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  • NEWYORK/ LONDON, July 25- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Friday it would only consider deals that are "disciplined" and increase shareholder value, a move analysts said signalled the media company does not want to overpay for takeover target Time Warner.

  • BRUSSELS, July 24- U.S. cable group Liberty Global has offered to sell its pay TV channel Film1 in an attempt to win EU antitrust approval for its proposed acquisition of Dutch rival Ziggo, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • July 24- Breitburn Energy Partners LP offered to buy QR Energy LP for $1.46 billion to become one of the largest U.S. oil producers structured as a master limited partnership. QR Energy until holders will get 0.9856 of one Breitburn unit for each QR Energy unit they hold.

  • July 24- Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc. *Agreed with Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc., part of Boehringer Ingelheim Group of companies, to acquire their generic injectables manufacturing site in Bedford, Ohio. *No incremental consideration is payable in relation to Hikma acquiring Ben Venue manufacturing site.

  • *No significant likelihood of another bank deal- CEO John Thain. July 22- U.S. small-business lender CIT Group Inc said it would buy California bank OneWest Bank NA for $3.4 billion in cash and stock, a deal that will give CIT a more reliable source of funding.

  • Irwin Simon, Hain Celestial CEO, discuss the company's acquisition of the remaining interest in Hain Pure Protein.

  • July 22- U.S. small-business lender CIT Group Inc said it would buy regional lender OneWest Bank NA for $3.4 billion in cash and stock, its second deal in two months to boost its middle-market lending operations.

  • July 21- Time Warner Inc's board moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

  • July 21- Time Warner Inc's board moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

  • Ackman says Valeant-Allergan deal looks closer-CNBC Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    July 21- Investor William Ackman, who owns nearly 10 percent of Botox maker Allergan Inc, said on Monday that the likelihood of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc succeeding in its hostile takeover for Allergan increased on Monday.

  • Newell Rubbermaid to buy water bottle maker Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Newell Rubbermaid said Monday that it plans to buy a maker of reusable water bottles and travel mugs for about $308 million as it seeks to expand into different product categories. Newell Rubbermaid said the acquisition, which is expected to close by the third quarter, will add $125 million of revenue to its business this year.

  • Fox not giving up on Time Warner deal Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Sources says Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox may sell off some of its European assets to bolster its Time Warner offer, according to Bloomberg.

  • Diamondback to buy oil and gas assets for $538M Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    MIDLAND, Texas— Diamondback Energy will spend about $538 million to acquire drilling interests in Texas' Midland Basin. That money will go toward an earlier asset acquisition in West Texas. Shares of Diamondback Energy Inc. slipped 23 cents to $86.43 in morning trading Monday.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Reynolds American shares slide Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Shares of Reynolds American stumbled in premarket trading Monday in the first trading since a Florida jury awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages against its R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.. Even so, the analyst said the award may stir concern about its near-term impact on a $25 billion acquisition Reynolds American Inc. announced last week.

  • July 21- CBS Outdoor Americas Inc said Monday it would buy the billboard business from Van Wagner Communications LLC, a privately held company with outdoor advertising in New York's Times Square and on buses on the Las Vegas strip, for $690 million in cash.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Many investors say the best trading strategy around a potential takeover of Time Warner Inc by Twenty-First Century Fox is to wager that media baron Rupert Murdoch will pay up to get what he wants.

  • July 18- Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc moved on Friday to blunt a key criticism by takeover target Allergan Inc of its Bausch+ Lomb business by releasing data showing strong sales growth.

  • July 18- Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc moved on Friday to blunt a key criticism by takeover target Allergan Inc of its Bausch+ Lomb business by releasing data showing strong sales growth.

  • One such deal came on Tuesday, when Camel cigarettes maker Reynolds American said it would buy rival Lorillard for $26.8 billion. As part of the takeover, Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group bought a number of brands and assets from both companies for $7.1 billion. Imperial adviser Goldman Sachs ranked top in the M&A league tables, ahead of Morgan Stanley and Citi.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Many investors say the best trading strategy around a potential takeover of Time Warner Inc by Twenty-First Century Fox is to wager that media baron Rupert Murdoch will pay up to get what he wants.