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  • Monsanto drops Syngenta bid Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Monsanto drops Syngenta bid

    William Mace, industrials correspondent at Dealreporter, explains the major problems with Monsanto's failed bid for Syngenta.

  • Paddy Power, Betfair to merge into online betting giant Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 5:47 AM ET

    LONDON— Paddy Power and Betfair have agreed to merge, creating one of the world's largest online betting and gaming companies by revenue. The companies say Paddy Power shareholders would own 52 percent of the combined group and Betfair shareholders would own 48 percent. Paddy Power Chairman Gary McGann would be chairman of the combined group, with Betfair...

  • *Paddy Power agrees merger with betting exchange Betfair. DUBLIN/ LONDON, Aug 26- Betfair and Irish rival Paddy Power have agreed in principle on a 5 billion pound merger to stake a claim to leadership of the online gambling market in Britain. "We fundamentally believe this industry is all about scale," said Betfair Chief Executive and ex- Paddy Power Chief Operating...

  • Consolidation in the e-commerce sector Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    Consolidation in the e-commerce sector

    Joel Leonoff, president and CEO of Optimal Payments, talks about the mergers and acquisitions occurring in the e-commerce space and the potential impact of Apple Pay.

  • Strong logic to Shell-BG deal: Fund manager Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    Strong logic to Shell-BG deal: Fund manager

    Jessica Ground, U.K. equities fund manager for Schroders, talks about the merger between Shell and BG, and discusses other opportunities in the equities market.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- Online gambling company Betfair and Irish rival Paddy Power said on Wednesday they had reached an agreement in principle on a 5 billion pound merger, marking the latest in a string of deals in the sector. Under the terms, Paddy Power shareholders would own 52 per cent of the group with Betfair shareholders owning the rest. Betfair Chief Executive...

  • DC regulators reject proposed merger of Exelon, Pepco Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:34 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Regulators in the District of Columbia rejected the proposed merger of power companies Exelon and Pepco on Tuesday, saying the deal would not benefit ratepayers. Chicago- based Exelon announced in April of 2014 that it was buying Washington, D.C.- based Pepco Holdings Inc. for $6.8 billion. "We found no benefit to District ratepayers in a new...

  • Selloff good for M&A? Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 4:48 PM ET
    Selloff good for M&A?

    Frank Aquila, Sullivan and Cromwell, weighs in on the market selloff and how it plays into equity prices as wells as mergers and acquisitions.

  • Merger of 2 Brunswick, Maine, hospitals approved Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    BRUNSWICK, Maine— A bankruptcy judge says two Brunswick, Maine, hospitals can merge. Officials with Mid Coast Health says its purchase of Parkview Adventist Medical Center became official on Thursday. The Portland Press Herald reports the terms of the agreement call for Mid Coast to pay Parkview $3.8 million at closing and forgive $579,540 of an advance it gave...

  • DOJ looking at online travel merger Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    DOJ looking at online travel merger

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D-Minn.), discusses her concerns about the deal between online travel websites Expedia and Orbitz.

  • Waiting to hear on a major merger? Monday wins out Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 1:09 PM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Recent reports have suggested that Merger Monday is no more. But data show it's as alive as ever, but it's not Monday for the reasons you think.

  • Most big casino stocks suffering, but not this one Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 2:33 PM ET
    Guests playing a slot machine at the Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts.

    Investing in gambling? Shares of PENN, a domestic casino company on the move, stand out with the rest of the industry in flux.

  • Here’s why we sold the FT, Economist: Pearson CEO Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    A copy of the Financial Times newspaper is seen alongside other British newspapers displayed for sale in a newsagents in London on July 23, 2015.

    The Financial Times and The Economist were sold to help Pearson’s push into education become “one of the great global growth stories of the next decade,” the company’s CEO told CNBC.

  • What's driving M&A boom? Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 3:38 PM ET
    Merger M&A

    Michael Carr, Goldman Sachs global co-head of M&A, weighs in on the record year of deal-making that has been occurring in the markets.

  • K+S rejects take-over bid from Potash Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    K+S rejects take-over bid from Potash

    Burkhard Lohr, CFO of K+S, explains why his company has rejected the offer from Canada's Potash Corp of 41 euros per share.

  • Kraft Heinz to cut 2,500 jobs in U.S., Canada Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    Aug 12- Kraft Heinz Co said it will cut 2,500 jobs in the United States and Canada as part of its cost cutting initiatives following the creation of the company through the $46- billion merger of ketchup maker H.J. Heinz with Kraft Foods. Of the total job cuts, 700 will be in Kraft Heinz's Northfield, Illnois headquarters, spokesman Michael Mullen in an emailed...

  • We are looking for premium brand acquisitions: Lookers CEO

    Andy Bruce, chief executive of Lookers, talks about the U.K. auto sales industry and his company's first-half earnings.

  • Will Henkel need to cut prices? Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Will Henkel need to cut prices?

    Kasper Rorsted, CEO of Henkel, discusses his company's second quarter results and whether it will need to lower prices in emerging markets.

  • *All-stock merger, Terex shareholders to get 60 pct. HELSINKI, Aug 11- U.S. cranes and mining equipment maker Terex and Finnish rival Konecranes have agreed an all-share merger, hoping a combined $10 billion in annual revenues will help them better cope with cooling Chinese and weak European demand. Terex shareholders will own 60 percent of the enlarged company,...

  • Aug 10- Kraft Heinz Co, the packaged food company formed by the merger of ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co and Kraft Foods Group Inc, said sales fell 4.9 percent at Kraft and 4.1 percent at ketchup maker Heinz in the last quarter before the merger was completed. Kraft Heinz shares declined 2.3 percent to $77.00 in after-hours trading. Kraft Heinz, whose brands include...