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  • Campbell Soup innovates with organics  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    Campbell Soup Company CEO Denise Morrison, shares her consumer forecast, and discusses how her company is making products more available to consumers.

  • Repsol to buy Talisman Energy  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports Canada's Talisman Energy has agreed to be acquired by Spain's Repsol for $3.8 billion. Jim Cramer provides insight on the deal.

  • Spain's Repsol buys Canada's Talisman for $8.3 bln Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:26 AM ET

    MADRID— Spanish energy company Repsol is buying Canadian oil firm Talisman Energy for $8.3 billion, a combination that would be among the 15 largest privately owned oil and gas companies in the world, Repsol said Tuesday. Repsol S.A. said Talisman's incorporation will increase Repsol's output by 76 percent to 680,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, and boost...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world's largest hoteliers, has agreed to buy U.S.-focused Kimpton Hotels& Restaurants for $430 million to boost its exposure to the faster-growing boutique hotel sector. IHG, home to the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinenal brands, said on Tuesday that the cash acquisition would be earnings...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world's largest hoteliers, said it had agreed to acquire U.S.-focused Kimpton Hotels& Restaurants for $430 million to boost its exposure to the boutique hotel space. IHG, home to the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinenal brands, said on Tuesday that the cash acquisition would be earnings enhancing...

  • European shares slip again; CGG sinks 30 pct Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    *CGG tumbles as Technip walks away. Shares in seismic oil and gas services group CGG were the top losers across Europe, plummeting 30 percent as rival Technip abandoned a takeover bid. Shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena fell 6.7 percent, hitting an all-time low on speculation it will need to raise capital to meet European Central Bank rules.

  • PetSmart sold for $8.2 billion  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    PetSmart has agreed to be acquired by a consortium controlled by BC partners for $8.2 billion. CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber break down the deal.

  • *Technip up 8 pct after ruling out CGG takeover. French oil services group Technip was the top performer on the FTSEurofirst 300 index of pan-European shares, rising 8 percent after it dropped a bid for seismic surveys specialist CGG. Oil and gas majors and services companies were among top gainers on the FTSEurofirst 300, with Tullow Oil, Total and BG Group up...

  • ABU DHABI, Dec 15- A loan of up to $800 million to help Abu Dhabi- based entrepreneur B.R. Shetty acquire a majority stake in foreign exchange operator Travelex has been completed, two sources aware of the matter said on Monday. Three other banks-- Doha Bank, National Bank of Fujairah and Commercial Bank International-- joined the loan, the first source said.

  • Dec 14- Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc succumbed to calls from some shareholders for a sale on Sunday with an agreement to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year. PetSmart said BC Partners, as well as some of its fund investors, including La Caisse de dépôt et placement du...

  • BC Partners lands PetSmart in $8.7 bln buyout Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    PetSmart agreed to sell itself to a private equity consortium for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year.

  • BC Partners to acquire PetSmart for $8.7 billion Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    Dec 14- Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to sell itself to a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year. PetSmart said BC Partners, as well as co-investors that include La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and StepStone, have signed an agreement to buy the company...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- Apollo Global Management is nearing a buyout of PetSmart Inc for about $8 billion in what would be the largest leveraged deal for a U.S. company this year, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. "New York- based Apollo is in late-stage talks to buy PetSmart for about $8 billion following an auction process that has been under way...

  • Repsol finalizing bid for Talisman - source Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    MADRID, Dec 12- Spanish oil major Repsol SA is finalizing a bid to acquire Canada's Talisman Energy Inc and has sent executives to Calgary to step up talks, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. Shares in Repsol were down 4.2 percent at 16.49 euros. "Repsol executives are in Canada but no offer has yet been made," the source said on condition of anonymity.

  • Repsol finalising bid for Talisman - source Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    MADRID, Dec 12- Spanish oil major Repsol SA is finalising a bid to acquire Canada's Talisman Energy Inc and has sent executives to Calgary to step up talks, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. Shares in Repsol were down 4.2 percent at 16.49 euros. "Repsol executives are in Canada but no offer has yet been made," the source said on condition of anonymity.

  • Adobe to buy stock-photo biz as sales rise 3% Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:11 PM ET
    The Adobe Systems logo is displayed outside of the company's office in San Francisco.

    Adobe Systems is buying stock photography company Fotolia for $800 million and reported a 3 percent revenue increase.

  • Starboard buys stakes in Staples, Office Depot Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Starboard Value, a New York- based activist hedge fund, said it bought a stake in office supplies retailer Staples and increased its stake in rival Office Depot. Shares of Staples and Office Depot rose sharply Thursday morning. Starboard said it bought a 5.1 percent stake in Staples and increased its stake in Office Depot to 9.9 percent from 8.6 percent.

  • Renasant of Miss. buying Ga. bank in $258M deal Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi- based regional bank Renasant Corp. said Wednesday that it will acquire Georgia- based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock. The merger will move Renasant, based in Tupelo, into southern Georgia and northern Florida for the first time and slightly bolster the bank's position in the...

  • Liberty to buy Puerto Rican cable company Choice Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Liberty Global will expand operations in Puerto Rico through the acquisition of the country's second-largest cable operator, Choice Cable TV. Liberty said Wednesday that it is teaming up with the private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners to buy Choice and its parent company, Puerto Rico Cable Acquisition Company Inc., for about $272.5...

  • Belden to buy security software company Tripwire Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Belden Inc. said Tuesday that it plans to acquire Tripwire Inc., a privately-held security software company based in Portland, Oregon, for $710 million in cash. The St. Louis- based communications equipment company said that the deal will help address cybersecurity issues for its customers. Shares of Belden increased $1.62 to close at $74.92 Tuesday.