*KKR& Co and TPG Capital in rival $3.1 bln takeover bids. SYDNEY, Aug 21- Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, the world's No. 2 winemaker, swung to its first annual net loss and missed analysts' forecasts as the takeover target grappled with massive oversupply in its U.S. arm and sales fell globally.» Read More
*Morgan Stanley tops global rankings. LONDON, March 28- A string of large transactions drove the value of global mergers and acquisitions activity up by 54 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, reflecting greater deal-making confidence among chief executives.
WASHINGTON, March 18- If anyone should find it odd that a Japanese distillery was planning to merge with a U.S. bourbon brand steeped in the history of the American South, the answer could be found on a cocktail menu. Prices for bourbon, a type of whiskey distilled from at least 51 percent corn, have risen faster than inflation in the United States for years.
SPI Group, owner of Stolichnaya vodka, Italy's Campari and private equity firms Lion Capital and TPG Capital Management are among the interested parties likely to have bid, said the sources, who declined to be identified since the process is private.
MILAN, March 12- Drinks group Campari has agreed to buy Canada's Forty Creek Distillery for 185.6 million Canadian dollars, the Italian company said on Wednesday.
Companies and industries that rely on low-income spenders could see a boost to the bottom line thanks to rising wages in many American states.
L'Oreal's rumored buyback of Nestle's 29.5 percent stake in the French cosmetics giant looked far from a done deal on Friday, with Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L'Oreal, telling CNBC that the ball was in the Swiss food giant's court.
If you couldn't be Don Draper on "Mad Men," you could at least drink like him, but now vodka is back as America's favorite.
As Coca-Cola unveiled its first processing plant in Myanmar, one analyst warned that the move into frontier markets could mean emerging markets are not as attractive to multi-nationals as they once were.
British grocery giant Tesco came to America nearly six years ago. Sadly for the British company, its invasion ended like the Revolutionary War.
The "astonishing" growth of the middle class in emerging markets is benefiting General Mills and creating jobs in the U.S., CEO Ken Powell told CNBC's "Street Signs" on Thursday.
One sector that is yet to be truly tapped in Africa is the brewing industry, according to research firm Bernstein Research, which believes it is probably the most attractive region for long-term profit growth for global brewers.
For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.
Investors looking to move away from paper assets to something more tangible should consider fine wine, a specialist told CNBC on Wednesday, arguing that rare bottles have seen a steady rise in prices.
CNBC's Brian Shactman reports bigger-than-expected data from the EIA Inventory at a build at 3.9 million barrels.