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

    "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's objections to TWC/Comcast deal

    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
    Pfizer held talks to acquire AstraZeneca: reports

    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
    Sculley: Alibaba to remain active in M&A after US IPO

    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
    Digital disruption changing world: Fmr. TWC CEO

    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
    How activist investors influence M&A

    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
    'Poison Pill' inventor targets activism

    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
    Your guide to understanding 4 mega-deals

    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.

  • 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.

  • Cerberus confirms Safeway deal worth more than $9B Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 5:14 PM ET
    Customers leave a Safeway store on March 5, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

    Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management on Thursday confirmed a deal purchase grocery store chain Safeway for more than $9 billion.

  • Ukraine looms as markets push toward new highs Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 5:55 PM ET
    Soldiers guard the Crimean parliament in Simferopol next to a sign that reads: "Crimea Russia."

    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.

  • M&A deals rise as risk appetite increases   Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 7:49 AM ET
    M&A deals rise as risk appetite increases

    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+WhatsApp, a bold move in mobile war: Pro Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    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.

  • Reading into Facebook-WhatsApp deal   Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:03 PM ET
    Reading into Facebook-WhatsApp deal

    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.

  • The M&A trend: Larger transactions but fewer of them

    Lucinda Guthrie, deputy global editor at Dealreporter, says companies are carrying out large transactions but fewer of them.

  • What Comcast, TWC deal means for consumers Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    A Comcast field service technician arrives to install cable service at a residence in Reading, Pa.

    Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable may be good news for sports fans; less so for budget-conscious subscribers.