BOSTON, Oct 20- Billionaire investor William Ackman, whose fund is the largest shareholder in Allergan Inc., and Valeant Pharmaceuticals said the botox maker's Chief Executive Officer David Pyott tried to discredit Valeant as it was making a hostile takeover bid, court documents showed. Ackman's hedge fund has been working with Valeant for months to craft a...» Read More
Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, reveals details of his company's acquisition of private information technology company CompuCom.
Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson struck a deal on Monday to buy Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV business, which makes software used by phone companies to deliver television over the Internet.
General Electric agreed to buy oilfield services provider Lufkin Industries to expand its profitable oil and gas business.
Howard Lutnick, BGC Partners CEO, explains why he is selling the company's electronic Treasury trading platform to the Nasdaq OMX Group for nearly $1.3 billion.
Is Stephen Schwarzman's Blackstone Group really bidding for Dell? Or is it part of a bizarre, high-stakes charade? The New York Times reports.
Deal numbers are down but value is up, explains Matthew Toole, Thomson Reuters, providing an outlook on mergers and acquisitions.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports the NASDAQ OMX has acquired the eSpeed trading platform from BGC Partners for $750 million.
D.E Master Blenders 1753 said on Thursday it received a 6.4- billion-euro takeover offer from German investor Joh A Benckiser, sending shares of the Dutch coffee and tea maker up more than 25 percent.
Michael Dell likely couldn't have known when he proposed taking his company private last year that he would trigger a three-way contest.
Dutch package delivery firm TNT Express said on Monday it will cut 4,000 jobs and focus on Europe after a failed $7 billion takeover by United Parcel Service.
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".
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.
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 is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Dailymotion, one of the world's most popular online video websites.
Greg Maffei, Liberty Media CEO, reveals the details of his company's 27 percent acquisition of Charter Communications for $2.6 billion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.