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  • Jan 22- Family Dollar Stores Inc's shareholders approved the discount retailer's deal to be bought by Dollar Tree Inc, derailing a higher hostile offer from larger rival Dollar General Corp.. Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter, reported on Wednesday that Family Dollar's shareholders would likely support the Dollar Tree merger.

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 22- Preferred shares of Brazilian telecom Oi SA jumped over 20 percent in early Thursday trading in a sign of growing confidence that shareholders at merger partner Portugal Telecom SGPS would approve an asset sale later in the day.

  • EBay's breakup plans may open door for e-commerce M&A Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 21- EBay Inc's plans to break up into three different companies could accommodate would-be suitors, signaling a potential merger fight after the breakup. The moves come as Wall Street analysts question how long eBay and PayPal can withstand growing competition from online rivals such as Amazon.com Inc, Google Inc and Alibaba Group Holding...

  • Why CIMB walked away from a three-way merger  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:24 PM ET

    Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB, explains why a planned merger with RHB and Malaysia Building Society to create Malaysia's biggest bank fell through.

  • Jan 20- Activist investor Starboard Value LP called for office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc to merge, saying a combined company would lead to greater savings. The hedge fund owned a 5.1 percent stake in Staples, as of last month, and it boosted its holdings in Office Depot to nearly 10 percent. A merger will result in synergies of at least $2 billion,...

  • Starboard asks Staples to merge with Office Depot Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    Jan 20- Activist investor Starboard Value LP called for office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc to merge, saying it would lead to greater savings. A merger will result in synergies of at least $2 billion, which would more than double operating profits, and the two chains will be more efficient at closing stores when combined, Starboard said in a...

  • Hutchison & O2: 'A deal that makes sense'  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 4:35 AM ET

    Hutchison Whampoa is in talks with Telefonica about buying O2. CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi says Telefonica is known for its high amount of debt, so it's "a keen and willing seller."

  • BlackBerry-Samsung deal will make sense: Analyst  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 10:23 PM ET

    Jan Dawson, Chief Analyst at Jackdaw Research, says a buyout by Samsung will remove uncertainties for BlackBerry and allow it to rebuild itself, while Samsung gets a good deal for BlackBerry's assets.

  • Did BlackBerry, Samsung engage in takeover talks?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:21 PM ET

    Sachin Shah, Special Situations & Merger Arbitrage Strategist at Albert Fried and Company, discusses news that Blackberry has denied reports it was in talks with Samsung about a potential takeover.

  • Tech Mahindra's M&A strategy  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 7:43 PM ET

    CP Gurnani, CEO and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra, discusses the company's recent acquisitions and outlines how they help the firm to grow in areas like network services.

  • 3 Malaysian banks axe plans for merger Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 6:16 AM ET

    The country's No. 2 bank, CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, along with fourth largest lender RHB Capital Berhad and Malaysia Building Society Berhad last year announced plans to combine their businesses via a share swap. It would have created Malaysia's top bank and one of Southeast Asia's largest, as well as a mega Islamic bank. "While we remain convinced that the...

  • Jan 13- Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc disclosed on Tuesday it was in talks to acquire or merge with a privately held rival, but ended talks over competition and antitrust concerns. PetSmart succumbed to calls from Jana Partners LLC and other large shareholders for a sale last month by agreeing to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd...

  • Committee OKs merger of 2 Long Island hospitals Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    STONY BROOK, N.Y.— A merger between Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital has been unanimously approved by a SUNY trustees committee. Under the agreement, Southampton would lease its facilities to Stony Brook. The East End' s two other hospitals, Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead and Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, remain in...

  • Why was Malaysia's three-way bank merger nulled  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Jan Bellens, Global Emerging Markets Leader for Banking & Capital Markets at EY, discusses news that a deal to merge CIMB Group with RHB Capital and Malaysian Building Society, has been called off.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13- Malaysia's proposed $20 billon bank merger to create the world's biggest Islamic bank will be scrapped, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The merger of CIMB Holdings, RHB Capital Bhd and Malaysia Building Society Bhd was expected to create a banking group with assets of about $190 billion. An announcement on the...

  • DETROIT, Jan 12- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said on Monday he is not in talks with another automaker on a merger, but that there needs to be consolidation throughout the industry to develop new products. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is going to conduct a review of the targets by 2018, and Marchionne said he...

  • M&A: A surge in healthcare deals  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    As Shire announces that it will buy U.S. company NPS Pharmaceuticals, Suki Virji, analyst at SCRIP Intelligence, discusses whether it will be a good deal.

  • Jan 11- Canada's Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp agreed to buy Pennsylvania- based OnCore Biopharma Inc to focus on developing hepatitis B virus treatment by combining multiple therapeutic methods. The implied market value of the merged company is about $750 million, based on Tekmira stock's closing price of $15.70 on the Nasdaq on Jan. 9, the companies said in a...

  • Shire buys NPS Pharma in $5.2 billion deal Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    Shire said it will acquire NPS Pharmaceuticals in an all-stock transaction for about $5.2 billion, the companies said on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar, the No. 2 U.S. discount retailer, had previously disclosed...