LONDON, Nov 21- British insurer Aviva said on Friday it had agreed terms on a possible deal to buy rival Friends Life for 5.6 billion pounds, as British pension reform puts pressure on insurance companies to find new business. Aviva's all-share offer of 0.74 shares for every Friends Life share implies a 15 percent premium to the closing price on Friday.» Read More
Sandy Villere, Villere Funds, shares his thoughts on Greenlight Capital's new stake in Conn's.
Eli Lilly Chairman & CEO John Lechleiter discusses his business' expansion of its animal health unit with the acquisition of Novartis' animal health business.
GlaxoSmithKline CEO Sir Andrew Witty, explains the large portfolio of vaccinations his company provides, and the value added from the company's acquisition of Novartis' vaccination business.
GlaxoSmithKline CEO Sir Andrew Witty, discusses the benefit to shareholders from his company's acquisition of Novartis' vaccination business, as well as its oncology unit.
Bob Moritz, PricewaterhouseCoopers chairman and senior partner, discusses the company's plan to boost its consulting business by extending its global reach.
Arne Sorenson, CEO & president of Marriott International, discusses his company's acquisition of the largest hotel company in Africa.
Michael Carr, Goldman Sachs M&A group in the Americas, shares his thoughts on the role of activists in deal making and the outlook for mergers and acquisitions.
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Discussing Facebook's decision to purchase virtual reality technology company Oculus VR for $2 billion, with Dennis Berman, The Wall Street Journal.
Discussing Facebook's decision to purchase virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion, with Mike Isaac, Re/code senior editor.
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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.
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.
A recent acquisition shows how bedroom novelties have aroused the interest of private equity firm Brookstone Partners.