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  • Facebook's WhatsApp buy risky but could pay off: Pro Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    Facebook's WhatsApp buy risky but could pay off: Pro

    Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on Facebook's $16 billion deal to acquire the messaging startup and what it signals about the company's future focus. What Facebook has done is essentially doubled its utility value, Mahaney says.

  • WhatsApp-ing with Facebook? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:06 AM ET
    WhatsApp-ing with Facebook?

    This really gives Facebook a tremendous share of time spent on mobile devices, says Rich Greenfield, BTIG analyst, sharing his thoughts on whether Facebook's $16 billion bet will pay off.

  • Facebook acquiring startup WhatsApp Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    Facebook acquiring startup WhatsApp

    Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the deal is about connecting more people, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin, with the latest details of the $16 billion acquisition.

  • Facebook buying WhatsApp in $16B deal Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Facebook buying WhatsApp in $19B deal

    Bob Peck, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst, discusses Facebook's acquisition of messaging startup WhatsApp. The price they're paying is about $42 dollars per user, it's not a bad deal, says Peck.

  • Safeway exploring sale of company Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    The second-largest U.S. mainstream grocery store operator, said on Wednesday it is in talks about a possible sale of the company.

  • Facebook to buy WhatsApp in giant $16 billion deal Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 5:06 PM ET
    WhatsApp screens for Android

    Facebook has agreed to acquire WhatsApp in a deal of approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares.

  • Signet Jewelers CEO: Investing back into core business Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    Signet Jewelers CEO: Investing back into core business

    Discussing its acquisition of Zale, and the benefit for shareholders and consumers, with Michael Barnes, Signet Jewelers CEO.

  • Actavis to acquire Forest Labs Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Actavis to acquire Forest Labs

    Actavis will acquire Forest Labs for $25 billion in a cash and stock deal.

  • The M&A trend: Larger transactions but fewer of them Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    The M&A trend: Larger transactions but fewer of them

    Lucinda Guthrie, deputy global editor at Dealreporter, says companies are carrying out large transactions but fewer of them.

  • Jos. A Bank buys Eddie Bauer Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 6:15 AM ET
    Jos. A Bank buys Eddie Bauer

    Gilbert Harrison, Financo chairman, shares his thought on Jos. A. Bank's acquisition of Eddie Bauer in a $825 million cash and stock deal. It's a great deal for the company and shareholders, says Harrison.

  • Shareholders want TWC to sell: Pro Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 8:04 AM ET
    Shareholders want TWC to sell: Pro

    Amy Yong, Macquarie Research, discusses how the $44 billion deal for Comcast to acquire Time Warner Cable will likely impact the sector.

  • It's not just one channel anymore: Comcast CEO Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:11 AM ET
    It's not just one channel anymore: Comcast CEO

    This will give us wider distribution of our products, says Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, talking with Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, and CNBC's David Faber about Comcast buying Time Warner Cable.

  • Customers are big winners in Comcast deal: TWC CEO Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:07 AM ET
    Customers are big winners in Comcast deal: TWC CEO

    Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, and Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, talk with CNBC's David Faber about whether Brian Roberts bested John Malone in their deal to buy Time Warner Cable and the benefits to stockholders.

  • Comcast to buy Time Warner in $45.2 billion deal Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:01 AM ET
    Comcast to buy Time Warner in $45.2 billion deal

    Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, and Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, talk with CNBC's David Faber about the terms of the acquisition.

  • Comcast's CEO on Time Warner acquisition Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:01 AM ET
    Comcast's CEO on Time Warner acquisition

    We are optimistic we can get this deal approved, says Comcast Chairman & CEO Brian Roberts, talking with Robert Marcus, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, and CNBC's David Faber, about the terms of the deal for Comcast to acquire TWC.

  • Comcast 's Roberts scores major one up on TWC deal: Pro Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 6:33 AM ET
    Comcast 's Roberts scores major one up on TWC deal: Pro

    Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, provides his thoughts on Comcast's agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable for $44 billion in an all- stock deal. This is a deal Comcast really had to have, says Greenfield.

  • Comcast set to buy Time Warner Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Comcast set to buy Time Warner

    Comcast has reached an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable for $44 billion in an all stock deal, reports CNBC's "Squawk Box" crew.

  • UK & Germany on Carlyle's radar Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    UK & Germany on Carlyle's radar

    Glenn Youngkin, The Carlyle Group COO, sees strength in the global markets, and discusses where his firm is buying now.

  • Wolves of Wall St can sharpen M&A teeth on new app Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    A new app that lets players buy, sell and merge corporations across nine major industrial sectors became available on Thursday for iPhones and iPads.

  • Google acquires Nest Labs Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 4:10 PM ET
    Google acquires Nest Labs

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Google will acquire Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash.