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  • PARIS, July 16- Coty Inc's boss Bart Becht believes he is the right man to run what will become the world's biggest perfume maker, despite industry doubts over its planned mega-merger and faltering sales at the beauty products group. With Coty due to gobble up Procter& Gamble's beauty business for $12.5 billion, Becht has no intention of seeking anyone else to lead...

  • Celgene raises 2015 EPS outlook Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 5:32 PM ET
    Celgene raises 2015 EPS outlook

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports Celgene released Q2 earnings early, and will acquire Receptos for about $7.2 billion.

  • Celgene to pay $7.3 billion for Receptos Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 5:04 PM ET
    Celgene to pay $7.3 billion for Receptos

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports Celgene will acquire Receptos for more than $7 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- A proposed merger of the two largest U.S. generic drug makers drew fire on Tuesday from Consumers Union and seven other groups, who asked antitrust enforcers to stop Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's proposal to purchase Mylan NV, saying it would lead to higher prices and more drug shortages. Meanwhile, Mylan has pressed on with a $34...

  • UPDATE 3-Coty buying P&G beauty business for $12.5 bln Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    July 9- Coty Inc, the U.S. maker of Calvin Klein and Chloe perfume, will buy Procter& Gamble's perfume, hair care and make-up businesses for $12.5 billion in the biggest cosmetics merger in recent history. Coty would become the No. 1 perfume maker ahead of L'Oreal and No. 3 make-up provider behind its French rival and Estee Lauder. "We are getting critical mass around the...

  • UPDATE 1-Anthem, Cigna progressing towards deal - CNBC Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    July 9- Health insurers Anthem Inc and Cigna Corp were moving ahead to sign a merger deal as Cigna backed down on its differences over governance issues, CNBC tweeted, citing sources. The tweets also quoted sources as saying that UnitedHealth Group Inc was looking to bid for Cigna. Cigna shares were up 3 percent at $155.08 in early trading on the Nasdaq.

  • July 9- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, the largest U.S. drug store chain, raised its full-year profit forecast on Thursday and said acting Chief Executive Officer Stefano Pessina will take over on a permanent basis. The company said it is on track to reach its target of at least $650 million net synergies in fiscal year 2015 from the merger and $1 billion in fiscal...

  • Anthem, Cigna progressing towards deal - CNBC Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    July 9- Health insurers Anthem Inc and Cigna Corp were moving ahead to sign a merger deal as Cigna backed down over governance issues, CNBC tweeted, citing sources. The tweets also quoted sources as saying that UnitedHealth Group Inc was looking to bid for Cigna. Cigna shares were up 3 percent at $155.08 in early trading on the Nasdaq.

  • July 8- Reinsurers Axis Capital Holdings Ltd and PartnerRe Ltd are considering tweaking their $6.2 billion merger agreement in a bid to fend off a $6.8 billion offer for PartnerRe by Exor SpA, people familiar with the matter said. This relatively small amount of money could still make a difference, however, because PartnerRe's preferred shareholders control...

  • FRANKFURT, July 7- German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and publisher Axel Springer have restarted merger talks aimed at consolidating their push into digital media markets, sources familiar with the matter said, but the duo still face regulatory hurdles that derailed their previous attempt a decade ago. An investigation by the European Commission could be...

  • FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, July 7- Germany's top TV broadcaster and the country's biggest newspaper publisher are again testing the waters for a potential merger that would need to negotiate the same regulatory hurdles that derailed a deal a decade ago. Broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and Axel Springer have reignited talks with the aim of consolidating their push into...

  • MUNICH/ FRANKFURT, July 6- German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and German publishing house Axel Springer have reignited talks for a merger, seeking to consolidate their push into digital media, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Axel Springer, the publisher of Europe's best-selling tabloid Bild, and ProSieben, broadcaster of mass-market hits...

  • MUNICH, July 6- German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and German publishing house Axel Springer are in early-stage merger talks, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. Both Axel Springer, the publisher of Europe's best-selling tabloid Bild, and ProSieben are in a race to adapt to rapidly changing markets. Meanwhile, Springer is moving away...

  • Insurers choose partners, and dance floor shrinks Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers promotion

    Amid a big era for consolidation in the health insurance sector, will the M&A wave spur more deals?

  • July 2- Dollar Tree Inc was given the go-ahead to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on condition that they sell 330 Family Dollar stores, putting to rest a year-long merger saga. The stores spread across 35 states, which Dollar Tree has offered to sell to private equity firm Sycamore Partners, has to be sold within 150 days after the...

  • *Government wants to slim Japan's refining industry. TOKYO, July 2- Japan's largest oil refiner, JX holdings, said it would be open to talks on a possible merger, with the government pushing for consolidation in an industry struggling as people switch to more efficient cars and as the country's population dwindles. The government wants to slim Japan's refining...

  • *TAQA is only listed quasi-sovereign firm in Abu Dhabi. ABU DHABI/ DUBAI, June 30- Abu Dhabi may merge its national energy company into another state-owned business to make the company's crippling debts more manageable and try to turn around its performance, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Billions of dollars were spent on assets, with Canada and...

  • Willis, Towers Watson to merge in $18B deal Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:22 AM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers

    Reinsurance group Willis and professional services company Towers Watson announced plans to merge on Tuesday, in a deal valued at $18 billion.

  • Sysco sends back merger order Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    SYSCO sends back merger order

    Sysco terminates its merger agreement with both U.S. Foods and Performance Food Group.

  • What's next for Healthcare.gov? Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    What's next for Healthcare.gov?

    Gary Lauer, eHealth CEO, shares his thoughts on the future of the federal health care exchange following the Supreme Court's ruling on health care subsidies.