Mergers and Acquisitions


  • State Farm's New Neighbors: D.C. and Dodd-Frank Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 10:08 AM ET
    Paul Smith

    The Dodd-Frank Act is pushing chief financial officers like State Farm's Paul Smith into uncharted territory, and placing Washington in the C-suite in a way like never before.

  • How an Airline CFO Eases Its Pain at the Pump Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 2:11 PM ET
    John Rainey

    Jet fuel is United Continental's biggest expense, and John Rainey's plan to manage those costs includes everything from careful hedging to electric vehicles on the tarmac.

  • Investors are asking how Yahoo plans to make money off Tumblr's users—who want reassurance the grown-ups won't spoil the fun.

  • After Tumblr, 8 Potential Takeover Targets Monday, 20 May 2013 | 5:07 PM ET

    In the wake of Yahoo's announcement on Monday that it's snapping up Tumblr for $1.1 billion, the attention has shifted to which companies could be next.

  • Dish May Sell If It Doesn't Get Sprint: Chairman Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 2:40 PM ET
    Dish Network Corporation Chairman Charlie Ergen

    Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said he could sell the entire satellite TV company if he loses the battle with Japan's SoftBank to buy Sprint Nextel.

  • CNBC Global CFO Council Survey: More Corp Spending Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 12:07 PM ET

    Despite stellar earnings and record high stock markets, the overall economic picture remains stable perhaps with some modest improvements, according to the CNBC survey.

  • Barnes & Noble Offered $1 Billion for Nook: Report Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    Shares in Barnes & Noble surged on Thursday after a report that its partner Microsoft is considering an offer to acquire all of Nook Media's digital assets.

  • Hard Times Ahead for Hard Drive Business: Chanos Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 6:36 PM ET

    Mobile computing is bad news for the hard-drive business, Kynikos Associates founder Jim Chanos told the audience at the Ira Sohn investment conference Tuesday.

  • Why Bank Stocks Could Be About to Face 9% Slide Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    A slowdown in lending is flashing a warning sign about bank earnings as the biggest names in the business get set to report.

  • Verizon Denies Intention to Merge With or Buy Vodafone Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:33 AM ET

    Verizon Communications Inc said it does not "currently have any intention" to merge with or buy its partner Vodafone Group, either alone or in conjunction with others, in response to press reports.

  • Cramer: These 10 Companies to Unlock Value Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 6:00 PM ET

    If management listens to Cramer, these 10 stocks could have some serious upside.

  • Beyond Pancakes & Pickles, Pinnacle Foods Is Hungry Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Pinnacle Foods, the maker of Hungry-Man frozen foods, Vlasic pickles and many other brand names, is hungry for an acquisition, now that trading has begun in its stock.

  • Where Are the Jobs? Don't Expect Much This Year Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:02 PM ET

    CFOs expect to see a modest improvement in the economy over the next six months but not much of a dent in employment. Read the full results of the CNBC Global CFO Council.

  • No Higher Dell Deal Coming, Say Options Traders Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    If Dell's board considers buyout offers from Blackstone Group or Carl Icahn superior to Michael Dell's offer, some think Dell could up his price. However, options traders aren't buying it.

  • Gore Sued Over Current TV Sale to Al-Jazeera Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    Current TV Fields Offers but Will the Network Sell?

    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.

  • Financial services firms have been operating in a financial "Groundhog Day" of sorts for nearly five years – one that, at TD Ameritrade, has a direct impact on almost 50 percent of our revenue stream.

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    Irish drugmaker Elan has sweetened the terms on offer to shareholders under its $3.25 billion disposal plan, as it aims to stave off an approach for the company from U.S. investment firm Royalty Pharma.

  • As Confidence Returns, So Does Deal-Making Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    With debt cheap and plenty of cash on the books, companies are primed to make deals when they are good and ready.

  • CFO's New Role: Taking on Strategy Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 12:42 PM ET

    The traditional view of a chief financial officer is a bean counter focused on company finances. But the finance function is transforming from being known for saying 'no' to big projects to taking a role in growth and development.

  • Best Buy Takeover Attempt by Founder in Jeopardy Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 6:21 AM ET
    Best Buy Founder, CEO Set for Face Time: Report

    Best Buy founder Richard Schulze's effort to take the company private is in trouble after attempts to secure financing faltered, while an alternative strategy to line up minority investors may not pan out either, Reuters reported.

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