Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • ITV considers takeover of Entertainment One

    David Neuhauser, managing director of Livermore Partners, discusses reports that ITV is considering a takeover of Entertainment One.

  • This Day in History, (DATE HERE)

    Among the events that happened on this day in history, NationsBank and Bank of America announced a $62.5 billion merger, and Metallica sued Napster.

  • Yahoo, whose shares were up 1.4 percent in premarket trading, had set an April 11 deadline for preliminary bids, which could yield a deal by June or July, the Wall Street Journal had reported. Verizon Communications Inc is ready to make a bid for Yahoo's Web business, and hopes to make a merger more successful by also making an offer for a stake in Yahoo Japan Corp,...

  • NEW YORK, April 7- Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Ian Read has investors standing behind him even after his second attempt at a huge tax-saving deal collapsed this week. The U.S. drug maker walked away from a $160 billion merger with Allergan Inc on Wednesday because of new U.S. In 2014, Pfizer failed in its unsolicited $118 billion bid to buy London- based drugmaker...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- Verizon Communications Inc is ready to make a bid for Yahoo's web business, and hopes to make a merger more successful by also making an offer for a stake in Yahoo's Japan subsidiary, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing a source familiar with the matter. Alphabet Inc's Google unit is also mulling a bid for Yahoo's core business, Bloomberg...

  • CHICAGO, April 7- The U.S. military on Thursday raised concerns with a federal rail regulator over the voting trust Canadian Pacific has proposed as part of its takeover bid for Norfolk Southern and said the deal could adversely affect the country's national defense. In a letter to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board dated April 7, the Department of Defense...

  • Chief Revenue Office of Yahoo Lisa Utzschneider, Senior Vice President of Yahoo Simon Khalaf and Principal Technologist at Nasdaq Mike Viola pose while Yahoo!, Inc rings The NASDAQ Opening Bell at NASDAQ on August 26, 2015 in New York City.

    Shares of Yahoo whipsawed Thursday after news that Verizon would move forward with a bid for the tech giant.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- The collapse of one pharmaceutical mega-merger could beget many smaller deals- at least that is the hope of biotech investors. Shares of the beaten-up biotech sector rallied on Wednesday as U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and Ireland- based Allergan Plc called off their $160 billion merger after new U.S. The Nasdaq Biotechnology index closed up 6...

  • The measures have already felled the $160 billion merger of U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and Ireland- based Allegan Plc. It was not clear whether either company or anyone else would sue the Treasury Department. The head of the largest U.S. business lobbying group, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue, floated the possibility on Wednesday when he told CNBC...

  • Traders buy into Allergan

    The Allergan-Pfizer deal has been terminated after the Treasury tightened tax rules, with the FMHR traders.

  • Brent Saunders, president and CEO of Allergan.

    CEO Brent Saunders spoke after Pfizer and Allergan terminated their $160B merger because of surprise changes in U.S. tax regulations.

  • Justice Department to stop Halliburton, Baker Hughes merger

    The US Justice Department is expected to file an antitrust lawsuit as soon as this week.

  • Various Halliburton equipment being stored at the equipment yard in Alvarado, Texas.

    The U.S. Justice Department will file a lawsuit as soon as this week to stop Halliburton Co from acquiring smaller rival Baker Hughes Inc.

  • LSE merger is a good thing: Lothar Mentel

    Lothar Mentel, CIO of Tatton Investment Management, says the merger with Deutsche Boerse will streamline settlements and bring down costs.

  • April 5- Drugmakers Pfizer Inc and Allergan Plc will mutually terminate their merger early Wednesday morning, according to a source familiar with the matter. The U.S. Treasury Department had taken fresh steps on Monday to curb tax-driven corporate inversions whereby companies seek to slash their tax bills by redomiciling overseas, though their core...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 4- The U.S. Treasury Department took new steps on Monday to curb tax-avoiding corporate "inversions," with the pending $160 billion merger of Pfizer Inc and Allergan Plc seen as a potential casualty. Shares of Dublin- based Allergan fell 22 percent in after-market trading, while shares of New York- based Pfizer rose 3 percent.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 4- The U.S. Treasury Department took new steps on Monday to curb tax-avoiding corporate "inversions," with the pending $160 billion merger of Pfizer Inc and Allergan Plc seen as a potential casualty. Shares of Dublin- based Allergan fell 22 percent in after-market trading, while shares of New York- based shares rose 3 percent.

  • April 4- The U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday it had sued activist investor ValueAct Capital for violating pre-merger notification requirements related to oilfield service provider Halliburton Co's deal to buy rival Baker Hughes Inc.. The Department of Justice said in its lawsuit that ValueAct violated premerger notification requirements, as...

  • April 4- The U.S. Department of Justice said it had sued activist investor ValueAct Capital for violating pre-merger notification requirements related to oilfield service provider Halliburton Co's deal to buy rival Baker Hughes Inc.. The lawsuit, which says ValueAct used its access to senior Halliburton and Baker Hughes executives to formulate merger and...

  • Virgin Group chairman Sir Richard Branson.

    In a blog post, Sir Richard Branson described his disappointment in Virgin America's sale to Alaska Air.