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  • Redstone: Viacom, CBS succession still undecided Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:38 PM ET
    Sumner Redstone

    Sumner Redstone addresses press reports that he decided to make his daughter chairman after he dies.

  • BRUSSELS, May 7- China's Huawei Technologies is undeterred by the merger of telecoms equipment rivals Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent and will keep growing in Europe, its rotating Chief Executive Guo Ping told Reuters on Thursday. The merged European entity will become the global No.2 in wireless behind Sweden's Ericsson. Finland's Nokia announced its...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV unless its concerns about the deal are addressed. According to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday, Netflix representatives met recently with more than 20 FCC officials and raised concerns about the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV as currently proposed, according to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday. Previous FCC filings from Netflix on the deal called for approval with conditions. Netflix's April 30 meeting with the FCC's merger...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Holcim Ltd, a Swiss company, and Lafarge S.A., which is based in Paris, on Monday won U.S. antitrust approval to merge after they agreed to divest assets, the Federal Trade Commission. Lafarge said previously that it would sell its Davenport cement plant in Iowa and seven terminals along the Mississippi River to Summit Materials for $450 million in...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Holcim Ltd, a Swiss company, and Lafarge S.A., which is based in Paris, on Monday won U.S. antitrust approval to merge after they agreed to divest assets, the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Charter pursues 'friendly' approach to TWC: Report Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 5:25 PM ET
    A Time Warner Cable truck is viewed in Brooklyn in New York City.

    Charter Communications is inching toward a 'friendly' deal with Time Warner Cable, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

  • May 1- Cable company Charter Communications Inc reported a bigger quarterly loss, hurt by costs from a failed deal between Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc that involved assets it was planning to buy. Still, Charter is being closely watched as potential suitor for Time Warner Cable. Reuters reported on Monday that Time Warner Cable was open to merger...

  • April 30- Time Warner Cable Inc on Thursday reported a bigger-than-expected rise in video subscriptions for the first quarter but gave no indication of any merger deals after Comcast Corp withdrew its bid to buy the company. Since the Comcast deal was called off on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns, questions have arisen about whether Time Warner...

  • *Holcim net 310 million francs vs f'cast 340 mln. *Lafarge shares up 4.5 percent, Holcim up 2.0 percent. ZURICH/ PARIS, April 30- Swiss cement maker Holcim reported a jump in first-quarter net profit on Thursday, helped by asset sales, while its French merger partner Lafarge posted a better than expected rise in operating profit.

  • Holcim shareholder Eurocement backs Holcim-Lafarge merger Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:09 PM ET

    April 29- Eurocement Holding AG, Holcim Ltd's second-largest shareholder, said it supports the Swiss cement maker's planned merger with France's Lafarge SA. Eurocement, which has a 10.8 percent stake in Holcim, said it intends to keep actively participating in the work of the merged company. The backing from Eurocement is a boost to Zurich- based Holcim as it...

  • Get ready for more big deals, Wall St execs say Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    The surge in M&A isn't likely to subside anytime soon, according to two senior bankers from Goldman Sachs and Citigoup.

  • BERLIN, April 29- Volkswagen has no merger or acquisition plans beyond ongoing discussions with its Chinese joint venture partner FAW that may result in its increasing its stake, the carmaker's finance chief Hans Dieter Poetsch said on Wednesday. "We are in a process of negotiations with our joint venture partner, also about the possibility of an increase in our...

  • Behind the wave of pharma dealmaking   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    Behind the wave of pharma dealmaking

    Factors like larger firms seeking to boost economies of scale are fueling the appetite for dealmaking in the pharmaceuticals sector, says Raghuram Selvaraju, managing director of Equity Research at MLV & Co.

  • M&A trends: Watch out for healthcare   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    M&A trends: Watch out for healthcare

    Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, says that the healthcare sector is ripe for more M&A.

  • Merger of Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron scrapped

    Sachin Shah, special situations and merger arbitrage strategist at Albert Fried and Company, says the cancellation of a merger between Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron is "a bit of a surprise."

  • April 27- Time Warner Cable Inc is open to merger discussions with Charter Communications Inc following a failed $45 billion bid by Comcast Corp, according to people familiar with the matter. Friendly negotiations between the two companies would be in sharp contrast to their acrimonious exchanges in 2013 and early 2014 that ended with Time Warner Cable...

  • Rich (lawyers) get richer, top firms reap billions Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:23 PM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers

    A wealth inequality effect is underway at elite law firms, an industry that's hardly poor but is seeing a gap between the haves and have mores.

  • April 27- Time Warner Cable Inc and Cox Communications Inc denied a Wall Street Journal report on Monday that Time Warner Cable had approached Cox Communications to discuss a potential merger. We have not engaged in any discussions with Cox, " Time Warner Cable's spokeswoman Susan Leepson told Reuters. Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time...

  • April 27- Time Warner Cable Inc reached out to Cox Communications Inc in the past few days to discuss a possible merger, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable on Friday, after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in...