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  • Some Verizon Investors May Accept Vodafone Premium Monday, 6 May 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    Some shareholders of Verizon Communications say they could be happy for the company to pay up to $130 billion for Vodafone Group's stake in their U.S. wireless venture.

  • Best Buy Exits Europe With Carphone Sale Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    U.S. retailer Best Buy is selling its 50 percent stake in a joint venture with Europe's biggest independent mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse Group back to its European partner for about 500 million pounds (or $775 million).

  • Consumer Giant Bets Big on India in $5.4 Billion Offer Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:42 AM ET
    Bars of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Lux soap at a store in Mumbai

    Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever Plc will pay $5.4 billion to raise its stake in its Indian unit, in a bet on fast-growing spending power in Asia's third-largest economy.

  • JAB to Buy Douwe Egberts Firm for $10 Billion Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Douwe Egberts

    German investor Joh A Benckiser (JAB) is to buy the owner of Douwe Egberts coffee in a 7.5-billion-euro ($9.8 billion) deal to create a global hot drinks empire.

  • Dell Battle Heating Up     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:41 PM ET

    A look inside the Dell deal and details from its proxy, with CNBC's David Faber. BlackStone has made a preliminary proposal even though it doesn't yet have funding.

  • Sean Parker's Medieval-Themed Wedding     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:52 PM ET

    Dell is saying proposals from both Blackstone and Carl Icahn are risky, and Napster creator & Facebook co-founder Sean Parker is preparing for a medieval-themed wedding. CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney, discuss.

  • Dell Shares Get a Boost     Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 2:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on the latest of the Dell buyout deal. Shares got a boost today on news of a potential bidding war for the company.

  • Options Action: The Dell Deal Fair?     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 4:54 PM ET

    Competitors have until midnight tonight to submit higher bids for Dell. Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group, and Crawford Del Prete, IDC, weigh in on what shareholders think.

  • Will Michael Dell Be Outbid?     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman and CEO of Sonenshine Partner, discusses the likelihood of rival bidders appearing before tonight's "go-shop" deadline.

  • Yahoo in Talks to Buy Stake in Video Site: Report Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    Yahoo billboard in San Francisco, CA

    Yahoo is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Dailymotion, one of the world's most popular online video websites.

  • The Devil in Dell's Details     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber tracks the process of Dell's attempts to go private, beginning on August 16th, when two private equity firms first approached Michael Dell.

  • Faber Report: Dell's Rocky Road to a Deal     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 9:40 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Dell's leveraged buyout attempt.

  • Blackstone's Bet on Entrepreneurs     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:09 AM ET

    In a wide-ranging conversation, Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group chairman & CEO, discusses his company's pledge to support innovation and weighs in on Dell's LBO, the private equity space, and the outlook on the market.

  • Icahn Builds Dell Stake, Complicating Buyout     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber discusses the latest developments in Dell's attempt to go private, while activist investor Carl Icahn has let it be known he wants the company to conduct a leveraged recapitalization.

  • Cooperman's 'Moral Argument' Against Dell Deal     Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    "Generally speaking, leveraged buyouts are giant case of inside trading by management against their shareholders," said Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman & CEO, sharing his views on Dell's attempt to go private.

  • Best Buy Earnings Break Down: Analyst     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, has the play on Best Buy after reporting better-than-expected numbers and no buyout offer from founder Richard Shulze.

  • John Tinker, Maxim Group analyst, discusses the founder's buyout bid for the bookstore, and the outlook on the Nook media business.

  • Faber Report: Dell's Earnings Beat     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 9:41 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber breaks down the tech giant's fourth quarter numbers, and reports the latest details on the company's plans to go private.

  • Dell is Bellwether for LBO Upturn: Pro     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Mark O'Hare, CEO of Preqin, says leverage is back, as multiples on buyout deals are going up.

  • T. Rowe Price Speaks Out on Dell Buyout     Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    T. Rowe Price is the second largest shareholder of Dell, and the company says it will not support the Dell buyout "as put forward," with the FMHR traders and Dan Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners.