LONDON, Feb 27- British Airways-owner International Airlines Group raised its 2015 profit forecast by more than 20 percent, outperforming struggling continental rivals and sending its shares to an all-time high. IAG, which is trying to acquire Ireland's Aer Lingus, said on Friday that the profit increase would be driven by cost control across the group and...» Read More
Sept 16- Endo International Plc offered to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc for about $2.2 billion in cash and stock. The offer of $28.10 per share represents a premium of 30.6 percent to Auxilium's Tuesday closing price of $21.52 on the Nasdaq. Endo said it intends to fund the transaction through cash on hand and debt financing.
FRANKFURT, Sept 16- U.S. buyout firm Blackstone is acquiring two office towers in Frankfurt, Germany, for a combined 350 million euros to bolster its real estate business, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
*Takeover of SABMiller seen costing nearly $122 bln. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Sept 15- SABMiller's rejected bid for smaller brewer Heineken has revived talk about deals that could reshape the global beer industry in coming months. "We believe SABMiller could now be considered to be' in play' and view AB InBev as a potential acquirer," said Numis analyst Wyn Ellis.
CNBC's Josh Lipton discusses Apple's ridiculous iPhone 6 pre-order numbers, and the founder of Minecraft is leaving after selling the company to Microsoft.
STOCKHOLM, Sept 15- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire Stockholm- based games developer Mojang and the company's wildly popular Minecraft video game franchise for $2.5 billion.
*SABMiller gains on report InBev seeking funding for takeover. A recovery in mergers and acquisitions has helped drive stock markets to multi-year highs, and sentiment was helped by a report that the world's No. 1 brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, was working on a bid for rival SABMiller.
Sept 15- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp struck its biggest deal on Monday, acquiring healthcare IT services provider TriZetto Corp for $2.7 billion to beef up its slowing healthcare business. Shares of the company, which is buying TriZetto from London- based private equity firm Apax Partners LLP, rose nearly 3 percent in premarket trading.
Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO, discusses his $970 million deal with Amazon and the opportunities collaborating with the e-commerce giant presents. Shear says he was attracted to Amazon because they promised autonomy and more resources to operate faster.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- Shares of eBay were up but paring earlier sharp gains on Friday after a company spokesman said eBay has had no conversations with Google about acquiring a stake in the company. U.S. and Europe- based traders had cited rumors that Google was taking a stake in or buying eBay.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11- Hewlett-Packard Co plans to buy cloud software startup Eucalyptus Software, a rare acquisition for the company since its failed $11 billion purchase of Britain's Autonomy Plc in 2011..
BOSTON, Sept 11- Some Dollar Tree Inc investors are crossing their fingers the company doesn't succeed in its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc, saying it could expand and repurchase stock with the $305 million breakup fee while avoiding all the risk of a major acquisition.
BRUSSELS, Sept 11- European Union antitrust regulators approved on Thursday British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, which will make it the biggest pay-TV provider in Europe. The merged company will have operations in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.
TORONTO/ LAS VEGAS, Sept 11- BlackBerry has acquired a U.K- based mobile technology start-up whose software allows users to have multiple phone numbers on the same device, the Canadian tech firm said on Thursday. The purchase of Movirtu helps BlackBerry ramp up its portfolio of services to cater to the needs of its core base of corporate and government clients.
TORONTO/ LAS VEGAS, Sept 11- BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday it has acquired Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions, as part of its move to continue building out its portfolio of value-added services that cater to the needs of its core base of corporate and government clients.
CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discuss Microsoft's potential buy of Sweden's "Mojang," the maker of the "Minecraft" video game. Cramer says Xbox is not core to Microsoft and this is the beginning of a spin off.
LONDON, Sept 10- London Stock Exchange Group said on Wednesday that its shareholders have approved the company's planned $2.7 billion takeover of U.S. index compiler and asset management firm Frank Russell.
Sept 8- General Mills Inc, the maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mixes, said it would acquire organic food producer Annie's Inc for about $820 million to expand its presence in the fast-growing U.S. natural foods market. General Mills's offer of $46 per share in cash represents a premium of about 37.3 percent to Annie's Inc's Monday closing.
General Mills will acquire organic food producer Annie's for about $820M in cash as it works to boost its presence in the natural food space.
SAO PAULO, Sept 8- Banana producer Chiquita Brands International Inc has postponed a shareholder vote on a plan to merge with Fyffes Plc in order to engage in discussions with Safra Group and Grupo Cutrale regarding a $611 million unsolicited takeover bid.
Sept 8- Ryanair Holdings Plc, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, signed a deal on Monday to buy 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX jetliners for up to $11 billion, launching a new version of the single-aisle plane that will allow it to squeeze in more passengers.