Mergers and Acquisitions Acquisitions

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3- Investment firm Blackstone Group LP hired advisers from JP Morgan Chase& Co. to consider acquiring a controlling stake in Brazilian shopping mall operator BR Malls Participacoes SA, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Rio de Janeiro daily O Globo, without citing sources for its information, said the acquisition would amount to Brazil's...

  • April 1- Private equity firm Silver Lake Partners has agreed to acquire a minority stake in Ancestry.com in a deal that values the privately held genealogy website at $2.6 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund and an existing investor in Ancestry, will increase its stake and hold as much...

  • *Poland's Alior Bank buys GE's BPH for $329 mln. WARSAW, April 1- Poland's Alior Bank has agreed to buy Bank BPH from General Electric for 1.225 billion zloty and said it will look to make another acquisition this year after moving into the country's top 10.. PZU plans to build Poland's fifth-largest bank through Alior, which will raise its assets to 60 billion...

  • Metro split plans is a ‘logical step’: Analyst

    Bernstein retail analyst Richard Clarke says Metro’s decision to split into two separate companies enables more targeted management teams and greater transparency.

  • HOT reaches deal with Anbang for $78 per share

    The Anbang deal with Starwood is all cash but Starwood has yet to sign because it needs to give Marriott five days to respond to the offer, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • M&A activity still improving: Pro

    Chinese investors looking to buy up companies in the U.S. and Europe is a trend that is expected to continue says Alex Tarrant, Dealreporter assistant editor.

  • Leon Black, chairman and chief executive officer of Apollo Global Management

    Apollo Global is nearing a deal to acquire Fresh Market for more than $1.3 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • 4 stocks, 4 trades: AMBA, AMC, HP, NMBL

    Ambarella cuts guidance, AMC to buy Carmike, HP tops estimates, Nimble shares fall.

  • The Magic Tree House books

    Lionsgate revealed on Thursday that it had acquired "The Magic Tree House" books for an undisclosed sum and will be developing live-action films.

  • mergers

    Huntington Bancshares agreed to buy Ohio-based FirstMerit for about $3.4 billion in a cash-and-stock deal.

  • Will Johnson Controls-Tyco deal be smooth-sailing?

    Brian Langenberg, founder of Langenberg & Company, explains why Johnson Controls' move to buy Tyco International is a strategically good deal.

  • An employee walks through the Johnson Controls and Saft Groupe SA factory, a joint venture producing Lithium-ion batteries in Nersac, France.

    Johnson Controls is in advanced talks to buy fire protection and security company Tyco International, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • Faber Report: Veritas deal change

    CNBC's David Faber reports the price on Veritas was cut. Carlyle agreed to buy Veritas for $8 billion in August, but agreed to lower that price yesterday.

  • Halliburton

    Halliburton has been forced to delay for a second time its planned $26bn acquisition of rival Baker Hughes, the Financial Times reports.

  • More M&A to come in 2016

    Edward Bibko, partner at Baker Mckenzie, explains why he thinks more M&A activity will occur, despite volatile environments.

  • Asia was bright spot for 2015 IPOs

    Edward Bibko, partner at Baker Mckenzie, says IPOs dropped in 2015 compared to 2014’s “monster year”, with more of the world facing an “obstacle course” with the volatile environment.

  • Inside Alibaba Group Holdings headquarters.

    Alibaba Group has agreed on a $265.8 million deal to acquire the South China Morning Post and other media assets of SCMP Group.

  • Good pipeline for M&A in 2016: Mergermarket

    Which sectors will be popular for M&A activity in 2016? Mergermarket analyst, Kirsty Wilson discusses.

  • Outlook for M&A in 2016

    Professor Scott Moeller, director of the M&A research centre at Cass Business School, discusses the latest in M&A, in particular Keurig, and AB InBev’s deal with SABMiller.

  • Microprocessors sit on a circuit board displayed on the NXP Semiconductors NV pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, March 2, 2015.

    NXP has closed its nearly $12 billion deal to acquire Freescale, creating the world's top maker of automotive electronics, the company said on Monday.