WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Microsoft Corp urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve AT&T's Inc $48.5 billion bid for DirecTV, saying in a filing that the acquisition is crucial to expanding Americans' access to the internet. The letter, which was dated Sept. 16 and released publicly on Thursday, comes as the FCC conducts a formal review of the merger.» Read More
April 3- Latino-focused cable network NUVOtv, backed by Jennifer Lopez, said its parent company SiTV Media Inc would buy Madison Square Garden Co's Fuse TV. As part of the acquisition, NUVOtv also plans to utilize Fuse's street front studio on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan- across from Madison Square Garden.
*Deal could have created a $24 billion generic drugs group. STOCKHOLM, April 4- Sweden's Meda AB said on Friday it had rejected a takeover approach by U.S. generic drugmaker Mylan Inc, scuppering a potential deal to create a combined company worth around $24 billion.
*Deal could create a $23 billion drug company. STOCKHOLM, April 4- Shares in drug maker Meda AB were halted on Friday following a media report that Mylan Inc is looking to acquire its smaller Swedish rival in a move that would create a $23 billion company.
NEW YORK, April 3- Trading firm KCG Holdings awarded its chief executive, Daniel Coleman, $10.4 million in 2013, the year in which the company was formed by the $1.4 billion takeover of Knight Capital Group by rival Getco, according to a regulatory filing.
Bob Moritz, PricewaterhouseCoopers chairman and senior partner, discusses the company's plan to boost its consulting business by extending its global reach.
DUBAI, April 3- Investment Corp of Dubai, the emirate's sovereign wealth fund, has bought a stake in global hotel management firm Kerzner International from investors including the family of South African casino tycoon Sol Kerzner. Kerzner International, originally founded by Sol Kerzner, manages the Atlantis and One& Only resort chains.
April 2- Plug Power Inc said it bought fuel-cell stack maker ReliOn Inc for about $4 million in an all-stock deal, as the company looks to diversify its supplier base. Plug Power shares rose 4.5 percent after the bell as the deal also helps the fuel-cell maker expand into the stationary back-up fuel cell market.
Arne Sorenson, CEO & president of Marriott International, discusses his company's acquisition of the largest hotel company in Africa.
March 31- Bob Diamond- backed investment company Atlas Mara, said it would acquire sub-Saharan African bank ABC Holdings Limited and ADC African Development Corporation AG, for up to $265 million in cash and shares.
March 31- The 3 million subscribers that Comcast Corp plans to divest as part of a proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc might be worth roughly $18 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter.
March 31- The 3 million subscribers that Comcast Corp plans to divest as part of a proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc could be worth roughly $18 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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.
Activism in the long-term is not only bad for shareholders but also bad for the economy as a whole, says Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, expressing his views on shareholder activism. Also Lipton shares his thoughts on the two categories of hedge fund activism.
It's been a robust 12 months of mergers and buyouts. Here's an inside look at four high-profile deals from Facebook-WhatsApp to Warren Buffett's involvement with Heinz.
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.
Facebook purchased virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion. Stephan Paterno, Slated CEO & co-founder, says Mark Zuckerberg is making an "offensive bet."
Facebook purchased virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.
Facebook purchased virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion just five weeks after announcing a $16 billion deal to buy WhatsApp, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. The FMHR traders provide perspective.
Facebook acquired virtual reality technology company Oculus for $2 billion. John McDuling of Quartz thinks the Oculus acquisition is more ambitious than the WhatsApp purchase.