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Buyins and Buyouts


  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, Feb 5- The chairman of Hyundai Motor Co and his son on Thursday offered to sell a $1 billion stake in logistics affiliate Hyundai Glovis, a month after a similar attempt failed because investors questioned its rationale. If the entire stake isn't sold, deal manager Citigroup will acquire the remainder, Hyundai Motor said in a statement.

  • Activis CEO: Innovation vs. acquisition Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    Activis CEO:  Innovation vs. acquisition

    Brent Saunders, Actavis CEO, discusses how Actavis is leading the way in growth pharma and talks about its M&A strategy.

  • BEIJING, Jan 29- China is closely monitoring the policies of the new Greek government after Athens said this week it will stop the sale of a majority stake in Greece's biggest port, China's trade ministry said on Thursday. The Greek government last year had shortlisted China's Cosco Group as a potential buyer of a 67 percent stake in Piraeus Port Authority.

  • MADRID, Jan 23- Spanish bank BBVA has agreed to sell a 4.9 percent stake in China's CITIC Bank to property developer Xinhu Zhongbao for HK $13.136 billion as it looks to bolster its capital base. BBVA said on Friday it would book net capital gains of around 400 million euros and strengthen it core capital ratio by 20 basis points after the sale, which is expected to be...

  • DUBAI, Jan 20- National Bank of Kuwait reported a 46.4 percent rise in fourth-quarter net profit on Tuesday, but fell short of analyst forecasts after it failed to book a gain from its sale of a stake in International Bank of Qatar. EFG Hermes had forecast a net profit of 60.2 million dinars in the period, while Global Investment House had forecast 88.3 million...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 16- Standard Chartered's abrupt move to shut its global equities business last week could be a prelude to the lender selling off stakes in a number of Asian banks as it looks to boost capital, people familiar with the lender's thinking said. The most likely potential sale is Standard Chartered's $621 million holding in Agricultural Bank of China...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 14- China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Wednesday it had bought a controlling stake in online marketing company AdChina, an investment aimed at bolstering its advertising business. Alibaba did not close the size of the deal or the stake it would take in AdChina, a Shanghai- based firm founded in 2007. The internet marketing...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 8- Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa on Thursday said it sold its 50 percent stake in cellphone company Iusacell back to its joint-venture partner Grupo Salinas, paving the way for U.S. phone giant AT&T Inc to acquire Mexico's No. 3 phone company. AT&T, which said in November it would buy all of Iusacell from Grupo Salinas, received regulatory...

  • GrooveBook's promising future Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    GrooveBook's promising future

    Brian Whiteman, GrooveBook founder; discusses how he got the idea to start his photobook company. And Jeffrey Housenbold, Shutterfly president & CEO, shares his outlook for GrooveBook.

  • GrooveBook: 'Shark Tank's' first buyout Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:43 AM ET
    GrooveBook: 'Shark Tank's' first buyout

    Discussing Shutterfly's $14.5 million acquisition of "Shark Tank" backed GrooveBook, with Brian Whiteman, GrooveBook founder; Jeffrey Housenbold, Shutterfly president & CEO, and Kevin O'Leary, "Shark Tank" investor.

  • Lloyds bank to cut 9,000 jobs: Sources Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    Lloyds will next week announce plans to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • Faber Report: Family Dollar rejects latest Dollar General bid

    CNBC's David Faber reports Family Dollar has rejected Dollar General's revised buyout bid over antitrust issues.

  • LVMH tosses Hermès on the discount rack Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    Hermes special order Horseshoe 30 cm (12 inches) shiny braise and ultra violet Nilo crocodile Brikin bag, Heritage Auctions,  Luxury Accessories Signature Auction.

    French rivals LVMH and Hermès are celebrating a truce and putting an end to takeover speculation. Hermès shareholders may not be so thrilled.

  • Buffett: No chance Coke would go private Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:37 AM ET
    Buffett: No chance Coke would go private

    Shares of Coca-Cola are spiking. CNBC's Becky Quick provides insight to Warren Buffett denying money manager David Winters' reported comments speculating that Coca-Cola could be taken private.

  • 21st Century Fox sells Star China TV stake Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    21st Century Fox said on Thursday it would sell its 47 percent stake in Star China TV to the TV channel operator's management and private equity fund China Media Capital.

  • Bloody Monday: BlackBerry dumps CEO, ends buyout Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 9:18 AM ET
    BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins.

    BlackBerry on Monday moved to oust CEO Thorsten Heins and jettisoned a buyout by Fairfax Financial in one fell swoop.

  • Michael Dell speaks out on buyout battle Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 9:16 AM ET
    Michael Dell speaks out on buyout battle

    In an exclusive interview, CNBC's Maria Bartiromo talks with Michael Dell, Dell chairman & CEO, about his long, drawn out buyout battle to take his company private and how he plans to turnaround the PC maker. (Note: During this interview, Mr. Dell misspoke when he said the company had generated $22 billion in cash flow in the last 5 quarters. He meant to say years, according to the company.)

  • It's official, Dell shareholders approve buyout Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 10:23 AM ET
    It's official, Dell shareholders approve buyout

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports a majority of Dell's shareholders voted to approve Michael Dell's plans to take the tech giant private.

  • Dell shareholders favor buyout: Source Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 9:35 AM ET
    Dell shareholders favor buyout: Source

    CNBC's David Faber reports preliminary results show Dell shareholders are in favor of a buyout by a margin of 65% to 35%.

  • Vodafone shareholders stand to cash in Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Vodafone shareholders stand to cash in

    In a $130 billion cash and stock deal, Verizon will buy out Vodafone's 45 percent stake in the wireless carrier. CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports many investors view the deal as a positive sign for the companies, but that "it's not a done deal."