EXCLUSIVE-LAW FIRMS BINGHAM, MORGAN LEWIS, AGREE TO MERGE. Sept 20- Leaders of two of the United States' largest law firms, Boston- based Bingham McCutchen and Philadelphia's Morgan Lewis& Bockius, have agreed to merge, according to three people familiar with the matter.» Read More
CNBC's David Faber reports AT&T says it is confident regulators will approve the merger with DirecTV. Faber provides insight to the scale of the potential deal, and the impact to AT&T's content costs.
LONDON/ ZURICH June 4- Private equity companies CVC and KKR are considering bids for assets Holcim and Lafarge must sell to get the go-ahead for their merger, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday.
Stifel Financial said it would buy asset manager Legg Mason's investment advisory unit to expand its wealth management business.
Japan's Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. has agreed to buy U.S. peer Protective Life for $5.7 billion, the largest acquisition by a Japanese insurer.
LONDON, June 3- Hutchison Whampoa has resumed talks with Russian telecoms group Vimpelcom over merging their Italian mobile firms, encouraged by Hutchison's 3 getting the go-ahead last week for an acquisition in Ireland, according to several people familiar with the situation.
Pilgrim's Pride is planning to raise its offer for Hillshire a week after it first offered to buy it in a $6.4 billion deal.
May 30- Three funds that voted against or did not vote for Zale Corp's merger with rival Signet Jewelers Ltd plan to seek an independent valuation of their shares from a judge, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
WASHINGTON, May 30- U.S. antitrust officials on Friday gave the green light for the proposed merger of Men's Wearhouse Inc and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc to move ahead, citing ample competition in the market for men's suits and tuxedo rentals.
WASHINGTON, May 30- U.S. antitrust officials on Friday said they had closed their investigation into the proposed merger of men's clothing retailers Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, a move that will allow the deal to move ahead.
*Weir dropped bid for Metso this week. *Omnicom and Publicis cancelled merger plan. LONDON, May 30- Investors looking for big merger-driven gains on Europe's stock markets this year are having to temper their expectations after a number of multi-billion euro deals have fizzled out.
Bob O'Donnell, Founder and Chief Analyst at Technalysis Research, outlines what Apple stands to benefit from its purchase of Beats Electronics.
CNBC's Sri Jegarajah breaks down the Apple-Beats deal in a unique rap.
Alex Gauna, MD & Senior Research Analyst at JMP Securities, outlines the doubts he has about Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics.
Daniel Wiener, CEO, Adviser Investments, describes how the acquisition of Beats Electronics may give Apple a boost in the music-streaming space.
*Telefonica's German deal could be set similar conditions. BRUSSELS, May 28- Hong Kong- based Hutchison Whampoa got the approval of the European Union's competition authority on Wednesday for its $1 billion bid for Telefonica's Irish mobile business in a case that could set the regulatory tone for Telefonica's bigger pending German merger deal.
*Hillshire Brands shares soar after Pilgrim's Pride bid. NEW YORK, May 27- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as the S&P 500 scored a second straight record close, buoyed by the latest round of merger activity and as expectations for rate cuts by the European Central Bank stoked investors' appetite for equities.
*Hillshire Brands shares soar after Pilgrim's Pride bid. NEW YORK, May 27- U.S. stocks advanced on Tuesday after the S&P 500 touched a record high, buoyed by the latest round of merger activity and as expectations for rate cuts at the European Central Bank stoked investors' appetite for equities.
WASHINGTON, May 27- U.S. regulators should challenge the proposed $45 billion merger of the two largest American cable providers, Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, the New York Times said in an editorial in Tuesday's newspaper.
*Hillshire Brands shares jump after Pilgrim's Pride bid. *Cisco shares up on Deutsche Bank upgrade, price target hike. NEW YORK, May 27- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday with the S&P 500 hitting a fresh record high supported by merger activity and as expectations for rate cuts at the European Central Bank stoked bids for equities.
*Hillshire Brands shares jump after Pilgrim's Pride bid. *Cisco shares up on Deutsche Bank upgrade, price target hike. *Aeropostale jumps after it secures $150 mln credit facility.