Takeover Bids


  • Consumer Giant Bets Big on India in $5.4 Billion Offer Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:42 AM ET
    Bars of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Lux soap at a store in Mumbai

    Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever Plc will pay $5.4 billion to raise its stake in its Indian unit, in a bet on fast-growing spending power in Asia's third-largest economy.

  • Germany's Bayer has agreed to buy U.S. contraceptive devices maker Conceptus for $1.1 billion, aiming to underpin its position as the world's largest women's healthcare provider.

  • Major Vodafone investors said $100 billion was not enough for the British company's stake in its U.S. joint venture with Verizon Communications.

  • Verizon Has Yet To Make Vodafone Offer: Faber  Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber has the latest details on reports Verizon wants to make a bid for Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless.

  • Verizon Eyes Bid For Verizon Wireless: Report  Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    Verizon has reportedly hired advisors to prepare a possible $100 billion cash and stock bid for Verizon Wireless. CNBC's David Faber provides his perspective.

  • Time to Play Thailand's Transition?  Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 10:50 PM ET

    Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, Equities Analyst at Standard Chartered, discusses the recent CP All - Siam Makro Deal, and gives us tips about whether to invest in Thailand's convenience store market.

  • Beer Companies Settle the Tab  Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    Rob Sands, President & CEO of Constellation Brands talks with CNBC's David Faber, about the company's settlement with regulators, allowing it to move forward in its purchase of Grupo Modelo; a move that will transform the wine seller to a beer giant.

  • Investing Like an Activist  Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    Keith Meister, Corvex Management, weighs in on the Commonwealth takeover bid.

  • Liberty Global Preps Takeover Bid For Kabel Deutschland  Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    Liberty Global is looking to expand its European footprint by acquiring Germany's largest cable television operator, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • Douwe Egberts Coffee Group Gets $8.2 Billion Bid Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 4:15 AM ET

    D.E Master Blenders 1753 said on Thursday it received a 6.4- billion-euro takeover offer from German investor Joh A Benckiser, sending shares of the Dutch coffee and tea maker up more than 25 percent.

  • Flowers Wins Hostess Bread For $360M: Source  Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Wonder Bread and other brands won't be auctioned in court on Thursday.

  • Royalty Pharma in $6.6 Billion Bid for Elan Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 6:01 AM ET

    Royalty Pharma has made a $6.6 billion bid to buy Elan, seeking to scupper the drugmaker's plan to spend most of the proceeds from a major drug sale on deals.

  • Cramer: Why Facebook Should Buy LinkedIn  Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 9:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer thinks a successful social media company should be purchased by Facebook. (3:31)

  • F&N Takeover: What Lies in Store  Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 10:13 PM ET

    Alan Lok, Director at Sabio Global says TCC will do a good job if they succeed in taking over F&N.

  • Monday Markets Roadmap  Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news crew discusses the top market moving stories of the day, including a drop in demand for Apple products; an increase in the payroll tax; and UPS abandoning its takeover for TNT.

  • PE Firms Targeted Legg Mason But Spurned  Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Reuters is reporting that private equity firms targeted Legg Mason but were spurned. CNBC's Courtney Reagan and FMHR discuss. Also, Erik Ristuben, Russell Investments, weighs in on how far the bull market can run.

  • Battle of Titans For Herbalife, Shares Halted  Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin reports Third Point's Dan Loeb has bought more than a five percent stake in Herbalife.

  • Faber Report: Morgan Stanley Cuts Jobs  Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports on continuing downsizing on Wall Street, and Dish Network's unsolicited takeover bid for Clearwire.

  • Wednesday Market Roadmap  Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news crew reports on the market moving stories of the day, including Alcoa's earnings; and the Dish Network's unsolicited takeover bid for Clearwire.

  • Will BB10 Save RIM?  Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 6:20 AM ET

    Brian Modoff, Deutsche Bank analyst, breaks down the BlackBerry maker's better-than-expected Q3 earnings, and discusses the outlook for the company's newest device, the BB10.