Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • Aug 31- Alere Inc alleges Abbott Laboratories is trying to stymie its planned $5.8 billion takeover of the diagnostics company by purposefully delaying key submissions to anti-trust regulators, according to a lawsuit made public on Tuesday. Alere claims in its complaint that Abbott has avoided responding to a second request by the Federal Trade Commission...

  • MILAN, Aug 31 (Reuters)- European shares edged lower on Wednesday, weighed down by losses among miners and energy stocks, but banks extended recent gains amid talk of possible tie-ups in the battered sector. Deutsche Bank chief John Cryan made a rare public call for more cross-border sector consolidation in Europe on Wednesday following a report that the German...

  • Should you invest in German banks?

    Jonathan Bell, CIO of Stanhope Capital, discusses Germany's banking sector and the possibility of a merger between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank.

  • LONDON, Aug 31- European equities steadied in early trading on Wednesday after setting a two-week high in the previous day, with gains in companies such as Commerzbank and Bouygues offsetting weaker miners. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was trading flat in percentage terms by 0726 GMT after climbing to its highest level since the middle of August on Tuesday.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a deal that would create a fertilizer and farm retailing giant worth more than $25 billion but also trigger U.S. regulatory scrutiny. Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a deal that would create a fertilizer and farm retailing giant worth more than $25 billion but also trigger U.S. regulatory scrutiny. Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 30- Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a tie-up that would create a global fertilizer and farm retailing giant as the agriculture sector struggles with soft crop prices. Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North America's largest...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 30- Canadian fertilizer companies Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, in what would be a tie-up of the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and North America's largest farm retailer. Agrium and Potash Corp said in separate statements that the talks were at a "preliminary"...

  • Aug 30- Canadian fertilizer companies Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc are in talks to merge, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, in what would be a tie-up of the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and North America's largest farm retailer. The combination could be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg reported, citing people...

  • Aug 30- Canadian fertilizer companies Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc are in talks to merge, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, in what would be tie-up of the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and North America's largest farm retailer. The combination could be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar...

  • TORONTO, Aug 30- Canada's main stock index rose in early trade on Tuesday, boosted by a rebound in energy stocks and further gains for financials, while a report of a possible merger sent shares of two fertilizer companies soaring. Shares of fertilizer companies Potash Corp and Agrium Inc jumped after Bloomberg reported that the two are in talks to merge.

  • Aug 30- Canadian fertilizer companies Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc are in talks to merge, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The combination could be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg reported, citing the sources. No final decisions have been made and the companies could decide against a deal, Bloomberg said.

  • The news comes a month after the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office unveiled the terms of a reform agreement with the charitable trust that controls Hershey. Hershey said in June it had rejected a $23 billion takeover bid by Mondelez. "Following additional discussions, and taking into account recent shareholder developments at Hershey, we determined...

  • The news comes a month after the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office unveiled the terms of a reform agreement with the charitable trust that controls Hershey. Hershey said in July it had rejected a $23 billion takeover bid by Mondelez. "Following additional discussions, and taking into account recent shareholder developments at Hershey, we determined...

  • The headquarters of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in Laval, Quebec.

    Bill Ackman tells CNBC the past 12 months were the "worst period of performance" of his career, and the implosion of Valeant Pharmaceuticals was mostly to blame.

  • HAMBURG, Aug 26- German container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd expects to reap a third of targeted annual synergies of $400 million from its planned merger with Arab rival UASC next year, and realize them fully from 2019, its CEO said on Friday. The company, which swung into the red in the first half of this year as tumbling freight rates hurt its business, signed a...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Tesla Motors Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy solar panel installer SolarCity Corp, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. The deal was on a listing of proposed transactions that won quick approval because the merging companies have few or no overlaps. The deal was announced on Aug. 1.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Tesla Motors Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy solar panel installer SolarCity Corp, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. The deal was on a listing of proposed transactions that won quick approval because the merging companies have few or no overlaps. The deal was announced on Aug. 1 and is part of an effort by Tesla to improve...

  • *GfK Verein board member named as new GfK chairman. FRANKFURT, Aug 25- German market research firm GfK named an executive from its main shareholder as its chairman on Thursday, on the same day a magazine reported the shareholder was considering a sale or merger for GfK. GfK itself, which is worth around 1 billion euros on the stock market, declined to comment, as did IMS...

  • Sven Reinke, vice president and senior analyst at Moody's says that the Ahold Delhaize merger will create a stronger, larger competitor, particularly in the United States.