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  • Bouygues said in a separate statement it had signed a confidentiality agreement with Orange. "As it is interested in opportunities that would enable it to bolster its long-term presence in the telecoms sector, Bouygues announces that preliminary discussions have started with Orange to look at the possible options," Bouygues said. French Economy Minister...

  • M&A boom will continue in 2016: Analyst Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 1:40 AM ET
    M&A boom will continue in 2016: Analyst

    Karri Vuori, ‎head of M&A at Panmure Gordon, says the ingredients that led to a boom in M&A in 2015 are still present for 2016.

  • Microchip prepares binding offer for Atmel -sources Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 3:53 PM ET

    Jan 4- Microchip Technology Inc is planning to submit a binding offer for Atmel Corp by early next week, according to people familiar with the matter, challenging Atmel's planned merger with Dialog Semiconductor Plc. Semiconductor manufacturers Microchip and Atmel have made some progress in their merger negotiations, though the talks could still fall apart,...

  • 2015 in 5 charts Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 2:39 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    A slower-growing China, diverging central bank actions and a cutthroat battle among global energy producers were themes.

  • 'Shotgun weddings' in energy may boost M&A in 2016 Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 12:05 PM ET
    Oil pumps wells Monterey Shale fracking

    Dealmaking in 2016 may surpass this year's levels as acquisitions of distressed assets and firms accelerate, particularly in the energy sector, says Robert Profusek of Jones Day.

  • Dec 29- Chemical maker DuPont Co said it would cut 1,700 jobs in Delaware, as part of a previously announced plan to reduce its workforce before combining with Dow Chemical Co in a $130 billion megamerger. Delaware Governor Jack Markell said in a statement that the news of the job cuts was "deeply disappointing." DuPont and Dow Chemical agreed to merge in an...

  • Asia M&A hits record, deals top $1 trillion in 2015 Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 6:21 PM ET

    Deal-makers across Asia were hustling in 2015, racking up more than $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions, up 37 percent from 2014, Dealogic said.

  • This was the top business story in 2015 Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    China investor stock prices

    Here are the top 10 business stories of the year, in descending order. NBCNews reports.

  • Singha Asia on Friday signed a $1.1 billion strategic deal with Vietnam's Masan Group to buy stakes in two of the consumer goods firm's units.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 23- Staples Inc accused federal regulators of applying antitrust laws in a "misguided" way to try to block its $6.3 billion merger with smaller office supply retailer Office Depot Inc.. The FTC argued in a Dec. 7 lawsuit that Staples, if it bought Office Depot, would have 70 percent of the market for office supplies purchased by large national...

  • The biggest M&A deals of 2015 Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 5:25 AM ET
    Heinz and Kraft Foods to merge.

    2015 has been a record year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A). CNBC looks back at the 10 biggest deals of the year and who advised on them.

  • Will the M&A trend continue in 2016? Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 2:50 AM ET
    Will the M&A trend continue in 2016?

    2015 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions. Howard Goldring, managing director at Delmore Asset Management, discusses whether that trend will continue next year.

  • More energy sector M&A likely in 2016: Analyst Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    More energy sector M&A likely in 2016: Analyst

    Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects Ltd, says deal making in the energy sector is not likely to slow down as bigger players buy out smaller players about to go bankrupt.

  • *Eyes merger of Sharp, Toshiba consumer tech ops- sources. TOKYO, Dec 18- A Japanese state-backed fund is in advanced talks to invest in Sharp Corp with plans to overhaul the manufacturer's consumer electronics business including a possible deal with Toshiba Corp, people familiar with the matter said. But INCJ is now looking to inject funds into Sharp's overall...

  • $850M 1MDB payment sent to Virgin Island firm Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 3:34 AM ET

    Malaysia's 1MDB may have sent $850 million to an entity set up with a name resembling one owned by an Abu Dhabi sovereign-wealth fund, the WSJ reported.

  • CEO Ignacio Galan declined comment on Avangrid's likely valuation on the New York Stock Exchange, but a market source estimated it at between $10 billion and $12 billion. The new company, the result of Iberdrola's $3 billion takeover of U.S. gas and power utility UIL Holdings Corp and subsequent merger with Iberdrola's U.S. activities, will be one of the three...

  • Dec 15- Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc said U.S. antitrust officials were not satisfied with the concessions they offered to win approval for their proposed merger, but said officials would assess further proposals. Halliburton and Baker Hughes said they remained focused on completing the merger "as early as possible in 2016", but warned there was no...

  • Dec 15- Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc said U.S. antitrust officials were not satisfied with the concessions they offered to win approval for their proposed merger, and that officials said they would assess further proposals. The two oilfield service providers said it was unlikely they would be able to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice by Tuesday,...

  • Fed hike will not dent IPO market: EY vice chair Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 1:40 AM ET
    Fed hike will not dent IPO market: EY vice chair

    Maria Pinelli, global vice chair for strategic growth markets at EY, discusses trends in the IPO and M&A markets going into 2016 and says an interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve has already been anticipated by the IPO market.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 14- The tax-free treatment of the spin-offs Dow Chemical Co and DuPont plan to carry out after they merge their businesses is a prime driver of the deal, potentially saving tens of billions of dollars, industry experts said. The $120 billion merger, announced last week, comes less than a month after drug maker Pfizer Inc said it would use its $160 billion...