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  • 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.

  • LONDON, June 11- Japan Tobacco Inc has agreed to buy the maker of E-Lites, a leading brand of e-cigarettes in Britain, giving it entry into the fast-growing market for tobacco alternatives. Japan Tobacco said on Wednesday that it had agreed to buy all outstanding shares of E-Lites' parent company Zandera, founded in 2009..

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 10- Patent risk management company RPX Corp is in advanced talks to acquire litigation data provider PatentFreedom, three sources familiar with the deal said, a move that highlights the growing importance of services for companies trying to fend off patent lawsuits.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 10- Google Inc said on Tuesday it is acquiring satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 million in cash, the Internet company's second high-profile acquisition of an aerospace company this year. Google said that Skybox's satellites will provide images for Google's online mapping service.

  • June 10- Botox maker Allergan Inc on Tuesday rejected a sweetened $53 billion takeover offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and activist investor William Ackman, reiterating that it undervalues the company and is too risky for shareholders.

  • Behind the Merck-Idenix deal     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Merck is buying Idenix Pharmaceuticals for $3.85 billion in a deal that has already been approved by the boards of both companies, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.