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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • 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...

  • The $26- billion all-stock deal combines Potash's crop nutrient production capacity, the world's largest, with Agrium's farm retail network, North America's biggest. Potash executives would collect payments of $24.7 million and Agrium executives would get $20.4 million to compensate them for a change in control of the companies, ISS said.

  • Oct 17- Investor advisory company Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that investors in fertilizer producers Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan support a merger of the companies. The decision was distributed to ISS clients on Friday and sent to media on Monday. The combination would create a company with significant leverage, ISS...

  • *Beijing said to be orchestrating chemicals mega-merger. HONG KONG, Oct 17- A possible merger with fellow Chinese state-owned group Sinochem could bring welcome relief to debt-laden chemicals giant ChemChina as it looks to wrap up its $43.5 billion acquisition of Swiss-based seeds company Syngenta. Led by its chairman Ren Jianxin, a dynamic entrepreneur in...

  • Green light from Banco Popolare shareholders

    Claudia Pensotti of CNBC Class discusses the merger between Italian banks Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano.

  • 57 percent of firms looking at M&As: EY

    Steve Krouskos, global vice chair of transaction advisory services at EY, says that deal activity is on the rise, despite political nationalism and uneven growth geographically.

  • BEIJING, Oct 17- Sinochem International Corp, a unit of state-owned Sinochem Group, said on Monday it has received no information regarding a proposed merger of its parent company with rival ChemChina. "Until now, this company's controlling company Sinochem Group and controlling shareholder Sinochem Group nor this firm have received any written or oral...

  • Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

    Salesforce has ruled out a bid for social media company Twitter, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

  • Morgan Stanley, Allen& Co and LionTree LLC were retained as advisers by the special committee of its board, Viacom said. Reuters reported last month that Viacom had hired Morgan Stanley and LionTree LLC to review its capital structure. Viacom, which owns Nickelodeon and MTV, formed the committee of six independent board members last month to evaluate the merger...

  • Morgan Stanley, Allen& Co and LionTree LLC were retained as advisers by the special committee of its board, Viacom said on Friday. Reuters reported last month that Viacom had hired Morgan Stanley and LionTree LLC to review its capital structure. National Amusements, owned by media baron Sumner Redstone and his daughter Shari Redstone, is the majority...