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  • PARIS, April 7- Cement makers Lafarge and Holcim on Monday unveiled the terms of a merger that will create a giant with combined sales of 32 billion euros.

  • *Lafarge declines to comment, Holcim not immediately available. PARIS, April 6- The world's two largest cement makers, France's Lafarge and Switzerland's Holcim, have agreed the terms of a merger that would create a company with a stock market value of around $55 billion, a source close to the situation said on Sunday.

  • PARIS, April 6- The world's two largest cement makers, France's Lafarge and Switzerland's Holcim, have agreed the terms of a merger that would create a company with a stock market value of around $55 billion, a source close to the situation said on Sunday.

  • PARIS, April 6- The world's two largest cement makers, France's Lafarge and Switzerland's Holcim, on Saturday agreed on the terms of a merger that would create a company with a stock market value of around $55 billion, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on its website.

  • PARIS/ ZURICH, April 4- The worlds' two largest cement makers, Lafarge and Holcim, said they are in merger talks, flagging what could be Europe's biggest tie-up of the year to date creating a company with a stock market value of over $50 billion.

  • Lafarge, Holcim say in advanced merger talks Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    PARIS/ ZURICH, April 4- French and Swiss cement makers Lafarge and Holcim said on Friday they were in advanced discussions over a possible merger of equals, but that no agreement had yet been reached.

  • NEW YORK/ SAO PAULO, April 1- Brazil's securities industry watchdog CVM on Tuesday lifted a suspension on Grupo Oi SA's 6 billion real share offering, paving the way for the Brazilian telecommunications company's merger with Portugal Telecom SGPS SA.

  • SAO PAULO/ RIO DE JANEIRO, April 1- Brazil's securities industry watchdog CVM on Tuesday lifted a suspension on Grupo Oi SA's 6 billion real share offering, paving the way for the Brazilian telecommunications company's merger with Portugal Telecom SGPS SA.

  • FRANKFURT, April 1- Ailing German public-sector lender HSH has cut its exposure to bad shipping loans by striking a debt restructuring deal involving the merger of debtor Ahrenkiel and two of its shipping peers.

  • March 28- Time Warner Cable Inc said on Friday it was committed to a deal reached with larger cable operator Comcast Corp in response to calls by Charter Communications that shareholders reject the $45 billion merger.

  • Nine partners quit Patton Boggs amid merger talks Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    March 28- In the latest defections to hit Washington, D.C., law and lobbying firm Patton Boggs, nine partners are leaving the firm, according to several sources with direct knowledge of the moves. One of the parting lawyers, Benjamin Chew, led the commercial litigation and antitrust group, while Kevin Boardman had been on the firm's strategic planning committee.

  • 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.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ BRASILIA, March 27- Brazil's securities watchdog on Thursday suspended the offer of shares in telecommunications company Grupo Oi SA for up to 30 days, dealing a setback to its planned merger with Portugal Telecom.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- Comcast Corp's Executive Vice President David Cohen will testify at a hearing in the U.S. Senate on April 9 about his company's plans to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, a Comcast spokeswoman said on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- A majority of Americans are skeptical about the proposed merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, and they are not convinced the U.S. government is doing enough to prevent monopolies generally, according to a Reuters/ Ipsos online poll released on Wednesday.

  • Patton Boggs leaders projected that any deal would take place before the end of April, two of the sources said. Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry did not respond to a request for comment.

  • *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.

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