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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • BERLIN, March 29- European worker representatives of German industrial gases group Linde are opposed to a merger with U.S. rival Praxair and want labor members of the supervisory board to vote against the deal, a letter seen by Reuters shows. The German and U.S. industrial-gases groups are working to finalize terms of a merger that would create a $30 billion...

  • NEW DELHI/ WINNIPEG, March 29- India's competition regulator said the proposed merger of fertilizer producers Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc is likely to hurt competition, but the comments were not expected to prevent the merger. Neither Canadian company has a physical presence in India, but they supply potash to India through Canpotex Ltd,...

  • BRUSSELS, March 29- An attempted merger between the German and British stock exchanges was struck down by European regulators on Wednesday, formally ending a deal that unravelled in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. "We could not approve this merger on the terms... proposed," said European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager,...

  • Brexit, political pressure play no role in LSE-Deutsche Boerse block: Vestager

    European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager discusses the European Union's decision to prohibit a proposed merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse.

  • LSe better served in the hands of a US company

    Henry Dixon, fund manager at GLG, says the London Stock Exchange has a "great future as a standalone business."

  • Read between the lines on LSE-Deutsche Boerse deal, politics plays a role

    CNBC's Gemma Acton speaks about the incentives behind the European Union's expected blocking of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse deal.

  • Politics and Brexit are the biggest issues for LSE-Deutsche Boerse

    CNBC's Gemma Acton outlines the process of the LSE-Deutsche Boerse deal, highlighting that it was first announced when Brexit was barely on the agenda.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office.

    Companies across industries have been hoping the GOP administration would be more permissive with mergers, NYT reports.

  • *Concerns rivals could buy shares if Qatar sells. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, March 28- A merger of Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company has hit a snag, with the German shipping line and some banks seeking assurances that UASC's top shareholder Qatar remain committed to the deal for the long term, sources say. Two finance sources, who declined to be identified citing...

  • TOKYO, March 28- Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings and Chubu Electric Power Co said on Tuesday they had signed an agreement to integrate their fossil fuel power plants under their JERA Co joint venture. Tepco and Chubu Electric were to decide by around now, according to a timetable set up in 2015, on whether to integrate all their fossil fuel power plants.

  • Betting business goes in peaks and troughs: Ladbrokes Coral CEO

    Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen discusses earnings, managing his company's merger and the digital side of the business.

  • TOKYO, March 28- Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings and Chubu Electric Power Co said on Tuesday they had signed an agreement to integrate their fossil fuel power plants under their JERA Co joint venture. The biggest and third-biggest of Japan's regional power utilities aim to combine the businesses in April- September 2019, overseeing nearly half the...

  • Florida- based Stonegate will merge into Home BancShares' unit, Centennial Bank. Home BancShares acquired Giant Holdings Inc in November through which Giant's unit, Landmark Bank, merged into Centinnal Bank. RBC Capital Markets LLC was Home's financial adviser in the deal, while Stonegate was advised by Keefe, Bruyette& Woods.

  • March 27- Bank holding company Home BancShares Inc said it would acquire regional lender Stonegate Bank in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $778.4 million. Florida- based Stonegate will merge into Home BancShares' unit, Centennial Bank. Stonegate shareholders will receive proceeds of about $749.8 million, which consists of about $50 million in cash and...

  • BRUSSELS, March 27- A "small handful" of companies may have given misleading information when they sought approval for their mergers, Europe's competition commissioner said on Monday, putting the companies at risk of sanctions and fines should regulators find proof of wrongdoing. The comments by Margrethe Vestager came as she weighs up Facebook's response to...

  • discontent among shareholders on AkzoNobel

    CNBC's Gemma Acton updates on discontent among shareholders in AkzoNobel over a potential takeover from PPG.

  • FRANKFURT, March 22- With rivals joining forces all around, Germany's BASF has been eyeing a surprise foray into generic pesticides, although the issue is on hold while it looks to snap up assets being spun off in those mergers. BASF is the only player left among the top six in a global seeds and pesticides market worth over $100 billion that has not paired up with a...

  • COPENHAGEN, March 22- Maersk Line, the world's biggest container shipping firm and part of Danish conglomerate A.P. A ruling on the deal, one of several in an industry seeking consolidation to offset low freight rates and oversupply, will now be given by the European Commission by April 10, according to the commission's website on Wednesday.

  • Distressed debt, event driven hedge funds see highest returns in 2017

    CNBC's Gemma Acton discusses key trends in hedge fund management, including the picking of individual stocks.

  • An employee stocks cherries at Sprouts Farmers Market on in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

    The large grocery chain is contemplating a merger with the organic food retailer, Bloomberg reports.