May 27- Williams Cos Inc has informed Energy Transfer Equity LP that it is open to considering a new offer that would amend terms of its $20 billion sale to its larger U.S pipeline peer in an effort to end a stalemate between the companies, according to people familiar with the matter. Energy Transfer's proposed acquisition of Williams has been in doubt for months,... » Read More
Greg Maffei, Liberty Media CEO, reveals the details of his company's 27 percent acquisition of Charter Communications for $2.6 billion.
Dell's core PC business is declining, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. To make the company private under Michael Dell's plan would mean the company would take on about $15 billion in debt. Gerry Smith, Lenovo President of the Americas, weighs in.
A television consultant claims that former Vice President Al Gore and others at Current TV stole his idea to sell the struggling network to Al-Jazeera.
Richard Schulze's efforts to take over Best Buy, the struggling electronics retailer he founded nearly 47 years ago, have ended. The New York Times reports.
Following Warren Buffett's purchase of ketchup maker Heinz, investors are wondering what he might do next. Yet part of the challenge of trying to predict Mr Buffett's next move is that the way he invests has changed dramatically over time. The FT reports.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Facebook will announce it will acquire a company called Atlas Solutions from Microsoft. The deal will be valued around $100 million.
Regulators have escalated an investigation into suspicious trades placed ahead of the $23 billion takeover of H. J. Heinz, focusing on a complex derivative bet routed through London, according to two people briefed on the matter. The New York Times reports.
Payment processor Total System Services said it will buy prepaid debit card provider NetSpend Holdings for about $1.4 billion in cash.
The surprise deal that saw Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital Management swoop in this with a $28 billion bid for ketchup maker H.J. Heinz came with an interesting wrinkle that links two burger giants.
Following a flurry of merger deals, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross explains that more takeovers are likely.
H.J. Heinz confirmed Thursday that it agreed to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G for $28 billion.
Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, discusses why he is "bullish" on recent business transactions, including buying GE's remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion. "We've seen some early signs of turnaround and payoff for some of the investments we're making," he added. Both Comcast and GE stock were up on the announcement.
Todd Rethemeier, Hudson Square Research analyst, breaks down Comcast's fourth quarter earnings results, and weighs in on the news the company will be acquiring GE's remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion, saying it's a "pretty good diversification strategy."
CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Apple's CEO sees "incredible opportunities" in emerging markets. And, Matthew Roberts, OpenTable CEO, weighs in on where he sees the future of mobile technology.
CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Apple has considered large acquisitions in the past; and Timothy Lesko, Granite Investment Advisors, explains why he does not want the tech giant to use its cash for large acquisitions, but would rather see it spent on dividends or buybacks.
Three of Dell's largest investors joined Southeastern Asset Management on Friday in objecting to a $24.4 billion buyout of the No. 3 PC maker led by Chief Executive Michael Dell, sources said, as opposition grows to the largest buyout since the start of the financial crisis.
Dell agreed to be taken private Tuedsay in a nearly $24 billion buyout deal by a consortium led by its founder and chief executive, Michael Dell.
Dell moved closer to a nearly $24 billion buyout deal, with price negotiations narrowing to $13.50 to $13.75 a share in what would be the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis.
Oracle has agreed to buy Acme Packet, which makes network equipment to speed up voice, video and data delivery across networks, for about $2 billion.
CNBC's David Faber has the latest detail on the Justice Department's move to block Anheuser-Busche's purchase of Groupo Modelo. Shares of Constellation Brands are down sharply on the news. Evan Benn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, weighs in.