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  • Altice enters US cable market with Suddenlink buy Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    French telecommunications group Altice said it agreed to buy Suddenlink Communications in a deal valuing the company at $9.1 billion.

  • May 19- French telecommunications group Altice SA has held talks to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, and is close to buying smaller peer Suddenlink, moving into the U.S cable market, according to people familiar with the matter. Time Warner Cable has a market capitalization of $44.5 billion. Since Time Warner Cable's merger with Comcast fell apart last month, Time...

  • Charter, Bright House Networks say merger on track Monday, 18 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    May 18- Cable operator Charter Communications Inc's planned buyout of Bright House Networks is on track, the companies said, defying expectations that the deal would fall through after the collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Charter, the No. 4 U.S. cable operator, clinched the deal with Bright House in March contingent on completion of Comcast...

  • Why the FTC is wrong about our merger: Sysco CEO Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Sysco tractor-trailers sit parked outside the company's distribution center in Louisville, Ky.

    Sysco's CEO says the FTC, which is suing to block the company's merger with US Foods, has it all wrong.

  • Chile's CorpBanca says Itau merger deal undervalues it Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 9:38 PM ET

    SANTIAGO, May 13- Chilean bank CorpBanca said a deal with Brazil's Itau Unibanco last year now considerably undervalues it, casting fresh doubt on the troubled merger between the two Latin American lenders. In a letter to the local regulator on Wednesday evening, CorpBanca said that solid results over the last year, plus a weak performance at the local arm of Itau,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- Dish Network Corp, Cogent Communications Holdings Inc and advocacy groups are asking U.S. regulators to restrict AT&T Inc's power over online video and other content as part of its proposed purchase of DirecTV. Reviewers at both the Justice Department and the FCC are nearing a decision that is poised to clear the deal with some conditions,...

  • *Vimpelcom CEO says no guarantee deal will be reached. AMSTERDAM/ MILAN, May 13- Russian telecoms group Vimpelcom is in talks with Asia's Hutchison Whampoa about merging their mobile phone businesses in Italy as a joint venture, Vimpelcom Chief Executive Jean-Yves Charlier said on Wednesday. But hammering out terms has proven difficult given the interests of...

  • LONDON/ BERLIN, May 13- TUI Group, the world's largest leisure and tourism company, expects annual profit growth of more than 10 percent over the next three years and said it will retire the Thomson brand in Britain as part of its post-merger shake-up. In its first strategy update since last year's merger of London- listed TUI Travel and German owner TUI AG, the...

  • LONDON/ BERLIN, May 13- TUI Group, the world's largest leisure and tourism group, expects profit growth over the next three years to exceed 10 percent annually, as the merger that created it six months ago bears fruit. In its first strategy update since it was formed from the combination of London- listed TUI Travel and German majority- owner TUI AG, TUI said on...

  • 5 things we like about Verizon-AOL hookup Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    Here are five things Michael Yoshikami likes about Verizon's $4.4 billion purchase of AOL.

  • What's next for Yahoo after AOL/Verizon deal? Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:41 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    The Verizon/AOL deal may force another legacy company from the early days of the Internet to act.

  • A Greek drama for M&A? Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    A Greek drama for M&A?

    Greece is reportedly tapping into emergency funds to pay IMF debt. Elaine Green, senior deputy editor at Mergermarket, explains the impact on M&A.

  • UPDATE 1-Verizon to buy AOL in $4.4 bln deal Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:26 AM ET

    May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said it would buy AOL Inc in a deal valued at about $4.4 billion to gain access to AOL's digital advertising service and content. The deal, which includes about $300 million of AOL debt, will take the form of a tender offer followed by a merger, with AOL becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon upon completion.

  • BRUSSELS, May 12- Supermarket groups Ahold and Delhaize are in merger talks to create a top 20 global retailer with a major presence in the United States, the two firms said on Tuesday, confirming recent media reports. The company will communicate material updates, if any, in accordance with regulatory requirements, "both Ahold and Delhaize said.

  • Rabobank: Strong rationale for Ahold, Delhaize tie-up Monday, 11 May 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Rabobank: Strong rationale for Ahold, Delhaize tie-up

    Reports of a potential merger between Ahold and Delhaize saw shares jump. Patrick Roquas, senior equity analyst at Rabobank, explains why it makes sense for the companies to merge.

  • European stocks mixed as Airbus leads France lower Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    *Airbus shares fall after military plane crash in Spain. *Delhaize, Ahold shares surge on merger reports. LONDON/ EDINBURGH, May 11- European stock markets were mixed on Monday, with French stocks among the worst performers after the crash of a military plane caused Airbus shares to drop.

  • MILAN, May 11- Italy's Exor said on Monday it had agreed to sell real estate business Cushman& Wakefield to commercial real estate services firm DTZ for $2 billion including debt. Exor said DTZ, which is backed by private equity group TPG, would merge with Cushman& Wakefield to create one of the world's largest real estate services companies. Last month Exor said it...

  • SAO PAULO, May 7- Itaú Unibanco Holding SA sweetened a dividend payout proposal for minority shareholders of Chile's CorpBanca SA in a bid to speed up completion of a tie-up between both lenders before the end of June. Under terms of the proposal, which was unveiled late on Thursday, Itaú proposed that CorpBanca pay an additional $300 million dividend on top of...

  • BRUSSELS, May 7- China's Huawei Technologies is undeterred by the merger of telecoms equipment rivals Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent and will keep growing in Europe, its rotating Chief Executive Guo Ping told Reuters on Thursday. The merged European entity will become the global No.2 in wireless behind Sweden's Ericsson. Finland's Nokia announced its...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV unless its concerns about the deal are addressed. According to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday, Netflix representatives met recently with more than 20 FCC officials and raised concerns about the...