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  • Chipmaker RF Micro to buy TriQuint for $1.6 billion Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers.

  • Feb 24- Canada's Augusta Resource Corp urged its shareholders to reject HudBay Minerals Inc's hostile takeover bid on Monday, and said investors controlling more than one-third of its common shares plan to refuse the offer.

  • Feb 24- Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices Inc will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor Inc for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers. TriQuint's shares jumped 29 percent in premarket trading to $11.9, above the implied offer price of $9.73.

  • M&A deals rise as risk appetite increases     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    Peter Weinberg, Perella Weinberg Partners, weighs in on recent mergers and acquisitions, from Facebook buying WhatsApp for $16 billion to Comcast's $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, and discusses the role of the activist investor. I don't know a company now that isn't focused on activists, says Weinberg.

  • Feb 23- Private equity firm Cinven Ltd has agreed to acquire pharmaceutical contract research organization Medpace Inc from buyout firm CCMP Capital Advisors LLC for a little over $900 million, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 21- Dish Networks Inc Chairman Charlie Ergen said the proposed merger between Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc will cause a "seismic shift" in the media business and his company is considering how to respond. Comcast, the largest U.S. cable operator, said on Feb. 13 it had agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal for $45.2 billion.

  • Private equity's new target play: Sex toys Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
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    A recent acquisition shows how bedroom novelties have aroused the interest of private equity firm Brookstone Partners.

  • G Asset Management has proposed to acquire 51 percent of Barnes & Noble at $22 per share, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Charter was outmaneuvered in its $37.3 billion bid to acquire Time Warner Cable when Comcast Corp offered $45.2 billion. Rutledge declined to comment when asked if he was worried about the size of Comcast, already the No. 1 cable provider in the United States, if regulators allow the Time Warner Cable deal to go through.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- Comcast Corp said on Thursday it plans to submit documents on its proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc to U.S. regulators by the end of March, when antitrust and public interest reviews will be launched. Comcast is targeting the end of March to submit its application to the FCC, spokeswoman Sena Fitzmaurice said.

  • UPDATE 2-Brookdale Senior Living to buy Emeritus Corp Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    Feb 20- Brookdale Senior Living Inc said it would buy Emeritus Corp for about $1.4 billion in an all-stock deal, creating the largest owner-operator of senior housing in the United States. Brookdale will also assume $1.4 billion of Emeritus Corp's debt.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- Comcast Corp said it plans to submit documents on its proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc to U.S. federal regulators by the end of March, when antitrust and public interest reviews will be launched. Comcast is targeting the end of March to submit its application to the FCC, said spokeswoman Sena Fitzmaurice.

  • Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on Facebook's $16 billion deal to acquire the messaging startup and what it signals about the company's future focus. What Facebook has done is essentially doubled its utility value, Mahaney says.

  • WhatsApp-ing with Facebook?     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    This really gives Facebook a tremendous share of time spent on mobile devices, says Rich Greenfield, BTIG analyst, sharing his thoughts on whether Facebook's $16 billion bet will pay off.

  • Facebook acquiring startup WhatsApp     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the deal is about connecting more people, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin, with the latest details of the $16 billion acquisition.

  • Facebook buying WhatsApp in $16B deal     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Bob Peck, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst, discusses Facebook's acquisition of messaging startup WhatsApp. The price they're paying is about $42 dollars per user, it's not a bad deal, says Peck.

  • Feb 20- Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC are in advanced talks to acquire a minority stake in Kronos Inc that could value the resources management software firm at around $4.5 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Feb 19- Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock in a landmark deal that places the world's largest social network closer to the heart of mobile communications and may bring younger users into the fold.

  • Safeway exploring sale of company Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    The second-largest U.S. mainstream grocery store operator, said on Wednesday it is in talks about a possible sale of the company.

  • Feb 19- U.S.-based Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc, which provides fee-based debt collection services, said it would buy Norway's Aktiv Kapital AS for about $880 million to expand its debt collection services in Europe.