Takeover Bids


  • Is RIMM Ripe For a Takeover?  Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:31 AM ET

    "Samsung and Microsoft would be the two most likely" acquirers of Research in Motion, said Peter Misek, Jefferies & Company, providing a preview of the tech company's earnings, and weighing in on the launch of BlackBerry 10.

  • In a fresh offer aimed at resolving the "fiscal cliff" standoff, President Barack Obama seeks $1.2 trillion from higher tax revenues, including higher rates on those earning more than $400,000 a year.

  • Best Buy Extends Bid Deadline  Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    William 'Bill' George, former Medtronic chairman & CEO, discusses whether the big box store's founder, Richard Schulze, will be successful in his bid to take the company private.

  • Thursday Market Roadmap  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news crew discusses the Fed's new policy decisions; Sprint's Clearwire proposal; and news of a formal takeover bid for Best Buy.

  • Greece Suffers Setback After Debt Buyback Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 8:33 AM ET

    Greece's bond buyback scheme failed to meet its target by a relatively narrow margin on Tuesday but still left international lenders with a 450-million euro hole in their plan to cut the country's huge debts to a more manageable level.

  • Who Will Save the Twinkie?  Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the latest details on possible suitors for Hostess Brands.

  • China Firm Nabs US Battery Maker A123  Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 7:13 PM ET

    Does China's winning bid to acquire A123 Systems pose a security threat? Peter Navarro, University Of California- Irvine professor, and Ann Lee, New York University professor, weigh in.

  • Who Are Hostess' Suitors?  Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 2:25 PM ET

    A closer look at potential buyers for the iconic bakery, and the possibility of saving the Twinkie, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • China to the Rescue ... Again  Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on China's move to takeover battery maker, A123, with Alan Tonelson, U.S. Business and Industry Council.

  • Hostess' Key Deadline For Buyers  Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 11:48 AM ET

    Today marks the deadline for potential buyers of Hostess' brands to submit their bids or expressions of interest, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • All Potential Hostess Buyers Must Speak Today  Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 7:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Hostess' brands bring in $2.3 billion per year, and sources say they expect about 2 dozen real bids to emerge.

  • Hostess Feeding Frenzy Begins  Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 7:27 PM ET

    The focus for Hostess has now turned to selling its assets and its 30 brands, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • The Twinkie Lifeline?  Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    Hostess says it is speaking with more than 110 parties that are interested in buying its brands. CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports.

  • Cyber Monday: Online Retail Winners  Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Is Deckers, the maker of Uggs, Target's next takeover target? The Fast Money traders, weigh in; and Thom Blischok, Booz & Co. chief retail analyst, discusses which retailers are making big moves in mobile and online this holiday season.

  • WSJ: Advanced Micro Not Pursuing Sale  Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 4:53 PM ET

    According to the WSJ, Advanced Micro is not pursuing a sale of its company or significant assets, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Faber Report: Sprint Gains Control of Clearwire  Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest detail on Sprint's takeover of Clearwire; and weighs in on Verizon's earnings.

  • Ellison Eyeing the Lakers?  Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 4:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank says Ellison's reported interest in bidding on AEG, which owns a piece of the Lakers, is in very preliminary stages. Mark Martiak, Premier Wealth Management, provides perspective.

  • Ackman: P&G Has Stumbled Over Past Few Years  Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:40 AM ET

    P&G has been one of the great growth companies of all times but quite frankly it has stumbled over the past couple of years under the current CEO's leadership, said William Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management founder & CEO, discussing the problems at Procter & Gamble.

  • Ackman: P&G 'Stumbled' Under McDonald's Leadership  Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:40 AM ET

    In this excerpt from a "Squawk Box" interview on October 2, 2012, Pershing Square's Bill Ackman said he had bought some stock and expressed his concerns about the company to its Board.

  • Equity Firms Like Bain Are Depicted as Colluding Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 10:01 AM ET
    Bain Capital headquarters, Bostonb Mass.

    In court documents that lawyers for Bain Capital sought to keep secret, the company and other leading private equity firms are depicted as unofficial partners in a bid-rigging conspiracy aimed at holding down the prices of businesses they were seeking to buy, The New York Times reports.