Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Are European Protectionists Trying to Stop Takeovers? Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Since almost all regulation of merger and acquisition activity entrenches management and hurts shareholders, it’s not too surprising that the 172-page consultation document released by the U.K.’s takeover panel recommends a host of measures that will make it harder to oust bad executives through corporate takeovers.

  • Stocks Climb Ahead of the Close; Banks Slip Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks climbed in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday as materials and retail stocks rose, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and uncertainty about the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan.  Alcoa rose, while Bank of America fell.

  • Nasdaq Talks With ICE About NYSE Bid Are Ongoing Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:09 PM ET
    NASDAQ MarketSite Tower, Times Square, New York, NY

    A source close to Nasdaq  tells CNBC that discussions with the ICE about a competitive bid for the NYSE  ongoing, and that the U.S. exchange operator sees a potential deal as an "opportunity" rather than a necessity.

  • Stocks Fall Amid Global Tensions; Banks Skid Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 11:31 AM ET

    Stocks extended losses Wednesday amid a plunge in new home sales, news of a bus explosion in Jerusalem, and as the crisis at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant north of Tokyo continued.  BofA skidded, while Alcoa gained.

  • Futures Drift Lower on Global Concerns Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock index futures slumped ahead of the open Wednesday after Tokyo stocks once again tumbled and the crisis at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant north of Tokyo appeared far from over.

  • AT&T, T-Mobile Deal 'Shocked' Sprint CEO Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 8:28 PM ET

    Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel, explains why he thinks the proposed merger is concerning.

  • Boon for Boutique Banks Continues With AT&T Deal Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 6:04 PM ET

    The mega-deal is back, but it turns out you don't have to be a mega-bank to play. Boutique banks have infiltrated the ranks, grabbing assignments on four of the five biggest deals announced this year.

  • Stocks End Slightly Lower as Oil Prices Gain Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    CNBC - Ctia Wireless 2011- The Wireless Connection

    Stocks ended down, after trading in a narrow range throughout much of the session Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a three-day rally amid rising oil prices and ongoing turmoil in Libya and the Middle East. Bank of America and GE fell, while Verizon rose.

  • Stocks Fall Slightly in Quiet Trading; Oil Gains Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    CNBC - Ctia Wireless 2011- The Wireless Connection

    Stocks traded slightly lower, and in a narrow range throughout much of the session Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a three-day rally as oil prices rose amid ongoing turmoil in Libya and the Middle East.  GE and Bank of America fell, while Verizon gained.

  • JP Morgan Scheduling Talks to Syndicate Bridge Loan Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 12:02 PM ET

    Just two days after JP Morgan lent AT&T $20 billion to help cement its plan to purchase Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile unit, JP Morgan is already scheduling meetings with other banks to discuss syndicating the loan, say people familiar with the matter.

  • Greenberg: Possible Hostile Takeover Targets Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 11:58 AM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    Which companies are vulnerable to hostile takeover bids? There’s no way to know, for sure. But some companies stick out more than others.  Using a screen created on AnalytixInsight’s database, I came up with three interesting possibilities.

  • Stocks Turn Lower; Industrials, Materials Fall Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 11:57 AM ET

    Stocks turned lower as oil prices gained amid continuing unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Verizon and Boeing rose, w hile Bank of America fell.

  • Futures Trade Mixed Amid Global Tensions Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 9:11 AM ET

    Stock index futures were slightly higher ahead of the open Tuesday as investors kept a wary eye on events still developing in Japan and Libya.

  • How the iPhone Led to the Sale of T-Mobile USA Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 7:37 AM ET
    Apple iPhone 4

    Deutsche Telekom’s announcement over the weekend to sell its American wireless unit, T-Mobile USA, to AT&T for $39 billion ended a decade-long foray into the American market that was undermined, in part, by one big event: the advent of the iPhone. The NYT reports.

  • Barclays Considers Bid for US Securities Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 2:58 AM ET

    Barclays is among a group of investors weighing a rival bid for a portfolio of mortgage-backed securities that has already drawn a $15.7 billion offer from AIG, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Here's what you should be watching Tuesday, March 22.

  • Cramer: How to Trade the Coming Pullback Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 7:38 PM ET

    The bears are bound to soon knock stocks down, Cramer said. How to position yourself now.

  • Stocks End Up, Pushing Dow Above 12,000 Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 4:45 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks finished up 1.5 percent or higher, sending the Dow back above 12,000, lifted by AT&T's $39 billion planned purchase of Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile USA and investors who found buying opportunities in stocks they viewed as oversold.  Boeing and Alcoa led Dow gainers, while Pfizer fell.

  • Stocks Pare Gains But Still Rise Over 1% Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 4:17 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks pared gains in the final hour of trading Monday, but remained significantly higher, buoyed by AT&T's $39 billion planned purchase of Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile USA and buying opportunities in oversold stocks.  Boeing and GE led gainers, while Pfizer fell.

  • How to Think About JPMorgan's $20 Billion AT&T Loan Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 3:47 PM ET

    The $20 billion loan JPMorgan Chase is providing to AT&T to finance the $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA has raised a lot of eyebrows on Wall Street.

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