Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • 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...

  • Charter, Time Warner merger debate

    Todd O'Boyle, Common Cause's Media & Democracy reform initiative, says a Charter, Time Warner merger would be totally unnecessary. Adam Hoffman, Business in the Public Interest, weighs in.

  • FRANKFURT, April 29- German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse has retracted comments by two senior executives about its planned $30 billion merger with LSE Group at the request of the British takeover authority. The retractions highlight the need for the two exchanges to tread carefully while they work to obtain approvals for their merger against the...

  • FRANKFURT, April 29- Thyssenkrupp's powerful labour chief warned its leaders not to go ahead with steel merger talks without consulting its works council first, saying steelworkers were ready to fight for their future. Segerath said he did not believe concrete talks were happening yet, and demanded that Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger explain to the...

  • Roger Altman

    Most companies are feeling all right about their business, but weak sales growth is making M&A synergies attractive, Roger Altman says.

  • Miles White

    Diagnostic test maker Alere said it has rejected a request by Abbott Laboratories to terminate the $5.8 billion deal to buy Alere for a breakup fee.

  • April 28- Diagnostic test maker Alere Inc said its board has rejected a recent request by Abbott Laboratories Inc to terminate the $5.8 billion deal to buy Alere for a breakup fee. Abbott had raised concerns about the accuracy of various representations, warranties and covenants made by Alere in the merger agreement, and offered to pay $30 million to $50 million...

  • *Net sales fall 13.5 pct to $10.70 bln vs. est $10.66 bln. The merger is expected to create cost synergies of about $3 billion, the companies have said. "We feel very good that $3 billion in synergies we announced in December is a floor, not a ceiling," he told Reuters.

  • Will Brexit block the Deutsche Boerse-LSE merger?

    Gregor Pottmeyer, CFO of Deutsche Boerse, discusses the company's earnings and talks about how Brexit could impact the merger with the LSE.

  • Marissa Mayer

    Yahoo added 4 new directors to its board in a settlement with activist investor Starboard Value, the company announced Wednesday.

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, April 27- The London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Boerse said their planned $30 billion merger was on track and steadily winning support, despite a looming UK vote on continued membership in the European Union. The two companies have been working intensively on preparations to obtain all regulatory approvals since unveiling their...

  • DreamWorks & Comcast deal?

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest on talks between Comcast and DreamWorks Animation.

  • LONDON, April 27- The London Stock Exchange Group stuck to its guns on Wednesday over its planned merger with Deutsche Boerse, saying the deal would be derailed by neither regulators nor any British exit from the European Union. "We wouldn't be embarking on a merger if we thought there would be any problems," LSEG Chairman Donald Brydon said in response to a...

  • Businessman toasting

    Ball Corp. said it along with rival Rexam agreed to sell some assets to Luxembourg-based packaging maker Ardagh Group for about $3.42 billion.

  • The deal would include the sale of about a fifth of the companies' combined can making or producing plants across Europe, Brazil and the United States, Ball said in a statement on Monday. However, the deal earlier ran foul with European antitrust regulators as it would give the enlarged entity considerable market share in Europe, the United States and Brazil.

  • April 25- Drinks can maker Ball Corp said it along with British rival Rexam Plc agreed to sell some assets to Luxembourg- based packaging maker Ardagh Group for about $3.42 billion to meet antitrust regulations ahead of their planned merger. The deal would include the sale of 22 Ball and Rexam manufacturing plants across Europe, Brazil and the United States, the...

  • April 25- Drinks can maker Ball Corp said it along with British rival Rexam Plc agreed to sell some assets to Luxembourg- based Ardagh Group for about $3.42 billion to meet antitrust regulations ahead of their planned merger. The companies will sell some metal beverage can assets, support locations and functions in Europe, Brazil and the United States to Ardagh...

  • M&A outlook is positive: EY's McCrostie

    Pip McCrostie, global vice chair of transaction advisory services at EY, discusses what's happening in the M&A market.