NEW YORK-- Iconix Brand Group Inc. said Friday that it bought the remaining 49 percent stake in the Ecko portfolio of brands for about $45 million in cash. The clothing brand licensing company previously held a 51 percent stake in IP Holdings Unltd LLC, which it bought in 2009. Marc Ecko Enterprises will remain the core apparel licensee for the brands.» Read More
LONDON, April 3- AstraZeneca boosted its early-stage pipeline of experimental heart drugs on Wednesday by buying privately held U.S. biotechnology company AlphaCore Pharma, which is developing a new type of cholesterol medicine.
Howard Lutnick, BGC Partners CEO, explains why he is selling the company's electronic Treasury trading platform to the Nasdaq OMX Group for nearly $1.3 billion.
Is Stephen Schwarzman's Blackstone Group really bidding for Dell? Or is it part of a bizarre, high-stakes charade? The New York Times reports.
Deal numbers are down but value is up, explains Matthew Toole, Thomson Reuters, providing an outlook on mergers and acquisitions.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports the NASDAQ OMX has acquired the eSpeed trading platform from BGC Partners for $750 million.
NEW YORK, April 1- ICE arabica futures gained on Monday in heavy volumes as prices bounced between firm levels of technical resistance and support and continued to feel pressure from speculators' large bearish positions and expectations of ample global supplies.
D.E Master Blenders 1753 said on Thursday it received a 6.4- billion-euro takeover offer from German investor Joh A Benckiser, sending shares of the Dutch coffee and tea maker up more than 25 percent.
*Says JAB proposing 12.75 euros per share. AMSTERDAM, March 28- D.E Master Blenders 1753 said on Thursday it received a 6.4- billion-euro takeover offer from German investor Joh A Benckiser, sending shares of the Dutch coffee and tea maker up more than 25 percent.
LONDON, March 28- European shares extended their run of month-on-month gains on Thursday, led by takeover target D.E. A relatively calm reopening of banks in Cyprus after their closure during the country's recent bailout negotiations also helped the FTSEurofirst 300 provisionally close up 0.3 percent at 1,188.14.
LONDON, March 27- Prudential Plc has been fined 30 million pounds and had its CEO publicly censured for failing to inform Britain's financial watchdog about an ill-fated Asian takeover.
STOCKHOLM, March 27- In the shadow of well-known brands like Volvo and Ericsson, an acquisition-packed decade has made technology firm Hexagon one of Sweden's most valuable companies and a rare newcomer among its top blue chips.
March 26- Warren Buffett will become one of Goldman Sachs' ten largest shareholders essentially for free, after he and the bank amended a 2008 deal to exchange his potential profit on Goldman warrants for stock. Under a 2008 deal, Buffett had held the right to acquire about 43.5 million shares of stock at an exercise price of $115.
Michael Dell likely couldn't have known when he proposed taking his company private last year that he would trigger a three-way contest.
*Dell says Michael Dell willing to work with third parties. March 25- A frenzy of backroom negotiations was poised to begin on Monday after Dell Inc invited billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Blackstone Group to make firm takeover offers, potentially turning an existing $24.4 billion take-private deal into a starting bid for the No. 3 PC maker.
CAIRO/ LONDON, March 25- Despite dangerously low stockpiles of wheat, Egypt is unlikely to be able to buy more at international tenders until at least the end of June, industry sources say, and its plans to grow record harvests at home to replace imports are unrealistic.
March 25- Yahoo Inc has snapped up mobile news aggregator Summly, the latest in a string of small acquisitions intended to bolster the Web portal's mobile services.
March 25- Yahoo Inc has snapped up mobile news aggregator Summly, the companies said on their websites on Monday. The Summly app will be removed from the Apple Inc store and will be integrated into Yahoo's mobile initiatives.
Dutch package delivery firm TNT Express said on Monday it will cut 4,000 jobs and focus on Europe after a failed $7 billion takeover by United Parcel Service.
*Dell looking into various takeover proposals, shares rise. NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday after a deal to avert a financial meltdown in Cyprus, and its possible exit from the euro, zone was reached overnight.
March 24- A special committee of Dell Inc's board is evaluating separate takeover proposals from Blackstone Group and billionaire investor Carl Icahn to decide whether either or both are likely to trump an existing $24.4 billion take-private deal, a source familiar with the discussions said on Sunday.