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  • July 2- Dollar Tree Inc was given the go-ahead to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on condition that they sell 330 Family Dollar stores, putting to rest a year-long merger saga. The stores spread across 35 states, which Dollar Tree has offered to sell to private equity firm Sycamore Partners, has to be sold within 150 days after the...

  • *Government wants to slim Japan's refining industry. TOKYO, July 2- Japan's largest oil refiner, JX holdings, said it would be open to talks on a possible merger, with the government pushing for consolidation in an industry struggling as people switch to more efficient cars and as the country's population dwindles. The government wants to slim Japan's refining...

  • The Seoul Central District Court said the proposed takeover of Samsung C&T by Cheil Industries is legal and fair, clearing ways for Samsung to put the merger to a shareholder vote on July 17. Samsung said in May Cheil will take over Samsung C&T because construction and trading businesses needed new revenue sources, while Cheil, which operates businesses in...

  • *TAQA is only listed quasi-sovereign firm in Abu Dhabi. ABU DHABI/ DUBAI, June 30- Abu Dhabi may merge its national energy company into another state-owned business to make the company's crippling debts more manageable and try to turn around its performance, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Billions of dollars were spent on assets, with Canada and...

  • Willis, Towers Watson to merge in $18B deal Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:22 AM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers

    Reinsurance group Willis and professional services company Towers Watson announced plans to merge on Tuesday, in a deal valued at $18 billion.

  • Sysco sends back merger order Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    SYSCO sends back merger order

    Sysco terminates its merger agreement with both U.S. Foods and Performance Food Group.

  • What's next for Healthcare.gov? Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    What's next for Healthcare.gov?

    Gary Lauer, eHealth CEO, shares his thoughts on the future of the federal health care exchange following the Supreme Court's ruling on health care subsidies.

  • Next step for Obamacare? Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    Next step for Obamacare?

    Thomas Carroll, Stifel Nicolaus & Company analyst, weighs in on whether the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare will likely prompt consolidation in the health care sector.

  • June 26- Charter Communications Inc formally argued for regulatory approval for its Time Warner Cable Inc and Bright House Networks deals, saying consumers would benefit as Internet services would become cheaper and faster. Charter said in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that it would not block or suppress Internet traffic...

  • Global M&A boom to continue until 2017? Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Global M&A boom to continue until 2017?

    The global M&A boom will not peak until 2017, according to a new report. Tim Gee, global head of M&A at Baker & McKenzie, explains.

  • Zoetis halted for volatility on takeover report Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 3:58 PM ET
    Zoetis

    Animal health behemoth Zoetis was halted for volatility on Thursday.

  • CHICAGO, June 24- A merger between Dutch supermarket Ahold and Belgian rival Delhaize will be a boon for U.S. online grocer Peapod, an Ahold unit which will gain valuable resources to fend off rival Amazon.com and upstart competitors, according to retail industry consultants. Access to Delhaize's efficient and low-cost distribution centers in the east and its...

  • June 24- Shareholders of Canada's AuRico Gold Inc and Alamos Gold Inc on Wednesday voted in favor of a $1.5 billion merger, creating a mid-sized gold producer with operations in Canada and Mexico. Alamos and AuRico shareholders will each own about half the combined company, which will be called Alamos Gold. A new company, AuRico Metals Inc, will be formed to hold...

  • Alfa Romeo unveils flagship sedan as it eyes US market Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 1:05 PM ET

    ARESE, Italy— Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled Wednesday the long-awaited Alfa Romeo Giulia, a sedan meant to power the premium sports car brand's return to the United States. It was part of the plan, "Marchionne told reporters, using the short name for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. General Motors has said it is not interested in a merger with Fiat...

  • AMSTERDAM, June 24- Dutch-based supermarkets operator Ahold has reached a deal to buy Belgian peer Delhaize, the companies announced on Wednesday, in a move that will create a top 20 global retailer with strong positions in Europe and the United States. Ahold is operator of Stop&Shop and Giant in the United States, while Delhaize owns the Food Lion chain.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Dutch retailer Royal Ahold NV, which operates U.S. supermarket chains Stop& Shop and Giant, has agreed to merge with its Belgian counterpart Delhaize Group, in a deal that creates a $29 billion company that will serve over 50 million customers a week across the Atlantic. Delhaize, which owns supermarkets throughout Belgium, also operates...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion merger with US Foods should be stopped for further review, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing a major victory to the U.S. government in its effort to block the controversial merger. Sysco Chief Executive Officer Bill DeLaney said the company was "profoundly disappointed" with the judge's decision to grant the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion merger with US Foods should be stopped for further review, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing a major victory to the U.S. government, which had filed an antitrust lawsuit aimed at blocking the controversial merger. Sysco Chief Executive Officer Bill DeLaney said the company was "profoundly disappointed"...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- Sysco Corp, the nation's largest food distributor, lost a battle with the U.S. government as a federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the company could not merge with its biggest competitor, US Foods, without a go-ahead from antitrust enforcers. "The FTC has shown that there is a reasonable probability that the proposed merger will substantially...

  • Why Obamacare may be behind the M&A bonanza Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 12:07 PM ET
    Pediatrician Lanre Falusi examines an infant's ear in an exam room at a Community Clinic Inc. health center in Takoma Park, Maryland.

    Deal fever appears to have overtaken the health insurers. And Obamacare may be part of the reason why.