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  • FRANKFURT, April 1- Ailing German public-sector lender HSH has cut its exposure to bad shipping loans by striking a debt restructuring deal involving the merger of debtor Ahrenkiel and two of its shipping peers.

  • March 28- Time Warner Cable Inc said on Friday it was committed to a deal reached with larger cable operator Comcast Corp in response to calls by Charter Communications that shareholders reject the $45 billion merger.

  • Nine partners quit Patton Boggs amid merger talks Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    March 28- In the latest defections to hit Washington, D.C., law and lobbying firm Patton Boggs, nine partners are leaving the firm, according to several sources with direct knowledge of the moves. One of the parting lawyers, Benjamin Chew, led the commercial litigation and antitrust group, while Kevin Boardman had been on the firm's strategic planning committee.

  • How activist investors influence M&A     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Michael Carr, Goldman Sachs M&A group in the Americas, shares his thoughts on the role of activists in deal making and the outlook for mergers and acquisitions.

  • 'Poison Pill' inventor targets activism     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Activism in the long-term is not only bad for shareholders but also bad for the economy as a whole, says Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, expressing his views on shareholder activism. Also Lipton shares his thoughts on the two categories of hedge fund activism.

  • Your guide to understanding 4 mega-deals     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    It's been a robust 12 months of mergers and buyouts. Here's an inside look at four high-profile deals from Facebook-WhatsApp to Warren Buffett's involvement with Heinz.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ BRASILIA, March 27- Brazil's securities watchdog on Thursday suspended the offer of shares in telecommunications company Grupo Oi SA for up to 30 days, dealing a setback to its planned merger with Portugal Telecom.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- Comcast Corp's Executive Vice President David Cohen will testify at a hearing in the U.S. Senate on April 9 about his company's plans to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, a Comcast spokeswoman said on Thursday.

  • Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on a spending spree Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:49 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

    Facebook's buy of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some to wonder if CEO Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- A majority of Americans are skeptical about the proposed merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, and they are not convinced the U.S. government is doing enough to prevent monopolies generally, according to a Reuters/ Ipsos online poll released on Wednesday.

  • Patton Boggs leaders projected that any deal would take place before the end of April, two of the sources said. Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry did not respond to a request for comment.

  • *Strategy informed by early career at Daimler, Permira. *Booming e-commerce shaking up retail. FRANKFURT, March 25- Technology entrepreneur, merger manager and turnaround expert, Olaf Koch believes he has enough experience of big challenges to steer Europe's fourth-biggest retailer Metro through its next one: e-commerce.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Florida and other U.S. states will join the Justice Department in seeking to determine if Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable is legal under U.S. antitrust law, Florida said in a statement to Reuters. Erin Reece, a spokeswoman for the Indiana attorney general's office, did not indicate if Indiana was part of the multistate group.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Florida is part of a "multistate group" that will join the U.S. Justice Department in evaluating if Comcast Corp's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable Inc. is legal under U.S. antitrust law, Florida said in a statement to Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- If anyone should find it odd that a Japanese distillery was planning to merge with a U.S. bourbon brand steeped in the history of the American South, the answer could be found on a cocktail menu. Prices for bourbon, a type of whiskey distilled from at least 51 percent corn, have risen faster than inflation in the United States for years.

  • March 11- One of the top executives of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has raised questions about Comcast's potential dominance of the U.S. broadband Internet market if regulators allow its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable to be completed.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- Japan's SoftBank Corp CEO, Masayoshi Son, said another meeting is necessary with U.S. regulators who have so far given him a cold shoulder on a potential merger between Son's Sprint Corp and its competitor T-Mobile US Inc..

  • March 11- One of the top executives of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has raised questions about Comcast's potential dominance of the U.S. broadband Internet market if regulators allow its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable to be completed.

  • March 11- One of the top executives of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has raised questions about Comcast's potential dominance of the U.S. broadband Internet market if regulators allow its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable to be completed.

  • March 11- Japan's SoftBank Corp is still trying to buy T-Mobile US Inc and merge it with its U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said, even though U.S. regulators appear set against a deal.