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  • *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.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Consumer advocacy group rejects Comcast deal     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the merger deal between Time Warner Cable and Comcast is raising some red flags for consumers.

  • Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    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 passes $45B hat for T-Mobile: Report Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    Sprint, considering a bid for T-Mobile, is close to securing debt financing from a clutch of big banks, Dealreporter said.

  • Motorola FAIL: What Google needs to learn Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Motorola Droid 4 smartphone.

    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.

  • AB InBev snaps up leading South Korea brewer Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    The maker of Budweiser has agreed to repurchase South Korea's Oriental Breweries from private equity firms for $5.8 billion.

  • Wolves of Wall St can sharpen M&A teeth on new app Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    A new app that lets players buy, sell and merge corporations across nine major industrial sectors became available on Thursday for iPhones and iPads.

  • Chuck E. Cheese's billion-dollar pizza Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 9:32 AM ET
    Chuck E. Cheese mascots

    Apollo Global Management LLC said it would buy CEC Entertainment, the parent of Chuck E Cheese restaurant chain, for about $948 million.

  • Guess who can help Charter win TWC? Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    John Malone

    To bag Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications may need more help from its investor John Malone, but the mogul is all about being patient.

  • TWC investors name their price for Charter deal Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    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.

  • Why the price of this worthless stock went soaring Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 2:37 PM ET
    Nest Learning Thermostat, made by Nest Labs

    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.

  • Jos. A. Bank rejects Men's Wearhouse bid Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    A shirt and tie are displayed at a Jos. A. Bank retail store on October 9, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

    Men's suit retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers said its board has unanimously rejected the $1.5 billion bid by Men's Wearhouse.

  • AIG can take off again: Cramer     Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 9:05 AM ET

    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.