Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Shire buys NPS Pharma  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 9:15 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports Shire buys NPS Pharmaceuticals and Roche takes a stake in FMI.

  • $1.8B drug deal to target cancer at genetic level Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 8:05 AM ET

    Foundation Medicine CEO Michael Pellini tells CNBC, "It's an important day for patients battling cancer."

  • Three tantalizing tech themes  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    Kevin Landis, Firsthand Capital Management CIO, shares his top tech plays for the year.

  • Inside a big bank break up  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    Gary Parr, Lazard vice chairman, and Gary Kaminsky, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, discuss what a big bank break up might look like.

  • M&A in 2015? Watch Europe's two big risks  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:07 AM ET

    Gary Parr, Lazard vice chairman, and Gary Kaminsky, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, share their outlook on M&A activity this year. Also, Parr shares his thoughts on whether it's time to break up big banks.

  • Parr: What big bank breakups could look like Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 9:05 AM ET
    Gary Parr, Vice Chairman Lazard.

    The banking industry could look different soon due to the high cost of being a big bank, Lazard's Gary Parr tells CNBC.

  • Goldman Sachs: Watch out for energy M&A in 2015 Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    A derrick hand removes the the plastic caps off the threaded ends of pipe used in the drilling process in Knox County, Ohio.

    Healthcare M&A looks set to be strong again this year, following deals from Shire and Roche. But Goldman Sachs says energy's a sector to watch too.

  • Dollar Tree: Unload 300 stores to buy Family Dollar Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:49 AM ET
    A Dollar Tree store, July 28, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

    Dollar Tree said it expects to divest less than 300 stores to buy larger rival Family Dollar Stores.

  • M&A appetite in 2015  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    As Shire announces that it will buy U.S. company NPS Pharmaceuticals, Richard Gnodde, co-CEO of Goldman Sachs International, discusses the outlook for mergers and acquisitions in 2015, and says this deal is an "encouraging start."

  • Roche to buy majority stake in Foundation Medicine Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 1:21 AM ET

    Swiss drug maker Roche plans to acquire a majority stake in Foundation Medicine by buying a combination of outstanding and newly issued shares.

  • Shire buys NPS Pharma in $5.2 billion deal Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    Shire said it will acquire NPS Pharmaceuticals in an all-stock transaction for about $5.2 billion, the companies said on Sunday.

  • Stock Pops & Drops: TCS, YELP, ABBV & SBUX  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 5:21 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. The college football championship is Monday, and earnings begin in earnest, next week. Retail sales will also be released next week.

  • Walgreens Boots Alliance goes international  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 9:46 AM ET

    The Walgreens Boots Alliance merger is complete. Jim Skinner, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Stefano Pessina, Alliance Boot, discuss the acquisition and why Walgreens chose to move overseas when the U.S. is so strong.

  • Parsons: This is why media M&A is on pause Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Richard Parsons

    After two big media deals get done, there will be a domino effect of M&A, former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons tells CNBC.

  • Carl Icahn: Oil hasn't hit bottom yet Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    With the oil market weighed down by oversupply, activist investor Carl Icahn said that he expects crude prices to slide further in the short-term.

  • Huge options buy before Dick's halt nets windfall Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 3:51 PM ET
    A Dick's Sporting Goods store on May 20, 2014 in Niles, Illinois.

    Someone made a huge buy of Dick's Sporting Goods options on Wednesday as reports came that the company was mulling going private.

  • Start-ups face digital advertising squeeze Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    A wave of M&A in the digital ad space may leave no room for start-up companies, according to a recent report.

  • Starboard concerned over Yahoo acquisition  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    Starboard has issued a letter expressing its concern over reports of a Yahoo acquisition, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • Cramer: Retail roars; 9 stocks to consider  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 6:40 PM ET

    Which retailers should investors consider owning? Mad Money's Jim Cramer shares an "eclectic" mix.

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