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Weekly Insights August 21 2015

Executive Summary

  • Earlier this month, Amazon signed a 10-year lease on a former Tesco
    warehouse near London, fueling speculation that it is set to launch its
    AmazonFresh grocery operation in the UK
  • TV shopping network QVC is buying flash-sales e-tailer Zulily for $2.4
    billion, paying a 49% premium to its pre-announcement price
  • Southeast Asia’s leading transportation app, GrabTaxi, has raised $400
    million in a round led by China’s sovereign wealth fund
  • Several US fast-food chains are opening new outlets in Brazil, receiving
    favorable leases while peers are consolidating

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