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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 15- EU antitrust regulators are set to clear German container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd's merger with United Arab Shipping Company after the latter agreed to withdraw from some vessel sharing agreements, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The combined company, valued at about 7 to 8 billion euros, would be the world's fifth...

  • Perella Weinberg, Tudor Pickering to combine

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the latest on these two well-known boutique investment banks joining forces.

  • MILAN/ PARIS, Nov 14- UniCredit and Societe Generale declined to comment on talk of a possible merger between them after their shares rose on speculation about a tie-up. Rumors about a possible merger between the French and Italian banks have been doing the rounds for several years and have re-emerged after Jean-Pierre Mustier, a former investment banking boss...

  • MILAN/ PARIS, Nov 14- UniCredit and Societe Generale declined to comment on talk of a possible merger between them after their shares rose on speculation about a tie-up. Rumours about a possible merger between the French and Italian banks have been doing the rounds for several years and have re-emerged after Jean-Pierre Mustier, a former investment banking...

  • MILAN, Nov 14 (Reuters)- European shares rose sharply on Monday, underpinned by gains among bank sector stocks, while debt collector Intrum Justitia soared to a record high after a merger deal and Siemens rose after a software acquisition. By 0933 GMT, Europe's STOXX 600 index rose 1.1 percent. Europe's STOXX Bank was among the biggest sectoral gainers on Monday, up...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 11- Biotechnology companies, whose U.S. shares soared Wednesday after Republican Donald Trump's presidential election, may soon see another benefit: an uptick in biotech M&A. Despite a few headline-grabbing deals, such as Pfizer Inc's $14 billion acquisition of cancer drugmaker Medivation Inc in August, overall life sciences dealmaking is down...

  • BRIEF-SHARI REDSTONE SAYS SHE WAS NEVER A PROPONENT OF. Nov 10- Shari Redstone Says She Was Never A Proponent Of Splitting Up CBS from Viacom. *If merger does not happen, Redstone believes both companies can stand alone and "be great".

  • IF MERGER DOES NOT HAPPEN, REDSTONE BELIEVES BOTH COMPANIES CAN STAND ALONE AND "BE GREAT".

  • Shari Redstone

    Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and others, has been embroiled in a battle over the control of the company.

  • PARIS, Nov 10- Altice, the fourth-biggest cable operator in the United States, sees more deals between media and telecoms operators in the country if AT&T Inc's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc eventually goes through under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. Trump said in October that AT&T's proposed acquisition of the owner of HBO,...

  • Chairman and CEO of Charter Communications Tom Rutledge speaks at The New York Times DealBook Conference at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 10, 2016 in New York City.

    Viacom may need to ramp up its curation efforts, Tom Rutledge, president and CEO of rival Charter Communications, said on Thursday.

  • LONDON, Nov 9- Tata Steel UK is looking at closing its defined benefit pension scheme to future accruals and move members onto a defined contribution pension instead, a union source said on Wednesday. Britain's largest steelmaker is seeking a way to lessen the British Steel Pensions Scheme's deficit, which is one of the main stumbling blocks in talks to merge...

  • Twitter

    Despite saying it would shutter the service, Twitter might still sell looping video app Vine, TechCrunch reported on Monday.

  • OpenTable

    Priceline Group rose after hours after the travel technology company reported earnings, and announced it would pare back OpenTable.

  • Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison

    Ellison owns nearly 32 million shares of Netsuite, according to Factset, making his share worth more than $3.48 billion.

  • *UK domestic M&A slumps 62 pct to a 30- year low- TR data. *Lazard top fee earner in Europe for the first time- TR data. LONDON, Nov 7- The value of merger and acquisition deals between UK companies has plunged 62 percent to a 30- year low since the country's vote to leave the European Union, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • LONDON, Nov 7- The value of merger and acquisition deals between UK companies has plunged 62 percent to a 30 year-low since the country's vote to leave the European Union, according to Thomson Reuters data, in a sign of the uncertainty gripping businesses. Softbank's $30.7 billion deal to buy UK- based chip designer ARM Holdings in July had sparked hopes among...

  • Nov 4- Tronc Inc Non-Executive Chairman Michael Ferro agreed on Friday there was a possibility of striking "a different type of deal" with fellow newspaper publisher Gannett Co, days after merger talks between the companies fell apart. Ferro was asked on CNBC if Tronc, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, might agree to "a different type of...

  • Biotech breakthroughs and growth: CEO

    Chuck Kummeth, Bio-Techne CEO, talks about innovation in biotechnology.

  • Media mogul Sumner Redstone, who controls both CBS and Viacom through his privately held National Amusements, in September proposed a merger of the two companies, which he split up a decade ago. Shari Redstone, Sumner Redstone's daughter, has been in favor of merging CBS and Viacom under the leadership of CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, sources have told...