Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • LONDON, Sept 28- Novozymes, already grappling with the consequences of low oil and crop prices, is watching anxiously to see what Bayer's purchase of Monsanto will mean for the Danish group's ties with its key agricultural partner. "Of course, in the short-term we can all worry about the distraction that a $66 billion acquisition can bring and it is one of the things...

  • Wang Jianlin (C), Chairman of Wanda, holds hands with Tencent Chief Executive Officer Pony Ma (R) and Baidu Inc. Chairman and CEO Robin Li (L), in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, August 29, 2014.

    Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is in talks to purchase Dick Clark Productions, its owner says.

  • Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella speaks at a shareholders' meeting in Bellevue, Washington.

    Twitter, which is said to be entertaining buyout bids, may also have Microsoft as a potential suitor, a source told CNBC on Monday.

  • Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter as well as CEO of Square.

    Disney is said to be working with an adviser on a potential Twitter bid, according to a Bloomberg report on Monday.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 26- The U.S. Justice Department is looking into concerns that global consolidation among major seed and agricultural chemical companies may squeeze supplies of the building blocks for widely used genetically modified seeds, a farm group told Reuters. The department has asked the American Soybean Association for details about how small and...

  • Jack Dorsey (l) and Marc Benioff (r).

    If a rumored deal materialized, Salesforce.com could roll Twitter into its chat product — but that would be an expensive choice.

  • Sept 23- Alaska Air Group Inc agreed this week to give the U.S. Justice Department additional time to review its merger with Virgin America Inc, but the deal is still on track to close in the early part of the fourth quarter, an Alaska spokeswoman said Friday. Alaska Airlines reached an understanding with the U.S. regulator earlier this year not to close the merger...

  • Sept 23- Alaska Air Group Inc agreed this week to give the U.S. Justice Department additional time to review its merger with Virgin America Inc, but the deal is still on track to close in the early part of the fourth quarter, an Alaska spokeswoman said Friday.

  • RBC Mahaney: Twitter downgrade timing terribly wrong

    Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, shares his take on Twitter after downgrading the stock to "sell" before news that the company may soon receive a formal bid.

  • Media buzz...CBS eyes Viacom?

    Anthony DiClemente, Nomura senior media analyst, shares his thoughts on whether it makes sense for CBS to acquire Viacom, and if "skinny" bundles are going to be profitable.

  • A Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller container ship.

    A.P. Møller-Mærsk announced on Thursday that the company would split into a transport business and a separate energy division.

  • Fed decision is great for corporates: Expert

    Melanie Czarra, EMEA co-head of corporate DCM at UBS, discusses how the Fed's stance will affect merger and expansion decisions by companies.

  • The Justice Department sued in July to block the deal, saying it would stifle competition. In the documents, the Justice Department said it had asked a special master, a court official who manages cases, to force the insurers to produce letters between their attorneys related to the alleged breaches of the merger agreement. In July, the Justice Department also...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 20- U.S. lawmakers expressed concern on Tuesday over a wave of mergers among companies that sell farmers their seeds, herbicides and insecticides, worrying that the deals could lead to higher prices and less innovation at a time of dropping farm incomes. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, said the proposed mergers of Dow...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- Shares of MGT Capital Investments, led by anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee, dropped 21 percent on Tuesday after it said the New York Stock Exchange denied approval of the listing of shares for a planned merger with anti-spyware company D-Vasive Inc.. As part of the deal, MGT said it would issue 43.8 million shares to acquire assets...

  • Sept 19- Elon Musk-led Tesla Motor Inc said on Monday its proposed acquisition of SolarCity Corp could be delayed due to shareholder lawsuits challenging the deal. The company said four lawsuits were filed in Delaware between Sept. 1 and Sept. 16 and a potential injunction on the proposed $2.6 billion merger could delay the closing of the deal.

  • *Rising freight rates boost to rivals like COSCO Shipping. *COSCO Shipping among most indebted- Thomson Reuters data. Formed through the merger of China's two largest shipping companies in February, COSCO Shipping owns the world's fourth-largest container shipping fleet by capacity, run by its flagship listed unit, China COSCO Holdings.

  • Actress and Honest Company co-founder Jessica Alba poses for a photo while promoting The Honest Company.

    Unilever is in talks to acquire Jessica Alba's Honest Company in a deal valued at over $1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports.

  • WINNIPEG, Sept 15- Canada's Agrium Inc will woo reluctant shareholders next week in Toronto to support its proposed merger with Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc, and seek to appease concerns that it has little to gain by marrying its fertilizer rival. Shareholders, including Montrusco, plan to meet with Agrium on Tuesday in Toronto. Agrium stock fell 6 percent in...

  • MUMBAI, Sept 15- Reliance Communications, which is to merge its wireless business with smaller rival Aircel, said on Thursday the combined carrier would look to raise about $1 billion in equity from outside investors for expansion and to pay for mobile spectrum. Billionaire Anil Ambani- controlled Reliance Communications, and Aircel parent Malaysia's Maxis...