-based, privately held biotechnology company focused on harnessing the immune system to eliminate immune-blocking signals from cancer.

February 12, 2014

Mallinckrodt and Cadence Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which a subsidiary of Mallinckrodt will commence a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Cadence Pharmaceuticals for $14.00 per share in cash.

February 12, 2014

Private equity firm Yellow Wood Partners announced on Wednesday that its portfolio company Parfums de Coeur, a provider of mass-market fragrances and supplier of specialty bath products in the United States, has acquired Dr. Teal’s Therapeutic Solutions from health and beauty company Advanced Beauty.

February 6, 2014

Anheuser-Busch announced that it agreed to purchase Blue Point Brewing Co., a craft brewery. The purchase will bring additional resources to Blue Point's operations, allowing it to better meet consumer demand for its brands.

February 6, 2014

Coca-Cola and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters have signed a 10-year agreement to work together on the development and introduction of Coca-Cola’s global brand portfolio for use in GMCR's upcoming Keurig Cold at-home beverage system.

January 31, 2014

GoJo Industries on Friday announced the acquisition of Laboratoires Prodene Klint. Based in France, Prodene Klint specializes in professional hygiene, cosmetics and disinfectant products.

January 21, 2014

Actavis Pharma recently announced that it intends to enter into an agreement for Aurobindo Pharma to acquire Actavis' generics commercial operations in seven markets in Western Europe.

January 21, 2014

Par Pharmaceuticals Cos. on Tuesday announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire JHP Group Holdings, parent company of JHP Pharmaceuticals.

January 14, 2014

Three drug makers are looking into buying Pfizer's branded-generics drug business, according to published reports.

January 6, 2014

Global beauty company Coty has entered into an agreement to acquire Lena White, the largest international distributor of OPI, which is one of Coty's power brands.

December 30, 2013

Back to Nature Foods Company on Monday announced that it has acquired SnackWell's, a cookie and snack business, from Mondelez Global.

December 27, 2013

Drug maker Shire is extending the deadline for its offer to buy Exton, Pa.-based ViroPharma for $4.2 billion, Shire said Friday.

December 23, 2013

As Seen On TV, a multichannel distributor of products in such areas as kitchen, outdoor, electronics and clothing, announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Infusion Brands International, the marketer behind the renowned "Dual" brand and the strategic partner of Ronco Holdings.

December 19, 2013

Endo announced Thursday that regulatory waiting periods in the United States and Canada related to its plans to acquire a Montreal-based drug maker have been terminated.