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  • 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.

  • *Japanese yen ebbs on US dollar as Turkey coup fails. SYDNEY, July 18- The U.S. dollar gained on the yen on Monday as investors unwound safe-haven trades in the wake of the failed coup in Turkey, while a giant takeover bid in the tech sector and the promise of central bank stimulus lent support to equities. The dollar was at 105.50 yen having briefly been as low as 104.63...

  • *Japanese yen ebbs on US dollar as Turkey coup fails. SYDNEY, July 18- The U.S. dollar gained on the yen in Asia on Monday as investors unwound safe-haven trades in the wake of the failed coup in Turkey, while a giant takeover bid in the tech sector and the promise of central bank stimulus lent support to equities. The dollar was at 105.60 yen having briefly been as low as...

  • *Avast acquiring rival AVG in $1.3 bln offer. PRAGUE, July 15- Avast Software, maker of the world's most popular computer antivirus protection, doesn't see any obstacles to completing its $1.3 billion acquisition of AVG Technologies but it will probably delay its expected IPO until 2019.. Prague- based Avast, whose software has more than 230 million users,...

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Fidelity Investments is working on preparing a bid with other creditors of Energy Future Holdings Corp to acquire through Energy Future's bankruptcy the company's crown jewel, Oncor, according to people familiar with the matter. Plans for Oncor, a utility serving Texas that is prized for its steady cash flow, have come together and then...

  • July 14- Digital Bridge Holdings LLC, a firm that invests and operates companies that power wireless communications, is buying DataBank Ltd, a private Dallas- based data center company, the companies said on Thursday. A source familiar with the deal said the company, which is based in the Federal Reserve Bank Building in Dallas, was valued in the hundreds of...

  • South African retailer Steinhoff has secured its European deal with Poundland for £597 million. Panmure Gordon director Karri Vuori talks about the tone around M&A, post-Brexit.

  • July 13- Seed company Monsanto Co, which rejected Bayer AG's buyout offer in May, is exploring various transactions, including the acquisition of BASF's agriculture-solutions unit, Bloomberg reported. In return, BASF would likely receive newly issued shares in Monsanto, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter. Talks with Bayer are continuing,...

  • July 13- Seed company Monsanto Co, which rejected Bayer AG's buyout offer in May, is exploring various transactions, including the acquisition of BASF's agriculture-solutions unit, Bloomberg reported. In return, BASF would likely receive newly issued shares in Monsanto, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter. Talks with Bayer are continuing,...

  • July 13- Chinese real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has held talks with Viacom Inc about acquiring a minority stake in its Paramount Pictures unit, according to two people familiar with the situation. Wanda's interest adds new urgency to the deliberations over the future of Paramount, which has become the flashpoint of a bitter row...

  • LONDON, July 13- General Electric's healthcare unit aims to build a $1 billion business offering vital manufacturing tools for a coming wave of cell therapies, helped by the acquisition of a Swiss firm that doubles its presence in the field. John Flannery, who leads GE Healthcare from its headquarters in Chalfont St Giles, England, reckons he has secured an...

  • July 13- Interdealer broker ICAP has gained a "significant windfall benefit" from the drop in the pound after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the company said on Wednesday. The company, soon to be named NEX Group after the sale of its telephone broking business to rival Tullett Prebon, said daily volumes roughly doubled to top $200 billion on its...

  • BRIEF-STEINHOFF TO BUY BRITAIN'S POUNDLAND IN A 597 MLN. *Each Poundland shareholder shall be entitled to receive 222 pence in cash for each poundland share held. *Cash value of 222 pence in cash represents a premium of approximately 40.3 per cent to closing price per Poundland share of 158.25 pence on 13 June 2016.

  • July 12- Valero Energy Corp said on Tuesday it bought Kinder Morgan Inc's 50 percent stake in Parkway Pipeline LLC, previously a joint venture between the two companies. The move will give Valero increased access to the eastern United States by connecting the pipeline to Colonial Pipeline Co's system that runs from Houston to New York Harbor.