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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers


  • DISH petitions FCC to deny Comcast-TWC merger Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Among the potential harms that DISH identified in the merger are "discriminatory data caps," and "restriction of third-party online rights."

  • Buffett greases $11B Burger King-Tim Hortons deal Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:11 AM ET
    Burger King acquires Tim Hortons.

    Burger King Worldwide confirmed plans to acquire Tim Hortons, with billionaire Warren Buffett helping to finance the deal.

  • Why the Amazon-Twitch deal makes sense Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:33 PM ET
    Amazon-Twitch deal 'makes sense': Analyst

    Amazon's acquisition of Twitch can help the firm to better engage consumers, says Edward Williams, Analyst at BMO Capital Markets.

  • Tax savings spur Tim Hortons-Burger King talks Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    A Burger King restaurant in San Francisco.

    The companies confirmed late on Sunday that they were discussing a takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King.

  • Activist investor presses Ann Taylor for sale Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:11 PM ET
    An Ann Taylor store in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    An activist investor urged Ann to sell itself, failing which each of the company's board members should buy back stock as a "sign of confidence."

  • US tax burden not as heavy as it looks, report says Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    Businessman with calculator

    The American tax code’s loopholes result in effective rates that make corporations more competitive than their competitors based overseas, not less.

  • In Silicon Valley, deals must meet toothbrush test Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:37 AM ET
    Silicon Valley encompasses all of the Santa Clara Valley, including the San Jose (pictured).

    Companies like Google, Facebook and Cisco Systems are employing unorthodox new criteria to size up their deal targets.

  • Growth through deal-making Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:37 PM ET
    Growth through deal-making

    Michael Nemeroff, Vedder Price, and the "Closing Bell" panel discuss growth opportunities provided by mergers and acquisitions.

  • Future of MLPs Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET
    Future of MLPs

    Kinder Morgan struck a $44 billion deal to merge its MLPs. Chris Faulkner, Breitling Energy, says the MLP market will still be attractive to investors following this "unique" story. John Spallanzani, GFI Group, provides perspective.

  • Parade of mergers: for better or for worse? Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    The M&A wave could be a harbinger of a booming economy...or a collection of last-minute attempts to beat higher debt rates. NYT reports.

  • 21st Century Fox withdraws Time Warner offer Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 5:53 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Center in New York. 21st Century Fox withdraws offer for Time Warner on Aug. 5th, 2014.

    Time Warner shares fell more than 12 percent in after-market trading on the announcement.

  • Fox: TWX board & mgmt. refused to explore offer Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:35 PM ET
    Fox: TWX board & mgmt. refused to explore offer

    21st Century Fox has withdrawn its offer to buy Time Warner. CNBC's David Faber and Kate Kelly provide prospective.

  • Buying TWX: Pro Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:35 PM ET
    Buying TWX: Pro

    Providing insight into 21st Century Fox's withdrawal of its offer to buy Time Warner and opportunities it provides for investors, with Daniel Salmon, BMO Capital Markets; Rich Tullo, Albert Fried and Company; and CNBC contributor Carol Roth.

  • 21st Century Fox withdraws offer to buy Time Warner Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Center in New York. 21st Century Fox withdraws offer for Time Warner on Aug. 5th, 2014.

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports 21st Century Fox has pulled its bid to buy Time Warner. Fox says Time Warner board and management refused to engage with the company to explore its offer.

  • T-Mobile to reject $15 billion Iliad offer Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    The offer by Iliad for T-Mobile is set to be rejected by the US firm having failed to meet the value put on the business by Telekom, FT reports.

  • Megamergers in focus as TWX, Fox report earnings Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    The Time Warner Center in New York City.

    With earnings from Time Warner and Twenty-First Century Fox this week, investors will be listening for what the reports mean for a potential deal.

  • Earnings preview: Media mergers Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:44 PM ET
    Earnings preview: Media mergers

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin shines a spotlight on media companies ahead of reporting quarterly numbers.

  • Reynolds American CEO confident of merger approval Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET
    A pack of Camel cigarettes, manufactured by Reynolds American, is in a display rack in a newsstand in London.

    Susan Cameron is confident regulators will allow the tobacco giant to acquire Lorillard for $24.7 billion.

  • Allergan takes Ackman, Valeant battle to court Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Bill Ackman and Michael Pearson

    Allergan sued Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Pershing Square Capital, alleging both acted inappropriately in their hostile $53 billion bid.

  • Iliad offers $15B in cash for 56.6% of T-Mobile US Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    French telecoms operator Iliad has made a $15 billion bid to purchase more than half of T-Mobile USA, countering an earlier offer by Sprint.