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  • Dell Closer to Buyout as Price Talks Narrow Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 8:03 PM ET
    Dell research and development facility

    Dell moved closer to a nearly $24 billion buyout deal, with price negotiations narrowing to $13.50 to $13.75 a share in what would be the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis.

  • Oracle to Buy Acme Packet for About $2 Billion Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 9:03 AM ET
    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

    Oracle has agreed to buy Acme Packet, which makes network equipment to speed up voice, video and data delivery across networks, for about $2 billion.

  • Justice Dept. Blocks Beer Deal     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber has the latest detail on the Justice Department's move to block Anheuser-Busche's purchase of Groupo Modelo. Shares of Constellation Brands are down sharply on the news. Evan Benn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, weighs in.

  • AT&T Mulls Takeover in Europe: Report Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    U.S. telecoms group AT&T is looking at an acquisition in Europe, possibly of Dutch peer KPN or the UK's Everything Everywhere, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Sharp in Talks to Sell Chinese TV Plant to Lenovo Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:40 PM ET

    Sharp may sell its Chinese TV assembly plant to Lenovo as the cash-strapped Japanese TV maker looks to sell assets to bolster its finances, sources said.

  • Al-Jazeera Coming to America     Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    Al-Jazeera bought Al Gore's Current TV, and as soon as the deal was announced, Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on Current TV. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center founder & president, offers insight.

  • Gap Buys Intermix for $130 Million     Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Discussing whether Intermix is a smart acquisition for Gap, with Jennifer Davis, Lazard Capital Markets, and Paul Swinand, Morningstar.

  • Chinese Investment in US May Break Record in 2013 Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Chinese investment in the U.S. will likely break another record in 2013, a research firm said, following a record year in 2012 with deals worth more than $6.5 billion.

  • A Higher Bid For Fraser & Neave?     Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    Roger Tan, CEO, SIAS Research says F&N's share is worth between S$8.50 and $11.50 each, and that TCC can afford to increase its bid.

  • Carlyle Sells Capsule Maker to Mitsubishi Chemical Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 7:37 PM ET

    Japan's Mitsubishi Chemical will acquire Qualicaps from U.S.-based Carlyle Group, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, rewarding the buyout firm's second attempt to sell the drug capsule maker.

  • Elliott Management is offering a $2.3 billion offer to buy Compuware, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • The boss of paint maker Akzo Nobel has told CNBC he is "excited to be back" after his temporary departure from the firm and has revealed the U.S. arm of the business will be sold off to focus on Europe and high growth markets.

  • Best Buy Founder to Make Bid This Week: Report Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:57 AM ET

    Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is expected to make a fully financed offer to buy the consumer electronics retailer by the end of the week.

  • Delta Takes Stake in Virgin Atlantic     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 2:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest detail on Delta's 49 percent stake in Virgin and what it means for business travelers.

  • Britain's Pace Bids for Google’s Set-Top Box Unit Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 3:12 AM ET

    British TV decoder maker Pace said on Monday that it had made an early-stage proposal to Internet group Google to acquire its set-top TV box maker Motorola Home.

  • China Firm Nabs US Battery Maker A123     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 7:13 PM ET

    Does China's winning bid to acquire A123 Systems pose a security threat? Peter Navarro, University Of California- Irvine professor, and Ann Lee, New York University professor, weigh in.

  • Does Hostess Have a Suitor?     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 3:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the last day for potential buyers to grab a seat at the Twinkie table.

  • Canada Approves China's Biggest Foreign Takeover Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 11:18 PM ET
    The Cnooc Ltd. headquarters stand in Beijing, China

    Canada has approved China's biggest ever foreign takeover, the $15.1 billion bid from CNOOC for energy company Nexen, but has drawn a line in the sand against future buys by state-owned enterprises.

  • TD Bank Group CEO: Earnings & Epoch Deal     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 4:34 PM ET

    TD Bank Group's CEO Ed Clark discusses Q4 profits that beat the Street, and his company's decision to buy Epoch Holding Corporation.

  • Shawn Matthews, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, discusses his company's acquisition of Ireland's largest independent brokerage firm. We are looking to grow sales and trade on a global basis, Matthews said.