It looks like 2013 could be a big year for mergers and acquisitions among strategic buyers and private investors, according to industry observers — due to an easing of credit markets and to the floodgates that will open once Supervalu completes the sale of the former Albertsons banners to a private equity consortium. “That Supervalu deal is what we were all waiting for,” Neil Stern, senior partner at McMillanDoolittle, Chicago, told SN. “Once that sale has been ...
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