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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • FRANKFURT, March 22- With rivals joining forces all around, Germany's BASF has been eyeing a surprise foray into generic pesticides, although the issue is on hold while it looks to snap up assets being spun off in those mergers. BASF is the only player left among the top six in a global seeds and pesticides market worth over $100 billion that has not paired up with a...

  • COPENHAGEN, March 22- Maersk Line, the world's biggest container shipping firm and part of Danish conglomerate A.P. A ruling on the deal, one of several in an industry seeking consolidation to offset low freight rates and oversupply, will now be given by the European Commission by April 10, according to the commission's website on Wednesday.

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  • An employee stocks cherries at Sprouts Farmers Market on in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

    The large grocery chain is contemplating a merger with the organic food retailer, Bloomberg reports.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- Trading in Sprouts Farmers Market Inc's shares and options surged last week ahead of a report that the natural-foods retailer was the subject of merger talks, raising questions about whether news of a possible deal was leaked. On Sunday, Bloomberg reported that the Cerberus Capital- backed food and drug retailer Albertsons Cos had held...

  • March 20- The parent of media communications firm Cision, and Capitol Acquisition Corp III, a blank-check company, on Monday agreed to merge in a deal valuing the combined company at about $2.4 billion. Chicago- based Cision, which owns press release distributor PR Newswire and media communications firms Gorkana, PRWeb and Help a Reporter Out, will become...

  • Looking for the right opportunity in M&A

    Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte explains to CNBC why he is in no rush to do deals.

  • NEW DELHI— British telecom company Vodafone's Indian unit on Monday announced a merger with Idea Cellular, a local company, creating India's largest telecom operator, with around 400 million customers. Vodafone will own 45.1 percent of the combined company and Idea will have a 26 percent stake, while the rest will be owned by public shareholders after the...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, March 18- A candidate with plans to merge Alberta's splintered right-leaning factions has won the leadership of the province's Progressive Conservatives, the party said on Saturday, heralding a political shift in Canada's oil heartland. The merger plan by former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney has a high chance of going through as the...

  • *Europe risky this year for M&A- CEO. MILAN, March 17- Italy's biggest utility Enel said any major deals in the European industry would have to wait until new industry rules were in place after elections this year in France and Germany. German peer RWE this week fueled merger talk in Europe's crisis-hit power sector, saying it was weighing options including tie-ups...

  • *Europe Inc vs USA Inc profits: http://reut.rs/2mx3Wrm. *UK industrials sector on radar as weak sterling tempts foreign buyers. A brighter outlook for the global and regional economy, buoyant stock markets and low borrowing costs have underpinned merger and acquisition activity in Europe, which is enjoying its best three-month period since 2007, Reuters...

  • A merger that creates a bank with total assets of less than $100 billion is not a threat to the financial system, the central bank said in a statement on Thursday. Since 2012, that threshold had been $25 billion. Mergers that create banks "with less than $100 billion in total assets, are generally not likely to create institutions that pose systemic risks," the...

  • The Fed said in a statement that a bank merger that creates an institution with total assets of less $100 billion is not a threat to the financial system. That bar was previously set at $25 billion. But some reviews can take even longer, such the one for M&T Bank Corp's acquisition of Hudson City Bancorp Inc, which took more than three years.

  • FEDERAL RESERVE APPROVES MERGER OF PEOPLE'S UNITED FINANCIAL INC AND SUFFOLK BANCORP.

  • The Monroe, North Carolina- based business's 2016 revenue was about $570 million and would complement 3 M's personal safety business, which also manufactures safety devices, 3 M said. Proceeds from the deal are expected to be about $1.8 billion- $1.9 billion, and would be used to repay a portion of Tyco International Plc's $4.0 billion of merger-related debt,...

  • A trader begins trading after the launching of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX) and Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Stock Index Futures in Singapore. (File photo).

    Shares of MSCI jumped Wednesday after a report from Evening Standard said the index provider rejected a takeover offer from S&P Global.

  • Virtu Financial makes bid to acquire KCG Holdings: DJ

    Shares of KCG Holdings spike on a report that Virtu Financial made a bid to acquire the trading firm. CNBC's Seema Mody reports.

  • DETROIT, March 15- The top executive of automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Wednesday that he has "zero interest in pursuing" merger talks with his counterpart at Volkswagen AG. "If he wants to come, he knows where I live," chief executive Sergio Marchionne told reporters after an event with U.S. Marchionne spoke the day after VW CEO Matthias Mueller...

  • VIENNA, March 15- Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International has set its sights on resuming dividend payments in a year's time after years of retrenchment and restructuring in the wake of the financial crisis. Raiffeisen Bank International, which operates across central and eastern Europe, is merging with its parent company Raiffeisen Zentralbank, primarily...

  • MADRID, March 15- Spain gave the green light to merger talks between Bankia and Banco Mare Nostrum on Wednesday as it seeks to claw back public money used to rescue the banks in 2012.. Both banks said they would look at the merger proposal by Spain's FROB bailout fund, while a source familiar with the situation said their boards would approve the tie-up in May and...