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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • Kraft and Heinz products

    Kraft Heinz has decided to withdraw its $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, which had spurned the offer as too low, The AP reports.

  • Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World

    Lack of expected firearms sales have created revenue challenges for outdoor retailers.

  • DOJ: UnitedHealth improperly overcharged medicare

    Ipsita Smolinski, Capitol Street and Bertha Coombs, CNBC, weigh in on what fallout to expect to see for United Health and for the rest of the health insurance industry.

  • Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.

    SoftBank is now willing to surrender control of Sprint and retain a minority stake in a merger with T-Mobile, sources told Reuters.

  • SoftBank preparing to approach T-Mobile: Reuters

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reporting the latest from sources that SoftBank is preparing to approach T-Mobile to discuss a possible merger.

  • $143B bid to build a global food colossus

    Geoff Colvin, Fortune, weighs in on Unilever rejecting a $143 billion takeover bid from Kraft Heinz.

  • Zuanic: We would think that this deal would eventually happen

    Pablo Zuanic, Susquehanna, weighs in on the news of a potential takeover bid between Kraft Heinz and Unilever.

  • Ruskin: Global indicators are looking good

    Alan Ruskin, Deutsche Bank global head of FX strategy, and Peter Ceccini, Cantor Fitzgerald chief market strategist, weigh in on the markets under President Donald Trump's administration and news of a potential takeover bid between Kraft Heinz and Unilever.

  • A Unilever NV employee inspects bottles of Comfort and Breeze brand household cleaning products in the detergents laboratory at the company's Research and Development Center in Lat Krabang near Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 16, 2012.

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest on Kraft Heinz proposing a $143 billion merger with Unilever in what would be one of the biggest deals ever.

  • *Deal would be worth more than $125 billion. LONDON, Feb 17- U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co has proposed a merger with $125 billion Unilever in what would be one of the biggest deals ever, but the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company has declined, Kraft said on Friday. A deal with Unilever, which had a market value of $125 billion before its shares spiked, would add...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co has proposed a merger with Unilever, but the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company has declined, Kraft said on Friday. "Kraft confirms that it has made a comprehensive proposal to Unilever about combining the two groups to create a leading consumer goods company with a mission of long-term growth and sustainable...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co has proposed a merger with Unilever, but the Anglo-Dutch company has declined, Kraft said on Friday.

  • Prosecutors believe Lee Jae-yong, 48, a vice chairman at Samsung Electronics and the only son of the ailing Samsung chairman, gave bribes worth $36 million to President Park Geun-hye and her close friend to help win government support for a smooth company leadership transition, including a contentious merger of two Samsung companies. "What would affect its...

  • BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, Feb 16- Polish stocks climbed to an 18- month high on Thursday as the government floated the idea of merging two refiners and the gas company PGNiG unexpectedly forecast strong profits for the fourth quarter. The Warsaw stock market's blue-chip index rose 1.3 percent by 1333 GMT as PKN shares surged 4.5 percent and Lotos gained 7.2 percent.

  • *Plans to create 300 jobs in Frankfurt. FRANKFURT, Feb 16- The head of Deutsche Boerse said insider trading allegations against him were unfounded, pointing out that he did not determine the timing of his share purchases ahead of the announcement of merger plans with the London Stock Exchange. In December 2015 Deutsche Boerse allowed him to invest 4.5 million...

  • *Plans to create 300 jobs in Frankfurt. FRANKFURT, Feb 16- Deutsche Boerse's chief executive said insider trading allegations against him would prove unfounded, pointing out that he did not determine the timing of his share purchases ahead of the announcement of merger plans with the London Stock Exchange. Deutsche Boerse's supervisory board created a unique...

  • *Plans to create 300 jobs in Frankfurt. FRANKFURT, Feb 16- Deutsche Boerse's chief executive said insider trading allegations against him would prove unfounded, pointing out that he did not determine the timing of his share purchases ahead of the announcement of merger plans with the London Stock Exchange. Deutsche Boerse's supervisory board created a unique...

  • Feb 15- Anthem Inc on Wednesday won a temporary restraining order that blocks smaller rival Cigna Corp from officially terminating their proposed $54 billion merger, a transaction already rejected by U.S. antitrust regulators. Judge Travis Laster of Delaware's Court of Chancery granted the temporary order, saying it would keep the deal together so Anthem...

  • BERLIN, Feb 15- Deutsche Boerse reported an 18 percent jump in 2016 operating profit on Wednesday, as its commodities and international clearing business made up for a weaker market environment. The German exchange operator, which is planning a $27 billion merger with the London Stock Exchange, said earnings before interest and tax rose to 1.1 billion euros.

  • In separate rulings, federal judges struck down both deals as anticompetitive, at the request of the Justice Department. Cigna also filed a lawsuit in Delaware, seeking legal sanction for its decision to end the deal and approval for $13 billion in damages for its shareholders who did not receive the takeover premium. Anthem's lawsuit, which was also filed in...