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  • BlackBerry buys minority stake in healthcare IT firm Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry, a pioneer in the smartphone industry, has fallen on hard times as its market share has waned in recent years.

  • TORONTO, April 11- The Ontario government said on Friday it is examining options to generate funds, including the possible sale of certain real estate assets and government-owned entities.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 2- Osisko Mining Corp said on Wednesday that Yamana Gold Inc would buy a 50 percent stake in its mining and exploration assets for C $930 million, a deal that potentially thwarts a hostile bid from Goldcorp Inc..

  • UPDATE 2-Prada bets on men to accelerate sales growth Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    *Prada to invest in menswear, shops, factories. HONG KONG/ MILAN, April 2- Italian luxury fashion group Prada is pinning its hopes on men's growing taste for finely-cut suits and leather bags to drive a pick up in sales growth in the coming years. "Men will be protagonists in our development," Prada retail director Guilio Bruni said.

  • TORONTO, April 2- Osisko Mining Corp said on Wednesday that Yamana Gold Inc would buy a 50 percent stake in its mining and exploration assets for C $930 million, a deal that potentially thwarts a hostile bid from rival Goldcorp Inc..

  • April 2- Apple Inc is in talks to buy Japan- based Renesas Electronics Corp's stake in a unit that designs liquid crystal display chips for iPhones for about 50 billion yen, the Nikkei reported, without identifying a source. Apple expects to complete the stake purchase by summer, the business daily reported on Tuesday.

  • March 31- Shares in Biofuel Energy Corp more than doubled after hedge fund manager David Einhorn and his affiliates unveiled a plan to take a controlling stake in the ethanol producer. Einhorn already holds more than 35 percent of Biofuel Energy, mostly through his investment fund, Greenlight Capital Inc, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.

  • LONDON/ MILAN, March 27- Eni is close to mandating a bank to sell a stake of up to 15 percent in its giant gas field in Mozambique which could raise as much as $5 billion for the Italian oil and gas major, banking sources said. Eni sold 20 percent of its Mozambique offshore gas acreage to Chinese oil company CNPC last year in a deal worth around $4.2 billion.

  • *Ally expects IPO to be priced at $25- $28/ share. March 27- Bailed-out auto lender Ally Financial Inc said the U.S. government would sell the bulk of its stake in the company in an initial public offering that could raise up to $2.66 billion.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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."

  • Court clears way for Dell vote     Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 1:21 PM ET

    The court has denied Carl Icahn's push to fast track the lawsuit against the Dell buyout, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Jonathan Geller, BGR.com editor-in-chief, discusses what's troubling the smartphone maker and why the company is likely shopping around for a potential buyout. Geller also provides his thoughts on what Apple's new iPhone might include when it debuts next month.

  • Deal flows and IPOs on the rise     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    Dan Primack, Fortune Magazine, has the update on private equity deals and the surge in public offerings, including rumors BlackBerry wants to go private and Amazon's Bezos buying the Washington Post newspaper.

  • Tracking deal flow & market moves     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    James Woolery, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and David Blitzer, S&P 500 Index committee chairman, have the latest corporate buzz on pending M&A action and the outlook on the market.

  • Dell buyout deal official     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports the latest details on the agreement reached between Dell's special committee and Michael Dell & Silver Lake Partners.