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  • Dish Network Proposes Deal For Sprint: Report  Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 6:29 AM ET

    Dish Network has made an informal offer to acquire Sprint Nextel for $7 per share in a deal worth $25.5 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal, reports the "Squawk Box News crew.

  • JAB to Buy Douwe Egberts Firm for $10 Billion Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Douwe Egberts

    German investor Joh A Benckiser (JAB) is to buy the owner of Douwe Egberts coffee in a 7.5-billion-euro ($9.8 billion) deal to create a global hot drinks empire.

  • Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, reveals details of his company's acquisition of private information technology company CompuCom.

  • Ericsson to Buy Microsoft's IPTV Business Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 4:55 AM ET

    Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson struck a deal on Monday to buy Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV business, which makes software used by phone companies to deliver television over the Internet.

  • GE to Buy Oil & Gas Giant Lufkin for $3.38 Billion Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    General Electric agreed to buy oilfield services provider Lufkin Industries to expand its profitable oil and gas business.

  • Nasdaq Buys BGC's eSpeed Platform  Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    Howard Lutnick, BGC Partners CEO, explains why he is selling the company's electronic Treasury trading platform to the Nasdaq OMX Group for nearly $1.3 billion.

  • A $25 Million Question Over a Bid for Dell Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 8:28 AM ET

    Is Stephen Schwarzman's Blackstone Group really bidding for Dell? Or is it part of a bizarre, high-stakes charade? The New York Times reports.

  • Let's Make an M&A Deal  Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    Deal numbers are down but value is up, explains Matthew Toole, Thomson Reuters, providing an outlook on mergers and acquisitions.

  • Nasdaq OMX Acquires eSpeed For $750 Million  Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the NASDAQ OMX has acquired the eSpeed trading platform from BGC Partners for $750 million.

  • Douwe Egberts Coffee Group Gets $8.2 Billion Bid Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 4:15 AM ET

    D.E Master Blenders 1753 said on Thursday it received a 6.4- billion-euro takeover offer from German investor Joh A Benckiser, sending shares of the Dutch coffee and tea maker up more than 25 percent.

  • Michael Dell Is Biggest Wildcard in Fight for PC Maker Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 6:19 AM ET

    Michael Dell likely couldn't have known when he proposed taking his company private last year that he would trigger a three-way contest.

  • TNT to Cut 4,000 Jobs After Failed UPS Deal Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    A TNT delivery truck near Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Dutch package delivery firm TNT Express said on Monday it will cut 4,000 jobs and focus on Europe after a failed $7 billion takeover by United Parcel Service.

  • As politicians in Cyprus scrambles to clinch a bailout deal to avert a collapse of its banking sector, Rosneft and BP finalized a deal to create the world's largest listed oil major, an agreement Rosneft's CEO hailed as "more important than the situation in Cyprus".

  • The Art of Making Deals in M&A  Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    Eileen Nugent, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and James Morphy, Sullivan & Cromwell, discuss management buyouts in big companies; and weigh in on the role of activist investors in mergers and acquisitions.

  • Checking Out the 2013 M&A Landscape  Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin talks with Mark Shafir, Citigroup co-head of global M&A, about targets, taxes and strategy in the area of mergers and acquisitions this year.

  • Yahoo in Talks to Buy Stake in Video Site: Report Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    Yahoo billboard in San Francisco, CA

    Yahoo is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Dailymotion, one of the world's most popular online video websites.

  • Liberty Media Acquires Rare Stake in Charter  Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    Greg Maffei, Liberty Media CEO, reveals the details of his company's 27 percent acquisition of Charter Communications for $2.6 billion.

  • Sizing Up the PC Landscape  Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    Dell's core PC business is declining, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. To make the company private under Michael Dell's plan would mean the company would take on about $15 billion in debt. Gerry Smith, Lenovo President of the Americas, weighs in.

  • Gore Sued Over Current TV Sale to Al-Jazeera Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    A television consultant claims that former Vice President Al Gore and others at Current TV stole his idea to sell the struggling network to Al-Jazeera.

  • Richard Schulze's efforts to take over Best Buy, the struggling electronics retailer he founded nearly 47 years ago, have ended. The New York Times reports.