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  • NEW YORK— China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Ltd. said Monday that its board of directors received a preliminary buyout offer of about $673 million from Chinese investment bank Orient Securities Co.. An Orient Securities subsidiary, called Orient Hongtai Investment Management Co., is offering $21.50 per American depository share for the Chinese...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St down as homebuilder confidence slips Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    *Altera up on report of possible deal with Intel. *Ann rises after Ascena Retail takeover offer. "Right now with the way things are going, especially with the yield curve getting steeper, it's going to be less and less likely the Fed will raise rates in September," John Burke, CEO of Burke Financial Strategies in New York.

  • *Altera up on report of possible deal with Intel. *Ann rises after Ascena Retail takeover offer. If the index does not rise, as expected, stocks could rally, said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York.

  • Avon shares soar after fake bid   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Avon shares soar after fake bid

    An apparently fake bid for Avon is reportedly being reviewed by the SEC.

  • The bid for Avon that apparently was not Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:44 PM ET

    Shares of Avon jumped as much as 20 percent after the takeover offer appeared on the website maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission, a regulator that oversees stock markets. A company calling itself PTG Capital Partners said in a document filed with the SEC that it would pay $8 billion for Avon, an enormous premium for investors in the cosmetic...

  • *Syngenta turns down Monsanto offer of 449 Swiss francs/ share. *Monsanto may team up with partner for U.S. seeds deal- source. May 8- U.S. agrochemicals firm Monsanto has not given up on a proposed takeover of Swiss rival Syngenta, a source close to Monsanto said on Friday after its $45 billion offer was rejected.

  • *Cash-and-share offer at 449 Sfr rebuffed by Syngenta. *Syngenta flags deal risks, including from regulators. LONDON, May 8- Major investors in Swiss agrochemicals firm Syngenta are confident a deal with Monsanto will come off if the U.S. firm ups its initial $45 billion bid by at least 10 percent.

  • FRANKFURT, May 8- German car companies may need help to compete with a wealthy field of bidders for Nokia's high-tech mapping unit HERE, as the entry of technology company Uber into the fray signals interest from deep-pocketed Silicon Valley players, bankers and executives close to the deal said. German auto makers Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and...

  • LONDON, May 8- BG Group said on Friday it was still happy with Shell's $70 billion takeover bid despite a recent upturn in oil prices that led the company to increase the profit outlook for its liquefied natural gas business. The recent oil price rise has improved BG's outlook for LNG prices and led the company to raise its LNG earnings forecast for 2015 to $1.3 -1.5...

  • *Syngenta turns down Monsanto offer of 449 Swiss francs/ share. ZURICH/ LONDON, May 8- Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not fully take into account regulatory risks. "The offer fundamentally undervalues Syngenta's prospects and underestimates the...

  • May 8- Taxi service Uber has submitted a $3 billion bid for Nokia Oyj's map business HERE, the New York Times reported citing people with knowledge of the offer. Uber is competing against a consortium of automakers, including BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the newspaper said, citing people with knowledge of the offer. The book value of the unit is about 2 billion euros,...

  • ZURICH, May 8- Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a 449 Swiss franc per share takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalues the Swiss firm and does not fully take into account regulatory risks. But On Friday, Syngenta said its board had unanimously rejected a 45- percent cash offer by Monsanto that would value Syngenta at 449 Swiss...

  • Uber bids for Nokia's mapping service - NYT Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:19 PM ET

    May 7- Ride-hailing service Uber has submitted a bid for Nokia Oyj's map business, HERE, for as much as $3 billion, the New York Times reported, citing people with knowledge of the offer. Finland's Nokia said last month it had started a strategic review for HERE, a competitor to Google Maps, after announcing a takeover of network equipment rival Alcatel-Lucent.

  • PACIFIC RUBIALES SHARES RISE 27.7 PCT ON TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE, 25.7 PCT IN COLOMBIA AFTER ALFA, HARBOR TAKEOVER BID.

  • Saleforce's most likely buyer: Analyst   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:04 AM ET
    Saleforce's most likely buyer: Analyst

    Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, shares his thoughts on rumors Microsoft may be mulling a potential bid for Salesforce.com, and weighs in on other contenders considering a cloud play.

  • Salesforce shares pop on bid rumors   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 6:21 AM ET
    Salesforce shares pop on bid rumors

    Samad Samana, FBR Capital Markets, weighs in on potential suitors for Salesforce.com, and big tech's quest to conquer the cloud.

  • May 4- U.S. mall owner Macerich Co plans to terminate its stockholder rights plan and add two new independent directors as part of a settlement with an activist investor group. Activist investor Jonathan Litt nominated four directors to Macerich's board last month, after the company rejected a takeover bid from larger rival Simon Property Group Inc, a person...

  • Salesforce.com hits all-time high on takeover rumors

    Oracle is the most likely buyer, says Samad Samana, FBR Capital Markets, sharing his thoughts on possible buyers for Salesforce.

  • Oracle-Salesforce combo makes sense: Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    Oracle-Salesforce combo makes sense: Pro

    Shares of Salesforce.com jumped on Wednesday amid a Bloomberg report that it is working with financial advisors to help with a potential takeover offer. Samad Samana, FBR VP research analyst, weighs in.

  • April 27- Mylan NV rejected Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's $40 billion takeover offer on Monday, saying in a scathing letter that it grossly undervalued the company and that Mylan has no interest in payment in what it termed "high-risk" Teva stock. Mylan shares fell 5.7 percent to $71.71 on Nasdaq, and Teva fell 3.8 percent to $61.93 on the New York Stock...