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Finance Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Despite economic uncertainties, M&A targets in Asia totaled $770.9 billion, overtaking Europe as the second most active region, after the U.S.

  • Lions Gate in talks to merge with Starz: Report Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    Starz network website.

    Lions Gate Entertainment is in advanced talks to merge with John Malone's premium TV cable network Starz, Los Angeles Times reported.

  • Has M&A reached a peak? Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    Has M&A reached a peak?

    Steve Allan, EMEA practice leader for M&A consulting at Towers Watson, says he expects a peak in acquisition deals next year and points out that some mergers do not work and can lose value.

  • Newell Rubbermaid to buy Elmer's Products Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 8:44 AM ET

    Sharpie pen maker Newell Rubbermaid said it would acquire Elmer's Products, owner of the popular school glue brand, for about $600 million.

  • Potash drops K+S bid Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Potash drops K+S bid

    Potash Corp of Saskatchewan said it had withdrawn its $8.9 billion offer for German potash producer K+S, citing a decline in global commodity and equity markets and a lack of engagement by K+S management.

  • Merged YOOX and Net-A-Porter begin trading Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Merged YOOX and Net-A-Porter begin trading

    Federico Marchetti, CEO of the newly-formed YOOX Net-A-Porter Group, says his company is the market leader in online luxury clothing.

  • M&A is a value destroyer: BlackRock investment strategist

    Ewen Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, says a strategy of buying M&A stocks tends to under perform.

  • Norway's Telenor to sell $2.4B stake in VimpelCom Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 2:16 AM ET

    Telenor Group will sell its 33 percent stake in VimpelCom for close to $2.4B, to focus on its core operations.

  • Shareholder pressure driving M&A: Dealogic Sunday, 4 Oct 2015 | 8:46 PM ET
    Shareholder pressure driving M&A: Dealogic

    Pressure from shareholders to generate growth is a key driver of mergers and acquisitions, explains Chunshek Chan, global head of research, M&A and financial sponsors at Dealogic.

  • The week ahead: Steve Jobs movie debuts Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    The week ahead: Steve Jobs movie debuts

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories.

  • Autonomy's Lynch counter-sues HP over $11B deal Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    Mike Lynch

    British tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch says he will file a claim for $150 million in damages over allegations the U.S company made.

  • M&A and market crashes are not connected: HSBC head of strategy

    Peter Sullivan, head of European equity strategy at HSBC, says that despite the historically high values of mergers and acquisitions, these only represent 6 percent of market cap.

  • Starboard takes 3.7% stake in Advance Auto Parts Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    Starboard takes 3.7% stake in Advance Auto Parts

    CNBC's David Faber reports activist hedge fund Starboard has bought a stake in auto parts retailer Advance Auto Parts. Also Faber shares his thoughts on the impact of activists on several companies, including Qualcomm and Valeant Pharma.

  • Axel Springer takes minority stake in Thrillist Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 8:54 AM ET
    Mathias Doepfner, chief executive officer of Axel Springer.

    Axel Springer is taking a minority stake in lifestyle website operator Thrillist Media Group, CEO Mathias Doepfner tells CNBC.

  • If you own these stocks you'd still be in the black Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 9:58 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The stock market is down 6 percent in the past two weeks. Here are the stocks that are still on top.

  • Axel Springer buys 88% of Business Insider Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 7:26 AM ET
    Mathias Doepfner, chief executive officer of Axel Springer.

    German publisher Axel Springer said on Tuesday it would buy 88 percent of news website Business Insider valued at $343 million.

  • Reynolds to sell some brand rights for $5B Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American said it would sell the rights to the Natural American Spirit brand to Japan Tobacco for about $5 billion.

  • Tracking M&A trends in Asia Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:35 AM ET
    Tracking M&A trends in Asia

    For the first 9 months of 2015, markets such as China saw high M&A activity, while Southeast Asia was quiet due to rich valuations from 2014, says Patricia Heiberger, managing editor APAC at Mergermarket.

  • Faber Report: ETE to buy Williams Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 10:09 AM ET
    Faber Report: ETE to buy Williams

    CNBC's David Faber reports Energy Transfer Equity LP will buy The Williams Companies, in which shareholders are not impressed.

  • The Williams Company plans merger in M & A space Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    The Williams Company plans merger in M & A space

    Energy Transfer Equity announced on Monday plans to merge with The Williams Companies in a deal the companies valued at about $37.7 billion, including debt.

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