Takeover Bids


  • LONDON, May 4- Britain should conduct an independent assessment of a potential takeover of British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer, opposition Labour party leader Ed Miliband said on Sunday. AstraZeneca rejected a 63 billion pound takeover bid from Pfizer on Friday, but the U.S. firm is expected to pursue its interest.

  • AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer bid     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    AstraZeneca has rejected Pfizer's sweetened bid claiming it undervalues the company. The "Squawk on the Street" news team shares their thoughts on the latest bid and the U.S. tax code.

  • *AstraZeneca board rejects sweetened 50 stg/ shr offer. LONDON, May 2- U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc increased its offer for AstraZeneca Plc to 63 billion pounds on Friday, but the British company promptly rejected the proposal, which would create the world's biggest pharmaceuticals company.

  • *Deutsche Telekom rises on T-Mobile US bid speculation. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index dipped 0.3 percent to 3,187.72 points. Both the FTSEurofirst 300 and the Euro STOXX 50 have gained more than 2 percent since the start of 2014..

  • Astrazeneca rejects latest Pfizer approach Friday, 2 May 2014 | 5:59 AM ET

    LONDON, May 2- AstraZeneca's board said on Friday it had rejected an improved $106 billion takeover offer from U.S. drugmaker Pfizer, saying the bid which was announced just hours ago undervalued the firm.

  • Takeover activity keeps European shares steady Friday, 2 May 2014 | 4:11 AM ET

    *Dt Telekom rises on T-Mobile US bid speculation. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index dipped 0.3 percent to 3,188.48 points. On Friday, Deutsche Telekom rose 1.9 percent, after Reuters reported that U.S. rival Sprint had met with banks ahead of a planned bid for T-Mobile US, which is 67 percent owned by Deutsche Telekom.

  • AstraZeneca says board will review Pfizer offer Friday, 2 May 2014 | 2:42 AM ET

    LONDON, May 2- AstraZeneca's board will be reviewing a sweetened takeover offer from Pfizer but the company has no further comment at this stage, a spokeswoman for the British drugmaker said on Friday.

  • May 1- Pfizer Inc and AstraZeneca Plc have resumed talks about a trans-Atlantic merger of the two drug giants after Pfizer sweetened the terms of an earlier takeover offer for its British rival, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • VANCOUVER, May 1- Goldcorp Inc Chief Executive Chuck Jeannes said on Thursday he was disappointed the company failed in its takeover bid for Osisko Mining Corp but not overpaying for the smaller Canadian miner was the right thing to do.

  • Pfizer prepares sweeter bid for AstraZeneca Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Pfizer CEO Ian Read recently met with U.K.-based investors to discuss a second bid for AstraZeneca, valuing the firm at $106 billion, sources said.

  • May 1- Pfizer Inc may sweeten its offer for Britain's AstraZeneca Plc to more than 63 billion pounds, or $106 billion, and raise the cash portion of the deal, to kickstart negotiations, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

  • PARIS, April 30- General Electric's overtures to the power business of France's former industrial beacon Alstom have shown again how the French state, for all its interventionist zeal, has limited room for manoeuvre against big business.

  • GE's Immelt: Alstom deal will be executed     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Alstom has until June 2 to review General Electric's $13.5 billion bid for its energy assets, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • GE's big bid for Alstom     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Alstom is accepting GE's $13.5 billion bid for its energy assets, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • GE CEO confident Alstrom deal will go through     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric chairman & CEO, discusses how the synergies between GE and Alstrom will likely drive earnings and increase the company's industrial mix.

  • Alstom backs GE bid but Siemens sweetens deal     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the latest details on General Electric's attempt to acquire French company Alstom.

  • Alstrom bidding war standoff: GE vs. SI     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 6:07 AM ET

    Nicholas Heymann, William Blair analyst, discusses General Electric's attempt to acquire Alstrom but Germany's Siemens AG is not giving up its pursuit either. Currently GE has the green light from Alstrom shareholders, says Heymann.

  • UPDATE 2-Qatari fund buys UK's Heritage Oil for $1.6 bln Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    LONDON, April 30- British oil company Heritage Oil agreed a 924 million pound takeover offer from a fund owned by the former chief executive of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund. Its suitor, Al Mirqab Capital, is the private investment vehicle of Qatar's Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani and his family.

  • *Talks not exclusive, Alstom can hold talks with Siemens. The French transport-to-turbines group is also set to receive an offer from its much larger German competitor Siemens AG, which said it had sent a letter to Alstom after its managing and supervisory boards had decided to make an offer.

  • Siemens will make Alstom offer: Report     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports Siemens will make an offer for Alstonm.