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  • 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.

  • DUBLIN, Jan 27- Irish Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Tuesday the government would engage with British Airways owner IAG in the coming days on the terms of its proposed new offer for Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus's AERL.I board has recommended an improved 1.36 billion-euro takeover offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group ICAG.L, the Irish...

  • UPDATE 1-Nelson Peltz slashes stake in Family Dollar Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 7:11 AM ET

    Jan 27- Investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP slashed its stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc by more than two-thirds to 2.07 percent, days after the company's shareholders agreed to Dollar Tree Inc's $8.5 billion buyout offer. Garden also served on a committee of four directors that oversaw Family Dollar's review of strategic alternatives...

  • *IAG would operate Aer Lingus as separate brand. DUBLIN, Jan 27- The board of Irish airline Aer Lingus has recommended an improved 1.36- billion-euro takeover offer from the owner of British Airways which now must sooth government concerns to win shareholder approval. Aer Lingus said its recommendation is subject to being satisfied with how IAG proposes to...

  • Aer Lingus recommends $1.5 bln offer from BA-owner IAG Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:13 AM ET

    DUBLIN, Jan 27- Aer Lingus's board has recommended an improved 1.36 billion-euro takeover offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group, the Irish airline said on Tuesday. The new proposal by the owner of British Airways, its third in six weeks, is worth 2.55 euros per share, up from a previous 2.40 euros, and includes a cash offer of 2.50 per euros share and a...

  • A bid for Blackberry?   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    A bid for Blackberry?

    Anil Doradla, William Blair & Company, shares his views on the smartphone maker's future after reports rise Samsung could be making a bid for the company.

  • Verizon CEO on AOL: Not in acquisition talks   Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    Verizon CEO on AOL: Not in acquisition talks

    Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam states AOL and other media companies are potential partners, but they are not in significant acquisition talks with AOL. CNBC's David Faber reports.

  • Faber Report: Verizon-AOL logic   Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 9:35 AM ET
    Faber Report: Verizon-AOL logic

    CNBC's David Faber reports Verizon has approached AOL about a potential joint venture or takeover.

  • Club Med set to back Chinese bid this week Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 2:37 AM ET
    Club Med in Grecolimano, Greece

    Club Mediterrannee is expected to back an offer from a consortium led by Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang, after a rival declined to raise his offer.

  • Club Med set to back Chinese bid this week Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    PARIS, Jan 4- French holiday company Club Mediterrannee is expected to back an offer from a consortium led by Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang this week after Italian rival bidder Andrea Bonomi declined to raise his offer on Friday. Guo, whom Forbes estimates has a net worth of about $4.3 billion, has described Club Med as an ideal investment to tap booming...

  • Jan 2- Chinese online game developer Perfect World Co Ltd said it received a go-private proposal from founder and Chairman Michael Yufeng Chi at $20 per ADS, valuing the company at nearly $1 billion. The offer represents a premium of 27 percent to Perfect World's closing price on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. Perfect World, which makes online multiplayer games such as "...

  • 3 hedge fund predictions for 2015   Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    3 hedge fund predictions for 2015

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reveals what investors can expect from hedge funds and activists in 2015.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 30- A federal judge has rejected Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen& Katz's bid to dismiss CVR Energy Inc's lawsuit accusing the prominent New York law firm of malpractice in advising on a 2012 hostile takeover of the oil refiner by billionaire Carl Icahn. District Judge Richard Sullivan in Manhattan declined to end the federal case even though a New York state...

  • Smith & Nephew outperforms sluggish European markets Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    *UK's FTSE 100 rises 0.2 pct to 6,609.93 points. The 7.7 percent jump in Smith& Nephew, after Bloomberg News reported U.S. rival Stryker was planning a takeover offer for it, allowed Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index to end 0.2 percent higher at 6,609.93 points. France's CAC ended down 0.4 percent as data showing another set of record unemployment figures in...

  • UPDATE 1-Dos Santos withdraws bid for Portugal Telecom Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    LISBON, Dec 23- Angolan billionaire businesswoman Isabel dos Santos has dropped her 1.2 billion-euro bid for Portugal Telecom SGPS which threatened to block the sale of PT's former domestic business PT Portugal by Brazilian affiliate Oi to rival telecoms group Altice. Terra Peregrin launched the 1.35 euro a share offer last month seeking to block the sale of...

  • *Nutreco falls as Cargill drops takeover bid. *FTSE up but pares gains as UK external deficit rises. Dutch animal feed company Nutreco also fell, sliding 5 percent after U.S. commodities company Cargill said it was dropping a bid for Nutreco.

  • *Shares in Nutreco fall 5 pct as Cargill drops takeover bid. Shares in Dutch animal feed company Nutreco bucked the trend, falling 5 percent after U.S. commodities company Cargill said it was dropping its takeover bid. Around Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 index was up 0.6 percent, Germany's DAX index up 0.3 percent and France's CAC 40 up 0.5 percent.

  • American Apparel's shares rose 8.4 percent to $1.16 in early trading on Monday. American Apparel Inc announced on Sunday it had adopted a new, one-year "poison pill" takeover defence with a 10 percent trigger but said this was not meant to deter bidders. "The board implemented the rights plan as an additional means to ensure that all American Apparel stockholders...