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  • Ackman & Valeant's bid for Allergan     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    In an SEC Filing, Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it expected to offer a mix of stock and about $15 billion in cash for botox maker Allergan. David Krempa, Morningstar equity analyst, and CNBC's Meg Tirrell, provide perspective.

  • *Rejects shareholder Vintage Capital's $2.3 bln offer. April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, rejected a $2.3 billion takeover offer from a major shareholder and instead bought a web-based retail credit financing firm for about $700 million to provide customers with easier payment terms.

  • April 15- Hedge fund Elliott Management reaffirmed its $3.36 billion offer for network gear maker Riverbed Technology Inc after being rebuffed twice, saying it remained "extremely interested" in acquiring the company. The stock had touched a high of $22.76 in February after Elliot raised its initial bid by $2 to $21 per share.

  • April 15- Hedge fund Elliott Management reaffirmed its $3.36 billion offer for network gear maker Riverbed Technology Inc, saying it remained "extremely interested" in acquiring the company. Riverbed rejected Elliott Management's raised bid in February, saying the offer undervalued the company.

  • April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, rejected a $2.3 billion takeover offer from a major shareholder and instead acquired a retail credit financing firm for about $700 million.

  • JGBs little changed, 5-yr auction draws solid bids Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:12 AM ET

    TOKYO, April 15- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Tuesday, erasing small earlier losses after an auction of five-year JGBs drew solid bids. The 10- year JGB futures ticked up 0.04 point to 145.09, coming back from the day's low of 144.99.

  • April 14- China- focused hospital operator Chindex International Inc received a buyout offer of $23 per share, higher than the $19.50 offered by Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group and private equity firm TPG in February. Chindex, which runs the United Family Healthcare hospitals in China, did not name the new bidder.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 10- Goldcorp Inc raised its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp on Thursday, squeaking above a white knight bid by Yamana Gold Inc and heightening a bidding war that has helped inject life into a depressed gold mining sector.

  • *Battle for Deoleo turned political this week. MADRID, April 10- The board of Spain's Deoleo, the world's top olive oil bottler, agreed on Thursday to back a takeover bid from British private equity fund CVC Capital Partners.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 10- Goldcorp Inc raised its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp on Thursday, squeaking above a white knight bid by Yamana Gold Inc and heightening a bidding war that has helped inject life into a depressed gold mining sector.

  • TORONTO, April 10- Goldcorp Inc hiked its hostile takeover offer for smaller Canadian gold miner Osisko Mining Corp to about C $3.6 billion on Thursday as it sought to top a complex white knight bid from Yamana Gold Inc..

  • April 10- Goldcorp Inc, the world's second-biggest gold miner by market value, raised its offer to buy fellow Canadian miner Osisko Mining Corp to about C $3.6 billion, trumping a bid from Yamana Gold Inc..

  • '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.

  • Go-shop process not a panacea: Expert     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Eileen Nugent, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Robert Spatt, , Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, discuss go-shop deals in the M&A environment and the latest LBO buzz from New Orleans.

  • PARIS, March 20- Conglomerate Bouygues re-opened the battle to buy France's second biggest telecoms provider SFR on Thursday with a new offer less than a week after owner Vivendi began exclusive talks with rival bidder Numericable.

  • *Say 200 SEK/ share bid does not reflect full value of Scania. STOCKHOLM/ BERLIN, March 18- Scania's minority shareholders should reject Volkswagen's 6.7 billion euro bid, the Swedish truckmaker's independent directors said, underlining a rift between its German main owner and remaining Swedish investors.

  • *Say does not reflect full value of Scania. *VW offered 200 SEK per share; Scania ended Monday at 195.9. STOCKHOLM, March 18- Scania's minority shareholders should reject Volkswagen's 6.7 billion euro bid, the Swedish truckmaker's independent directors said, underlining a deep rift within the company.

  • Scania leads European shares lower after rejecting bid Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    LONDON, March 18- European stocks edged lower on Tuesday, led by truckmaker Scania after it rejected a takeover offer and with traders apprehensive about the next stage in the Ukraine crisis. Scania fell 3.4 percent, the FTSEurofirst 300' s top faller, after rejecting a takeover offer from Volkswagen, saying it was too low.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Lions Gate Entertainment Corp admitted on Thursday it failed to disclose to investors in 2010 the steps it took to thwart a hostile takeover bid by billionaire Carl Icahn, as part of a major settlement with U.S. regulators.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Entertainment company Lions Gate Entertainment Corp admitted on Thursday to misleading investors in 2010 when it was facing a hostile takeover and agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle civil charges, U.S. regulators announced.