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  • BEIJING, July 21- Samsung Electronics is to pay 3 billion yuan for a stake in Chinese automaker and rechargeable batteries firm BYD Co Ltd, the Chinese company said in a stock exchange filing on Thursday. Samsung Electronics said last week it was in talks to acquire a stake in BYD to boost its automotive chip business, after the Korea Economic Daily first reported...

  • NEW YORK— Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the Justice Department that clears the way for U.S. approval of its acquisition of SABMiller. AB InBev, the maker of Budweiser and Bud Light, will sell SABMiller's entire U.S. business to Molson Coors as previously announced as part of the...

  • BRUSSELS, July 20- Anheuser-Busch InBev said on Wednesday it welcomed the approval of its takeover of SABMiller by the United States Department of Justice, and reaffirmed its intention to close the deal by the end of the year. Anheuser-Busch said in a statement "it has entered into a consent decree with the United States Department of Justice, which clears the way...

  • NEW YORK— Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the Justice Department that clears the way for U.S. approval of its acquisition of SABMiller. AB InBev, the maker of Budweiser and Bud Light, will sell SABMiller's entire U.S. business to Molson Coors as previously announced as part of the...

  • July 20- Anheuser-Busch InBev SA has secured U.S. antitrust approval for its takeover of SABMiller Plc, after the Budweiser maker agreed to give up ownership of the Miller brand, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • MUNICH, July 20- Volkswagen is ready to make an acquisition for its trucks business in North America if the right opportunity comes along, despite the rising cost of its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, the head of the trucks division told Reuters. Andreas Renschler said his main focus remained on deepening cooperation between Volkswagen's truck...

  • Singapore state investor Temasek will buy the 46 percent stake in SMRT that it does not already own for about $869.31 million.

  • NEW YORK, July 19- U.S. antitrust officials will file lawsuits to stop the two large health insurance deals they have been scrutinizing for a year, Anthem Inc's acquisition of Cigna Corp and Aetna Inc's takeover of Humana Inc, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Anthem officials said in May that the Justice Department was particularly concerned about...

  • NEW YORK, July 19- U.S. antitrust officials are poised to file lawsuits to block Anthem Inc's acquisition of Cigna Corp as well as Aetna Inc's takeover of Humana Inc, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Bloomberg first reported that the Justice Department had decided to sue to block the mergers. Humana and the Justice Department were not immediately...

  • HOUSTON, July 19- Silver Run Acquisition Corp, run by energy industry veteran Mark Papa, has taken a stake in privately held Centennial Resource Development LLC and plans to develop the crude producer's Texas shale acreage, according to a source familiar with the matter. It also a marks a fresh bet by Silver Lake's backers on the leadership of Papa, who helped make...

  • NEW YORK— Monsanto on Tuesday rejected a second and richer takeover bid from Bayer. Monsanto Co., a seed company, called the revised offer inadequate, as it did the initial bid. "The revised all-cash offer is a compelling opportunity and represents immediate and certain value for Monsanto shareholders amid recent weak business performance and Monsanto's...

  • LONDON, July 19- Henderson Global Investors, a minority investor in Bayer has demanded a vote on the firm's $64 billion- plus proposed takeover of Monsanto, which it said threatened the long-term strength of the German chemicals group. Asim Rahman, European equities fund manager at Henderson, one of Bayer's 20 largest investors with a 0.7 percent stake, said the...

  • Softbank seeks foothold in 'Internet of Things'

    The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda reports on the details of Softbank's acquisition deal of ARM Holdings.

  • Softbank has underpaid for ARM: Researcher

    Neil Campling, global head of TMT research at Northern Trust Capital Markets, says ARM Holdings is worth more than the $32 billion price tag.

  • July 18- A Berkshire Hathaway Inc unit has agreed to buy Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Co, expanding billionaire investor Warren Buffett's business of protecting doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals against lawsuits. MLMIC is the largest underwriter of medical professional liability insurance in New York, Berkshire's National...

  • LONDON, July 18- The Children's Investment Fund Management has taken a stake in SABMiller, the second activist to buy into the brewer in recent weeks, raising the prospect of a late push for improved takeover terms from AB InBev. The move by TCI comes ahead of SABMiller's annual meeting in London on Thursday when investors could question terms of a $100 billion-...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- While Wall Street is largely betting that antitrust regulators will stop Humana Inc's takeover by larger rival Aetna Inc, shares of Humana could still fall as much as 18 percent if the deal unravels, investors and analysts say. Aetna and Humana's overlap is primarily in managing Medicare Advantage health programs for the elderly, a position...

  • Steve Krouskos, global vice chair transaction advisory services at EY, says the search for growth; digital disruption; and globalization are the three primary factors that should continue to drive a very strong M&A market.

  • Softbank has agreed to buy semiductor firm, ARM Holdings for over $32 billion. Neil Shah, research director of devices & ecosystems at Counterpoint Research, says the deal is a great strategic fit for Softbank.

  • Japan's Softbank to buy ARM Holdings for $32 billion

    Nick James, director of technology equity research at Numis Securities, comments on the ARM acquisition deal and whether $32 billion is a fair price.