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  • Jan 5- Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc, a U.S. provider of environmental services to the energy sector, has been working with investment bank Lazard Ltd on restructuring its debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Scottsdale, Arizona- based Nuverra has been weighed down by debt that totaled $520 million as of Sept. 30. Nuverra, with a market cap...

  • Dec 23- Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the U.S. miner that was targeted by activist investor Carl Icahn earlier this year, is planning to run an auction process for its oil and gas assets in early 2016, according to people familiar with the matter. Phoenix, Arizona- based Freeport-McMoRan's board has retained investment bank Lazard Ltd to advise on possible sale of the...

  • With close to 40,000 deals announced thus far in 2015, the M&A volume rose 40.8 percent over last year to the record level, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as some of the world's biggest companies pursued their matches. As a result, investment banking fees from completed M&A deals globally increased 5 percent year-to-date to $24.5 billion,...

  • Dealmakers seek respite following record year for mergers Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    With close to 40,000 deals announced thus far in 2015, the M&A volume rose 40.8 percent over last year to the record level, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as some of the world's biggest companies pursued their matches. As a result, investment banking fees from completed M&A deals globally increased 5 percent year-to-date to $24.5 billion,...

  • MADRID, Dec 23- Creditor banks of Spanish thermal solar power and electrical engineering firm Abengoa have agreed to inject 113 million euros into the company, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The short-term cash lifeline will help Abengoa, crippled by its debt-fueled expansion into the clean energy business, to temporarily avert what...

  • The biggest M&A deals of 2015 Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 5:25 AM ET
    Heinz and Kraft Foods to merge.

    2015 has been a record year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A). CNBC looks back at the 10 biggest deals of the year and who advised on them.

  • *Brands being sold as part of AB InBev's deal for SABMiller. LONDON, Dec 17- Anheuser-Busch InBev, which has agreed to buy rival brewer SABMiller, plans to contact potential bidders for SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni beers on Friday and wrap up deals in less than three months, sources close to the process said. The sales, which could together be worth up to 1.8 billion...

  • *Sources: banks ready to lend Abengoa 210 mln eur by end-Jan. *Abengoa to present restructuring plan by Jan. 18. MADRID, Dec 15- Creditor banks are ready to extend a 210 million euro lifeline to debt-laden Spanish energy and engineering firm Abengoa over the next six weeks in exchange for a new viability plan, two sources said on Tuesday.

  • *Sanofi in talks to acquire Boehringer consumer health. *Boehringer to buy Sanofi's animal health arm Merial. PARIS/ LONDON, Dec 15- Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim are in exclusive talks over a $20 billion swap of the French pharmaceuticals company's animal health business for the family-owned German group's consumer health operation.

  • *Dow, Du Pont to merge, then split into three. Dec 11- Chemical titans DuPont and Dow Chemical Co agreed to combine in an all-stock merger valued at $130 billion in a move that pleased activist investors, would generate tax savings and trigger more consolidation while drawing scrutiny from regulators. The "deal of three centuries," as Wells Fargo analyst Frank Mitsch...

  • *Companies to merge, then split into three. Dec 11- Chemical titans DuPont and Dow Chemical Co agreed to combine in an all-stock merger valued at $130 billion in a move that pleased activist investors, would generate tax savings and trigger more consolidation while drawing scrutiny from regulators. The "deal of three centuries," as Wells Fargo analyst Frank Mitsch...

  • *Companies to merge, then split up into three. Dec 11- Chemical titans DuPont and Dow Chemical Co agreed to combine in an all-stock merger valued at $130 billion, a move that could trigger more consolidation, please activist investors and generate tax savings while drawing scrutiny from regulators. The "deal of three centuries," as Wells Fargo analyst Frank Mitsch...

  • Dec 1- Mondelez International Inc, the owner of the Cadbury chocolate brand, has hired bankers to explore the sale of a number of confectionery products including Terry's Chocolate Orange and Terry's All Gold, Sky News reported. The portfolio for sale includes products and assets in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and the Netherlands, Sky News reported, citing...

  • Dec 1- Mondelez International Inc, the owner of the Cadbury chocolate brand, has hired bankers to explore the sale of a number of confectionery products and assets in United Kingdom, France, Spain and the Netherlands, Sky News reported. Mondelez has decided that the Terry's brand is not core to its business, according to the report. Kraft Foods split its snacks and...

  • Dec 1- Mondelez International Inc, the owner of the Cadbury chocolate brand, has hired bankers to explore a sale of a number of confectionery products and assets in United Kingdom, France, Spain and the Netherlands, Sky News reported. The portfolio for sale includes the Terry's Chocolate Orange and Terry's All Gold brands, Sky News reported, citing people familiar...

  • Marriott to buy Starwood for $12.2B in cash/stock Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Employees assist guests at the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Westin New York Grand Central in New York.

    Marriott announced plans to acquire Starwood in a deal valued at about $12.2 billion, creating the world's largest hotel company.

  • Oct 22- Lazard Ltd, a financial advisory and asset management firm, reported a better-than-expected profit and record quarterly operating revenue after advising on several billion-dollar deals. Low U.S. interest rates have helped to push merger activity to levels last seen before the financial crisis in 2008, driving a 19 percent jump in Lazard's quarterly...

  • Oct 22- Investment bank and asset manager Lazard Ltd reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a rise in advisory fees related to mergers and acquisitions. Lazard advised on high-profile deals such as Heinz's combination with Kraft Foods to form Kraft Heinz Co and AT&T Inc's $67.1 billion acquisition of DirecTV. Net income attributable to...

  • Asset manager Lazard's profit beats Wall Street view Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 7:02 AM ET

    Oct 22- Investment bank and asset manager Lazard Ltd reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a rise in M&A advisory fees. M&A and other advisory fees rose 19.4 percent to $288 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. The company's adjusted net profit rose 40 percent to $124 million, or 93 cents per share, from a year earlier.

  • This month, the two year old partnership based in a London townhouse steered UK brewer SABMiller through hardball negotiations in its more than $100 billion acquisition by AB InBev. Just those two deals catapulted Robey Warshaw into 13th place on the global mergers and acquisitions league table. In the case of SABMiller, Robey Warshaw earned the trust of the...