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  • ZURICH, July 27- Swiss private bank EFG International is on track to complete a planned takeover of embattled wealth manager BSI in the fourth quarter, it said on Wednesday after posting a 53.5 percent drop in first-half net profit. Zurich- based EFG agreed in February to buy Grupo BTG Pactual SA's Swiss private banking unit BSI as it aims to become one of...

  • The resurgence of M&A in a volatile environment

    The M&A Advisor CEO & president, David Fergusson looks at the current state of M&A activity across the globe, with specific comment on the ARM and Softbank.

  • Analog Devices says it's buying fellow chipmaker Linear Technology Corp. for roughly $14.8 billion. Analog Devices Inc. said Tuesday its offer is worth about $60 per share, 24 percent more than Linear's closing price Monday. Analog Devices says the combined company will have annual revenue of about $5 billion and aims to reach $150 million in cost savings 18...

  • *Vivendi confirms it now only wants 20 pct of pay TV. MILAN/ PARIS, July 26- French tycoon Vincent Bollore has backed away from a deal to buy the pay-TV business of Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset in an unexpected move that the Italian broadcaster's biggest shareholder said could lead to a full takeover. Fininvest, the Berlusconi holding company that owns 35 percent...

  • MILAN, July 26- Vivendi has backed away from a deal to buy the pay-TV business of Mediaset in an unexpected move the Italian broadcaster's biggest shareholder said could mean that a full takeover was on the agenda. Mediaset, controlled by the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, said on Tuesday Vivendi had proposed an alternative...

  • AB Inbev revises offer for SABMiller

    AB Inbev has raised its bid by £1 per share for SABMiller. The Economist Intelligence Unit CEO, Robin Bew discusses.

  • Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL.

    Cramer said he is excited for what Verizon's $4.8 billion deal to buy Yahoo means for AOL CEO Tim Armstrong.

  • Marissa Mayer

    CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to put a happy face on a deal that will effectively be taking away her job, Recode reports.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business, ending a protracted sale process for the fading Web pioneer. The purchase will boost Verizon's AOL internet business, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion, as it gains...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business, ending a lengthy sale process for the fading Web pioneer. "Yahoo gives us scale that is what is most critical here, Marni Walden, who is head of product innovation and new...

  • Yahoo, Verzion deal: Recode's Swisher

    Recode's Kara Swisher, shares her thoughts on Verizon's $4.8 billion bid for Yahoo and Marissa Mayer's future.

  • July 25- Verizon Communications Inc said Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business, in a deal that ends a lengthy sale process for the fading Web pioneer. The Alibaba and Yahoo Japan investments are worth about $40 billion, while Yahoo had a market value of about $37.4...

  • Yahoo shares halted on Verizon news

    Marni Walden, Verizon executive vp, and Tim Armstrong, AOL CEO, discusses whether Marissa Mayer will have a leadership role in the new company.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. "We have enormous respect for what Yahoo has accomplished: this transaction is about unleashing Yahoo's full potential," Armstrong said in a printed statement. Most analysts expect the deal to end the four-year reign of Yahoo's Mayer, who...

  • Marissa Mayer

    This deal gives us "scale," says Marni Walden, Verizon executive vp, discussing Verizon's $4.8 billion acquision of Yahoo's core internet assets, with Tim Armstrong, AOL CEO.

  • Yahoo to end decade-long 'fall from grace': Pro

    Roger Entner, Recon Analytics, discusses the benefits of Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo.

  • Verizon to buy Yahoo in $4.8B deal: Reports

    According to reports, Verizon will buy Yahoo's core assets, report CNBC's Landon Dowdy.

  • UK M&A will take 4 years to recover parity

    The Brexit vote will cost the U.K. up to $338 billion in lost M&A activity by 2020, according to a report. Tim Gee, senior M&A partner at Baker & McKenzie, explains.

  • Tim Gee, senior M&A partner at Baker & McKenzie, talks about U.K. assets and the M&A sector, as the country enters a new stage, post-Brexit.

  • Although acquiring these companies would not produce the big boost to earnings sought by the planned mega mergers, they would offer a foothold in markets likely to grow rapidly in coming years, such as Medicaid health plans for the poor and Medicare Advantage coverage for the elderly. Both Molina and Centene have large exposure to private Medicaid plans, a more...