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Stefan Kirk, M&A advisors Glenboden

Articles by Stefan Kirk, M&A advisors Glenboden

Orkla could look at two biscuit makers in PolandWhere in central Europe could Orkla look next for M&A? - analysis 9 May 2016

After a series of disposals in central Europe over the last nine years, Orkla has recently snapped up a food maker in the Czech Republic. just-food M&A columnist Stefan Kirk looks at where in the region the Nordic food group could look next.

Delamere Dairy could be attractive target for investors eyeing niche dairy categoriesThe potential M&A in niche dairy products in the UK 30 March 2016

just-food M&A columnist Stefan Kirk looks at the possible M&A candidates in more niche dairy categories in the UK - and suggests three potential targets.

Mondelez said to be preparing for sale of division including PhiladelphiaMondelez International's European cheese and grocery unit - weighing up possible interest in business behind Philadelphia 23 February 2016

With continued speculation over the future of Mondelez International's European cheese and grocery business, just-food's M&A columnist Stefan Kirk weighs up what kind of interest there could be in the asset, which features the Philadelphia brand.

Kellogg, Wessanen and Vinamilk could be targets in 2016just-food's three top tips for M&A deals in 2016 26 January 2016

just-food M&A columnist Stefan Kirk runs the rule over the potential deals that could be struck in the food industry in 2016 - and puts forward three companies that could be targets.

'In the case of Dairy Crest our three tips are: Lactalis, Lactalis and again Lactalis'Why Lactalis could move for Dairy Crest 5 October 2015

Earlier this month, with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority's decision on the disposal of Dairy Crest's milk business on the horizon, M&A adviser Stefan Kirk looked at why the group could become a takeover target - and which companies could be interested.

The Schwan Food Co., Birds Eye owner Pinnacle or brands like ConAgra's Banquet could be targets What US companies might Nomad Foods buy? 26 August 2015

Within a year of being established, Nomad Foods has made waves in Europe's frozen food sector, snapping up Iglo Group and agreeing a deal for much of Findus Group's assets. The UK-listed company is eyeing opportunities in the US. Stefan Kirk, just-food's M&A columnist and advisor at M&A consultants Glenboden, puts forward some possible targets for Nomad.

Campbell should avoid deals in lower-margin fresh food and instead build scale in centre of storeM&A Watch - Campbell Soup Co. should be more acquisitive - but avoid fresh 27 July 2015

Campbell Soup Co. has looked to inject growth into its business through acquisitions in recent years and the indications are this is likely to continue. But where should the US giant look to do deals? Stefan Kirk, just-food M&A columnist and advisor at M&A consultants Glenboden, weighs up the group's options.

Would sale of B2B ops be the best option for ConAgra?M&A Watch - ConAgra should divest its commercial foods division 25 June 2015

The investment in ConAgra's shares by hedge fund Jana Partners has prompted speculation that the group will sell one of its divisions, in order to better realise shareholder value. While the emphasis seems to be so far on ConAgra's troubled Private brands business, Stefan Kirk of M&A advisory Glenboden believes that the Commercial foods unit should be the divestment priority.

Could Perfetti Van Melle target Cloetta?M&A Watch - Could Cloetta be takeover target? 26 May 2015

With a new CEO at Cloetta, the European confectioner has already faced questions about its possible acquisition targets. However, Stefan Kirk, just-food M&A columnist and advisor at Glenboden, believes the company could itself be on the radar.

Which brands and businesses could join Birds Eye in the Nomad stable?M&A Watch - Nomad's post-Iglo opportunities 23 April 2015

Nomad Holdings, the recently-established, UK-listed company set up by FMCG veterans Martin Franklin and Noam Gottesman to buy consumer goods firms, made its first move this week with the acquisition of European frozen food supplier Iglo Group. Stefan Kirk, just-food M&A columnist and advisor at Glenboden, weighs up where Nomad could move next.

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