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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers


  • UPDATE 1-Expedia, Orbitz win U.S. approval to merge Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Online travel company Expedia Inc, the world's largest online travel services company by bookings, has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy rival Orbitz Worldwide Inc for $1.3 billion, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. "We concluded that Expedia's acquisition of Orbitz is not likely to substantially lessen competition or harm U.S....

  • Does a takeover of SABMiller make sense? Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Does a takeover of SABMiller make sense?

    Andrew Holland, European and U.S. beverage research analyst for Societe Generale, talks about brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev's announcement of a potential takeover bid of SABMiller.

  • *Yonekyu jumps after report of a merger with Itoham. *Toshiba stumbles after reporting a quarterly loss, put under watch list. The gains were sparked by second-largest meat processor Itoham Foods Inc jumping 4.6 percent after the Nikkei reported that it and seventh-ranked Yonekyu Corp are planning a merger in what would be the biggest vendor of ham and sausage...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, Sept 11- A prolonged decline in global reinsurance prices is spurring merger moves in the sector, with many executives attending next week's annual industry meeting in Monte Carlo eyeing who might next become predator or prey. MS&AD's $5.3 billion purchase of Lloyd's of London underwriter Amlin this week is only the latest in a spate of...

  • *TeliaSonera, Telenor drop Danish mobile JV plan. STOCKHOLM/ PARIS, Sept 11- Telecom operators TeliaSonera and Telenor have dropped plans to merge their Danish businesses, saying on Friday that they could not agree terms with Europe's new competition commissioner and raising concerns for bigger deals in other European mobile markets which are awaiting...

  • *TeliaSonera, Telenor drop Danish mobile JV plan. STOCKHOLM, Sept 11- Nordic telecom operator TeliaSonera and its Norwegian peer Telenor said on Friday they had dropped plans to merge their Danish units as they could not agree terms with Europe's competition regulator. "The companies have not been able to agree with the European Commission on acceptable...

  • The 5 biggest M&A deals of the year (so far) Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 1:20 AM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers promotion

    2015 has been a boom year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), as companies around the world seek to expand and diversify.

  • Swiss banking industry needs to change: Vontobel CEO Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Swiss banking industry needs to change: Vontobel CEO

    Zeno Staub, CEO of Vontobel, expects a lot of consolidation in the industry in the near term. He states that his bank will remain independent, but did not rule out making acquisitions in the future.

  • Aetna Inc announced plans to buy smaller rival Humana Inc in early July and Anthem Inc agreed to buy Cigna Corp later that month. The health insurers also manage plans for Medicare, Medicaid and other government programs not included in the study. An Aetna and Humana merger would raise anti-competitive issues in as many as 14 states overall including Humana's...

  • Lagunitas, whose brands include the popular India pale ale Lagunitas IPA and pale wheat ale Little Sumpin' Sumpin', is one of the best-known and fastest-growing craft beer makers in the United States. Earlier this year, California craft brewery Firestone Walker Brewing Company announced its merger with Flemish-family owned brewery Duvel Moortgat.

  • Sept 8- Canada's Concordia Healthcare Corp said it would buy Amdipharm Mercury Ltd from private equity firm Cinven for $1.9 billion, boosting its portfolio of drugs to 200 from 20 and giving it a foothold in overseas markets. Amdipharm Mercury, created with the merger of Mercury Pharma and Amdipharm in 2012, buys off-patent drugs from big pharma companies such...

  • People walk past an office building of health insurer Anthem in Los Angeles, California.

    Insurance mergers "threaten ... widespread competitive harm," doctor and hospital groups warn regulators. New York Times reports.

  • Valeant's 'Moneyball' approach to dealmaking Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Michael Pearson, CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

    Is Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO Mike Pearson the Billy Beane of pharma deals?

  • Telecom Italia chairman denies planning a stock conversion

    Giuseppe Recchi, chairman of Telecom Italia, predicts there will be more consolidation in the telecoms industry and explains why the industry is in a transitional period.

  • PARIS/ MILAN, Sept 3- Natalie Massenet, founder and executive chairman of online fashion group Net-A-Porter, said on Thursday it was the right time to leave after she resigned abruptly ahead of the completion of a planned merger with Italy's Yoox. The merger, announced in March and expected to complete next month, will create a leader in the fast-growing online...

  • Health care mergers and acquisitions set to continue Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    Health care mergers and acquisitions set to continue

    Fred Hassan, managing director of healthcare and consumer for Warburg Pincus, says we will see more M&A in the health care sector.

  • Which markets sectors should you avoid? Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Which markets sectors should you avoid?

    Louis Gargour, chief investment officer and managing partner of LNG Capital, shares his top sector picks. He also suggests investing in corporate debt.

  • Playtech CEO mulls larger acquisitions Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Playtech CEO mulls larger acquisitions

    Mor Weizer, CEO of Playtech, discusses his company and trends in the gambling industry.

  • Monsanto drops Syngenta bid Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Monsanto drops Syngenta bid

    William Mace, industrials correspondent at Dealreporter, explains the major problems with Monsanto's failed bid for Syngenta.

  • *Paddy Power agrees merger with betting exchange Betfair. DUBLIN/ LONDON, Aug 26- Betfair and Irish rival Paddy Power have agreed in principle on a 5 billion pound merger to stake a claim to leadership of the online gambling market in Britain. "We fundamentally believe this industry is all about scale," said Betfair Chief Executive and ex- Paddy Power Chief Operating...