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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • Swift and Knight Transportation to merge

    Two of the largest U.S. trucking companies are combining in a stock swap, reports CNBC's Michelle Lee.

  • DUBAI, April 9- Abu Dhabis government-owned fund Mubadala will raise in excess of $1 billion with a dual-tranche dollar bond, banking sources close to the matter said on Sunday. Barclays, HSBC, Natixis, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, SMBC Nikko and Standard Chartered are the joint lead managers and bookrunners for the new deal. Mubadala is merging with Abu Dhabi- owned...

  • The SEC on Thursday said it won a court order freezing assets of Lawrence Cluff and Roger Shaoul, both of Richmond, after they generated more than $925,000 of gains on Mobileye shares and call options purchased in the month-and-a-half before the March 13 merger was announced. The SEC filed civil charges against Cluff and Shaoul nearly two weeks after charging...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Vivendi SA said it agreed to pay $26.4 million to end nearly 15 years of U.S. litigation accusing the French media company of misleading shareholders about its finances in connection with a $46 billion three-way merger. A federal jury in Manhattan had in January 2010 found Vivendi liable for violating U.S. securities laws.

  • An image from EPIX's "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation"

    Edgy, unique serial content has become a point of competition as more TV viewership moves online.

  • Travis Kalanick, CEO of UBER

    Uber has considered ways to sell specific services to local governments, technology blog The Information reported.

  • The retailer last year called off a proposed merger with rival Office Depot due to antitrust concerns.

  • Activity in global deal-making remains strong: Mergermarket

    While there have been fewer M&A deals compared to this time last year, the overall value of those deals is greater, according to a Mergermarket report. CNBC’s Gemma Acton has more.

  • Mergermarket: 3,554 deals worth $678.5 billion in Q1 2017

    In light of a recent Mergermarket report, CNBC’s Gemma Acton comments on deal-making activity during the course of 2017’s first quarter.

  • Marissa Mayer

    Terms of Mayer's departure are still being worked through, Recode reports.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 31- BlackRock Inc's decision to revamp part of its stock-picking business puts further pressure on active U.S. equity managers to cut fees, change products and merge to stem a relentless, 12- year decline in assets. The moves affect about 11 percent of its $275 billion active stock fund business but are a drop in the ocean for the company, the...

  • Mergers & acquisitions professionals are talking about dealmaking in the Trump administration era at Tulane's 29th Annual Corporate Law Institute.

    "At least for the next year, there are not going to be a lot of companies willing to stand in front of a freight train," one M&A attorney says.

  • HONG KONG/ SYDNEY, March 31- Merger and acquisitions involving Asian companies fell 39 percent in the first quarter of 2017 to $176 billion, the lowest level in nearly three years and highlighting a sharp pull back in overseas deals by Chinese firms. The intra- Asia deals reflected sector consolidation in major Asian economies and privatization and asset sales...

  • FRANKFURT/ MUNICH, March 30- Linde labour representatives will vote against the German industrial gases group's planned $65 billion merger with U.S. rival Praxair, the head of the German works council told Reuters on Thursday, in a move that could scupper the deal. The merger would entail significant job losses to achieve the promised $1 billion of synergies,...

  • FRANKFURT/ MUNICH, March 30- Linde labour representatives threatened on Thursday to scupper the German industrial gases group's planned $65 billion merger with U.S. rival Praxair, urging their board members to vote against the deal and enlisting Berlin's support. The merger would entail significant job losses in European Union countries outside Germany to...

  • ABU DHABI, March 30- Abu Dhabi state-owned fund Mubadala Investment Company is lining up new overseas investments in 2017 and may also sell or reduce some of its existing stakes in companies, its chief executive said on Thursday. Mubadala, which is merging with Abu Dhabi- owned International Petroleum Investment Company, will not see any change it its strategy...

  • BERLIN, March 29- European worker representatives of German industrial gases group Linde are opposed to a merger with U.S. rival Praxair and want labor members of the supervisory board to vote against the deal, a letter seen by Reuters shows. The German and U.S. industrial-gases groups are working to finalize terms of a merger that would create a $30 billion...

  • NEW DELHI/ WINNIPEG, March 29- India's competition regulator said the proposed merger of fertilizer producers Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc is likely to hurt competition, but the comments were not expected to prevent the merger. Neither Canadian company has a physical presence in India, but they supply potash to India through Canpotex Ltd,...

  • BRUSSELS, March 29- An attempted merger between the German and British stock exchanges was struck down by European regulators on Wednesday, formally ending a deal that unravelled in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. "We could not approve this merger on the terms... proposed," said European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager,...

  • Brexit, political pressure play no role in LSE-Deutsche Boerse block: Vestager

    European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager discusses the European Union's decision to prohibit a proposed merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse.