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  • *Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. LONDON, March 23- European shares slipped from multi-year highs on Monday, with car stocks hurt by a rise in the euro and lingering worries over Greece leading investors to book profits. Traders said that lingering uncertainty over Greece was also pegging back European stock markets.

  • Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. Shares in Pirelli outperformed, rising 2.5 percent after China National Chemical Corp agreed to buy the Italian tire maker in a 7.1 billion euro deal. The acquisition, agreed with Pirelli shareholders on Sunday, will see state-owned ChemChina take over the world's fifth-largest tire maker and one of the...

  • European shares slip from 7-1/2 year high Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:06 AM ET

    *Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. PARIS, March 23- European shares slipped on Monday, taking a breather following recent sharp gains, while shares in Pirelli rose 3.5 percent after China National Chemical Corp agreed to buy the tyre maker in a 7.1 billion euro deal. The acquisition, agreed with Pirelli shareholders on Sunday, will see state-owned...

  • March 20- Simon Property Group Inc, the No.1 U.S. mall owner, raised its offer for Macerich Co three days after its smaller rival rejected its earlier offer, adopted a poison pill and changed board structure to prevent a hostile takeover. Simon Property raised on Friday its cash-and-stock offer for Macerich to $95.50 per share from $91.00. Simon Property said its...

  • March 20- Simon Property Group Inc, the largest U.S. shopping mall owner, raised its offer for smaller rival Macerich Co to $95.50 per share in cash and stock. Macerich rejected on Tuesday Simon Property's earlier offer of $91 per share and adopted a poison pill to prevent a hostile takeover. Simon Property said on Friday that the offer, which has an enterprise value...

  • MILAN, March 19- Shares in Pirelli jumped as much as 5 percent on Thursday after an Italian daily said the tyre maker was working on a revamp plan that includes taking an Asian partner, the launch of a buyout offer and the de-listing of the group. According to Corriere della Sera, Pirelli Chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera wants to bring on board an Asian shareholder...

  • March 17- Macerich Co, the third-largest U.S. shopping mall owner, rejected a $14.39 billion unsolicited offer from larger rival Simon Property Group Inc, saying the offer "substantially undervalues" the company. Macerich also adopted a poison pill, or a shareholder rights plan, with a 10 percent trigger and changed its board structure to thwart a hostile...

  • Earnings support European shares near seven-year highs Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    PARIS/ LONDON, March 12- European shares held near fresh seven-year highs hit on Thursday, weighed down by Sabadell after it made a bid for TSB, although better than expected earnings reports supported the market. Spain's Banco de Sabadell fell 6.6 percent after making a takeover bid that valued British bank TSB at around $2.6 billion. But they have to set aside the...

  • Earnings help European shares edge higher to extend rally Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    PARIS/ LONDON, March 12- European shares held near fresh seven-year highs hit on Thursday, weighed down by Sabadell after it made a bid for TSB, although better than expected earnings reports supported the market. Spain's Banco de Sabadell fell 6.1 percent after making a takeover bid that valued British bank TSB at around $2.6 billion. But they have to set aside the...

  • *Offer values TSB at 340 pence per share. LONDON, March 12- British challenger bank TSB has received a takeover approach from Banco Sabadell, valuing the business at about $2.6 billion and sending its shares soaring by nearly a quarter. Sabadell, Spain's fifth-biggest bank, has made a proposal of 340 pence in cash for each TSB share, subject to reaching agreement on...

  • *Offer values TSB at 340 pence per share. LONDON, March 12- British challenger bank TSB has received a takeover approach from Banco Sabadell, valuing the business at about $2.6 billion and said it would be willing to recommend the offer to shareholders. TSB listed on the London Stock Exchange in June last year in an initial public offering which valued the business...

  • Endo sent email to Salix offering $165 share: Source   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    Endo sent email to Salix offering $165 share: Source

    Reports say Endo International is making a takeover offer for Salix Pharmaceuticals. CNBC's David Faber has the details.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- People have been writing epitaphs for brick-and-mortar malls for years, but Simon Property Group Inc's unsolicited takeover bid for rival Macerich Co shows there is still plenty of interest in the limited supply of upscale shopping centers. Simon, the largest U.S. mall owner, offered on Monday to buy Macerich for $14.39 billion after the Santa...

  • *Bidvest expects PIC to reject offer. *Bidvest offered 52 rand per share, or $515 mln. JOHANNESBURG, March 2- The chief executive of South Africa's Bidvest Group said his $515 million buyout offer for Adcock Ingram is likely to be rejected by a major shareholder, meaning the industrial conglomerate could end up with less than 100 percent.

  • Feb 23- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc held preliminary takeover talks with Discovery Communications Inc with a view to creating a $100 billion entertainment giant, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. Fox, which like other broadcasters is battling a shift to on-demand TV, denied there had been any talks with Discovery, which...

  • Feb 23- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has held preliminary takeover talks with Discovery Communications Inc with a view to creating a $100 billion entertainment giant, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. Senior executives from both companies met about two weeks ago to discuss a potential takeover bid, the newspaper...

  • 888 and William Hill end takeover talks Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 2:14 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 16- Online gambling company 888 Holdings said discussions concerning a takeover by Britain's biggest bookmaker William Hill had ended after talks broke down over price with a key stakeholder. 888, whose shares had jumped more than 20 percent last week after talks between the two companies were confirmed, said on Monday it had discussed a possible...

  • Allergan CEO: Fighting Ackman 'all consuming'   Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    Allergan CEO: Fighting Ackman 'all consuming'

    David Pyott, Allergan chairman & CEO, discusses the company's historic quarter, Bill Ackman's failed attempt to take over the company and the decision to subdivide the management team.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 30- GFI Group Inc shareholders on Friday voted down a proposed takeover by CME Group Inc, the companies said, opening the door for a hostile bid from rival BGC Partners. CME Group, the world's largest futures exchange operator, for months has been locked in a bidding war for GFI Group, a derivatives broker, with BGC Partners Inc.. CME Group had planned to...

  • Sunac China to buy stake in troubled Kaisa: report Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:34 PM ET

    Sunac plans to buy a 49.3 percent stake in troubled Chinese developer Kaisa, which recently missed bond coupon payments, Caixin magazine reported.