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  • Dec 1- Cypress Semiconductor Corp will buy peer Spansion Inc for $1.59 billion in stock to create a flash-memory chipmaker with more than $2 billion in annual revenue. Spansion's stock was trading at $25.20 after the bell, lower than Cypress's offer of $25.63, based on Monday's close. Spansion shareholders will receive 2.457 Cypress shares for each Spansion...

  • TORONTO, Dec 1- Intel Corp said on Monday it has acquired PasswordBox, a Montreal- based identity management service that gives users a convenient way to log into websites and applications from any device without having to type or remember passwords. The Santa Clara, California- based chipmaker said PasswordBox will become part of the Safe Identity...

  • Vodafone eyeing Liberty Global?  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber discusses the future of Vodafone after reports of a potential acquisition of Liberty Global surfaced in a story by Bloomberg.

  • Nov 28- BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, said it would buy its mobile products distributor, Glentel Inc, for about C $594 million in cash and stock. Glentel's shareholders will receive C $26.50 per share, which represents a 108 percent premium to its Thursday close on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Including net debt and minority interest of...

  • Corporate finance adviser Hampleton Partners' report said that $9.4 billion has been spent in the past three years to acquire so-called "Internet of Things" suppliers, with $5 billion, or more than half of the total, in the first nine months of 2014.. The report, which studied more than 100 transactions in the category, said that early consolidation has been led by...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Medtronic Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Dublin- based Covidien Plc on condition that it sell its drug-coated balloon catheter business, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Medtronic and Covidien shareholders will vote on the merger on Jan. 6. Medtronic is the world's largest stand-alone medical device maker, with a...

  • What's Twitter's target now?  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders discuss Twitter's potential acquisition of "Shots," the Justin Bieber backed selfie app run by John Shahidi.

  • FACTBOX-Recent tax inversion proposals Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Medical technology company Medtronic Inc said on Nov. 18 that its plan to acquire and adopt the tax domicile of Ireland's Covidien Plc was on track to close in 2015.. High-tech manufacturer Applied Materials Inc plans to buy Japanese rival Tokyo Electron Ltd and reincorporate in the Netherlands. Burger King Worldwide Inc plans to acquire Canadian coffee and...

  • Nov 24- BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would buy Dutch drug developer Prosensa Holding NV for about $840 million, betting on a drug that has potential to become the first approved treatment for a rare muscle disorder. "Though the asset has risk given the clinical history, we believe the payoff for BioMarin could be substantial given the unmet need...

  • Nov 24- Merck& Co Inc on Monday said it would buy worldwide commercial rights to NewLink Genetics Corp's experimental vaccine meant to prevent infection with the Ebola virus. Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia account for all but 15 of the deaths. The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of...

  • UPDATE 1-BioMarin to buy Prosensa in $840 mln deal Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    Nov 24- BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would buy Dutch drug developer Prosensa Holding NV for about $840 million including milestone payments, aiming to add to its portfolio of drugs to treat rare diseases. BioMarin will offer $17.75 for every Prosensa share and make two milestone payments of $80 million each following U.S. and European approvals for...

  • 3D Systems to buy design software maker Cimatron Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    Nov 24- 3 D printer maker 3 D Systems Corp said it would buy Cimatron Ltd for about $97 million to strengthen its position in the fast-growing 3 D design and manufacturing business. 3 D Systems said it will pay $8.97 per Cimatron share, a premium of 47.5 percent to the stock's closing price on the Nasdaq on Friday. Israel- based Cimatron provides 3 D design software...

  • 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.

  • 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. 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. Friends Life shareholders would also...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., Nov 21- Halliburton Co's $35 billion takeover of Baker Hughes Inc will create an oilfield services powerhouse in North Dakota with more than half the cementing market and a leading position in fracking, according to data seen by Reuters. The deal, announced on Monday, will help Halliburton better compete with global leader Schlumberger NV, as well...

  • Nov 21- Sysco Corp, the biggest U.S. food distributor, is in advanced talks to sell some assets to a food company owned by Blackstone Group in order to win regulatory approval for its acquisition of US Foods Inc, the New York Post reported, citing sources. Once Sysco strikes a deal to divest some assets, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to clear the acquisition,...

  • *Technip offers 28 pct premium on CGG's closing price. *Technip shares down 6.5 pct, CGG up 26 pct. PARIS, Nov 20- French oil services firm CGG has rebuffed a 1.47 billion euro takeover offer from larger rival Technip, which wants to broaden the range of services it can offer cost-wary oil companies.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Citigroup Inc is considering a sale of its index business, two sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday, making it the latest bank to think about jettisoning benchmarking amid increased regulatory scrutiny. About $174 billion in exchange traded fund and mutual fund assets track Citigroup indexes, according to Morningstar.

  • Oplink options unusually active days before Koch deal Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 19- Optical networking device maker Oplink Communications Inc attracted well-timed bets in the options market days before the company said it was being acquired by a Koch Industries unit for $445 million in cash. Oplink's shares were up about 14 percent at $24.18 on Wednesday after it said that Koch Optics Inc would buy it for $24.25 per share.

  • Nov 19- Canadian grocer Metro Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by the reorganization of its Ontario store network and the acquisition of a majority stake in bakery chain Premiere Moisson. The company, which is facing intense competition from U.S. retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Target Corp, also said in June it would buy a...