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2013’s surge in merger and acquisition-related activity is heading for Europe, according to strategists who say the continent has the same essential ingredients in place for a revival in deals as the U.S.
M&A activity could be up as much as 50 percent this year, and analysts point to energy, tech, consumer goods and chemicals as the sectors to watch.
The SEC has frozen assets in a Swiss-based trading account involved in recent Heinz trading under investigation, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.
Stocks recovered from their lows Friday to close narrowly mixed, but the S&P 500 managed to pull off its seventh-straight week higher.
How the individual investor can protect himself in the market, with Mark Martiak, First Allied Securities and Derrick Kinney, private wealth investor.
According to Reuters, the SEC has filed a lawsuit against "certain unknown traders" in relation to their Heinz call options, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.
The surprise deal that saw Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital Management swoop in this with a $28 billion bid for ketchup maker H.J. Heinz came with an interesting wrinkle that links two burger giants.
Recent M&A activity makes sense, Mike Santoli of Yahoo! Finance says.
The SEC is opening an insider trading inquiry into Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital's $23 billion takeover of Heinz. CNBC's Mary Thompson has the details.
Regulators accused "unknown traders" of illegally trading on inside information that Heinz would be acquired in a $23.3 billion deal.
Did someone know about the Heinz acquisition in advance of Thursday's announcement? CNBC's Mary Thompson says the SEC is trying to find out. Robert Heim, former SEC attorney and sr. partner at Meyers & Heim, weighs in.
U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Friday as investors hesitated to jump in as finance ministers and central banks from the Group of 20 met in Moscow amid growing worries over a currency war.
Recent reports of prominent investors shying away from junk bonds have intensified the debate of whether 2013 will be another year of outperformance for the much sought after asset class.
David Joy, chief marketing strategist at Ameriprise Financial, tells CNBC that the Heinz buyout is indicative of a market where there's lots of money on corporate balance sheets.
Edward Dempsey, Founder and CIO at Pension Partners says the bid deals for Heinz and Dell show M&A activity is back in vogue. He says big borrowers are getting plenty of access to cheap credit.
Just take a look at his portfolio to find out. CNBC's Chloe Cho and Deirdre Wang-Morris discuss the wizard of Omaha's food-related stocks in light of his recent purchase of ketchup maker Heinz.
With animal spirits on the rise, companies armed with cheap financing are fueling a new merger wave, but that's not likely to do much for markets.
Stocks finished flat after hugging the flatline for most of the session in lackluster trading Thursday, as disappointing economic data from the euro zone overshadowed optimism over an upbeat jobless claims report and a flurry of M&A announcements.
Following a flurry of merger deals, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross explains that more takeovers are likely.
Is Warren Buffett still one of the great value investors of our time? By some metrics, the Heinz deal doesn't look like a bargain-hunter's move.