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  • Aug 5- Many options traders who had taken bets on a successful buyout of Time Warner Inc by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc are facing a grim lesson in the risks of betting on deals. Murdoch pulled the $80 billion offer after the close of trading on Tuesday, saying Time Warner management had refused to engage in discussions.

  • Aug 5- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox decided to pull its $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner Inc on Tuesday, abandoning plans to create one of the world's largest media conglomerates.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 5- T-Mobile US is planning on rejecting Iliad's $15 billion offer for the carrier because its parent company, Deutsche Telekom. The sources said T-Mobile could reject the bid as early as Wednesday.

  • *Offer now valued at A $5.20 a share vs A $4.70 rejected in May. SYDNEY, Aug 4- Australia's Treasury Wine Estates is opening its books to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts& Co LP after the private equity giant hiked its takeover offer to $3.15 billion, raising the prospect of a bidding war for the world's No.2 winemaker.

  • *Offer now valued at A $5.20 a share vs A $4.70 rejected in May. SYDNEY, Aug 4- Australia's Treasury Wine Estates is opening its books to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts& Co LP after the private equity giant hiked its takeover offer to $3.15 billion, raising the prospect of a bidding war for the world's No.2 winemaker.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- French telecoms firm Iliad will be hard-pressed to meet its goal of generating $2 billion in additional annual operating profit at T-Mobile US Inc by cutting costs and slashing prices if its takeover bid is accepted, analysts said.

  • Aug 1- Botox maker Allergan Inc on Friday accused rival Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and billionaire investor William Ackman of violating securities laws by using insider information as they prepared a takeover bid for the drug company.

  • Allergan takes Ackman, Valeant battle to court Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Bill Ackman and Michael Pearson

    Allergan sued Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Pershing Square Capital, alleging both acted inappropriately in their hostile $53 billion bid.

  • *Iliad bid $15 bln for 56.6 pct of T-Mobile US at $33/ share. PARIS/ FRANKFURT, Aug 1- Telecoms group Iliad has lined up BNP Paribas and HSBC to finance its bid for T-Mobile US, people familiar with the matter said, as it pursues a deal that could overturn expectations of industry consolidation in both the United States and France.

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- French telecommunications company Iliad's surprise bid for U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc would face a far easier U.S. review process than the offer long expected from Sprint Corp, experts said.

  • PARIS/ NEW YORK, July 31- French telecoms company Iliad has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US Inc, setting up a potential bidding war with rival suitor Sprint Corp, the U.S. mobile firm now controlled by Japan's Softbank.

  • France's Iliad confirms bid for T-Mobile US Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    PARIS, July 31- French low-cost telecommunications company Iliad SA confirmed on Thursday it had made a buyout offer for T-Mobile US Inc, rivaling an existing takeover offer from Sprint Corp. Confirming reports from earlier in the day it said in a statement it had offered $15 billion in cash for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US at $33 per share.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- French telecoms operator Iliad SA has recently made a buyout approach for T-Mobile US Inc, according to a person familiar with the matter, a surprise bid that counters an existing takeover bid by Sprint Corp..

  • July 31- French telecoms operator Iliad SA has made a buyout offer for T-Mobile USA Inc, a person familiar with the matter said, countering an offer by Sprint Corp..

  • Iliad bids for control of T-Mobile: DJ     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports shares of T-Mobile and Sprint have been halted on news France's Iliad made a buyout offer for T-Mobile.

  • What's it like working with Carl Icahn?     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    He has a very simple model which is to create shareholder value, says Steve MacMillan, Hologic president & CEO, discussing Icahn's stake in Hologic. He's clearly not a micromanager, says MacMillian.

  • Hologic's 3D medical breakthrough: CEO     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    Steve MacMillan, Hologic president & CEO, discusses the company's progress in developing 3D imaging technology. The benefit of this is you can catch the big stuff early, says MacMillian.

  • NQ Mobile says gets buyout offer from Bison Capital Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    July 30- Chinese mobile security software maker NQ Mobile Inc said it received a buyout offer from investment firm Bison Capital Holding Co for about $490 million. The non-binding cash offer of $9.80 per American depository share was at a premium of 42 percent over NQ Mobile's Tuesday close.

  • Fox open to giving Time Warner board seats: Report Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Board representation could appear in a revised proposal, according to a report from Bloomberg.

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is open to giving Time Warner Inc shareholders seats on the new company's board if its takeover bid succeeds, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the situation.