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  • Belden to buy security software company Tripwire Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Belden Inc. said Tuesday that it plans to acquire Tripwire Inc., a privately-held security software company based in Portland, Oregon, for $710 million in cash. The St. Louis- based communications equipment company said that the deal will help address cybersecurity issues for its customers. Shares of Belden increased $1.62 to close at $74.92 Tuesday.

  • Last month, the troubled retailer and its chief executive disclosed plans to form a real estate investment trust that would acquire as many as 300 Sears stores and lease them back to the retailer. This, CreditSights estimated, could help Sears raise $2.6 billion, providing a critical cash injection. Sears plans to fund the REIT by offering shareholders the right...

  • NEW YORK/ WINNIPEG, Dec 9- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc is abandoning its growth-by-acquisitions strategy for the time being to try to reduce debt, boost its stock price and one day return to its traditional deal-making in a stronger position, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Speculation about Valeant's next takeover target has...

  • NEW YORK/ WINNIPEG, Dec 9- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc is abandoning its growth-by-acquisitions strategy for the time being to try to reduce debt, boost its stock price and one day return to its traditional deal-making in a stronger position, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Speculation about Valeant's next takeover target has...

  • $9.5 billion blockbuster drug deal  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Following Merck's acquisition of Cubist, chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier discusses innovation possibilities the deal presents for public health, with CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • Entercom buying 15-station Lincoln Financial group Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    BALA CYNWYD, Pa.— A Pennsylvania- based radio company says it's acquiring the 15- station Lincoln Financial Media group from the insurance holding firm Lincoln National Corp.. Lincoln Financial Media's stations are in the Atlanta, Denver, Miami and San Diego markets. Radnor- based Lincoln National entered the broadcasting business with its 2006 purchase of...

  • Dec 8- Hanwha SolarOne Co Ltd will buy Germany- based affiliate Q Cell Investment Co Ltd in a deal valued at about $1.2 billion to avoid U.S. tariffs on China- made products. Q Cell, owned by Hanwha SolarOne's parent Hanwha Holdings Co Ltd, has plants in Malaysia, which are not subject to U.S. and European anti-dumping tariffs. Under the deal, Hanwha SolarOne will issue...

  • LISBON, Dec 5- Telecoms group Altice's plan to buy the Portuguese operations of Brazil's Oi for 7.4 billion euros depends on winning the backing of shareholders in Portugal Telecom SGPS, the holding company which owns 25.6 percent of Oi, a spokesman for Portugal Telecom said. Lisbon- listed Portugal Telecom SGPS is the target of a 1.2 billion-euro takeover offer...

  • LONDON, Dec 4- Global mining company Rio Tinto is not looking to make any major acquisition to protect itself from a potential Glencore takeover, Chief Executive Sam Walsh said at a meeting with investors on Thursday. Since Rio Tinto rejected a tentative approach from smaller rival Glencore in July, speculation has mounted that it might rush to make an...

  • LONDON, Dec 4- Global mining company Rio Tinto is not looking to make any major acquisition to protect itself from a potential Glencore takeover, Chief Executive Sam Walsh said at a meeting with investors on Thursday. After Rio Tinto rejected a tentative July approach from smaller rival Glencore, speculation has mounted that it might rush to make an acquisition...

  • Symphony Communications buys Markit's chat service Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Dec 2- Symphony Communication Services LLC, a financial industry instant messaging company backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc and other big banks, said it bought the open messaging business of financial information provider Markit Ltd.. Goldman led a group of 14 banks including Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc and JPMorgan Chase& Co in making a $66 million...

  • Autonomy's fight with Hewlett-Packard  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Michael Lynch, Autonomy founder, discusses "accounting misrepresentations" involving Autonomy after it was sold to Hewlett-Packard back in 20111 for $11 billion.

  • Otsuka said subsidiary Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd would pay $17 per share in cash, or a premium of 13.3 percent to Avanir's closing price on Monday. The deal, Otsuka's biggest according to Thomson Reuters data, comes as the company aims to beef up its product pipeline ahead of a so-called "patent cliff" after April 2015, when its U.S. patent for schizophrenia drug...

  • Dec 2- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, a unit of Japan's Otsuka Holdings Co Ltd, said it would buy U.S.-based Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc for about $3.5 billion to expand its neurologic drug portfolio. Otsuka's deal comes as it faces imminent expiration of its patent for schizophrenia drug Abilify in April 2015. Goldman Sachs advised Otsuka while Centerview...

  • Dec 1- Cypress Semiconductor Corp will buy peer Spansion Inc for $1.59 billion in stock to create a flash-memory chipmaker with more than $2 billion in annual revenue. Spansion's stock was trading at $25.20 after the bell, lower than Cypress's offer of $25.63, based on Monday's close. Spansion shareholders will receive 2.457 Cypress shares for each Spansion...

  • TORONTO, Dec 1- Intel Corp said on Monday it has acquired PasswordBox, a Montreal- based identity management service that gives users a convenient way to log into websites and applications from any device without having to type or remember passwords. The Santa Clara, California- based chipmaker said PasswordBox will become part of the Safe Identity...

  • Vodafone eyeing Liberty Global?  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber discusses the future of Vodafone after reports of a potential acquisition of Liberty Global surfaced in a story by Bloomberg.

  • Nov 28- BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, said it would buy its mobile products distributor, Glentel Inc, for about C $594 million in cash and stock. Glentel's shareholders will receive C $26.50 per share, which represents a 108 percent premium to its Thursday close on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Including net debt and minority interest of...

  • Corporate finance adviser Hampleton Partners' report said that $9.4 billion has been spent in the past three years to acquire so-called "Internet of Things" suppliers, with $5 billion, or more than half of the total, in the first nine months of 2014.. The report, which studied more than 100 transactions in the category, said that early consolidation has been led by...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Medtronic Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Dublin- based Covidien Plc on condition that it sell its drug-coated balloon catheter business, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Medtronic and Covidien shareholders will vote on the merger on Jan. 6. Medtronic is the world's largest stand-alone medical device maker, with a...