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Kim Forrest of Fort Pitt Capital Group assesses Nokia's $7 billion dollar deal with Microsoft.
Lothar Mentel, CIO of Paradigm Group at Tatton Investment Management, says that the two big M&As announced on Monday and Tuesday show that cash is "finally getting spent".
Alex Stubb, Finland's minister for European Affairs and foreign trade, says Nokia is part of Finland's "DNA" and that the deal proposed is "actually quite good".
Ian Fogg, head of mobile analysis at IHS Electronics and Media, says the Microsoft deal with Nokia will give the U.S. giant the opportunity to innovate more quickly, but highlights the "enormous" challenges ahead for Nokia.
Former HP chairman & CEO, weighs in on Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset business and how it may impact the PC giant's cellphone business. "Not sure if it's a great strategy going forward but it's logical" she says.
Jarden is trading higher after agreeing to buy Yankee Candle. Martin Franklin, executive chairman of Jarden, discusses the $1.75 billion acquisition.
Microsoft is buying Nokia's handset business for more than $7 billion. CNBC's Jon Fortt has an update on the deal.
Starboard Value has received "non-binding written indications of interest" for its Smithfield Foods assets, the company said on Tuesday.
Verizon's agreement to purchase longtime partner Vodafone's 45 percent of the company is the third-largest acquisition deal of all time. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam discusses details of the cash-and-stock buyout.
CNBC's Jim Cramer takes a look at deals between Verizon, Vodafone, Microsoft and Nokia.
Jarden agreed to buy Yankee Candle for about $1.75 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments.
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, tells CNBC the Nokia deal is incremental to the group's transformation to focus on devices and services and to the Windows phone ecosystem.
Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer says Microsoft plans to build on and "accelerate" the Nokia Lumia momentum and highlights that Finland will become the "hub and centre" for the group's phone R&D.
Ilkka Rauvola, analyst at Danske Bank Markets, comments on Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's mobile handset division and what it implies for both groups.
Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone, tells CNBC that the large size of the deal with Verizon allows them to return 71 percent to shareholders.
Vodafone's priority following the $130 billion sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless will be to use the cash pile for accelerating investment in its own wireless networks.
Verizon agreed to buy out Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion, capping its effort to win control of the most profitable U.S. mobile provider.
Verizon reached a $130 billion deal to buy out the 45% stake in Verizon Wireless it does not already own from Vodafone Group.
Verizon is near a $130 billion deal to buy out the stake in Verizon Wireless it doesn't already own, sources said.
Top investors in Vodafone are set to clash over what it should do with perhaps as much as $130 billion in proceeds from the sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless.