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  • Developing M&A culture: Ken Moelis Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Developing M&A culture: Ken Moelis

    Ken Moelis, Moelis & Co. founder & CEO, talks about the art of dealmaking and current trends in M&A. And Ron Baron, Baron Capital chairman & CEO, weighs in.

  • DuPont holding talks with Syngenta and Dow Chemical Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    DuPont holding talks with Syngenta and Dow Chemical

    DuPont is holding talks with Syngenta and Dow Chemical for a potential deal, as the agriculture world struggles with lower crop prices and profits.

  • AstraZeneca acquires ZS Pharma Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    AstraZeneca acquires ZS Pharma

    Peter Toogood, investment director at City Financial Investment Company Limited, explains why large pharmaceuticals tend to take over midcap rivals.

  • That could ease concern that if Allergan Inc's "friendly" talks with Pfizer Inc end in a merger, the combined company may not remain one of the world's largest inventors of new medicines. Pfizer refused to comment on Saunders' role in any potential deal with Allergan. Pfizer board member Dennis Ausiello, chief of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in...

  • Nov 6- A Pfizer Inc merger with Ireland- based Allergan, in addition to providing tax benefits, would bolster the U.S. drugmaker's growth prospects should it decide to sell or spin off its portfolio of products that have gone off patent. "This would be the creation of two companies really, not one huge $350 billion Pfizer," Andy Summers, co-portfolio manager at Janus...

  • *Renault board to discuss riposte to France. PARIS, Nov 4- French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron is pressuring Renault boss Carlos Ghosn to undertake a full merger with alliance partner Nissan on the government's terms, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Macron's push sheds more light on a power struggle that burst into public view when the...

  • What's King Digital worth to a Blizzard? Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Characters from King Digital Entertainment "Candy Crush" game stand for a photograph in front of a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, March 26, 2014.

    Activision Blizzard announced the company would acquire King Digital for $5.9 billion. Here's the user habits that make it such a valuable acquisition.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- The third quarter of 2015 saw a record $52 billion in merger and acquisition announced deals in the defense and aerospace industry, more than the whole of 2014, according to a report released by the U.S. arm of audit firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In August, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc bought Precision Castparts Corp for $32.3...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 2- Dell Inc is preparing to sell around $10 billion in non-core assets, including software and services, to reduce the heavy debt load it will be taking on to buy EMC Corp, according to people familiar with the matter. Dell, which will assume $49.5 billion of debt once the merger with EMC is completed, has communicated the plan to credit rating agencies in...

  • EXCLUSIVE-DELL INC PLANS $10 BILLION ASSET SALES AHEAD OF MERGER WITH EMC CORP- SOURCES.

  • This year Dentons also merged with Atlanta- based McKenna Long& Aldridge, which had around 400 lawyers. The firm also hailed its moves in Asia as part of a "pivot" toward the region, echoing language used by the White House about U.S. foreign policy strategy. Joseph Andrew, Dentons' global chairman, said in an interview that his understanding was that structure would...

  • The talks follow 3,000- lawyer Dentons' agreement earlier in the year to combine with China's Dacheng Law Offices, whose roughly 4,000 lawyers will help create the world's largest firm when that deal is completed. This year Dentons also merged with Atlanta- based McKenna Long& Aldridge, which had around 400 lawyers. The firm also hailed its moves in Asia as part of...

  • Visa Europe deal makes strategic sense: Pro Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    Visa Europe deal makes strategic sense: Pro

    Kevin McVeigh, managing director and head of U.S. financials at Macquarie Capital, explains why he believes Visa will announce that it will buy Visa Europe on Monday.

  • Are mergers ahead in airline industry? Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Are mergers ahead in airline industry?

    Michael O'Leary, CEO of Ryanair, says he prefers organic growth to M&A.

  • Aviva: This friendly deal is delivering value Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 7:48 PM ET
    Aviva: This friendly deal is delivering value

    Chris Wei, executive chairman for Asia at Aviva, says the acquisition of Friends Life this year has brought new business growth and improved synergies.

  • Oct 29- Pfizer Inc, the No. 1 U.S. drugmaker, and Botox maker Allergan Plc said they were in friendly talks to create a pharmaceutical colossus but the prospect that the company would seek to avoid U.S. taxes sounded political alarm bells. Both New York- based Pfizer and Dublin- based Allergan said no agreement has been reached and declined to discuss any terms of the...

  • Oct 29- Botox maker Allergan Plc and Pfizer Inc on Thursday said they were in early, friendly talks to create the world's largest drugmaker and potentially set up Pfizer to take advantage of Ireland's lower tax rates. Both New York- based Pfizer and Dublin- based Allergan said no agreement has been reached and declined to discuss any terms. Allergan shares jumped 8...

  • UPDATE 2-Pfizer, Allergan say in talks on merger Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    Oct 29- Botox maker Allergan Plc and Pfizer Inc on Thursday confirmed they were in preliminary, friendly talks on a potential merger, a deal that would create the world's largest drugmaker. Both Pfizer and Ireland- based Allergan said no agreement has been reached and declined to discuss any terms that might lead to such a tie-up. Allergan shares jumped 8.2...

  • *Time Warner Cable profit boosted by subscriber adds. *Time Warner Cable shares up 2 pct. Oct 29- Time Warner Cable Inc said it is working to close its merger with Charter Communications Inc by the end of this year, but that target seems "ambitious".

  • Allergan, Pfizer in friendly negotiations Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Allergan, Pfizer in friendly negotiations

    CNBC's David Faber has the update on a potential deal between drugmakers Pfizer and Allergan on the floor of the NYSE.