Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • President Barack Obama waves to guests before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn the White House.

    Mergers and acquisitions activity may not pick up until President Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office, Robert Kindler says.

  • Allergan has diverse portfolio of products: Novasecta

    John Rountree, partner at Novasecta, looks at anti-trust approvals and issues in the pharmaceutical sector, with specific comment on a potential deal between Teva and Allergan.

  • HONG KONG, May 9- China is planning to remove the need for State Council approval for large, sensitive outbound deals and will allow Chinese companies to vie for the same target, a move likely to further boost record overseas acquisitions by Chinese companies. Under the proposed rule changes, Chinese companies seeking to carry out a deal of $2 billon or more in...

  • The FCC- imposed conditions "are largely extensions of the longstanding consumer friendly values and practices of our company," Rutledge said. A majority of the five-member FCC voted to approve the deals earlier this week. The FCC said in a statement Friday that an "order detailing the commission's reasoning and the conditions will be issued in the coming days."

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission confirmed on Friday that it had voted to approve Charter Communications Inc's acquisitions of Time Warner Cable Inc and Bright House Networks. A majority of the five-member FCC voted to approve the deals earlier this week. The FCC said in a statement Friday that an "order detailing the commission's...

  • LONDON/ BENGALURU, May 4- The New York Stock Exchange's owner shelved plans on Wednesday to gatecrash a merger between London Stock Exchange Group Plc and its German counterpart, saying it no longer intended to stage a rival bid for the British bourse. Intercontinental Exchange Inc's CEO Jeffrey Sprecher accused the London exchange of failing to respond to the...

  • JOHANNESBURG/ LONDON, May 4- SABMiller and Coca-Cola have agreed concessions with the South African government to win approval for their plan to merge African soft drink operations into what would be the continent's biggest Coke drinks bottler. The concessions, announced on Wednesday, agreed with the South African Ministry of Economic Development, include a...

  • LONDON/ BENGALURU, May 4- The New York Stock Exchange's owner shelved plans on Wednesday to gatecrash a merger between London Stock Exchange Group Plc and its German counterpart, saying it no longer intended to stage a rival bid for the British bourse. Intercontinental Exchange Inc's CEO Jeffrey Sprecher accused the London exchange of failing to respond to the...

  • LONDON, May 4- U.S. exchange and clearing house operator Intercontinental Exchange Inc said on Wednesday it did not intend to make a rival offer for London Stock Exchange Group Plc, which has agreed to merge with German peer Deutsche Boerse. However there were concerns about whether European regulators would have approved such a deal, and how attractive the...

  • JOHANNESBURG, May 4- SABMiller and Coca-Cola have agreed concessions with the South African government to win approval for a deal to combine their soft-drink operations, the companies said on Wednesday. The concessions, agreed with the South African Ministry of Economic Development, include a three-year freeze on layoffs and the companies investing 800...

  • NEW YORK, May 3- Worldwide merger deals have declined sharply from the frenetic pace that pushed them to record levels in 2015, a sign that could reflect broader weakness in the U.S. economy and vulnerability for U.S. stocks. Previous merger and acquisition activity bursts peaked in 2000 and 2007 and preceded big stock sell-offs. "It does concern me that M&A has...

  • An operator for Baker Hughes conducts a wireline survey on a Chesapeake Energy Corp. natural gas rig in the North Texas Barnett Shale near Burleson, Texas.

    Jim Cramer says their decision to pursue the deal was based on advice that was "so stupid it really is rather extraordinary."

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, May 2- The upper house of India's parliament on Monday approved an amendment to the mining law, allowing the transfer of mines from sellers to buyers in a victory for the State Bank of India that had lobbied for the change. It could also facilitate a merger of the Indian assets of France's Lafarge and Switzerland's Holcim after a global merger...

  • May 2- Apollo Global Management LLC has struck deals to acquire Maxim Crane Works LP and AmQuip Crane Rental LLC, creating a U.S. lifting equipment company valued at close to $1.4 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said. However, banks' unwillingness to offer financing then prevented the New York- based private equity firm from clinching a...

  • Halliburton, Baker Hughes scrapping $28B merger

    The two oilfield services providers announce the termination of their merger deal.

  • Halliburton

    Halliburton and Baker Hughes announced the termination of their merger agreement in the face of regulatory opposition.

  • LONDON, May 2- London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Boerse may have to delay a vote on their proposed merger until after Britain's EU referendum, handing more time to Intercontinental Exchange to decide whether to make a counter-bid for the British bourse. ICE would have to file any counterbid seven days before that meeting- with Britain's future in the...

  • May 1- Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co and smaller rival Baker Hughes Inc announced the termination of their $28 billion merger deal on Sunday after opposition from U.S. and European antitrust regulators. The contract governing Halliburton's cash-and-stock acquisition of Baker Hughes, which was valued at $34.6 billion when it was announced in...

  • May 1- Oilfied services provider Halliburton Co and smaller rival Baker Hughes Inc announced the termination of their $28 billion merger deal on Sunday after opposition from U.S. and European antitrust regulators. The contract governing Halliburton's cash-and-stock acquisition of Baker Hughes, which was valued at $34.6 billion when it was announced in...

  • May 1- Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc are expected to announce the termination of their merger agreement on Monday after it faced opposition from U.S. and European antitrust regulators, a person familiar with the matter said. The contract governing Halliburton's acquisition of Baker Hughes, which was valued at $35 billion when it was announced in...