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  • Tech news blog Re/code said Tuesday it's been acquired by online publishing company Vox Media, just 18 months after spinning off from its former parent, The Wall Street Journal. In an online statement, Re/code founders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg said they will continue to operate their site separately but may occasionally collaborate with The Verge.

  • Charter's acquisition of Time Warner is a 'done deal': Pro

    Porter Bibb, media analyst & managing partner at Media Tech Capital Partners, explains why Charter Communications' plan to acquire Time Warner Cable will face less opposition from U.S. antitrust regulators.

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- Reynolds American Inc won U.S. antitrust approval on Tuesday for its deal to buy smaller rival Lorillard in a deal that would combine the No. 2 and No. 3 U.S. cigarette companies. Reynolds, which makes Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, said in July it would buy Lorillard, which makes Newport, for $27.4 billion. Altria Group, which owns Marlboro, has a 47...

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- Reynolds American Inc won U.S. antitrust approval on Tuesday for its deal to buy smaller rival Lorillard in a deal that would combine the No. 2 and No. 3 U.S. cigarette companies. The Federal Trade Commission said it would allow the deal to go forward in condition that the companies sell four cigarette brands- Winston, Kool, Salem, and Maverick.

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 7.1 pct, Charter up 2.7 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc's $56 billion bid to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp's earlier bid for Time Warner Cable. The transaction faces a close review from the...

  • *Government approval would leave takeover in Ryanair hands. DUBLIN, May 26- The Irish government expects to make a decision later on Tuesday on the potential sale of its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, the owner of British Airways and Iberia which offered to buy the Irish carrier in January. International Consolidated Airlines Group's proposed 1.36...

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 3.7 pct, Charter off 1 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc, controlled by cable industry pioneer John Malone, offered to buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, seeking to combine the No. 3 and No. 2 U.S. cable operators to compete against market leader Comcast Corp.. The partners, who said on Tuesday the deal would mean better access...

  • Samsung says its defacto holding company Cheil Industries Inc. will acquire Samsung C&T Corp. by offering 0.35 new Cheil shares for every Samsung C&T share. Analysts say the move will give Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong greater control over the conglomerate including its crown jewel Samsung Electronics Co.. The combined entity will be named Samsung C&T.

  • Charter nears deal to buy Time Warner Cable Monday, 25 May 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    A Time Warner Cable location in New York.

    The transaction that would mark John Malone's latest conquest of the US cable industry.

  • May 25- Charter Communications Inc is nearing a $55 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc, combining the third- and second-largest U.S. cable operators, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. The cash and stock deal, which values Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, comes just one month after Comcast Corp dropped its $45.2 billion merger...

  • May 25- Charter Communications Inc is near an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc for $195 per share in cash and stock, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. Time Warner Cable declined to comment, while Charter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Time Warner Cable shares closed Friday at $171.18.

  • *PartnerRe says Exor's offer price is "unacceptable". MILAN/NEW YORK, May 22- Bermuda- based reinsurer PartnerRe will ask its shareholders to vote on a merger with Axis Capital Holdings agreed in January, after rival bidder Exor refused to further sweeten its $6.8 billion offer. Exor has become PartnerRe's largest shareholder after acquiring a stake of 9.9...

  • HOUSTON— Vanguard Natural Resources LLC will acquire Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP in a $474 million deal. Vanguard Natural Resources will also assume $140 million of debt from Eagle Rock Energy Partners, which will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary. The company has operations in Texas, Wyoming, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado,...

  • MILAN, May 21- Italian investment holding company Exor said on Thursday it would not raise its $6.8 billion takeover offer for PartnerRe but was willing to negotiate with the reinsurer if its board declared its offer superior to that of rival suitor Axis Capital Holdings. Bermuda- based PartnerRe said on Wednesday it was ready to talk to Exor, to see if there was...

  • FRANKFURT, May 21- Germany's premium carmakers Mercedes, Audi and BMW have teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to increase their firepower to acquire Nokia's mapping unit HERE, according to two people familiar with the matter. Finland's Nokia started a strategic review of its maps business last month, setting in motion an auction process that...

  • *Deal values Omnicare at $12.7 bln, including $2.3 bln debt. May 21- CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. drugstore operator, said on Thursday it will buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare Inc for $10.1 billion to expand in the growing market serving the senior patient population. CVS offered $98 per Omnicare share, representing a premium of 4 percent to...

  • *Elbit to pay $117.9 mln upfront, rest based on performance. TEL AVIV, May 21- Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems agreed to buy Nice Systems' cyber and intelligence division for up to $157.9 million as it seeks to boost its presence in this fast-growing market. Elbit, Israel's largest listed defence company, will pay $117.9 million in cash at closure of...

  • May 21- CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. drugstore operator, said on Thursday it will buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare Inc for $10.1 billion to expand in the market serving the elderly. CVS's $98 per share offer represents a premium of 4 percent to Omnicare's closing price on Wednesday. Omnicare's stock had risen 9.5 percent since April 30 when...

  • CVS Health to buy Omnicare in $12.7 billion deal Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    May 21- Drugstore operator CVS Health Corp said it will acquire pharmacy service provider Omnicare Inc for an enterprise value of about $12.7 billion. The $98 per share offer represents a premium of 4 percent over Omnicare's closing price on Wednesday. The deal includes debt of about $2.3 billion.

  • Elbit Systems buys Nice's cyber unit for up to $158 mln Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, May 21- Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems has agreed to buy Nice Systems' cyber and intelligence division for $157.9 million as it seeks to boost its presence in this fast-growing market. Elbit, Israel's largest listed defence company, will pay $117.9 million in cash at closure of the deal, expected in the third quarter.