LOS ANGELES, Dec 16- Movie maker Lions Gate Entertainment Corp executives last summer tried to meet with Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai to discuss a possible merger or acquisition, according to emails found in documents stolen by hackers. Daniel Loeb, an investor who was pushing Sony to partially spin off its entertainment business, told Sony Corp of America...» Read More
Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management on Thursday confirmed a deal purchase grocery store chain Safeway for more than $9 billion.
While the markets are hoping to see a March thaw, reports of February data in the week ahead may show the economy is still feeling a bit chilled.
Peter Weinberg, Perella Weinberg Partners, weighs in on recent mergers and acquisitions, from Facebook buying WhatsApp for $16 billion to Comcast's $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, and discusses the role of the activist investor. I don't know a company now that isn't focused on activists, says Weinberg.
Facebook's $16 billion purchase of WhatsApp launches an audacious salvo in the new war for time spent on mobile devices, tech analyst Richard Greenfield tells CNBC.
Calling the deal "massively overpaid", Rob Enderle, President & Principal Analyst, Enderle Group, says Facebook's purchase of mobile messaging firm WhatsApp is a sign of desperation to retain users.
Lucinda Guthrie, deputy global editor at Dealreporter, says companies are carrying out large transactions but fewer of them.
Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable may be good news for sports fans; less so for budget-conscious subscribers.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the merger deal between Time Warner Cable and Comcast is raising some red flags for consumers.
CNBC's David Faber provides insight into the merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast. CBS' Leslie Moonves looks forward to continuing its relationship with Comcast.
Sprint, considering a bid for T-Mobile, is close to securing debt financing from a clutch of big banks, Dealreporter said.
Some people gave Google a pass on the failed Motorola experiment because they're rich and powerful but here's the lesson they need to learn, says Jon Fortt.
The maker of Budweiser has agreed to repurchase South Korea's Oriental Breweries from private equity firms for $5.8 billion.
A new app that lets players buy, sell and merge corporations across nine major industrial sectors became available on Thursday for iPhones and iPads.
Apollo Global Management LLC said it would buy CEC Entertainment, the parent of Chuck E Cheese restaurant chain, for about $948 million.
To bag Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications may need more help from its investor John Malone, but the mogul is all about being patient.
A number of Time Warner Cable shareholders would support a merger with Charter Communications if Charter raises its current bid for the larger rival to $41 billion or more, according to people close to the matter.
The stock price a company that went into receivership in 2009 came back to life this week, jumping from less than a penny to 10 cents a share, The New York Times reports.
Men's suit retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers said its board has unanimously rejected the $1.5 billion bid by Men's Wearhouse.
The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses the AIG deal that sells its aircraft leasing business to AerCap Holdings. David Faber also reports Avago buys LSI for $6.6 billion.
Sprint is mulling a possible bid for T-Mobile—a deal that may leave the U.S. wireless market dominated by three mega-companies, The Wall Street Journal reported.