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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO

    Tencent, the maker of WeChat, was interested in buying WhatsApp in early 2014, a Bloomberg Businessweek report says.

  • Tony Fadell

    Apple had several different prototypes that came together to make the final design of the iPhone, Tony Fadell told Wired.

  • Expert: Expect 'landmark' merger activity in media landscape

    Aryeh Bourkoff, LionTree Advisors founder & CEO, discusses the media landscape and whether the industry could see more mergers and acquisitions.

  • Sprint, controlled by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, will put merger talks with T-Mobile US Inc on hold as it enters a two-month period of exclusive negotiations over the possible deal with Charter and Comcast, sources told Reuters late on Monday. And if Sprint and T-Mobile merger talks fall apart, that could strengthen the case for a tie-up between T-Mobile and...

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— Customers of the telephone and broadband services provider FairPoint Communications in northern New England won't notice much difference after it merges with an Illinois- based telecommunications provider, officials with the company merging with FairPoint said. But Consolidated Communications will continue efforts begun by FairPoint...

  • Pedestrians pass in front of a Sprint store in New York

    Sprint is in exclusive talks with Charter Communications and Comcast on a potential wireless services deal, CNBC has confirmed.

  • Sprint, controlled by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, has entered into a two-month period of exclusive negotiations with Charter and Comcast, while putting its merger talks with T-Mobile US Inc on hold until the end of July, sources told Reuters. New Street Research analyst Jonathan Chaplin estimated $35- $40 billion in hard cost synergies from a potential deal...

  • DUESSELDORF, June 27- The chief executive of Deutsche Telekom praised the performance of its T-Mobile US business while declining to comment on renewed merger speculation in the American mobile market. The U.S. is bigger than our European business and our management there is fantastic, " Tim Hoettges said. "The probability for this transaction gets hit hard," a...

  • DUESSELDORF, June 27- The chief executive of Deutsche Telekom praised the performance of its T-Mobile US business while declining to comment on renewed merger speculation in the American mobile market. The U.S. is bigger than our European business and our management there is fantastic, " Tim Hoettges said. "The probability for this transaction gets hit hard," a...

  • Nestle chocolate products are displayed on the shelves of a Kroger supermarket in Decatur, Georgia.

    Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund on Sunday unveiled a substantial Nestle stake and advised the company to shed its L'Oreal stake.

  • 2017 M&A pipeline looks 'great': Expert

    Robert Profusek, Jones Day head of M&A, provides insight to vertical deals, Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods and the outlook on mergers and acquisition through the end of the year.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on the proposed merger of Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic:. The Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney General are trying to block Sanford Health's proposed merger with Mid Dakota Clinic. The two agencies jointly filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging the deal would violate antitrust law by significantly...

  • DOHA, June 22- Executives working on a three-way bank merger in Qatar to create the country's second largest lender expect to finish valuing the deal in the coming weeks and aim to complete it by the end of the year, sources familiar with the matter said. Shareholders at Masraf Al Rayan, Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar were committed to pushing ahead with...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Sanford Health is on the verge of absorbing another health care provider in the Dakotas, though the move is being contested in federal court. Sanford has signed a merger agreement with Mid Dakota Clinic, which has nearly 100 physicians who serve patients in the Bismarck- Mandan area. However, the Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney...

  • DOVER, Del.— A federal judge in Delaware has blocked a Utah- based nuclear waste disposal company from buying a Texas- based competitor. The judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of the U.S. Justice Department in an antitrust lawsuit aimed at blocking Salt Lake City- based EnergySolutions' planned $367 million acquisition of rival Waste Control Specialists, based in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- A federal judge has approved a temporary halt of a merger between sport fantasy companies DraftKings and FanDuel. Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, California and the District of Columbia said they would seek to stop the merger because the combined company would control more than 90 percent of the U.S. market for paid daily...

  • The Casamigos co-founders (from left to right): Michael Meldman, George Clooney, and Rande Gerber.

    George Clooney is selling his tequila company Casamigos to Diageo for up to $1 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- U.S. antitrust enforcers have authorized legal action aimed at stopping the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, alleging that the combined firm would control more than 90 percent of the U.S. market for paid daily fantasy sports contests, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday. The FTC, jointly with offices of the attorneys general in...

  • CNBC's Gemma Acton updates on a proposed tie up between Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life.

  • Cramer Remix: Why the consumer is the biggest winner in Amazon’s Whole Foods takeover

    Jim Cramer thinks the biggest benefit from this grocery takeout could be you.