• UPDATE 1-Salix Pharma to buy Santarus for $2.6 billion Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 6:44 PM ET

    *Offer price of $32/ share is 37 pct above Santarus' Thursday close. Nov 7- Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd will buy Santarus Inc for about $2.6 billion to boost its portfolio of drugs with a complementary set of products from the specialty pharmaceutical company. The $32 per share offer is a 37 percent premium to Santarus' Thursday close on the Nasdaq.

  • Salix Pharma agrees to buy Santarus for about $2.6 bln Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    Nov 7- Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd said it has agreed to buy Santarus Inc for about $2.6 billion to acquire the specialty biopharmaceutical company's portfolio of gastrointestinal drugs. The $32 per share offer price is a 37 percent premium to Santarus' Thursday close of $23.22 on the Nasdaq.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc, looking to protect its core business from new competition, has bought out the remainder of its majority-owned data center technology start-up, Insieme, in a deal that could cost up to $863 million.

  • UPDATE 3-Office Depot closes deal to buy OfficeMax Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 6:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 5- Office Depot Inc on Tuesday closed its deal to buy smaller rival OfficeMax Inc but both U.S. office retailers reported third-quarter results that missed Wall Street's profit targets, underscoring the challenges the combined company will face.

  • Nov 5- U.S.-based specialty pharmaceutical company Endo Health Solutions Inc will buy Canadian peer Paladin Labs Inc to expand its presence in Canada and emerging markets, as generic competition for its top drugs squeeze sales.

  • Nov 5- IntercontinentalExchange Inc said on Tuesday it expects to close its takeover of NYSE Euronext within days, and reported an 8 percent rise in third-quarter profit, helped by lower taxes and new clearing revenues.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- IntercontinentalExchange Inc Chief Executive Jeff Sprecher said on Tuesday that he hopes ICE's more than $10 billion NYSE Euronext takeover will close within days.

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 5- Private equity investor 3 i has bought out the co-owner of its ferry group Scandlines and finalised refinancing of existing debt facilities. 3 i bought Allianz Capital Partners' 49 percent stake for 165 million euros. 3 i and ACP bought Scandlines for 1.5 billion euros at the peak of the buyout boom in 2007, backed with 1.28 billion euros of debt.

  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals CEO Michael Bonney discusses the impact to his business from acquiring Optimer and Trius Therapeutics; and what's in the pipeline.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BOSTON, Nov 4- The Federal Reserve should scale back its asset purchases only when the U.S. economy shows clearer signs of improvement and even then it should act slowly, one senior central banker said on Monday, while two others stressed there is no need to rush.

  • Nov 4- Weyerhaeuser Co is selling its homebuilding division to Tri Pointe Homes Inc in a $2.7 billion deal that will leave Weyerhaeuser shareholders in control of one of the 10 largest homebuilders in the United States. The unit's biggest brand is Pardee Homes, which builds houses in Southern California and Las Vegas.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 31- Brazilian mid-sized lender Banco Industrial e Comercial SA said on Thursday it will sell 72 percent of its capital to China Construction Bank for 1.62 billion reais which could lead to a delisting of the Brazilian bank. The Sao Paulo- based bank, which specializes in corporate credit, is being advised by Citigroup Inc..

  • Crown said in a statement that it would buy Mivisa from investment funds managed by affiliates of The Blackstone Group LP, N +1 Mercapital and management. Mivisa has 10 manufacturing facilities, including six in Spain and one in Morocco, Crown said.

  • UPDATE 1-Mexico again rejects Sherwin Williams Comex bid Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 30- Mexico's competition authority said on Wednesday it rejected an appeal by U.S. paint maker Sherwin Williams over its blocked bid to acquire Mexican paint company Consorcio Comex for $2.34 billion.

  • Oct 30- Accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Wednesday it struck a deal to buy corporate consulting firm Booz& Co, the latest in a string of mergers by global audit firms aimed at bulking up their fast-growing advisory businesses.

  • *Radical restructuring should involve Congress- expert. WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday kicked off a fresh drive to fix the way the Pentagon buys weapons and services, vowing to "look past Band-Aid fixes and parochial interests" and implement meaningful reforms.

  • *Lion, Bega, Murray Goulburn can block Saputo- analyst. SYDNEY, Oct 29- Kirin Holdings Co Ltd bought a 10 percent stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd on Tuesday, in a move that could block a takeover of the Australian dairy company by Canada's Saputo Inc..

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Apax Partners LLP is in advanced talks to acquire medical cost containment services company One Call Care Management Inc from Odyssey Investment Partners LLC for more than $2 billion, three people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • Men's Wearhouse: Uh, no thanks, Jos. A. Bank     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 10:12 AM ET

    Men's Wearhouse has rejected an acquisition bid from its smaller rival, saying the offer significantly undervalues the company, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Jim Cramer weighs in on the Joseph A. Bank offer to acquire Men's Warehouse. MW refused the deal.

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