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  • Valeant, Ackman must face U.S. insider trading lawsuit Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 2:58 PM ET

    Nov 11- A U.S. judge said Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist hedge fund manager William Ackman must face a lawsuit accusing them of insider trading in Allergan Inc before making an unsuccessful takeover bid for the maker of Botox. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of investors who sold Allergan shares in the two months before the defendants...

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 11- Carlsberg's new chief executive has to get the business growing again and regain the confidence of its shareholders before he can think about any expansion, he said on Wednesday, after announcing $1.4 billion of writedowns and restructuring charges. Carlsberg's largest regions are Western Europe, Eastern Europe, which includes the ailing...

  • *Sees savings of $1.4 bln from SABMiller takeover. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Nov 11- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest brewer, launched its $100 billion- plus offer for nearest rival SABMiller on Wednesday and agreed to sell the latter's stake in U.S. venture MillerCoors to help win regulatory approval. AB InBev has also reached an agreement to sell SABMiller's 58...

  • *Anheuser-Busch InBev- Divestiture of SABMiller's interest in MillerCoors. *Announces agreement with Molson Coors for complete divestiture of SABMiller's interest in MillerCoors. *Molson Coors will acquire full ownership of Miller brand portfolio outside of U.S. and retain rights to all of brands in MillerCoors portfolio for U.S.

  • Molson sale paves way for AB InBev-SAB deal Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 1:20 AM ET
    Bottles of SABMiller's Miller Lite and Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser beer.

    AB InBev is poised to announce on Wednesday that it has clinched a deal to buy SABMiller for £68 billion, the Financial Times reports.

  • Mega deals in the spotlight Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 7:03 AM ET
    Mega deals in the spotlight

    David Solomon, Goldman Sachs, weighs in on this year's blockbuster M&A deals and provides a look at what to expect into 2016. Also Solomon discusses plans to keep junior bankers at the firm longer.

  • PARIS, Nov 10- The French state is ready to reduce its stake in carmaker Renault back to 15 percent and wants the governance structure in its alliance with Japan's Nissan to remain unchanged, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. Nissan has responded by drawing up proposals to end Renault's control by acquiring a bigger stake in the French company,...

  • Nov 9- A new lawsuit accuses Sanofi SA of stalling development of its multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada to avoid paying out at least $708 million to rights holders under its 2011 agreement to acquire Genzyme Corp.. Genzyme was in the process of developing Lemtrada when Sanofi bought it. Under the merger agreement, Sanofi issued Genzyme shareholders tradable...

  • Nov 9- China's Anbang Insurance Group said it would acquire U.S. annuities and life insurer Fidelity& Guaranty Life in an all-cash deal valued at about $1.57 billion. Anbang said it would acquire all outstanding shares of Fidelity for $26.80 per share, a premium of 3 percent to the stock's Friday close. HRG Group Inc, majority stockholder of Fidelity, has approved...

  • Two timber giants to create $23B company Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    Weyerhaeuser will purchase Plum Creek Timber in a deal the two companies said would create a $23 billion timber, land and forest products company.

  • We see movement in China: CEO Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 1:50 AM ET
    We see movement in China: CEO

    Carsten Kengeter, CEO of Deutsche Borse, talks about where he sees opportunities for growth and the significance of having a footprint in China.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 8- Weyerhaeuser Co will purchase Plum Creek Timber Co Inc in a deal announced on Sunday that the two companies said would create a $23 billion timber, land and forest products company, the largest in the United States. The companies said the exchange implies a premium of 13.8 percent to a weighted average price ratio of Plum Creek shares to...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 8- Weyerhaeuser Company will purchase Plum Creek in a deal announced on Sunday that the two companies said would create a $23 billion timber, land and forest products company.

  • Developing M&A culture: Ken Moelis Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Developing M&A culture: Ken Moelis

    Ken Moelis, Moelis & Co. founder & CEO, talks about the art of dealmaking and current trends in M&A. And Ron Baron, Baron Capital chairman & CEO, weighs in.

  • Nov 6- Bertelsmann SE& Co said on Friday it was spending $230 million to acquire a minority stake in U.S. learning technology firm HotChalk, the latest move by Europe's largest media group to grab a bigger slice of the education market. Reuters previously reported that Bertelsmann was going to lead a funding round that would value the Campbell, California- based...

  • Nov 5- Symantec Corp, best known for its Norton antivirus software, reported a quarterly profit above market estimates on Thursday, helped by cost controls as it focuses on life after the pending sale of its data management business. The sale of Veritas to a consortium led by Carlyle Group is on track to close by the end the year, Symantec said. "The security business...

  • Expedia's HomeAway deal 'brilliant': Cramer Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 9:17 AM ET
    Expedia's HomeAway deal 'brillant': Cramer

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why Expedia's acquisition of HomeAway is a good fit in a sharing economy.

  • Expedia, HomeAway CEOs on $3.9B acquisition Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 9:17 AM ET
    Expedia, HomeAway CEOs on $3.9B acquisition

    Insight to Expedia's acquisition of HomeAway, and working with and competing against Google, with HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples, and Expedia President and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

  • TEL AVIV, Nov 5- Israel's Cellcom agreed on Thursday to buy smaller low-cost mobile phone rival Golan Telecom for 1.17 billion shekels but political opposition swiftly threatened the deal. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon voiced strong opposition to the takeover of French-owned Golan in a letter to the country's acting anti-trust regulator.

  • Nov 3- Perfume maker Coty Inc announced a new organizational structure for its businesses and said it would shift its executive team to London. Coty said the reorganization will take effect after it completes the acquisition of 43 Procter& Gamble Co beauty brands. That deal is expected to close in the second half of 2016..