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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers


  • Oct 8- Activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp disclosed stakes in video-conferencing equipment maker Polycom Inc and Canadian telecommunications provider Mitel Networks Corp and pushed for a combination of the two. Polycom's shares rose 4 percent to $11.90 in early trading on Thursday, while Mitel's U.S.-listed stock jumped 16.5 percent to $8.18.

  • Dell in talks to buy EMC: David Faber

    Dell's deal for EMC could be one on the largest leveraged buyouts ever, report's David Faber with the latest details.

  • Dell-EMC in merger talks: Report

    Dan Ives, FBR Capital Markets, weighs in on a potential deal between PC-maker Dell and cloud computing company EMC.

  • What could impact UK’s M&A pipeline?

    Kirsty Wilson, global research editor at Mergermarket, explains why M&A activity shouldn't slow if the Bank of England raises rates, but a Brexit could be problematic.

  • Oct 7- Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, said on Wednesday it will buy Journal Media Group for $280 million. E.W. Scripps said on Wednesday it expects the merger of its newspaper operations with those of Journal Communications to remain tax free for Scripps and its shareholders if Journal Media Group is acquired by Gannett Company. Gannett Co in June spun off...

  • Gannett Co to buy Journal Media for $280 million Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 7:41 PM ET

    Oct 7- Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, said on Wednesday it will buy Journal Media Group for $280 million. Gannett said the deal will be immediately add to its earnings by about 10 cents to 15 cents per share in the first full year and 20 cents to 25 cents in the second year. Gannett said it will acquire Journal Media Group, which was formed this year from the merger...

  • *Court will rule on merit of suits against reform on Feb. 10. ROME/ MILAN, Oct 7- A landmark reform aimed at reducing the number of cooperative banks in Italy and making them more efficient has seen off its first legal challenge, sources said on Wednesday. It is expected to lead to a wave of mergers between mid-sized lenders that could create Italy's third biggest bank,...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a proposed settlement on Tuesday that she said she hoped would prompt the city's utilities regulator to approve a plan for Exelon Corp and Pepco Holdings Inc to merge. The settlement increases Exelon's proposed investment in the city to $78 million from $14 million, the DC government said in a...

  • WASHINGTON— Power companies Exelon and Pepco have negotiated a settlement with District of Columbia officials on a proposed merger. Bowser says that in addition to other terms, Exelon will invest $78 million in the city, up from a proposed $14 million. The city was the only jurisdiction to reject the proposed merger between Chicago- based Exelon and Washington-...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and others will announce a proposed settlement on Tuesday that they hope will lead to the city's utilities regulator approving a plan for Exelon Corp and Pepco Holdings Inc to merge, according to a statement. The D.C. Public Service Commission said on Aug. 25 that it would not approve the deal to create the...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut's Department of Insurance is playing a major role in a deal that could create the nation's largest health insurer, leading a 26- state review of Anthem Inc.' s proposed merger with Bloomfield- based Cigna. Since Cigna is based in Connecticut, state insurance regulators are tasked with coordinating the review by other states with...

  • CACI International Inc and Science Applications International Corp are in early-stage talks with Lockheed about a so-called Reverse Morris Trust deal for the assets, a transaction that would avert a hefty tax bill, the people said. Lockheed has also contacted other companies to determine their interest in a potential RMT deal, including Booz Allen Hamilton...