Bloomberg Markets Strategies: Making Sense of Potential M&A

Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW)’s offer to buy Tim Hortons Inc. (THI) was the biggest mergers-and-acquisitions deal in the restaurant sector in the year through October 2014, which saw M&A transactions quadruple from the year before.

Despite growing health and obesity concerns, fast food remains a profitable industry, making it an attractive space for dealmakers looking to expand market share or create efficiencies. The potential for tax savings is another incentive, as in Burger King’s case.

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