Author Archives: Peter Costa

Kroger announced on October 14th that the company has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire all of Albertsons stock for an estimated consideration of $34.10 per share, implying an enterprise value of approximately $24.6 billion. This purchase price represents a premium of 29.7% to the 30-day average share price. Kroger is eager to join […]

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SPAC IPOs and de-SPAC transactions reached record-breaking numbers in 2021, building off already-high levels of activity in 2020. According to SPACInsider, the number of SPAC IPOs increased from 248 in 2020 to 613 in 2021 and total SPAC IPO proceeds also increased from approximately $83 billion in 2020 to more than $160 billion in 2021. […]

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Consumers are gravitating toward plant-based foods to preserve the environment, improve their health, and for the ethical treatment of animals. Plant-based diets in comparison to diets rich in animal products are more environmentally sustainable because they use fewer natural resources and result in lower greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, plant-based diets reduce the risk of […]

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The inescapable disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have caused many of us to focus on the near-daily ups and downs of the past year and a half.  But a recent announcement from a fast fashion retailer served as a reminder that certain trends were with us long before the pandemic and will last far […]

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Last year, as Walmart and Amazon started drone pilot programs to provide faster delivery times, I wrote in this forum that commercial drone programs were not developed enough and were not properly regulated enough for wide range commercial use. The buzz around drone deliveries has not dissipated since I wrote that piece. In addition to […]

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