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  • UPDATE 3-Buffett's Berkshire buys P&G's Duracell Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    *Buffett to return $4.7 billion worth of shares to P&G. Nov 13- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Thursday it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery unit in a stock swap, taking over a business the billionaire has supported for nearly two decades. The addition of Duracell, whose batteries are known for their copper-colored tops, gives...

  • Why Warren Buffett wants Duracell   Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Why Warren Buffett wants Duracell

    Discussing the price of Warren Buffett's acquisition of Duracell from Procter & Gamble, Nik Modi, RBC Capital Markets, explains why it seem like the perfect fit for the way Berkshire philosophically thinks about assets.

  • Warren Buffet's big bet on batteries   Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Warren Buffet's big bet on batteries

    Warren Buffett is buying Duracell from Procter & Gamble. CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down the deal.

  • Nov 13- Student loan servicing company Navient Corp said it would buy a portfolio of federally guaranteed student loans from Wells Fargo& Co, totaling $8.5 billion. The acquisition is expected to close in the quarter ending December, Navient said. Due to a change in federal law, Wells Fargo had not issued federal student loans since June 30, 2010, the bank said in a...

  • Nov 13- PrairieSky Royalty Ltd, which was spun off from EnCana Corp earlier this year, said it would acquire peer Range Royalty Ltd Partnership in a deal worth C $699 million. Both companies own properties in Western Canada and collect royalties from oil companies operating on these properties. PrairieSky also said it intends to increase its annual dividend to C...

  • Nov 13- PrairieSky Royalty Ltd, which was spun off from EnCana Corp earlier this year, said it would acquire peer Range Royalty Ltd Partnership in a deal worth $699 million. Both companies own properties in Western Canada and collect royalties from oil companies operating on these properties. PrairieSky also said it intends to increase its annual dividend to...

  • Berkshire buys Duracell from P&G for $4.7B   Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:33 AM ET
    Berkshire buys Duracell from P&G for $4.7B

    The "Squawk Box" news team discusses Berkshire's acquisition of Duracell from Procter & Gamble.

  • Yahoo to acquire video ad firm BrightRoll for $640M Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Yahoo will acquire video advertising network Brightroll in an all-cash deal valued at $640 million.

  • Yahoo buys video ad service BrightRoll for $640 mln Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 11- Yahoo Inc will pay about $640 million for automated advertising service BrightRoll, beefing up its ability to sell video ads in real-time to marketers. The acquisition sustains Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's acquisition spree and sharpens the company's focus on video ads, which it hopes can offset declining Internet ad prices...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 11- Mondelez International Inc said on Tuesday it will pay $370 million to buy an 80 percent stake in Vietnamese company Kinh Do Corp's snack business. Mondelez, based in Deerfield, Illinois, already has a small presence in Vietnam selling some of its Oreo, Ritz and Cadbury products. Mondelez will acquire two Kinh Do manufacturing facilities, as well as...

  • *Fugro leads industry rally as Boskalis takes stake. LONDON, Nov 10- European stocks rose on Monday, boosted by acquisition activity in the oil services industry, where Dutch group Boskalis took a stake in Fugro, and in the telecoms and food sectors. Boskalis denied any intention of making a full bid but its surprise purchase boosted takeover hopes in the sector and...

  • Nov 10- KKR& Co, which led the acquisition of oil and gas producer Samson Resources Corp for $7.2 billion in 2011 and has already sold almost half its acreage to cope with lower energy prices, plans to sell its North Dakota Bakken oil deposit worth less than $500 million as part of an ongoing downsizing plan, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Estee Lauder snaps up third luxury brand in a month Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    Nov 7- Estee Lauder Cos Inc bought French luxury perfume brand Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, its third acquisition in less than a month as the company looks to boost its portfolio of high-end luxury perfumes and skin care brands. The Frédéric Malle fragrances, which cost upwards of $150, are sold through five standalone stores in Paris and New York.

  • Nov 6- Canada's Cott Corp said it would buy a U.S. direct-to-consumer water and coffee provider for $1.25 billion to expand beyond its private-label soft drinks and juice businesses. Cott's U.S.-listed shares were up about 12 percent at $6.76 before the bell on Thursday after the company said it would buy DSS Group Inc, parent of DS Services of America Inc..

  • LONDON, Nov 6- AstraZeneca, which saw off a $118 billion bid from Pfizer in May, said quarterly results showed its standalone strength, while recent U.S. tax changes removed much of the case for a new takeover attempt. Chief Executive Pascal Soriot, who has fought hard to prove AstraZeneca does not need the kind of mega-merger offered by Pfizer, said he would use the...

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Recent U.S. tax changes have weakened the case for companies like Pfizer to shift their tax bases overseas by striking so-called tax inversion deals, according to AstraZeneca's chief executive. AstraZeneca fended off a $118 billion takeover bid from its larger U.S. rival in May but there is speculation Pfizer may return after Nov. 26, when it is...

  • BSkyB to own 87 percent of Sky Deutschland Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 6- British pay-TV group BSkyB is to own a bigger-than-expected 87 percent of Sky Deutschland once its takeover closes, increasing its leverage but also its future earning power from European expansion. Britain's dominant pay-TV provider agreed in June to pay $9 billion for Rupert Murdoch's 57- percent stake in Sky Deutschland and all of Sky Italia...

  • LONDON, Nov 5- Trading house Mercuria aims to sell a stake of up to 20 percent to a strategic partner in the second quarter of 2015 after it completes integration with the newly acquired assets of JPMorgan, its chief executive said. The company has been working on the placement for a couple of years but it had to be postponed after Mercuria decided to acquire the...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Nov 5- Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena is likely to tap investors for up to 2.5 billion euros next year to fill a capital shortfall laid bare by recent stress tests, pay back state aid and prepare itself for a possible takeover, banking sources said. The future of Italy's third biggest bank, the world's oldest, has been hanging in the balance after a...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- With Congressional election results so far confirming expectations, a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate will likely deal investors a result that could have a direct effect on the energy sector and other slices of the equities market. Republican Senate candidates picked up formerly Democratic seats in Montana, Colorado, West Virginia, South...