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Description: Ever since Jerome Monroe Smucker first started selling apple butter in 1897, the company that bears his name has been best known for jams, peanut butter and other treats. Now J.M. Smucker is moving into the world of dog biscuits and cat soufflés.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Feb 03, 2015

Link: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/smucker-to-buy-big-heart-pet-brands-for-5-8-billion/?ref=business

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think the deal makes sense for both firms?
  • Do you think the extra debt will pose a problem?

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