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  • Monsanto deal stands on its own merits: Bayer CEO

    Werner Baumann, Bayer CEO, weighs in on the tax ramification of the combined companies.

  • Haven't heard from Monsanto yet: Bayer CEO

    Werner Baumann, Bayer CEO, explain why he went public with the $62 billion bid for Monsanto.

  • Bayer reveals $62B offer for Monsanto

    How tough will it be for Bayer, to convince investors that the Monsanto bid is worth it? Dealreporter assistant editor, Alex Tarrant weighs in.

  • Is Bayer biting off more than it can chew with Monsanto?

    Julien Jarmoszko, senior research manager at S&P Global Market Intelligence, talks about Bayer's decision to acquire Monsanto.

  • Bayer and Monsanto 'compliment' each other: CEO

    Werner Baumann, Bayer CEO, explains why he thinks the company's offer for Monsanto would likely pass regulatory scrutiny and doesn't see risk in the deal.

  • Expect a lot more M&A activity: Expert

    Ashok Shah, director of London & Capital, says to expect more large mergers and acquisitions in the months to come due to the low cost of capital.

  • Yahoo signage at their headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

    The auction for Yahoo's core business may draw bids several billion dollars below previous estimates, the WSJ reported Thursday, citing sources.

  • *Merged entity to be domiciled in London. The new group, to be domiciled in London, would have combined revenue of $20 billion and the merger is expected to deliver annual pretax savings of at least $400 million by 2019, as well as boost earnings per share significantly, the companies said in a statement. Shares in Technip, which builds oil rigs and refineries and...

  • LONDON, May 19- A top investor in German chemicals company Bayer said he was "deeply concerned" about a potential acquisition of U.S. rival Monsanto, and would prefer the firms to agree a joint venture or a nil-premium merger. Maximillian Anderl, a fund manager at UBS Global Asset Management, said he was surprised by Bayer's unsolicited takeover approach given the...

  • PARIS, May 19- France's Technip announced an all-stock merger with U.S. rival FMC Technologies to create an oil services group with combined revenue of $20 billion. The transaction is expected to deliver annual pretax savings of at least $400 million as of 2019 and boost earnings per share significantly, the companies said in a statement on Thursday.

  • Bayer bids for Monsanto in latest agrichem tie-up

    Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust, looks at the merger space with specific comment on the potential Bayer, Monsanto deal.

  • Back-to-school shopping at Staples.

    But sales fell 3 percent in the quarter, hurt by a strong U.S. dollar and the closure of several stores.

  • Warren Buffett

    Berkshire Hathaway has offered to be a potential finance partner for fellow billionaire Dan Gilbert's bid to buy Yahoo, Warren Buffett confirmed to CNBC.

  • HELSINKI, May 16- Finnish crane maker Konecranes is buying Terex Corp's Material Handling& Port Solutions unit for 1.13 billion euros, in a move that cancels a proposed full merger and allows the U.S. firm to talk to a rival suitor. "The agreement provides Terex with the ability to continue to pursue discussions with Zoomlion Heavy Industries Science& Technology...

  • French drugmaker Sanofi CEO Olivier Brandicourt addresses the pharmaceutical group's general meeting in Paris on May 4, 2016.

    Sanofi will nominate eight people to replace the board of Medivation, sources say.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- A merger of industrial gas suppliers Air Liquide and Airgas Inc has been approved with conditions, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday. To win approval for the deal, which was valued at $13.4 billion when it was announced in November, the companies agreed to sell assets used to produce bulk oxygen, bulk nitrogen, bulk argon and other...

  • Sternlich: China biggest buyer of US real estate

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO weighs in on the deal between Starwood Hotels and Marriott, and Anbang's offer to bid higher.

  • PARIS, May 13- European stock exchange operator Euronext said on Friday it was on the lookout for tie-ups of its own as rivals Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange Group negotiate a $30 billion merger. The fusion of its rivals in Frankfurt and London will create a group big enough to eclipse Euronext, prompting the smaller stock exchange operator in Paris to...

  • PARIS, May 12- Casino said on Thursday it would spend up to $196 million to take its e-commerce unit Cnova private, nearly two years after listing it on Nasdaq as difficulties in Brazil derailed plans to create a broad e-commerce business. Casino said it would reorganise Cnova's troubled business in Brazil, merging it with another of its units, appliance retailer...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, May 12- London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Boerse will let shareholders decide on their proposed $30 billion merger after Britain's June referendum on European Union membership, three sources familiar with the matter said. No final decision has yet been taken about the exact date of the shareholder votes, but both exchanges will give...