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Finance Mergers and Acquisitions


  • M&A song and dance routine Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    M&A song and dance routine

    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.

  • Will SABMiller accept AB InBev's offer? Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Will SABMiller accept AB InBev's offer?

    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.

  • Is the SABMiller, AB InBev merger only about cost cutting?

    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.

  • Will SABMiller accept AB InBev's takeover offer of £42.15 a share?

    Philip Gorham, equity analyst for Morningstar, says the AB InBev offer is good deal with a rich premium on SABMiller's share price.

  • Powered by China, Asia overtakes Europe in M&As Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 9:26 PM ET

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    Potash Corp of Saskatchewan said it had withdrawn its $8.9 billion offer for German potash producer K+S, citing a decline in global commodity and equity markets and a lack of engagement by K+S management.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

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