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  • Samsung says its defacto holding company Cheil Industries Inc. will acquire Samsung C&T Corp. by offering 0.35 new Cheil shares for every Samsung C&T share. Analysts say the move will give Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong greater control over the conglomerate including its crown jewel Samsung Electronics Co.. The combined entity will be named Samsung C&T.

  • Charter nears deal to buy Time Warner Cable Monday, 25 May 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    A Time Warner Cable location in New York.

    The transaction that would mark John Malone's latest conquest of the US cable industry.

  • May 25- Charter Communications Inc is nearing a $55 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc, combining the third- and second-largest U.S. cable operators, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. The cash and stock deal, which values Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, comes just one month after Comcast Corp dropped its $45.2 billion merger...

  • May 25- Charter Communications Inc is near an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc for $195 per share in cash and stock, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. Time Warner Cable declined to comment, while Charter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Time Warner Cable shares closed Friday at $171.18.

  • *PartnerRe says Exor's offer price is "unacceptable". MILAN/NEW YORK, May 22- Bermuda- based reinsurer PartnerRe will ask its shareholders to vote on a merger with Axis Capital Holdings agreed in January, after rival bidder Exor refused to further sweeten its $6.8 billion offer. Exor has become PartnerRe's largest shareholder after acquiring a stake of 9.9...

  • HOUSTON— Vanguard Natural Resources LLC will acquire Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP in a $474 million deal. Vanguard Natural Resources will also assume $140 million of debt from Eagle Rock Energy Partners, which will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary. The company has operations in Texas, Wyoming, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado,...

  • MILAN, May 21- Italian investment holding company Exor said on Thursday it would not raise its $6.8 billion takeover offer for PartnerRe but was willing to negotiate with the reinsurer if its board declared its offer superior to that of rival suitor Axis Capital Holdings. Bermuda- based PartnerRe said on Wednesday it was ready to talk to Exor, to see if there was...

  • FRANKFURT, May 21- Germany's premium carmakers Mercedes, Audi and BMW have teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to increase their firepower to acquire Nokia's mapping unit HERE, according to two people familiar with the matter. Finland's Nokia started a strategic review of its maps business last month, setting in motion an auction process that...

  • *Deal values Omnicare at $12.7 bln, including $2.3 bln debt. May 21- CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. drugstore operator, said on Thursday it will buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare Inc for $10.1 billion to expand in the growing market serving the senior patient population. CVS offered $98 per Omnicare share, representing a premium of 4 percent to...

  • *Elbit to pay $117.9 mln upfront, rest based on performance. TEL AVIV, May 21- Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems agreed to buy Nice Systems' cyber and intelligence division for up to $157.9 million as it seeks to boost its presence in this fast-growing market. Elbit, Israel's largest listed defence company, will pay $117.9 million in cash at closure of...

  • May 21- CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. drugstore operator, said on Thursday it will buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare Inc for $10.1 billion to expand in the market serving the elderly. CVS's $98 per share offer represents a premium of 4 percent to Omnicare's closing price on Wednesday. Omnicare's stock had risen 9.5 percent since April 30 when...

  • CVS Health to buy Omnicare in $12.7 billion deal Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    May 21- Drugstore operator CVS Health Corp said it will acquire pharmacy service provider Omnicare Inc for an enterprise value of about $12.7 billion. The $98 per share offer represents a premium of 4 percent over Omnicare's closing price on Wednesday. The deal includes debt of about $2.3 billion.

  • Elbit Systems buys Nice's cyber unit for up to $158 mln Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, May 21- Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems has agreed to buy Nice Systems' cyber and intelligence division for $157.9 million as it seeks to boost its presence in this fast-growing market. Elbit, Israel's largest listed defence company, will pay $117.9 million in cash at closure of the deal, expected in the third quarter.

  • May 20- Salesforce.com Inc, the subject of takeover speculation for the past few weeks, raised its revenue forecast for the full year, after the cloud software company reported a profit for the first time in seven quarters. "I think what investors will be very enthusiastic about tomorrow is how much margin upside there was," FBR Capital Markets analyst Samad Samana...

  • MILAN, May 20- Bermuda- based reinsurer PartnerRe said on Wednesday it was ready to talk to Italian holding company Exor to see if there was room to improve its $6.8 billion takeover bid. "While we believe that PartnerRe is worth materially more than Exor has offered and the terms they have proposed are deficient, we stand ready to negotiate," PartnerRe Chairman...

  • UPDATE 1-Salesforce raises full-year revenue forecast Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    May 20- Salesforce.com Inc, the subject of takeover speculation for the past few weeks, raised its revenue forecast for the full year, after the cloud software company reported a profit for the first time in seven quarters. Bloomberg reported last month that Salesforce had been approached by a potential buyer. SAP, along with Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp and IBM,...

  • Telecoms takeover talk helps lift European shares Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:29 PM ET

    *Altice surges 11.6 pct on Suddenlink bid, Vodafone also gains. *Burberry shares slide on profit guidance cut. LONDON, May 20- European shares edged higher on Wednesday, extending the previous session's gains, with the telecoms sector getting a big lift from deal-making and takeover talk.

  • MANNHEIM, Germany, May 20- German software company SAP's chief executive once again ruled out any move to acquire Salesforce.com, then went further by saying that its richly valued rival is unlikely to be acquired by any other player in the industry. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and SAP have all been touted as potentional buyers of Salesforce, which last month said it had...

  • PARIS, May 20- French telecommunications group Altice SA said it agreed to buy Suddenlink Communications in a deal valuing the company at $9.1 billion to enter the fast-growing U.S. cable sector. Altice is buying 70 percent of Suddenlink from existing shareholders BC Partners, CPP Investment Board and Suddenlink management, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Altice enters US cable market with Suddenlink buy Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    French telecommunications group Altice said it agreed to buy Suddenlink Communications in a deal valuing the company at $9.1 billion.