LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 27- The market chatter over forming a giant Chinese oil major through merging PetroChina and Sinopec has ramped up again recently, but the motivations for such a deal struggle to stand up to scrutiny. The Chinese authorities are mulling joining China National Petroleum Corp, the parent of PetroChina, and China Petrochemical Corp, the...» Read More
Robin Bienenstock, senior analyst for European and Latin American telecommunications at Sanford C Bernstein, says Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's bid for KPN is all about Germany.
The New York Times is not for sale, its controlling family and publisher have said, after a week in which both The Boston Globe and The Washington Post were bought out.
Dell's special committee has reached an agreement with the buyout group led by CEO Michael Dell to purchase the company for $13.75 per share.
The deal Michael Dell has been pushing for has officially been approved.
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Management consulting firm Accenture is in talks to acquire rival Booz & Co., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Community Health Systems announced it would buy Health Management Associates in a deal valued at approximately $7.6 billion, including about $3.7 billion in debt.
The combined Publicis Omnicom, if approved, would allow the companies to negotiate better terms in a fast growing digital ad market, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Maurice Levy, Publicis Groupe chairman and CEO, and John Wren, Omnicom Group president and CEO, discuss the "emotional aspects" and financial advantages of united the global ad agencies.
PPG Industries will sell its majority stake in lens supplier Transitions Optical to Essilor International for about $1.73 billion in cash.
Saks agreed to sell itself to Hudson's Bay Co., the Canadian parent of Lord & Taylor, for about $2.4 billion in a deal that will bring luxury to more North American locales.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin catches up with Liberty Media's John Malone, at a conference in Sun Valley, ID. Malone is pushing for cable industries to consolidate. "Comcast is big enough to be okay, but Time Warner Cable and other companies like Charter, need to merge" says Malone. Media analyst Amy Yong, Macquarie Research, weighs in.
Liberty Media Chairman John Malone is pushing for major consolidation in the cable industry, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Japan's Softbank received the final approval it needed from U.S. regulators for its $21.6 billion bid to take control of No. 3 US wireless provider Sprint Nextel.
Matthew Toole, Thomson Reuters, and Amanda Levin, Mergermarket editor of the Americas, debate whether to expect a turnaround in dealmaking for the second half of the year.
Some companies can create a treasure trove of value simply by making a strategic acquisition, said Cramer.
Orchard Supply Hardware Stores has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with rival retailer Lowe's Companies set to buy the majority of its assets for $205 million in cash.
Starboard Value is pressuring Smithfield to explore a break-up rather than go ahead with a $4.7 billion takeover by a Chinese meat producer.
Media giant Gannett announced on Thursday that it was merging with television station Belo, in a $1.5 billion deal that would expands Gannett's reach into broadcast.
Empire, operator of Canadian grocery chain Sobeys, plans to acquire Safeway's assets in Canada for billions, nearly doubling its reach in the Canadian western provinces.