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  • 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.

  • UPDATE 1-Allergan says in talks on merger with Pfizer Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    Oct 29- Botox maker Allergan Plc on Thursday said it was in preliminary, friendly talks with Pfizer Inc on a potential merger, a deal that would create the world's largest drugmaker. Ireland- based Allergan said there was no certainty the talks would lead to a deal, and did not discuss the terms that might lead to a tie-up with Pfizer. Pfizer Chief Executive Officer...

  • Pfizer and Allergan in preliminary talks Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 9:05 AM ET
    Pfizer and Allergan in preliminary talks

    "Squawk on the Street" David Faber has the update on a potential deal between drugmakers Pfizer and Allergan and the tax benefits that would follow.

  • Pfizer and Allergan talk merger Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Pfizer and Allergan talk merger

    Pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and botox maker Allergan are in discussions about a potential takeover deal.

  • *Pfizer and Allergan decline to comment. A bid for Allergan, which has a market value of $113 billion, would be Pfizer's second recent attempt to acquire a big rival, following its unsuccessful courtship last year of Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals group AstraZeneca Plc. Combining Allergan and Pfizer, which is worth $219 billion, would create the world's largest...

  • Oct 28- Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc recently approached Botox-maker Allergan Plc to discuss what could be the biggest takeover deal this year, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A bid for Allergan, which has a market value of $113 billion, would be Pfizer's second attempt to acquire a European rival, following...

  • Santorum on M&A: Forget beer, repeal Obamacare Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 7:25 PM ET
    Sen. Rick Santorum at the CNBC GOP Debate in Boulder, Colorado.

    The candidates' position on Obamacare will be "very important" to 41 percent of voters, according to an insuranceQuotes.com survey.

  • Why 'midstream' energy mergers are booming Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 12:13 PM ET
    Pipelines and oil storage tanks in Cushing, Okla.

    Midstream oil and gas dealmaking reached $63.5 billion in the third quarter, driven by megadeals worth $1 billion or more.

  • Beer giants push back deal deadline Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Beer giants push back deal deadline

    The UK Takeover Panel granted a one week extension for the world's two largest beer brewers to come up with a formal deal.

  • LONDON, Oct 28- Britain on Wednesday provisionally cleared BT's deal to buy mobile operator EE in a 12.5 billion pound tie-up that will create the country's leading player in broadband, fixed line and mobile. The Competition and Markets Authority said it had decided that the merger, which will bring together BT's more than 10 million retail customers and EE's...

  • LONDON, Oct 28- Britain on Wednesday provisionally cleared BT's deal to buy mobile operator EE in a 12.5 billion pound tie up that will create the country's leading player in broadband, fixed line and mobile. The Competition and Markets Authority said it had decided that the merger, which will bring together BT's more than 10 million retail customers and EE's...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 27- Telecom Italia SpA and Oi SA on Tuesday urged Brazil's government to revamp telecommunications industry rules before the companies would consider a merger, a sign that consolidation hinges on a more flexible regulation of carriers. The easing of mandatory investments in fixed-line telephony and other rules would determine whether...

  • M&A on a tear into next year? Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    M&A on a tear into next year?

    Matt Porzio, Intralinks head of M&A, provides his outlook for deal flow in 2016.

  • *Seven& i rises after Third Point buys a stake. *Ashikaga Holdings soars on merger talks with Joyo Bank. Ashikaga Holdings Inc soared 7 percent on news that it and Joyo Bank Ltd were in merger talks.

  • We're in a golden age for deals, says JPM's M&A boss Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 4:21 AM ET

    Market volatility has not stopped companies doing deals to support growth strategies, JPMorgan's co-head of global M&A said.

  • Oct 22- Lazard Ltd, a financial advisory and asset management firm, reported a better-than-expected profit and record quarterly operating revenue after advising on several billion-dollar deals. Low U.S. interest rates have helped to push merger activity to levels last seen before the financial crisis in 2008, driving a 19 percent jump in Lazard's quarterly...

  • Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co said it would "review all options" for its agrosciences business, where sales have been falling for a year, and restructure its joint ventures in Kuwait. The company's best option may be to merge the agrosciences unit with Monsanto Co or Dupont or sell it to them, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst James Sheehan said. Monsanto has said it is...