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  • *New venture could produce more than 10 pct of Norway's oil. OSLO/ LONDON, June 10- Oil companies BP and Det norske have agreed to merge their Norwegian businesses in a $1.3 billion all-share deal to cut costs, challenge Statoil's dominance of the local industry and look for more acquisitions. Norway's seas, unlike Britain's, are offering more opportunities for...

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- The merger of pipeline companies Energy Transfer Equity LP and Williams Companies has been approved with conditions, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. The commission said it would approve the merger on condition that the companies agree to sell Williams' 50 percent stake in an interstate natural gas pipeline that serves...

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- The merger of pipeline companies Energy Transfer Equity LP and Williams Companies has been approved with conditions, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

  • Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba

    Jack Ma's buyout of US-listed iKang Healthcare Group is a bitter pill for shareholders to swallow. Here's why.

  • Many mergers are value destructive: Roche's vice-chairman

    André Hoffmann, non-executive vice-chairman of pharma company Roche Holding, says few mergers have created a better company.

  • The Wall Street Journal first reported on the talks. Nashville, Tennessee- based AmSurg provides outsourced physician services to hospitals and other healthcare providers. Envision, which is based outside of Denver, also provides outsourced services, along with services related to medical transportation.

  • The combination of Kite and WP Glimcher, with respective market capitalizations of $2.3 billion and $2 billion, would give them more scale to resist pressure to lower rents, as the growing popularity of online retailers reduces mall profits. WP Glimcher shares ended up 8.2 percent at $11.39 on Wednesday, and Kite shares dropped 1.6 percent to $27.39.

  • SAO PAULO, June 8- Pearson Plc is looking at several possible acquisitions in Brazil amid a wave of merger talks, an executive told Reuters, as the British education company aims to take advantage of a favorable exchange rate in a market where it is fast expanding. So various acquisition opportunities have appeared and we're evaluating all of them, "said Luciano...

  • AMC to show 'Ali' on Friday: CEO

    As a tribute of Muhammad Ali, AMC Theaters will show the Oscar-nominated movie "Ali," announces Adam Aron, AMC Entertainment CEO.

  • Netflix and Amazon don't scare me: AMC CEO

    Adam Aron, AMC Entertainment CEO, weighs in on streaming content competition and discusses how his company is improving the entire movie-viewing experience for consumers.

  • Lioness chasing hyenas

    US companies are still leaving the US but as prey, not predators, says former Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson. Here's why.

  • Allergan CEO on deal with Teva

    Allergan CEO Brent Saunders on Teva, buybacks and capital allocation.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, June 5- Brazil's Ser Educacional SA, a for-profit education company, said on Sunday it had made a non-binding offer to merge with Estácio Participações SA, a larger rival facing an unsolicited takeover from Kroton Educacional SA. Ser Educacional said the merger would create one of Brazil's largest education companies and create a group with...

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    After a tough first quarter, M&A activity is picking up again, said Goldman's John Waldron.

  • LONDON, June 2- The shareholders of Middle East container shipping group United Arab Shipping Company back the company's merger talks with German rival Hapag-Lloyd although there has not yet been a vote to approve a deal, UASC said on Thursday. If a deal is reached it will create a group with an estimated combined enterprise value of around 7 billion to 8 billion...

  • LONDON, June 2- The shareholders of Middle East container shipping group United Arab Shipping Company back the company's merger talks with German rival Hapag-Lloyd although there has not yet been a vote to approve a deal, UASC said on Thursday. If a deal is reached it will create a group with an estimated combined enterprise value of around 7 billion to 8 billion...

  • The boards of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse confirmed on Tuesday that they are discussing a potential merger.

    London Stock Exchange Group said its planned $30 billion merger with German rival Deutsche Boerse could result in 1,250 job cuts across the combined group.

  • JOHANNESBURG/ LONDON, June 1- Distell's main shareholder Remgro said it would act in the best interests of its own shareholders and those of the South African drinks company in response to the enforced sale of fellow investor SABMiller's stake. South Africa's Competition Commission made one of the conditions for Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisition of...

  • June 1- London Stock Exchange Group said its planned $30 billion merger with German rival Deutsche Boerse could result in 1,250 job cuts across the combined group and should eventually lead to 250 million euros in revenue benefits a year. The company, which owns Borsa Italiana and the London Stock Exchange, said about 160 million euros per year would come by the...

  • June 1- London Stock Exchange Group Plc said its almost $30 billion planned merger with German peer Deutsche Boerse could result in 1,250 job cuts across the combined group and should eventually lead to 250 million euros in revenue synergies a year. LSE's shareholders will be asked to approve the merger on July 4, the company said. Britons will vote on June 23 on...