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Buyins and Buyouts


  • LONDON, March 25- Borse Dubai, the biggest investor in the London Stock Exchange is selling its stake in the British exchange, which will raise around 1.5 billion pounds. The Dubai exchange became a major shareholder in Nasdaq in a complex deal in 2007, buying a 28 percent stake in the LSE from the U.S. exchange for 1,414 pence per share. Bank of America Merrill Lynch,...

  • *Pirelli shareholder says in talks with industrial partner. MILAN, March 20- Camfin, a key shareholder in Pirelli, said on Friday it was in talks with an international industrial partner to sell its 26.2 percent stake in the Italian tyre company. The investment firm said the deal under discussion envisaged the transfer of the whole of its stake in Pirelli to a new...

  • ISTANBUL, March 5- Citigroup has sold its nearly 10 percent stake in Turkey's Akbank for $1.2 billion, the U.S. lender said on Thursday, its latest disposal of overseas assets to cut costs and boost profits. New York- based Citi has been paring back in international markets in recent years, pulling out of retail banking in Turkey as well as long-established...

  • LONDON, March 4- Britain agreed to sell its 40 percent stake in the Eurostar rail link for 585 million pounds to a consortium of Canadian public pension fund Caisse de Depot du Placement du Quebec and British asset manager Hermes. The government announced the deal for its stake in the high-speed rail link between Britain and continental Europe on Wednesday...

  • SHANGHAI, March 4- Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has invested 2.4 billion yuan in TV program producer Beijing Enlight Media Co Ltd, Beijing Enlight said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. The move follows investments by Alibaba worth more than $3.1 billion in the entertainment industry last year as the company aggressively expands...

  • Feb 26- Offshore rig provider Transocean Ltd wrote down the value of its contract drilling business by $992 million in the fourth quarter as demand slumped due to a steep fall in oil prices. Transocean reported net loss of $739 million, or $2.04 per share, attributable to controlling interest for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 compared with a profit of $233...

  • TORONTO, Feb 24- Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd on Tuesday agreed to sell the remainder of its stake in SouthGobi Resources, in an attempt to finally sever ties with the Mongolian coal miner that was once worth over C $3 billion. Turquoise Hill, a unit of Rio Tinto, in July agreed to sell the majority of its stake in SouthGobi to Hong Kong- listed National United...

  • PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, Feb 20- A Canadian aboriginal community that has partnered with Steelhead LNG on a proposed major liquefied natural gas export terminal plans to decide within months whether to take an equity stake in the $30 billion project, one of its leaders said. "In order to be full partners in a business sense, you have to actually be full...

  • Hedge fund Third Point increases stake in Alibaba Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 13- Hedge fund Third Point increased its stake in Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba during the fourth quarter, according to a regulatory filing late on Friday. Third Point, run by Daniel Loeb, increased its stake in Alibaba by 38.9 percent to 10 million shares. Alibaba's record $25 billion initial public offering was met with great fanfare last year,...

  • ATHENS, Feb 11- Greece's government said on Wednesday it was sticking to plans to halt the sale of its two biggest ports, Piraeus and Thessaloniki, rebuffing reports it was having second thoughts. China's Cosco manages two of Piraeus port's cargo piers and had been shortlisted along with another four suitors as potential buyers of a 67 percent stake in the port...

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, Feb 5- The chairman of Hyundai Motor Co and his son on Thursday offered to sell a $1 billion stake in logistics affiliate Hyundai Glovis, a month after a similar attempt failed because investors questioned its rationale. If the entire stake isn't sold, deal manager Citigroup will acquire the remainder, Hyundai Motor said in a statement.

  • Activis CEO: Innovation vs. acquisition Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    Activis CEO:  Innovation vs. acquisition

    Brent Saunders, Actavis CEO, discusses how Actavis is leading the way in growth pharma and talks about its M&A strategy.

  • BEIJING, Jan 29- China is closely monitoring the policies of the new Greek government after Athens said this week it will stop the sale of a majority stake in Greece's biggest port, China's trade ministry said on Thursday. The Greek government last year had shortlisted China's Cosco Group as a potential buyer of a 67 percent stake in Piraeus Port Authority.

  • GrooveBook's promising future Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    GrooveBook's promising future

    Brian Whiteman, GrooveBook founder; discusses how he got the idea to start his photobook company. And Jeffrey Housenbold, Shutterfly president & CEO, shares his outlook for GrooveBook.

  • GrooveBook: 'Shark Tank's' first buyout Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:43 AM ET
    GrooveBook: 'Shark Tank's' first buyout

    Discussing Shutterfly's $14.5 million acquisition of "Shark Tank" backed GrooveBook, with Brian Whiteman, GrooveBook founder; Jeffrey Housenbold, Shutterfly president & CEO, and Kevin O'Leary, "Shark Tank" investor.

  • Lloyds bank to cut 9,000 jobs: Sources Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    Lloyds will next week announce plans to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • Faber Report: Family Dollar rejects latest Dollar General bid

    CNBC's David Faber reports Family Dollar has rejected Dollar General's revised buyout bid over antitrust issues.

  • LVMH tosses Hermès on the discount rack Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    Hermes special order Horseshoe 30 cm (12 inches) shiny braise and ultra violet Nilo crocodile Brikin bag, Heritage Auctions,  Luxury Accessories Signature Auction.

    French rivals LVMH and Hermès are celebrating a truce and putting an end to takeover speculation. Hermès shareholders may not be so thrilled.

  • Buffett: No chance Coke would go private Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:37 AM ET
    Buffett: No chance Coke would go private

    Shares of Coca-Cola are spiking. CNBC's Becky Quick provides insight to Warren Buffett denying money manager David Winters' reported comments speculating that Coca-Cola could be taken private.

  • 21st Century Fox sells Star China TV stake Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    21st Century Fox said on Thursday it would sell its 47 percent stake in Star China TV to the TV channel operator's management and private equity fund China Media Capital.