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  • Shell-BG merger is 'great deal' Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Shell-BG merger is 'great deal'

    Royal Dutch Shell is set to buy BG Group for £47 billion. Marina Petroleka, head of energy and infrastructure at BMI Research, says it's "a great deal" offering plenty of advantages.

  • Sunday telephone call sparked $70 bln Shell-BG deal Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Karolin Schaps. LONDON, April 7- Sometimes it takes little more than five people to put together a $70 billion oil mega-merger. Helping to make it happen were three bankers who have advised on some of the oil industry's biggest takeovers-- Alastair Maxwell from Goldman Sachs, Julian Mylchreest from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and former...

  • *Greek PM Tsipras in Moscow. LONDON, April 8- Global stocks remained upbeat on Wednesday as a $70 billion mega-deal in the European oil and gas sector stoked the merger and acquisition fever that has gripped investors this week. Shares in BG Group rose as much as 42 percent in early trade after Royal Dutch Shell agreed to pay that amount for its smaller rival, making...

  • *Sky rallies after sources say Vivendi mulling takeover. PARIS, April 8- European shares rose in early trading on Wednesday, led by a rally in energy stocks after Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy BG Group for 47 billion pounds in the first oil super-merger in a decade. Shares in BG jumped 39 percent, while Tullow Oil soared 10 percent, BP gained 4 percent, Repsol added 1.8...

  • The feel-good factor in M&A Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    The feel-good factor in M&A

    Talking about recent merger and acquisition deals, Benjamin Gutteridge, head of fund research at Brewin Dolphin, discusses whether businesses are overpaying for the companies.

  • *Glencore free to refresh bid for Rio Tinto under UK rules. MELBOURNE, April 8- Australia's treasurer has told business representatives he would not allow Glencore Plc to merge with Rio Tinto due to concerns about losing tax revenue, a person familiar with his comments said on Wednesday. Treasurer Joe Hockey said based on the tax implications he had seen from the...

  • MELBOURNE, April 8- Australia's treasurer has told mining industry representatives he would not allow Glencore Plc to merge with Rio Tinto, the Australian Financial Review reported on Wednesday. The report was published the day UK restrictions came off on Glencore making a fresh approach to Rio Tinto after being rebuffed last August. Treasurer Joe Hockey...

  • Sandisk: An ideal takeover target? Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    Sandisk: An ideal takeover target?

    Mark Newman, senior analyst for global memory and consumer electronics at Sanford C. Bernstein, explains why Sandisk is "an interesting takeover target."

  • Where next for M&A? Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Where next for M&A?

    As FedEx bids $4.8 billion for TNT and Vivendi confirms its offer for Dailymotion, Lucinda Guthrie, deputy global editor of Dealreporter, discusses where to watch for M&A.

  • Major Holcim shareholder talks merger Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Major Holcim shareholder talks merger

    Shareholders are voicing worries about the proposed merger of Holcim and Lafarge. David Herro, Holcim's third-biggest shareholder, discusses his concerns about the yet-to-be-named CEO of the joint company.

  • *Galchev is Holcim's second-largest owner. LONDON/ MOSCOW, April 3- A Russian billionaire with a reputation for corporate bust-ups is trying to play spoiler in Holcim and Lafarge's effort to create the world's biggest cement company, only weeks before a shareholder vote to ratify the merger. Filaret Galchev, second-largest shareholder in Switzerland's...

  • FTC weighing Reynolds-Lorillard settlement: Report Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 5:26 PM ET
    Packs of Camel cigarettes, manufactured by Reynolds American, are shown on a newsstand counter in London.

    The Federal Trade Commission is considering allowing a merger between Reynolds American and Lorillard, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • In documents filed with Hawaii's utility regulator, SunPower Corp, SunEdison Inc and a group backed by SolarCity say they are worried the acquisition would be bad for their businesses, many of which have grown dramatically in the Aloha State in just a few years. "A decision on this merger could be a signal of what utility 2.0 looks like," Robert Harris, a Hawaii- based...

  • UPDATE 1-Refiner Delek in talks to buy Alon Israel Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:42 AM ET

    Alon USA's refineries in Texas, California and Louisiana have an aggregate crude oil throughput capacity of about 217,000 barrels per day. Financial terms were not mentioned by either Alon USA of Delek in their regulatory filings disclosing the merger talks. As of Monday's close, Alon USA had a market capitalization of $1.11 billion and Delek was valued at...

  • March 31- Sprint Corp has agreed to a $131 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit accusing the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier of defrauding investors about problems dating back to its $36 billion merger with Nextel Communications Inc in 2005.. The all-cash settlement made public on Monday resolves claims that Sprint, former Chief Executive Gary...

  • *China shares hit seven-year high on ambitious Silk Road project. Also Monday, Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said it would buy U.S. biopharmaceutical firm Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc for $3.5 billion, and Ireland's Horizon Pharma Plc agreed to buy U.S. drugmaker Hyperion Therapeutics Inc for about $1.1 billion. Earlier, China unveiled details of an...

  • *Yoox and Richemont's Net-a-Porter confirm merger talks. *Yoox shares up nearly 10 percent. PARIS/ MILAN, March 30- Italian online fashion retailers Yoox and Richemont's Net-a-Porter confirmed merger talks were under way to create a leader in the fast-growing online luxury market.

  • Merger Monday is back: What to buy Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:44 AM ET

    This year is on track to surpass the record set in 2014 for M&A. "Merger Monday" is back. Here's how to trade it.

  • *China shares hit seven-year high on new Silk Road project. NEW YORK, March 30- The dollar rose and global equity markets surged on Monday on merger and acquisition activity among drugmakers on both sides of the Atlantic, while Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high on an ambitious government plan to create a modern Silk Road. Earlier, China unveiled details of an...

  • European stocks rebound as tech shares turn higher Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    *Yoox rises on Net-A-Porter talks. Shares in European technology stocks such as Infineon, STMicroelectronics and ASML were all up 2-3 percent on Monday. Signs of merger and acquisition activity also pushed up the shares of Yoox by 9.4 percent, after Yoox and Richemont's Net-a-Porter confirmed merger talks to create an industry leader in the fast-growing...