Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Content triggers urge to merge in media space     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Michael Wolf, Activate co-founder, and Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, discuss Rupert Murdoch's next move after withdrawing its bid for Time Warner, and weigh in on mergers and acquisitions in the media space.

  • Gabelli on tax inversions     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, weighs in on the tax inversion debate.

  • Gabelli 'neutral' on Fox/Time Warner deal     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, provides his take on Rupert Murdoch withdrawing his $80 billion offer for Time Warner.

  • Li Ka-shing wins $2B battle for Envestra Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:04 PM ET
    The logo for Cheung Kong is displayed atop the Cheung Kong Center in Hong Kong, China.

    Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Group will secure its A$2.2 billion takeover of Envestra after rival APA Group said it would accept the offer.

  • 21st Century Fox revenue jumps on film successes Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    Twenty-First Century Fox reported a rise in quarterly revenue, helped by the box office success of films and growth in its cable network business.

  • Inversions in health care     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Omar Ishrak, Medtronic chairman and CEO, discusses corporate tax inversions within the health care space, with CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Bewkes has a lot to answer: Analyst     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    Rich Greenfield, BTIG analyst, provides his thoughts on the fallout from shareholders after Rupert Murdoch withdrew his bid for Time Warner.

  • Glimpse into AOL's new digital world     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    What people really want and love is the mega-trend of sight, sound and motion, says AOL's Tim Armstrong, revealing where he is seeing user growth.

  • AOL plots multi-platform future     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Tim Armstrong, AOL chairman & CEO, discusses the company's quarterly earnings. Armstrong also shares his thoughts on consolidation in the media space.

  • Ed Mullane, TMT sector editor at the Mergermarket Group, discusses 21rst Century Fox's strategy regarding Time Warner and says that it is likely to "let things die down" for a little while.

  • Why Murdoch walked away: AOL CEO     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    The Time Warner/Fox deal points to one specific thing - the value of content in media, says Tim Armstrong, AOL chairman & CEO.

  • Gerald Levin, former Time Warner chairman & CEO, shares his thought on 21st Century's decision to drop its bid for Time Warner. I don't think it's a "head shake," says Levin. There's a lot more work to be done to properly valuate Time Warner.

  • What next for T-Mobile US?     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 5:35 AM ET

    Tuna Amobi, senior media and entertainment equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, says Iliad could improve its bid for T-Mobile U.S. and that other players could enter the race - such as Dish Network.

  • Sprint abandons its pursuit of T-Mobile Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 9:00 PM ET

    Sprint is abandoning its pursuit of T-Mobile as the regulatory challenges of the deal are too steep.

  • Walgreens to acquire Boots     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:06 AM ET

    U.S. giant Walgreens is expected to buy the remaining stake in the U.K.'s Alliance Boots, but the deal is unlikely to include plans for tax inversion, CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

  • Alex DeGroote, media analyst at Peel Hunt, says Time Warner will have to prove that it has an organic growth strategy to shareholders after the takeover from 21st Century Fox collapsed.

  • Walgreen confirms Boots takeover in non-inversion deal Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    A Walgreens store on June 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

    U.S. giant Walgreen announced a near-£6 billion ($10.1 billion) deal to buy the remaining stake in U.K. drugstore chain Alliance Boots.

  • Rise in M&A bodes well for markets: StanChart     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    While the news on failed mergers hurt U.S. stocks overnight, a rise in M&A activity is good for markets in the long run, says Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank.

  • This factor triggered the pullback on Wall St     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:18 PM ET

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank, says disappointment in the merger and acquisition (M&A) space weighed on U.S. markets overnight.

  • Is Fox walking away from Time Warner for real?     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:08 PM ET

    Richard Greenfield, Media and Technology Analyst at BTIG, explains why Twenty-First Century Fox's pursuit of Time Warner is unlikely to end as of yet.

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