Finance Mergers and Acquisitions


  • The Week Ahead: New Michael Jackson album drops Tuesday

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. Retailers report earnings next week. Regulators at the FCC vote on "Net neutrality" rules this week, and consumers could pay in the end. And a new Michael Jackson album drops on Tuesday.

  • What does Beats have that Apple wants?

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan discusses what products and personnel are key to Apple having interest in purchasing the electronics company. CNBC's Jon Fort gives the bull and bear case for the deal.

  • Apple & Beats no match made in heaven

    Jay Yarrow, Business Insider, weighs in on Apple's potential buy of Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. The "Fast Money" traders debate if this is the right deal for Apple.

  • A doctor draws Allergan Inc. Botox into a syringe before administering it to a patient at the offices of Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery in Redondo Beach, California

    Allergan is set to reject a $46bn offer by rival Valeant Pharmaceutical, a move likely to spur a takeover battle in the US drug-making industry. FT.

  • Omnicom did not respect the terms: Publicis CEO

    Maurice Levy, CEO of Publicis, tells CNBC that Omnicom's proposal did not include equality in the management team as previously promised, and added that Publicis's business model would be diluted by the deal.

  • Publicis CEO Maurice Levy stands on the the floor of the New York Stock Exchange a day after announcing that Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe will merge to form the world's largest advertising holding company on July 29, 2013 in New York City.

    Publicis CEO Maurice Levy has told CNBC that the decision to call off a $35 billion merger with U.S.-based Omnicom was "an issue of principle."

  • Apple upping its cool factor with Beats: Swisher

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, weighs in on Apple's rumored acquisition of Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Jimmy Iovine key to Apple, Beats: Analyst

    Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster discusses Apple's reported buy of Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. Munster says the deal doesn't make sense and the bigger story is what Jimmy Iovine's role will be with Apple.

  • Beats fits with Apple: Steinberg

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jon Steinberg, Buzzfeed president & CEO, give arguments for and against Apple reportedly purchasing Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion.

  • Apple in talks to buy Beats: Report

    Apple is rumored to be in talks to acquire Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

  • Apple-Beats deal not going to happen: Expert

    CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses Apple's reported bid to buy Beats Electronics. And Brian Blair, Rosenblatt Securities shares his thoughts on what Apple needs to do to compete in the growing digital music space.

  • Apple's rumored Beats bid makes sense: Pro

    The music business is something that engages consumers, says David Garrity, GVA Research principal, weighing in on what the rumored purchase would mean for Apple and the digital music market.

  • Apple in talks to buy Beats for $3.2B?

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on the pros and cons of Apple's rumored bid to acquire Beats Electronics.

  • Why Apple might acquire Beats

    Richard Kramer, managing partner at Arete Research, discusses Apple's potential acquisition of Beats and says this could be a "very profitable" business.

  • The Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

    Apple knows music and Beats knows putting music in peoples' ears - but beyond that, Wall Street can't see much point in putting the two together.

  • Pfizer

    Pfizer has been rebuffed more often than a particularly unlucky suitor in a romance novel by coy AstraZeneca.

  • WPP: Ego fueled the Omnicom-Publicis merger

    Martin Sorrell, WPP Group CEO, discusses the fallout in the proposed merger between Omnicom and Publicis.

  • Dr. Dre set to become hiphop's first billionaire?

    Apple is reportedly negotiating the purchase of Beats for $3.2 billion and this could potentially make Dr. Dre the wealthiest hip-hop artist. CNBC's Julia Wood reports.

  • Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis Groupe SA, left, and John Wren, chief executive officer of Omnicom Group.

    A deal that would have created the world's largest advertising firm was driven by ego, advertising firm WPP said after the collapse of a planned merger between Omnicom and Publicis.

  • M&A activities heat up

    CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss the growing volumes in M&A deals.

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