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  • Ascena Retail to buy Ann Inc for about $2.15 bln Monday, 18 May 2015 | 7:38 AM ET

    May 18- Apparel retailer Ascena Retail Group Inc said it agreed to buy women's clothing maker Ann Inc for about $2.15 billion in cash and stock. Ascena's offer of $47 per share represents a 21.4 percent premium to Ann's closing price of $38.71 on Friday. Ascena said the offer does not require approval by its stockholders and expects the deal to close in the second...

  • SABMiller buys Meantime Brewing Company   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    SABMiller buys Meantime Brewing Company

    SABMiller is buying the Meantime Brewing Company. CNBC's Kate Rogers reports.

  • *Brait's second major deal in a month. The deal puts Brait, whose top shareholder is South African retail mogul Christo Wiese, in the middle of the crowded British high street, where New Look vies with Primark, part of AB Foods, Next and H&M. It is the second big deal in a month for Brait, one of Africa's largest investment houses which is also buying fitness chain Virgin...

  • May 14- Avago Technologies Ltd, looking to acquire a fellow chipmaker, has reached out to potential targets including Xilinx Inc, Renesas Electronics Corp and Maxim Integrated Products Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. Neither Silver Lake nor KKR still own stakes in Avago, but the former provided financing for Avago's $6.6 billion acquisition...

  • RadioShack has a new owner   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:54 AM ET
    RadioShack has a new owner

    Standard General bought the RadioShack brand name for $26.2 million in an auction.

  • *Germany, Brazil, Latam grow but Spain still contracting. Having recently bought rivals in Germany and Brazil and agreed the sale of its British business O2 UK to Hutchison Whampoa, Telefonica is now focused on fixing its domestic business, which has shrunk by 40 percent since 2009 and today accounts for just a quarter of revenues. Telefonica last month announced...

  • HONG KONG, May 14- China Vanke said on Thursday it would form a partnership with Dalian Wanda Group to jointly acquire land and develop real estate projects. Dalian Wanda officials in Beijing were not immediately available for comment. The parent company of Hong Kong- listed Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co, said last month it would follow an "asset-light"...

  • May 13- Danaher Corp said it would buy Pall Corp, a maker of water and air filters, for about $13.8 billion including debt and then split into two public companies. The company retaining the Danaher name will comprise Pall Corp and Danaher's existing life sciences and diagnostics, dental, water quality and product identification businesses.

  • May 13- Danaher Corp said it would buy Pall Corp, a maker of water and air filters, for about $13.8 billion including debt and then split into two public companies. The company retaining the Danaher name will comprise Pall Corp and Danaher's existing life sciences and diagnostics, dental, water quality and product identification businesses.

  • GE mulls concessions to win approval of Alstom deal Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 3:24 AM ET
    The General Electric Co. (GE) logo is displayed during the company's annual meeting.

    General Electric said it would be willing to consider concessions in order to win European approval to acquire the power equipment unit of Alstom.

  • NEW YORK/ BRUSSELS, May 11- General Electric Co said on Monday for the first time it would be willing to consider concessions in order to win European approval to acquire the power equipment unit of France's Alstom. "We are willing to explore remedies to get this deal done even though again we believe in the merits of the deal," Steve Bolze, president and CEO of GE Power&...

  • May 11- Drugmaker Actavis Plc, which completed its $66 billion acquisition of Botox maker Allergan in March, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of its branded drugs in North America. Actavis forecast 2015 revenue of $20.5 billion to $21 billion on Monday. Actavis said first-quarter results included business from...

  • HELSINKI, May 11- Finnish home and garden products company Fiskars said it was buying china and glass maker WWRD for $437 million to put more focus on luxury brands and boost growth in the United States. WWRD, which manufactures under brands such as Wedgwood, Waterford and Royal Doulton, is currently owned by U.S. private equity firm KPS Capital Partners and has...

  • The company has been steadfast in its refusal to combine with Teva and is instead encouraging shareholders to support its own $34 billion unsolicited offer for over-the-counter drugmaker Perrigo Co Plc. Teva said on Tuesday it will move ahead with its plans to acquire Mylan if the Perrigo deal is not completed. Speaking privately to investors this week,...

  • *Syngenta turns down Monsanto offer of 449 Swiss francs/ share. *Monsanto may team up with partner for U.S. seeds deal- source. May 8- U.S. agrochemicals firm Monsanto has not given up on a proposed takeover of Swiss rival Syngenta, a source close to Monsanto said on Friday after its $45 billion offer was rejected.

  • BRUSSELS, May 8- German industrial group Siemens is set to secure unconditional EU approval for its $7.6 billion bid for U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The acquisition, Siemens' largest ever, will boost the trains-to-turbines group's presence in the United States and the shale exploration boom...

  • Syngenta rejects $45 billion Monsanto takeover bid Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:13 PM ET
    Corn plants growing in a greenhouse at the Monsanto Chesterfield Village facility in Chesterfield, Missouri in 2010

    Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal, three sources familiar with the matter said.

  • LONDON, May 8- BG Group said on Friday it was still happy with Shell's $70 billion takeover bid despite a recent upturn in oil prices that led the company to increase the profit outlook for its liquefied natural gas business. The recent oil price rise has improved BG's outlook for LNG prices and led the company to raise its LNG earnings forecast for 2015 to $1.3 -1.5...

  • *Syngenta turns down Monsanto offer of 449 Swiss francs/ share. ZURICH/ LONDON, May 8- Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not fully take into account regulatory risks. "The offer fundamentally undervalues Syngenta's prospects and underestimates the...

  • Yelp may be up for sale: Who's interested?   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:35 PM ET
    Yelp may be up for sale: Who's interested?

    Gene Munster, managing director & senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, explains why Google and Apple could be potential buyers of consumer review website operator Yelp.