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  • M&A deals rise as risk appetite increases     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    Peter Weinberg, Perella Weinberg Partners, weighs in on recent mergers and acquisitions, from Facebook buying WhatsApp for $16 billion to Comcast's $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, and discusses the role of the activist investor. I don't know a company now that isn't focused on activists, says Weinberg.

  • Private equity's new target play: Sex toys Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    A Jimmyjane Indulgences kit

    A recent acquisition shows how bedroom novelties have aroused the interest of private equity firm Brookstone Partners.

  • G Asset Management has proposed to acquire 51 percent of Barnes & Noble at $22 per share, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on Facebook's $16 billion deal to acquire the messaging startup and what it signals about the company's future focus. What Facebook has done is essentially doubled its utility value, Mahaney says.

  • WhatsApp-ing with Facebook?     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    This really gives Facebook a tremendous share of time spent on mobile devices, says Rich Greenfield, BTIG analyst, sharing his thoughts on whether Facebook's $16 billion bet will pay off.

  • Facebook acquiring startup WhatsApp     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the deal is about connecting more people, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin, with the latest details of the $16 billion acquisition.

  • Facebook buying WhatsApp in $16B deal     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Bob Peck, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst, discusses Facebook's acquisition of messaging startup WhatsApp. The price they're paying is about $42 dollars per user, it's not a bad deal, says Peck.

  • Safeway exploring sale of company Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    The second-largest U.S. mainstream grocery store operator, said on Wednesday it is in talks about a possible sale of the company.

  • Facebook to buy WhatsApp in giant $16 billion deal Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 5:06 PM ET
    WhatsApp screens for Android

    Facebook has agreed to acquire WhatsApp in a deal of approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares.

  • Discussing its acquisition of Zale, and the benefit for shareholders and consumers, with Michael Barnes, Signet Jewelers CEO.

  • Actavis to acquire Forest Labs     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Actavis will acquire Forest Labs for $25 billion in a cash and stock deal.

  • Lucinda Guthrie, deputy global editor at Dealreporter, says companies are carrying out large transactions but fewer of them.

  • Jos. A Bank buys Eddie Bauer     Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    Gilbert Harrison, Financo chairman, shares his thought on Jos. A. Bank's acquisition of Eddie Bauer in a $825 million cash and stock deal. It's a great deal for the company and shareholders, says Harrison.

  • Shareholders want TWC to sell: Pro     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Amy Yong, Macquarie Research, discusses how the $44 billion deal for Comcast to acquire Time Warner Cable will likely impact the sector.

  • It's not just one channel anymore: Comcast CEO     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    This will give us wider distribution of our products, says Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, talking with Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, and CNBC's David Faber about Comcast buying Time Warner Cable.

  • Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, and Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, talk with CNBC's David Faber about whether Brian Roberts bested John Malone in their deal to buy Time Warner Cable and the benefits to stockholders.

  • Comcast's CEO on Time Warner acquisition     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    We are optimistic we can get this deal approved, says Comcast Chairman & CEO Brian Roberts, talking with Robert Marcus, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, and CNBC's David Faber, about the terms of the deal for Comcast to acquire TWC.

  • Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, and Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, talk with CNBC's David Faber about the terms of the acquisition.

  • Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, provides his thoughts on Comcast's agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable for $44 billion in an all- stock deal. This is a deal Comcast really had to have, says Greenfield.

  • Comcast set to buy Time Warner     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Comcast has reached an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable for $44 billion in an all stock deal, reports CNBC's "Squawk Box" crew.