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  • Nov 13- Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc, which have agreed to merge, are in talks with wholesaler Essendant Inc to transfer about $600 million of corporate contracts to satisfy U.S antitrust concerns, the Wall street Journal said. Staples' $6.3 billion offer for Office Depot has come under FTC's scrutiny as it involves the top two companies in the industry.

  • Syngenta is just fine alone: Analyst Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Syngenta is just fine alone: Analyst

    Christian Faitz, equity research analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux, explains why Monsanto’s bid to buy Syngenta was more than just the price.

  • Nov 12- Dish Network Corp said the proposed merger of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable was not in the public interest, in a reply filed with the Federal Communications Commission. In October, Dish, the second largest U.S. satellite TV company by revenue, said it had filed a petition asking the FCC to deny the proposed merger of Charter Communications...

  • Nov 12- Dish Network Corp said the proposed Charter/ Time Warner Cable merger was not in public interest, in a reply it filed with the Federal Communications Commission. "The proposed merger is harmful for consumers, competition and innovation, and should be denied," Dish said in a statement. In October, Dish said it had filed a petition asking the FCC to deny the...

  • John Malone: Why media consolidation looms Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    John Malone

    Liberty Media chief John Malone said he wouldn't be surprised to see more media consolidation as global scale becomes important.

  • BARCELONA, Nov 11- Austria's AMS is not sitting still after a previous merger fell apart in the early days of what is now an industry- wide consolidation trend that has gripped many bigger players, the company's chief financial officer said on Wednesday. Speaking to investors at Morgan Stanley's European TMT conference, he said AMS could be a buyer or a seller, 16...

  • Anheuser Busch finalizes deal for SABMiller Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Anheuser Busch finalizes deal for SABMiller

    Anheuser-Busch InBev completed an agreement to acquire SABMiller for about $105 billion.

  • Molson sale paves way for AB InBev-SAB deal Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 1:20 AM ET
    Bottles of SABMiller's Miller Lite and Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser beer.

    AB InBev is poised to announce on Wednesday that it has clinched a deal to buy SABMiller for £68 billion, the Financial Times reports.

  • Dell’s EMC deal could fall apart on tax rule Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Dell and EMC

    Dell's ambitious plan to take over storage giant EMC may face a tax burden that could derail the deal. Re/code reports.

  • Mega deals in the spotlight Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 7:03 AM ET
    Mega deals in the spotlight

    David Solomon, Goldman Sachs, weighs in on this year's blockbuster M&A deals and provides a look at what to expect into 2016. Also Solomon discusses plans to keep junior bankers at the firm longer.

  • Qube takes on Brookfield with $6.3B Asciano bid Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 10:07 PM ET
    Qube takes on Brookfield with $6.3B Asciano bid

    Alex Leyland, portfolio manager at Leyland Private Asset Management, discusses whether Qube or Brookfield stands a better chance of acquiring Australia's Asciano.

  • Nov 9- A new lawsuit accuses Sanofi SA of stalling development of its multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada to avoid paying out at least $708 million to rights holders under its 2011 agreement to acquire Genzyme Corp.. Genzyme was in the process of developing Lemtrada when Sanofi bought it. Under the merger agreement, Sanofi issued Genzyme shareholders tradable...

  • Clock ticking on hostile health-care takeover Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Tablets of over-the-counter allergy medicines, manufactured by Perrigo Co.

    Some of those generic pills you buy at the drug store could change ownership Friday.

  • The winners in 2016's mobile revolution: Forrester Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    Mobile phone

    Forrester predicts the mobile revolution will accelerate in 2016. Who are the winners?

  • When KeyCorp said on Friday that it agreed to buy First Niagara Financial Group, shares of both banks dropped fell, with KeyCorp dropping 7 percent and First Niagara slipping nearly 1 percent. When New York Community Bancorp agreed to buy Astoria Financial Inc, the acquirer's shares fell 12 percent, and Astoria's shares fell 7.7 percent. After the KeyCorp and New...

  • Nov 6- InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, one of the world's largest hoteliers, said it was not exploring a sale or merger, following a media report that the company was looking at its strategic options. The stock was the top riser on Britain's FTSE 100 index. IHG, which runs more than 4,900 hotels under brands such as Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinental,...

  • Developing M&A culture: Ken Moelis Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Developing M&A culture: Ken Moelis

    Ken Moelis, Moelis & Co. founder & CEO, talks about the art of dealmaking and current trends in M&A. And Ron Baron, Baron Capital chairman & CEO, weighs in.

  • DuPont holding talks with Syngenta and Dow Chemical Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    DuPont holding talks with Syngenta and Dow Chemical

    DuPont is holding talks with Syngenta and Dow Chemical for a potential deal, as the agriculture world struggles with lower crop prices and profits.

  • AstraZeneca acquires ZS Pharma Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    AstraZeneca acquires ZS Pharma

    Peter Toogood, investment director at City Financial Investment Company Limited, explains why large pharmaceuticals tend to take over midcap rivals.

  • That could ease concern that if Allergan Inc's "friendly" talks with Pfizer Inc end in a merger, the combined company may not remain one of the world's largest inventors of new medicines. Pfizer refused to comment on Saunders' role in any potential deal with Allergan. Pfizer board member Dennis Ausiello, chief of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in...