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  • Michael Dell: Digital transformation exploding Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 7:05 AM ET
    Michael Dell:  Digital transformation exploding

    Michael Dell, Dell chairman & CEO, and Joe Tucci, EMC chairman & CEO, discuss how the changing tech landscape is providing enormous opportunities ahead in IT.

  • EMC to be acquired by Dell in $67B deal Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 7:02 AM ET
    EMC to be acquired by Dell in $67B deal

    This is about bringing together complimentary technologies, says Michael Dell, Dell chairman & CEO, discussing how Dell and EMC came to put together the mega tech deal, with Joe Tucci, EMC chairman & CEO.

  • "Stars aligned" for AB InBev's megabrew merger plan Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 3:39 AM ET

    *SABMiller says approach is opportunistic, based on share decline. BRUSSELS, Oct 12- Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO says a study of SABMiller's African beer markets and talks with top shareholders led to an "alignment of stars" that drew it to its nearest rival. But observers say the real catalysts for the $100 billion takeover proposal made public on Oct. 7 are a steep...

  • EMC wants 'go shop' provision in Dell deal: Sources Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    EMC

    EMC is preparing to unveil an agreement to be acquired by Dell as early as Monday but also planning to seek out other suitors, according to sources.

  • European shares rise as car makers rally Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 12:58 PM ET

    *Deutsche Bank down 1.8 percent after clean-up. *Credit Suisse hit by report over planned capital raising. *Telefonica down on reported mobile merger doubts.

  • *Elliott discloses 6.6 pct stake in Polycom; 9.6 pct in Mitel. *Polycom's shares rise 14 pct; ShoreTel up 4.3 pct. Oct 8- Activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp disclosed stakes in U.S. video-conferencing equipment maker Polycom Inc and Canadian telecoms provider Mitel Networks Corp and pushed for a combination of the two.

  • Faber Report: Dell's EMC offer would be $27/share+ Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 10:08 AM ET
    Faber Report: Dell's EMC offer would be $27/share+

    Dell's deal for EMC could be one on the largest leveraged buyouts ever, report's CNBC's David Faber.

  • Oct 8- Activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp disclosed stakes in video-conferencing equipment maker Polycom Inc and Canadian telecommunications provider Mitel Networks Corp and pushed for a combination of the two. Polycom's shares rose 4 percent to $11.90 in early trading on Thursday, while Mitel's U.S.-listed stock jumped 16.5 percent to $8.18.

  • Dell in talks to buy EMC: David Faber Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 9:01 AM ET
    Dell in talks to buy EMC: David Faber

    Dell's deal for EMC could be one on the largest leveraged buyouts ever, report's David Faber with the latest details.

  • Dell-EMC in merger talks: Report Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 6:05 AM ET
    Dell-EMC in merger talks: Report

    Dan Ives, FBR Capital Markets, weighs in on a potential deal between PC-maker Dell and cloud computing company EMC.

  • What could impact UK’s M&A pipeline? Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    What could impact UK’s M&A pipeline?

    Kirsty Wilson, global research editor at Mergermarket, explains why M&A activity shouldn't slow if the Bank of England raises rates, but a Brexit could be problematic.

  • Oct 7- Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, said on Wednesday it will buy Journal Media Group for $280 million. E.W. Scripps said on Wednesday it expects the merger of its newspaper operations with those of Journal Communications to remain tax free for Scripps and its shareholders if Journal Media Group is acquired by Gannett Company. Gannett Co in June spun off...

  • Gannett Co to buy Journal Media for $280 million Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 7:41 PM ET

    Oct 7- Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, said on Wednesday it will buy Journal Media Group for $280 million. Gannett said the deal will be immediately add to its earnings by about 10 cents to 15 cents per share in the first full year and 20 cents to 25 cents in the second year. Gannett said it will acquire Journal Media Group, which was formed this year from the merger...

  • *Court will rule on merit of suits against reform on Feb. 10. ROME/ MILAN, Oct 7- A landmark reform aimed at reducing the number of cooperative banks in Italy and making them more efficient has seen off its first legal challenge, sources said on Wednesday. It is expected to lead to a wave of mergers between mid-sized lenders that could create Italy's third biggest bank,...

  • M&A song and dance routine Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    M&A song and dance routine

    Spiros Malandrakis, senior alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, explains why AB InBev’s bid was more of an account-inspired deal than a consumer trend-based one.

  • Will SABMiller accept AB InBev's offer? Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Will SABMiller accept AB InBev's offer?

    Andrew Holland, European and U.S. beverage research analyst at Societe Generale, explains why stakeholders want SABMiller to keep AB InBev's offer on the table.

  • Is the SABMiller, AB InBev merger only about cost cutting?

    Francesco Curto, head of CROCI investment strategy & valuation group at Deutsche Bank, says AB InBev's attempt to acquire SABMiller is a defensive move and is a sign that markets are struggling to achieve sustainable, organic revenue growth.

  • Powered by China, Asia overtakes Europe in M&As Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 9:26 PM ET

    Despite economic uncertainties, M&A targets in Asia totaled $770.9 billion, overtaking Europe as the second most active region, after the U.S.

  • Will SABMiller accept AB InBev's takeover offer of £42.15 a share?

    Philip Gorham, equity analyst for Morningstar, says the AB InBev offer is good deal with a rich premium on SABMiller's share price.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a proposed settlement on Tuesday that she said she hoped would prompt the city's utilities regulator to approve a plan for Exelon Corp and Pepco Holdings Inc to merge. The settlement increases Exelon's proposed investment in the city to $78 million from $14 million, the DC government said in a...