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  • What the Expedia-Orbitz deal means for you Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Orbitz and Expedia

    Expedia's blockbuster purchase of Orbitz represents a dramatic move in the larger, ongoing battle for travelers' dollars. NBC News reports.

  • Does Obama have the right to 'shame' Staples? Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Staples store

    President Obama criticized Staples for cutting worker hours and avoid Obamacare costs...but did he have the right to scrutinize the company?

  • CRH to buy Lafarge, Holcim assets for $7.3B Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 1:42 AM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    Irish building supplies group CRH said it had agreed to pay $7.35 billion for assets Lafarge and Holcim had to sell ahead of their planned merger.

  • Big deals aside, Actavis CEO says it's R&D over M&A Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 9:07 AM ET
    Actavis Group headquarters is shown in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, April 20, 2006.

    The drugmaker has engaged in $100 billion of M&A in the last year, but CEO Brent Saunders told CNBC it is committed to innovation.

  • Why are Asian tech firms looking to Europe Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Why are Asian tech firms looking to Europe

    Paul Haswell, Partner of Pinsent Masons, explains why more Asian technology players are seeking merger and acquisition opportunities in Europe.

  • My bet... media deals get done: Greg Maffei Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:09 AM ET
    My bet... media deals get done: Greg Maffei

    Greg Maffei, Liberty Media, shares his thoughts on media consolidation.

  • Why is Li Ka-shing going on a buying spree in Europe? Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:36 PM ET
    Why is Li Ka-shing going on a buying spree in Europe?

    Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing set his sights on Europe likely because asset prices could inflate after the ECB's stimulus package, says Alex Wong, Director, Asset Management at Ample Capital.

  • Telecommunications are 'scale games': Analyst Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:50 PM ET
    Telecommunications are 'scale games': Analyst

    Chris Lane , Senior Research Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, discusses news that Telefónica may sell its British mobile business to Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa..

  • Why CIMB walked away from a three-way merger Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:24 PM ET
    Why CIMB walked away from a three-way merger

    Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB, explains why a planned merger with RHB and Malaysia Building Society to create Malaysia's biggest bank fell through.

  • Hutchison & O2: 'A deal that makes sense' Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 4:35 AM ET
    Hutchinson & O2: 'A deal that makes sense'

    Hutchison Whampoa is in talks with Telefonica about buying O2. CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi says Telefonica is known for its high amount of debt, so it's "a keen and willing seller."

  • BlackBerry-Samsung deal will make sense: Analyst Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 10:23 PM ET
    BlackBerry-Samsung deal will make sense: Analyst

    Jan Dawson, Chief Analyst at Jackdaw Research, says a buyout by Samsung will remove uncertainties for BlackBerry and allow it to rebuild itself, while Samsung gets a good deal for BlackBerry's assets.

  • Did BlackBerry, Samsung engage in takeover talks? Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:21 PM ET
    Did BlackBerry, Samsung engage in takeover talks?

    Sachin Shah, Special Situations & Merger Arbitrage Strategist at Albert Fried and Company, discusses news that Blackberry has denied reports it was in talks with Samsung about a potential takeover.

  • Tech Mahindra's M&A strategy Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 7:43 PM ET
    Tech Mahindra's M&A strategy

    CP Gurnani, CEO and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra, discusses the company's recent acquisitions and outlines how they help the firm to grow in areas like network services.

  • Why was Malaysia's three-way bank merger nulled Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET
    Why was Malaysia's three-way bank merger nulled

    Jan Bellens, Global Emerging Markets Leader for Banking & Capital Markets at EY, discusses news that a deal to merge CIMB Group with RHB Capital and Malaysian Building Society, has been called off.

  • M&A: A surge in healthcare deals Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    M&A: A surge in healthcare deals

    As Shire announces that it will buy U.S. company NPS Pharmaceuticals, Suki Virji, analyst at SCRIP Intelligence, discusses whether it will be a good deal.

  • Shire buys NPS Pharma in $5.2 billion deal Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    Shire said it will acquire NPS Pharmaceuticals in an all-stock transaction for about $5.2 billion, the companies said on Sunday.

  • Media mergers hit 'pause button': Dick Parson Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 7:19 AM ET
    Media mergers hit 'pause button': Dick Parson

    Richard Parsons, former Time Warner CEO, checks out the media landscape. The FCC is trying to figure out where to chart its course, says Parsons.

  • M&A: The way forward for 2015 Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    M&A: The way forward for 2015

    Mergers & acquisitions will have a major "surge" in 2015 says Daniel Ives, managing director at FBR Capital Markets whilst discussing his predictions for the tech sector going into 2015.

  • Fear factor fades as global M&A hits 7-year high Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:47 AM ET
    Merger M&A

    CEOs got their deal-making mojo back in 2014, emboldened by a clearer outlook for their businesses to take M&As to their highest level since 2007.

  • Sika execs against Saint-Gobain bid; Shares tank Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:07 AM ET