Mergers and Acquisitions Acquisitions

  • Novartis acquisition adds 'tremendous value'

    GlaxoSmithKline CEO Sir Andrew Witty, discusses the benefit to shareholders from his company's acquisition of Novartis' vaccination business, as well as its oncology unit.

  • PwC strikes deal to buy Booz

    Bob Moritz, PricewaterhouseCoopers chairman and senior partner, discusses the company's plan to boost its consulting business by extending its global reach.

  • Marriott completes deal to acquire Protea

    Arne Sorenson, CEO & president of Marriott International, discusses his company's acquisition of the largest hotel company in Africa.

  • How activist investors influence M&A

    Michael Carr, Goldman Sachs M&A group in the Americas, shares his thoughts on the role of activists in deal making and the outlook for mergers and acquisitions.

  • 'Poison Pill' inventor targets activism

    Activism in the long-term is not only bad for shareholders but also bad for the economy as a whole, says Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, expressing his views on shareholder activism. Also Lipton shares his thoughts on the two categories of hedge fund activism.

  • Your guide to understanding 4 mega-deals

    It's been a robust 12 months of mergers and buyouts. Here's an inside look at four high-profile deals from Facebook-WhatsApp to Warren Buffett's involvement with Heinz.

  • Market doesn't like FB's Oculus purchase

    Discussing Facebook's decision to purchase virtual reality technology company Oculus VR for $2 billion, with Dennis Berman, The Wall Street Journal.

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg thinks in decades: Pro

    Discussing Facebook's decision to purchase virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion, with Mike Isaac, Re/code senior editor.

  • Facebook's Oculus purchase 'brilliant'

    Facebook purchased virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion. Stephan Paterno, Slated CEO & co-founder, says Mark Zuckerberg is making an "offensive bet."

  • Facebook purchases Oculus

    Facebook purchased virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Facebook's spending spree

    Facebook purchased virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion just five weeks after announcing a $16 billion deal to buy WhatsApp, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. The FMHR traders provide perspective.

  • Tech guru 'commends Mark Zuckerberg'

    Facebook acquired virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion. John McDuling of Quartz thinks the Oculus acquisition is more ambitious than the WhatsApp purchase.

  • Facebook buys Oculus for $2 billion

    The social media giant is getting into the virtual reality game, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt with details of the deal and a look at how Oculus works.

  • Media General said it would buy LIN Media for $1.6 billion to create a broadcaster reaching nearly a quarter of U.S. households with a television.

  • Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers.

  • M&A deals rise as risk appetite increases

    Peter Weinberg, Perella Weinberg Partners, weighs in on recent mergers and acquisitions, from Facebook buying WhatsApp for $16 billion to Comcast's $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, and discusses the role of the activist investor. I don't know a company now that isn't focused on activists, says Weinberg.

  • A Jimmyjane Indulgences kit

    A recent acquisition shows how bedroom novelties have aroused the interest of private equity firm Brookstone Partners.

  • Barnes & Noble spikes on acquisition proposal

    G Asset Management has proposed to acquire 51 percent of Barnes & Noble at $22 per share, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • 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?

    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.