*Vivendi confirms it now only wants 20 pct of pay TV. MILAN/ PARIS, July 26- French tycoon Vincent Bollore has backed away from a deal to buy the pay-TV business of Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset in an unexpected move that the Italian broadcaster's biggest shareholder said could lead to a full takeover. Fininvest, the Berlusconi holding company that owns 35 percent... » Read More
David Karp's Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo.com for $1.1 billion, with CNBC's Robert Frank; and CNBC's Julia Boorstin and John Herman, BuzzFeed tech editor, discuss which companies might be next in line.
Yahoo is buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion, and wealthy households in France paid more than 100 percent of their income in taxes in 2012. CNBC's Robert Frank and John Carney discuss.
The tech giant hopes its redesigned look will impress users and investors, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, talks about the need for companies to "reinvent" themselves and DSM's acquisition strategy.
Elan stepped up its bid to keep its independence on Monday by agreeing a $1 billion deal to buy 21 percent of the royalties that U.S. company Theravance receives from GlaxoSmithKline.
James Woolery, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, discusses the impact of investor activism on public companies.
James Woolery, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, provides an insider's look at the some of the biggest mergers and acquisitions on Wall Street.
CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Arrowgrass Capital Partners' opposition of FCX's takeover of Plains Exploration.
The Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO talks about the Heinz acquisition deal, and gives his views on Fed policies.
After years of on-off talks, Glencore's head Ivan Glasenberg gets to complete the $30 billion acquisition of Xstrata on Thursday, the mining industry's biggest takeover yet.
Germany's Bayer has agreed to buy U.S. contraceptive devices maker Conceptus for $1.1 billion, aiming to underpin its position as the world's largest women's healthcare provider.
Ralph Schlosstein,Evercore Partners; and Blair Effron Centerview Partners, explain how smaller M&A firms are taking a larger share of the market away from bigger firms.
"I think we are in a very gentle trend upward," said Ralph Schlosstein, Evercore Partners, providing insight on what's happening in the world of mergers and acquisitions, with Blair Effron Centerview Partners.
Verizon has reportedly hired advisors to prepare a possible $100 billion cash and stock bid for Verizon Wireless. CNBC's David Faber provides his perspective.
Dish Network has made an informal offer to acquire Sprint Nextel for $7 per share in a deal worth $25.5 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal, reports the "Squawk Box News crew.
German investor Joh A Benckiser (JAB) is to buy the owner of Douwe Egberts coffee in a 7.5-billion-euro ($9.8 billion) deal to create a global hot drinks empire.
Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, reveals details of his company's acquisition of private information technology company CompuCom.
Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson struck a deal on Monday to buy Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV business, which makes software used by phone companies to deliver television over the Internet.
General Electric agreed to buy oilfield services provider Lufkin Industries to expand its profitable oil and gas business.
Howard Lutnick, BGC Partners CEO, explains why he is selling the company's electronic Treasury trading platform to the Nasdaq OMX Group for nearly $1.3 billion.