Report: Burger King and Tim Hortons in talks to merge

Burger King Wordwide (NYSE:BKW) is in talks to buy Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI) in a deal that would create the 3rd largest quick-service restaurant company in the world, according to the WSJ.

Sources indicate the deal is being structured as a tax inversion transaction in which the new company would be headquartered in Canada.

Tim Hortons and Burger King are expected to remain distinct brands if the merger is finalized.

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  • JustNumbersOnaScreen
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    The Booger King is renouncing citizenship of his own kingdom. "Whopper with Gravy", watch out Mickie d's!
    24 Aug 2014, 09:50 PM Reply Like
  • JoeMRI
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    This should add another 3% to RBC's share price tomorrow.
    24 Aug 2014, 09:52 PM Reply Like
  • The Rebel
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    With the inversion, I don't think you will see Obama eating there any time soon.
    24 Aug 2014, 10:21 PM Reply Like
  • maybenot
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    Too bad for Hortons.
    24 Aug 2014, 10:48 PM Reply Like
  • stoptrading
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    Agreed. I own TH because of its distinct brand. I own TIF too; hope they don't throw in a bid for Dollar General (makes about as much sense as this combination).
    24 Aug 2014, 11:58 PM Reply Like
  • Weighing Machine
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    How does TH fit better w BK than with WEN?
    24 Aug 2014, 11:20 PM Reply Like
  • bjamesh
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    There are more than a few Tim Horton and Wendy's locations that are "twinned" in Canada. I wonder what happens there?
    25 Aug 2014, 07:28 AM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    The Dutchie Whopper....
    25 Aug 2014, 03:27 AM Reply Like
  • Dale Roberts
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    Is this early April Fools? Let's hope so. I would have to sell my THI. BK appears to be a terribly run company, I would not own it for a second. No brand, stale product offering, very poor in store service and store management. It's a depressing place, at least in Canada.


    25 Aug 2014, 06:38 AM Reply Like
  • jhooper
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    "Sources indicate the deal is being structured as a tax inversion transaction in which the new company would be headquartered in Canada."


    In a slave economy, the gov provides subsidies to slave owners via a de facto 100% income tax rate on slaves (people whom the gov refuses to protect their property rights - also known as cronyism aka socialism aka communism). So those that are able to capture the gov coercion, can now make another person work for the sake of the person that managed to capture the gov coercion.


    One of the flaws in such an approach is that slaves run away. In other words, the slaves would engage in a tax inversion to places where their labor would have less taxation. This is why people who preach higher taxes always work to make their own personal taxes as low as possible, and why people who preach redistribution never practice it themselves. They too, are engaged in their own personal tax inversions.


    What will eventually happen will be the enactment of fugitive slave acts where the US attempts some legislation to keep slaves from running away, like exit taxes.



    Canada is already in the company of the National Socialists for doing such things, as such, Canada may already be ready to cooperate.

    25 Aug 2014, 07:21 AM Reply Like
  • jhooper
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    Here is another example of people getting away from other people that want to confiscate their property(ies).



    25 Aug 2014, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • User 509088
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    bk was in some trouble regarding franchisees and running chain wide specials which were breaking the franchisees.


    stan makita donuts just has not translated well, similarly to hockey, into the large american market.


    and indeed if i were a bk franchisee i'd be close to angry tantrums, bringing another burger brand into the company to compete with me.


    probably get them better marketing too.


    on a side note, it's nice to see the freemen on the land using the library computers to express themselves in venues such as this! just as long as they don't try seizing any of my rental units or resort properties for their new independent state of freedmenistan.
    25 Aug 2014, 08:44 AM Reply Like
  • RicJensen
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    Matthew Campbell, Manuel Baigorri and David Welch assured me today (Bloomberg) that President Obama (his forceful personality) has stopped this problem.

    25 Aug 2014, 10:05 AM Reply Like
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