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Michael Jones, CIO and chairman at Riverfront investment Group, explains why mergers like the Pfizer-Allergan deal are a logical "next best thing" for management.
Pfizer secured formal board approval on Sunday for its acquisition of Botox maker Allergan, according to people familiar with the matter.
Deal talks between Pfizer and Allergan have progressed and an agreement could come as early as next week, sources told CNBC.
CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories.
The number of takeover deals worth $5 billion or more to a record 128 this year, according to Thomson Reuters data.
Starboard Value instead urged the company to sell its search and display advertising businesses.
CNBC's David Faber reports Allergan and Pfizer appear to be in the final innings of talks.
Pfizer and Allergan are in the final stages of discussions to merge, sources told CNBC on Thursday.
CNBC's David Faber has the latest details on a possible deal between Pfizer and Allergan.
Colm Kelleher, Co-President of Institutional Securities at Morgan Stanley, discusses what's driving the frenetic pace of M&A activity and whether a bump up in rates will slow down deals. Also Kellehner weighs in on tax inversion and the outlook on U.S. markets.
Pfizer is in talks to acquire Allergan for $370-$380 per share, valuing the potential deal at around $150B, the healthcare sector's biggest.
Australia's competition watchdog said Royal Dutch Shell's $70B takeover of BG Group would not change the domestic natural gas market.
Customers of Starwood Hotels & Resorts are about Marriott International acquiring the hotel company, reports the NYT
ON Semiconductor said it would buy Fairchild Semiconductor in a $2.4 billion deal, the latest in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.
Benoit Potier, Chairman & CEO of Air Liquide, and Peter McCausland, Airgas executive chairman, discuss terms of the deal which will create the world's largest supplier of industrial gases.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports Canadian Pacific has sent an offer letter to Norfolk Southern; and Michael Santoli, CNBC senior market commentator, and Walter Isaacson, The Aspen Institute CEO, weigh in.
France's Air Liquide said on Tuesday it had reached a deal to buy U.S. peer Airgas for $143 per share in cash.
The acquisition means that the Marriott Rewards program and the Starwood Preferred Guest program will be blended, NBC News reports.
Angie's List rejected IAC/InterActiveCorp's proposal to buy the consumer review website operator for about $512 million.
Cable TV company acquires UK telecoms group with operations in the Caribbean, for stock and a special dividend worth $5.3 billion.