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  • Medical M&A: Who's next?     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    Medtronic announced it will buy Covidien for $42.9 billion. Barbara Ryan of FTI Consulting, discusses consolidation in the medical industry.

  • Medtronic to buy Covidien     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides insight to Medtronic's announcement it will buy Covidien, and also discusses the consolidation trends in medical device companies.

  • *Deal for $40.86 per share in cash and stock. June 16- Telecommunications services company Level 3 Communications Inc said it would buy internet services provider tw telecom Inc for $40.86 per share in cash and stock to expand its commercial fiber network in the United States.

  • June 16- Star Bulk Carriers Corp said it would buy fellow dry bulk carriers Oceanbulk Shipping LLC and Oceanbulk Carriers LLC in an all-stock deal that will make Oaktree Capital Management its largest shareholder.

  • June 16- Telecommunications services company Level 3 Communications Inc said it would buy internet services provider tw telecom Inc for $40.86 per share in a cash and stock deal to expand its commercial fiber network in the United States.

  • Level 3 Communications to buy tw telecom Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    June 16- Telecommunications services company Level 3 Communications Inc said it would buy internet services provider tw telecom Inc for $40.86 per share in a cash and stock deal.

  • June 15- U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to buy Covidien Plc for $42.9 billion in cash and stock and move its executive base to Ireland in the latest transaction aiming for lower corporate tax rates abroad.

  • LONDON, June 15- British satellite broadcaster BSkyB is being advised by Morgan Stanley and Barclays on plans to create a pan-European operator by acquiring its German and Italian sister companies, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • LONDON, June 14- Britain's Serious Fraud Office is pursuing its investigation of alleged corruption at Alstom as a major transatlantic takeover battle for the French engineering conglomerate reaches a climax, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.

  • June 13- William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management on Friday it filed a lawsuit against Allergan Inc seeking confirmation that its request to hold a special meeting of Allergan shareholders would not trigger poison pill takeover defense. Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International are pursuing in a hostile takeover of Allergan.

  • Siemens and Mitsubishi finalize Alstom offer Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    *Siemens would acquire gas turbines from Alstom, sources say. MUNICH/ PARIS, June 13- Germany's Siemens and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are putting the finishing touches on a joint offer for Alstom's turbine businesses that includes a cash element of roughly 9 billion euros, sources close to the bidders said.

  • Siemens and Mitsubishi finalise Alstom offer Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    *Siemens would acquire gas turbines from Alstom, sources say. MUNICH/ PARIS, June 13- Germany's Siemens and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are putting the finishing touches on a joint offer for Alstom's turbine businesses that includes a cash element of roughly 9 billion euros, sources close to the bidders said.

  • PCLN global expertise to help OPEN?     Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses if Priceline's purchase of OpenTable makes sense. Swisher says Priceline wants to expand and OpenTable will help them grow globally. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Mark May, Citigroup, explains why he likes Priceline's announced acquisition of OpenTable for $2.6 billion. May says "from a valuation standpoint, it is very reasonable."

  • June 13- William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management said it had filed a lawsuit seeking confirmation that its request to hold a special shareholder meeting of Allergan Inc would not trigger Allergan's poison pill takeover defense.

  • June 13- William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management said it had filed a lawsuit seeking confirmation that a requested special shareholder meeting of Allergan Inc's shareholders would not trigger Allergan's poison pill takeover defense.

  • LONDON, June 13- North-Sea focused oil producer EnQuest has agreed to take over ExxonMobil's share in the Malaysian Seligi oil field, expanding its production portfolio outside of its core UK market.

  • June 12- Canada's Amaya Gaming Group Inc on Thursday said it will buy for $4.9 billion Rational Group, which owns and operates the world's biggest online poker company PokerStars. Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Macquarie Capital will provide $2.9 billion in credit facilities and other financing.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel will hold a hearing on June 24 to examine the proposed purchase by AT&T of DirectTV, the committee said on Thursday. The other two are Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable and Sprint's potential bid for TMobile US.

  • Pfizer says Astra quest failed due to price Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    June 11- Pfizer Inc's chief financial officer on Wednesday said his company failed in its attempted $118 billion takeover of AstraZeneca Plc because they could not agree on the value of the British drugmaker. AstraZeneca shares closed up 1.2 percent in London, while Pfizer shares were little changed on the New York Stock Exchange.