Chicago-based daily deals firm Groupon purchased New York-based flash fashion site Ideeli in a deal valued at $43 million in cash in a bid to compete with Amazon and other retail businesses.
Sports Direct, the biggest sporting goods seller in the UK, picked up a 4.6% stake in London-based multinational retail chain Debenhams for an undisclosed sum.
Private equity-owned luxury retailer Neiman Marcus Group Inc said a cyber breach in the middle of December may have compromised some of its customer cards, Bloomberg reported.
Target Corp said the cyber breach of its payment cards during the holiday shopping season was more extensive than what it had initially believed, Reuters reported.
California-based early stage investment platform TPG Growth is in advanced talks to acquire New York-based beauty company e.l.f. Cosmetics, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
New York fashion company Fifth & Pacific Cos. on Thursday changed its name to Kate Spade & Co. to reflect the company's new, singular focus. The apparel maker also announced on the same day that its chief executive William McComb will be replaced by Kate Spade CEO Craig Leavitt.
Shandong, China-based cotton and yarn manufacturer Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co Ltd will invest $2 billion in the energy and textile sectors of Pakistan over the next two years.
Texas-based clothing retailer Men's Wearhouse made a $1.6 billion ($57.50 per share) cash offer as its latest move in a hostile bid for Maryland-based firm Jos. A. Bank, after its $55 per share offer was rejected.
Some investors say that Marc Bolland, the head of retailer Marks and Spencer will come under renewed investor pressure if the Christmas and New Year sales figures next week disappoints, a Financial Times report said.
Retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers on Friday amended the ownership threshold of its poison pill to 10% from 20%. The amendment would enable Jos. A. Bank to issue a large number of shares to existing shareholders in case an unsolicited buyer acquires 10% of the company.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Police on Friday said that three people were killed and several others wounded after police fired AK-47 rifles to quell a labor protest by striking garment workers in Cambodia. Cambodian workers are demanding for a higher minimum wage.
The top dealmaker for Canadian retail mergers and acquisitions for 2013 is the Royal Bank of Canada, data from Bloomberg revealed. RBC has held the top spot for the third straight year.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Colorado, US-based plastic clogs maker Crocs Inc is set to retire, and Blackstone Group LP will acquire a $200-million convertible preferred stock in the struggling shoemaker.
Angel funding in Russian companies were 4.5 times more than funding from angel investors in 2012, according to a joint study by National Association of Business Angels (NABA), Atom Partners and RVC.
Research firm CB Insights revealed in its latest report that IPO activity will most likely be the most active in the technology sector as over 500 companies have healthy trajectories and high valuations.
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