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  • Rosneft Set to Clinch Deal on TNK-BP

    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
    The Art of Making Deals in M&A

    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
    Checking Out the 2013 M&A Landscape

    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
    Liberty Media's Big Push Into Cable

    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
    Sizing Up the PC Landscape

    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
    Current TV Fields Offers but Will the Network Sell?

    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.

  • Will Best Buy Restructuring Be Enough?

    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.

  • What Next for Buffett? Investors Line Up for Clues Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    Following Warren Buffett's purchase of ketchup maker Heinz, investors are wondering what he might do next. Yet part of the challenge of trying to predict Mr Buffett's next move is that the way he invests has changed dramatically over time. The FT reports.

  • FB to Acquire Atlas Solutions From Microsoft   Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 2:32 PM ET
    FB to Acquire Atlas Solutions From Microsoft

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Facebook will announce it will acquire a company called Atlas Solutions from Microsoft. The deal will be valued around $100 million.

  • Heinz Case May Involve a Side Bet in London Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:28 AM ET

    Regulators have escalated an investigation into suspicious trades placed ahead of the $23 billion takeover of H. J. Heinz, focusing on a complex derivative bet routed through London, according to two people briefed on the matter. The New York Times reports.

  • TSYS to Buy NetSpend in Debit Card Deal Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    Payment processor Total System Services said it will buy prepaid debit card provider NetSpend Holdings for about $1.4 billion in cash.

  • Burger Link in the Ketchup War That Never Was Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    The surprise deal that saw Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital Management swoop in this with a $28 billion bid for ketchup maker H.J. Heinz came with an interesting wrinkle that links two burger giants.

  • Wilbur Ross

    Following a flurry of merger deals, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross explains that more takeovers are likely.

  • Berkshire Hathaway, 3G to Buy Heinz for $23 Billion Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 8:18 AM ET
    President and CEO William R. Johnson of the H.J. Heinz Company

    H.J. Heinz confirmed Thursday that it agreed to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G for $28 billion.

  • Comcast CEO Goes All in For NBCUniversal   Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:15 AM ET
    Comcast CEO Goes All in For NBCUniversal

    Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, discusses why he is "bullish" on recent business transactions, including buying GE's remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion. "We've seen some early signs of turnaround and payoff for some of the investments we're making," he added. Both Comcast and GE stock were up on the announcement.

  • Comcast to Buy Remaining NBCUniversal Stake   Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    Comcast to Buy Remaining NBCUniversal Stake

    Todd Rethemeier, Hudson Square Research analyst, breaks down Comcast's fourth quarter earnings results, and weighs in on the news the company will be acquiring GE's remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion, saying it's a "pretty good diversification strategy."

  • OpenTable's CEO on What Apple's Cookin'   Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:51 AM ET
    OpenTable's CEO on What Apple's Cookin'

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Apple's CEO sees "incredible opportunities" in emerging markets. And, Matthew Roberts, OpenTable CEO, weighs in on where he sees the future of mobile technology.

  • Wapner: Apple Had Considered Large Acquistion   Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    Wapner: Apple Had Considered Large Acquistion

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Apple has considered large acquisitions in the past; and Timothy Lesko, Granite Investment Advisors, explains why he does not want the tech giant to use its cash for large acquisitions, but would rather see it spent on dividends or buybacks.

  • Three of Dell's largest investors joined Southeastern Asset Management on Friday in objecting to a $24.4 billion buyout of the No. 3 PC maker led by Chief Executive Michael Dell, sources said, as opposition grows to the largest buyout since the start of the financial crisis.