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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • Stephen Macklow-Smith, head of European equity strategy at JPMorgan Asset Management, discusses the political strategy of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

  • Vehicles sit parked outside of a Rite Aid Corp. store

    Rite Aid stock jumped 6 percent Thursday afternoon, following a mutual decision with Walgreens to delay their merger agreement until January.

  • ALASKA AIR GROUP INC CEO SAYS HARD TO PREDICT WHEN PROPOSED MERGER WITH VIRGIN AMERICA INC WILL CLOSE GIVEN U.S.

  • *Profits fell last year, Europe grain market to stay tough. PARIS, Oct 20- Vilmorin will remain a specialist seed maker and is skeptical farmers will take to the bundled agricultural product offerings that have encouraged multi-billion merger deals in the farm supplies sector, the French firm's chief executive said. Vilmorin, the world's fourth-largest seed...

  • *Reports 4th- qtr adj. profit of $1.07/ shr vs est. *Extends end date of merger to Jan. 27. Oct 20- Drugstore operator Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by cost cutting, and said it now expected its acquisition of Rite Aid Corp to close on Jan. 27, three months later than planned.

  • *Q3 revenue 376.2 mln stg vs estimates of 366.8 mln stg. LSE, which also owns Borsa Italiana, saw strong business in the third quarter as the London stock market hit record high levels and benefited from a slide in the pound since Britain's June 23 vote to leave the European Union. Shares in the exchange operator were up 0.6 percent at 2,831 pence at 1111 GMT, a modest...

  • The companies said they had extended the end date of their merger agreement to Jan. 27 from Oct. 27. Net income attributable to Walgreens rose to $1.03 billion, or 95 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Aug. 31 from $26 million, or 2 cents per share, a year earlier. The company had recorded a loss of $143 million on previously held equity interest and $479 million...

  • Mega pharma mergers haven’t brought value: CEO

    Actelion wants to create value in its industry and the best way is to innovate as well as discover and develop new drugs says CEO, Jean-Paul Clozel, when weighing in on potential M&A opportunities.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 20- Bond volumes for ChemChina's subsidiary jumped this month, underlining the market's divided views over the chemical giant's $43.5 billion acquisition of Swiss-based seeds company Syngenta and possible merger with China's Sinochem. Aggregate bond trading volumes in Europe from its unit Bluestar Finance Holdings Limited have exceeded...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 19- A Brazilian tax appeals board on Wednesday delayed a ruling on the legality of tax benefits declared by the BM&FBOVESPA SA stock, commodities and futures market in 2008 and 2009 related to the merger that created the company, BM&F Bovespa said. Brazil's tax authority Receita Federal said BM&FBOVESPA improperly amortized goodwill...

  • A woman takes pictures of the New York Stock Exchange, which has a Tableau Software banner on its facade, May 17, 2013.

    Tableau Software worked with an investment bank to explore a sale to Salesforce earlier this year, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Keith Meister

    Activist investor and Corvex Management founder Keith Meister asks Kynikos Associates Founder Jim Chanos on his thoughts regarding Tesla and their SolarCity merger deal.

  • Salesforce.com had weighed 14 possible acquisition targets in May, including Adobe, according to leaked emails, The WSJ reported on Tuesday.

  • Marissa Mayer

    Yahoo is continuing to prepare for its integration with Verizon and taking "deep responsibility" in protecting users.

  • LONDON/ TORONTO, Oct 18- William Hill and Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc have abandoned merger talks, leaving the British bookmaker struggling to find a partner in a fast consolidating industry. Amaya, operator of the PokerStars website, and William Hill, one of the best-known British gambling brands, said earlier this month they were in talks about a...

  • LONDON/ TORONTO, Oct 18- William Hill and Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc have abandoned merger talks, leaving the British bookmaker struggling to find a partner in a fast consolidating industry. Amaya, operator of the PokerStars website, and William Hill, one of the best known British gambling brands, said earlier this month that they were in talks...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- William Hill and Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc have abandoned merger talks, leaving the British bookmaker struggling to find a partner in a fast consolidating industry. Amaya, operator of the PokerStars website, and William Hill, one of the best known British gambling brands, said earlier this month that they were in talks about a...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- Merger talks between Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc and British bookmaker William Hill have ended after the two firms concluded they would be stronger on their own. Amaya, operator of online gambling website PokerStars, and William Hill announced earlier this month that they were in talks to combine in a merger of equals but the deal...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc said on Tuesday it had ended merger talks with British bookmaker William Hill after concluding that it could best deliver shareholder value by remaining an independent company. Amaya said it had also been informed by its former chief executive, David Baazov, that he continued to be interested in...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 18- Australian gambling companies Tatts Group Limited and Tabcorp Holdings Ltd requested trading halts on Tuesday to pursue talks to create a A $9.34 billion industry giant. An investment banker involved in talks between the pair, who declined to be named as he was not authorized to speak publicly, said no deal had been reached but discussions were...