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Spiros Malandrakis, senior alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, explains why AB InBev’s bid was more of an account-inspired deal than a consumer trend-based one.
Andrew Holland, European and U.S. beverage research analyst at Societe Generale, explains why stakeholders want SABMiller to keep AB InBev's offer on the table.
Francesco Curto, head of CROCI investment strategy & valuation group at Deutsche Bank, says AB InBev's attempt to acquire SABMiller is a defensive move and is a sign that markets are struggling to achieve sustainable, organic revenue growth.
Philip Gorham, equity analyst for Morningstar, says the AB InBev offer is good deal with a rich premium on SABMiller's share price.
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 Entertainment is in advanced talks to merge with John Malone's premium TV cable network Starz, Los Angeles Times reported.
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.
Sharpie pen maker Newell Rubbermaid said it would acquire Elmer's Products, owner of the popular school glue brand, for about $600 million.
Potash Corp of Saskatchewan said it had withdrawn its $8.9 billion offer for German potash producer K+S, citing a decline in global commodity and equity markets and a lack of engagement by K+S management.
Federico Marchetti, CEO of the newly-formed YOOX Net-A-Porter Group, says his company is the market leader in online luxury clothing.
Ewen Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, says a strategy of buying M&A stocks tends to under perform.
Telenor Group will sell its 33 percent stake in VimpelCom for close to $2.4B, to focus on its core operations.
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.
CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories.
British tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch says he will file a claim for $150 million in damages over allegations the U.S company made.
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.
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 is taking a minority stake in lifestyle website operator Thrillist Media Group, CEO Mathias Doepfner tells CNBC.
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German publisher Axel Springer said on Tuesday it would buy 88 percent of news website Business Insider valued at $343 million.