GO
Loading...

Acquisitions

More

  • Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3 bln Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    LONDON, Aug 24- Roche Holding AG has agreed to buy U.S. biotech company InterMune Inc for $8.3 billion in cash, marking the latest multibillion-dollar deal in a consolidating pharmaceutical sector, Roche said on Sunday.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 22- Investors owning 31 percent of Allergan shares have asked the Botox maker to call a special shareholder meeting, activist shareholder William Ackman said on Friday, giving the hedge fund manager a victory in his fight to acquire the Botox maker.

  • LONDON, Aug 22- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Friday it would raise 938 million pounds in its first rights issue to part fund the acquisition of U.S. indexes group Frank Russell.

  • LONDON, Aug 22- Britain's Vodafone has agreed to acquire a further 73 percent stake in Greece's broadband and fixed-line telephony provider Hellas Online for 73 million euros, to help it better compete in the highly competitive market.

  • Aug 21- Dollar General Corp questioned whether Family Dollar Stores Inc Chief Executive Howard Levine was being driven by self-interest in his support of a proposed takeover of his company by Dollar Tree Inc..

  • *KKR& Co and TPG Capital in rival $3.1 bln takeover bids. SYDNEY, Aug 21- Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, the world's No. 2 winemaker, swung to its first annual net loss and missed analysts' forecasts as the takeover target grappled with massive oversupply in its U.S. arm and sales fell globally.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- British construction company Balfour Beatty rejected a third merger proposal from Carillion on Wednesday, saying a turnaround strategy centred on the sale of its U.S. engineering business was a better prospect for investors.

  • OCBC now needs to deliver after pricey acquisition Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    OCBC's planned rights issue to finance its pricey Wing Hang Bank acquisition has reassured the market, but now it must overcome skepticism.

  • Al Jazeera rejects allegations over Current TV deal Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:04 PM ET
    Former Vice President Al Gore addresses Climate Reality Leadership trainees, March 13, 2014, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Al Jazeera on Tuesday rejected allegations from Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, saying they were false and potentially misleading.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Bumble Bee Foods has received takeover overtures from canned tuna giant Thai Union Frozen Products PCL and U.S. packaged foods company Post Holdings Inc in recent months, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Aug 19- Botox maker Allergan Inc has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd and at least one other company about a potential takeover in a bid to avert the $53 billion hostile takeover from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, the Wall Street Journal said. Allergan and Salix declined to comment on the matter.

  • Icahn has pushed Family Dollar to sell itself to Dollar General and has been openly critical of Family Dollar Chief Executive Howard Levine, who would have retained his position after an acquisition by Dollar Tree.

  • Aug 19- Citigroup Inc is considering the sale of its retail-banking business in Japan, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Citigroup is considering a possible auction for the sale, the Journal reported.

  • Aug 19- Medtronic Inc reported the strongest quarterly U.S. sales growth for its medical devices in five years and said it was committed to completing the acquisition of Irish-domiciled Covidien Plc by the end of the year or early 2015.. Minneapolis- based Medtronic also confirmed its full-year profit and revenue outlook on Tuesday.

  • Aug 18- Ingersoll-Rand Plc, a maker of heating and air conditioning systems, said it would buy Cameron International Corp's centrifugal compression unit for $850 million. Ingersoll-Rand said it planned to fund the acquisition through a combination of cash on hand and debt.

  • Aug 18- Ingersoll-Rand Plc, a maker of heating and air conditioning systems, said it would buy Cameron International Corp's centrifugal compression unit for $850 million. Ingersoll-Rand said it planned to fund the acquisition through a combination of cash on hand and debt.

  • Aug 15- International Business Machines Corp said on Friday that U.S. regulators had approved the $2.3 billion sale of its low-end server business to Lenovo Group Ltd, as the company continues its shift to more profitable software and services like cloud computing and data analytics.

  • Aug 15- International Business Machine Corp said on Friday that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has approved the sale of its low-end server business to Lenovo Group Ltd. In January, China's Lenovo Group has agreed to buy IBM's X86-based server business for $2.3 billion in what would be China's biggest technology deal.

  • Have a Coke & some Kraft?  Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    Discussing the deal with Monster Beverage and who Coke should be looking to acquire, with Robert Luna, SureVest Wealth Management, and William Chappell, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

  • Monster jolt Coke needs?  Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Jeff Cioletti, Beverage World, discusses Coca-Cola's stake in Monster Beverage. Cioletti explains why it makes sense for Coke to get involved with Monster.