NEW YORK, Dec 24- A U.S. judge has ordered Vivendi SA to pay nearly $50 million to resolve a shareholder lawsuit over a merger that occurred in 2000, but issued another order putting the money in escrow while the French media group appeals. On Wednesday, she issued a separate order that allows Vivendi to have the judgment's execution put on hold pending an appeal,...» Read More
An activist investor urged Ann to sell itself, failing which each of the company's board members should buy back stock as a "sign of confidence."
The companies confirmed late on Sunday that they were discussing a takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King.
TORONTO, Aug 25- Shares of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc and U.S. fast-food company Burger King jumped on Monday after news that they are in merger talks. The companies, which are comparable in size by market value, late on Sunday confirmed they were discussing a takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King.
TORONTO, Aug 25- Shares of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc and U.S. fast-food company Burger King surged in trading before the opening bell on Monday after news that they are in merger talks.
*Roche to buy InterMune for $8.3 billion. *U.S. investors took cues from Europe, where an index of major shares rose 0.7 percent after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Friday the ECB was prepared to respond with available tools if inflation dropped further.
NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Aug 24- Burger King is in talks to combine with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.
WASHINGTON, Aug 22- U.S. communications regulators on Friday asked Comcast Corp for additional details about its video and broadband operations, including its web traffic management practices, to review the company's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc..
*Infineon says $40 per share offer for U.S. firm is all-cash. FRANKFURT, Aug 20- Merger-shy German chipmaker Infineon has agreed to buy Silicon Valley-based International Rectifier for about $3 billion in cash, Infineon said on Wednesday, in its biggest-ever acquisition.
LONDON, Aug 20- British construction company Balfour Beatty rejected a third merger proposal from Carillion on Wednesday, saying a turnaround strategy centred on the sale of its U.S. engineering business was a better prospect for investors.
LONDON, Aug 20- British engineering company Balfour Beatty on Wednesday rejected Carillion's third merger proposal, saying it failed to address the risks in the deal and only represented a small increase in value.
*Carillion raises merger offer for third time. LONDON, Aug 19- British construction firm Carillion ramped up the pressure on Balfour Beatty to reopen merger talks on Tuesday, making a third offer which valued the engineering company at 2.1 billion pounds.
LONDON, Aug 19- British construction firm Carillion on Tuesday raised for the third time its merger proposal for engineering company Balfour Beatty, with new terms that value its rival at 2.1 billion pounds.
The American tax code’s loopholes result in effective rates that make corporations more competitive than their competitors based overseas, not less.
*BHP UK shares drop 4 pct. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- Top global miner BHP Billiton will spin off a roughly $16 billion company to shareholders, mostly offloading assets acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, as it looks to focus on its strongest businesses.
*H2 profit up 8 pct to $5.69 bln. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- Top global miner BHP Billiton will spin off a roughly $14 billion company to shareholders, mostly offloading assets it acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, as it looks to focus on its strongest businesses.
MELBOURNE, Aug 19- BHP Billiton will spin off a roughly $14 billion company to shareholders, offloading assets it acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, but held off announcing a highly anticipated buyback with its results on Tuesday.
Companies like Google, Facebook and Cisco Systems are employing unorthodox new criteria to size up their deal targets.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- Coca-Cola Co's $2.15 billion wager on a stake in Monster Beverage Corp highlights the growth-starved soft drink company's embrace of deals that fall short of a full-blown merger and acquisition but allow it to test-drive potentially risky targets.
*Merger to create Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. MILAN, Aug 14- Sergio Marchionne has shown he is determined to let nothing stand in the way of Fiat's merger with Chrysler, but a share price slide may yet force the CEO to hit the brakes on plans to turn the world's No. 7 carmaker into a top player.
Michael Nemeroff, Vedder Price, and the "Closing Bell" panel discuss growth opportunities provided by mergers and acquisitions.