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  • Faber Report: Tobacco consolidation coming     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    Wells Fargo's Bonnie Herzog thinks a Lorillard-Reynolds merger would make a profitable combination, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • Bottles of Goodman Fielder Ltd. Praise brand mayonnaise are displayed for sale at a store in Sydney, Australia.

    Goodman Fielder said it has received a A$1.3 billion ($1.2 billion) bid from Wilmar International but that the offer undervalues the company.

  • GE in talks to buy Alstom global power arm: Sources Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    General Electric is in talks with Alstom to take over its global power business. A deal could be announced in days, two sources said.

  • Zimmer to take over with Biomet in $13.35B deal Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings said it would buy orthopedic products company Biomet to broaden its portfolio of products that treat bone and joint-related disorders.

  • Investor pressure pushing drugmaker M&A deals Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals sign at the company's headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.

    Drugmakers eager to satisfy shareholders are wheeling, dealing, and in one case even making trades like a pro sports team looking to shake up its roster.

  • Comcast nears subscriber deal with Charter Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:32 AM ET
    A Comcast truck in Pompano Beach, Florida

    Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and may sell a portion to Charter Communications.

  • Merger mania sweeps Wall Street     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Patti Domm discusses the amount of merger activity happening this week with a big three-way deal in the drug industry, and the $46 billion bid by Valeant and activist Bill Ackman for Allergan.

  • Activist Jana sees opportunities in this stock Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Barry Rosenstein, founder and managing partner of Jana Partners

    Walgreen's pending acquisition of Alliance Boots can mean lower taxes and a better company, according to activist investor Barry Rosenstein.

  • Show me accretive pharma: O'Leary     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary discusses recent mergers between pharmaceutical companies.

  • Valeant, Ackman stage $45 bln bid for Allergan Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 9:12 AM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Bill Ackman are proposing a cash-and-stock deal for Allergan that could be worth about $45 billion.

  • Netflix's objections to TWC/Comcast deal     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    Netflix announced it intends to raise its membership price for new subscribers, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings remarked on the proposed Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal during the webcast, with the "Squawk Box" crew.

  • Pharma M&A is back—Can it cure the sector’s ills? Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    Pharmaceutical industry observers have been waiting for a rush of deals for months - and they might have finally arrived.

  • Pfizer held talks with AstraZeneca: Reports     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses reports that U.S. drugmaker Pfizer held informal talks with pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca about a takeover bid.

  • Sculley: Alibaba to remain active in M&A     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:36 PM ET

    John Sculley, former Apple CEO and Managing Partner at Inflexionpoint, expects Alibaba to push on with its buying spree after listing in the U.S.

  • Diageo launches tender offer for 26% of United Spirits Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:17 AM ET
    Bottles of United Spirits Ltd. McDowell Signature, clockwise from top, Royal Challenge, and Antiquity whiskeys are displayed on the shelves of a liquor store in Chandigarh, Punjab, India.

    Global drinks firm Diageo on Tuesday announced the launch of a tender offer to acquire up to 26 percent more in India's United Spirits.

  • Digital disruption changing world: Fmr. TWC CEO     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Former Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin, gives his strong support for the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Right now we're in an explosion of programming. Let these companies have the opportunity to create new businesses, says Levin.

  • Australian retailer agrees to Woolworth's takeover bid Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:50 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a David Jones Ltd. department store in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia.

    South African retailer Woolworths Holdings is set to buy Australia's second-largest department store David Jones for $2 billion,.

  • 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.