LUXEMBOURG, Dec 11- Microsoft fended off a challenge to its $8.5 billion takeover of messaging service Skype when Europe's second-highest court ruled against claims by rival Cisco that the 2011 deal would harm competition.» Read More
July 15- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest food retailer, will buy Shoppers Drug Mart Corp, the country's biggest pharmacy chain, for C $12.4 billion to bulk up against intensifying competition from U.S. retail giants as well as from consolidating local rivals.
July 15- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest food retailer, will buy Shoppers Drug Mart Corp for C $12.4 billion, as it faces increasing competition from Target Corp and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Loblaw's offer of C $61.54 in cash and stock represents a premium of 27 percent to Shoppers Drug Mart's Friday closing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
NEW YORK, July 12- AT&T Inc will buy Leap Wireless International Inc for $1.19 billion, paying almost double the current value of the prepaid mobile service provider as major U.S. carriers scramble to acquire valuable wireless spectrum.
July 12- AT&T Inc said on Friday it will acquire prepaid wireless provider Leap Wireless International Inc in a deal valued at about $4 billion, including debt. Under the agreement, AT&T will acquire all of Leap's stock and approximately 5 million subscribers for $15 per share in cash or about $1.2 billion.
NEW YORK, July 12- Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG is seeking financing for a potential takeover of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc, a transaction that would be the largest healthcare deal of the year, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
July 12- Bank of Nova Scotia withdrew its application to acquire a nearly 20 percent stake in Bank of Guangzhou on Friday after Chinese authorities decided against proceeding with the C $719 million deal. Bank of Guangzhou is primarily government-owned and is not publicly listed.
July 12- Bank of Nova Scotia said on Friday it has withdrawn its application to acquire a nearly 20 percent stake in Bank of Guangzhou, after Chinese authorities decided against proceeding with the C $719 million deal. Bank of Guangzhou is primarily government-owned and is not publicly listed.
LONDON/ PARIS, July 12- Hopes of a bid battle powered Invensys shares to a ten-year high on Friday, after the British engineer said it had received a 3.3 billion pound takeover proposal from France's Schneider Electric.
Geberit, Siam Cement likely to bid- sources. FRANKFURT/ HONG KONG, July 11- German bathroom fixtures maker Grohe has attracted takeover interest from at least two suitors, people familiar with the process said, in what could be Europe's largest private equity deal of the year.
July 9- Dell Inc shareholder Yacktman Asset Management threw its support behind Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management's buyout proposal for the PC maker. Dell is at the center of a battle, with Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake on one side, and Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management on the other.
PARIS, July 8- LVMH said on Monday it has acquired 80 percent of Italian luxury cashmere clothing brand Loro Piana for 2 billion euros, boosting the French group's presence in high-end handcrafted products popular with Asian buyers. "The price is steep but it is a fairly unique business," said Paul Swinand, analyst at market research house Morningstar.
BOSTON, July 8- EMC Corp's RSA security division said it had acquired Aveksa Inc, a provider of cloud-based services that businesses use to verify the identity people accessing corporate networks and Web-based software.
Yahoo is still on a spending spree, picking up three apps in as many days: one for creating videos on Apple's iPhone, another to manage contacts and a third for fantasy sports.
A look at Linn Energy's potential deal to acquire Berry Petroleum, with CNBC's David Faber. Analysts say the SEC inquiry into Linn could delay the deal.
LONDON, July 2- Thomson Reuters Corp has agreed to buy the foreign exchange options business of Tradeweb Markets for an undisclosed amount, the company said on Tuesday. The acquisition is part of a larger push by Thomson Reuters to expands its presence in foreign exchange.
Scott Di Valerio, Outerwall CEO, discusses the company's name change and recent acquisition of ECO ATM, a self-service kiosk used to purchase used mobile phones and other electronic devices.
Activist investor Carl Icahn finalized a deal in his bid to acquire Dell. CNBC's David Faber & Maria Bartiromo speak to Icahn about the details of the deal and what his plans are after the potential acquisition.
NEW YORK, July 1- Steinway Musical Instruments Inc., the 160- year-old manufacturer of pianos, saxophones and trumpets, said on Monday it had agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Kohlberg& Co. in a deal valued at about $438 million.
CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details in the battle for Dell.
NEW YORK, June 30- Cancer drugmaker Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Sunday it rejected a roughly $10 billion takeover offer from larger biotechnology company Amgen Inc as too low but still is considering selling itself.