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.
Is Stephen Schwarzman's Blackstone Group really bidding for Dell? Or is it part of a bizarre, high-stakes charade? The New York Times reports.
Deal numbers are down but value is up, explains Matthew Toole, Thomson Reuters, providing an outlook on mergers and acquisitions.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports the NASDAQ OMX has acquired the eSpeed trading platform from BGC Partners for $750 million.
D.E Master Blenders 1753 said on Thursday it received a 6.4- billion-euro takeover offer from German investor Joh A Benckiser, sending shares of the Dutch coffee and tea maker up more than 25 percent.
Michael Dell likely couldn't have known when he proposed taking his company private last year that he would trigger a three-way contest.
Dutch package delivery firm TNT Express said on Monday it will cut 4,000 jobs and focus on Europe after a failed $7 billion takeover by United Parcel Service.
As politicians in Cyprus scrambles to clinch a bailout deal to avert a collapse of its banking sector, Rosneft and BP finalized a deal to create the world's largest listed oil major, an agreement Rosneft's CEO hailed as "more important than the situation in Cyprus".
Eileen Nugent, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and James Morphy, Sullivan & Cromwell, discuss management buyouts in big companies; and weigh in on the role of activist investors in mergers and acquisitions.
CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin talks with Mark Shafir, Citigroup co-head of global M&A, about targets, taxes and strategy in the area of mergers and acquisitions this year.
Yahoo is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Dailymotion, one of the world's most popular online video websites.