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Mergers and Acquisitions Takeover Bids


  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 29- Canada's Liberal and New Democratic parties, vying to replace the governing Conservatives in a tight three-way election race, both say they would clarify rules around foreign corporate takeovers if they win. Canada requires foreign bids for Canadian firms worth C $600 million or more in enterprise value to undergo a review of...

  • Starboard pushes Media General to take Nexstar deal Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— One day after Media General received a $1.9 billion buyout offer, activist investor Starboard Value LP urged the television company to take it and to drop its $2.4 billion pursuit of Meredith Corp.. Starboard, which owns about a 4.5 percent stake in Media General, called the Monday bid from Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. "highly strategic."

  • Sept 28- Cypress Semiconductor Corp has withdrawn its offer for Atmel Corp, the second failed attempt by the company to acquire a chipmaker this year. Cypress submitted a bid to Atmel's board, but dropped it after the offer expired, Cypress said on Monday. Atmel, which makes small processors called microcontrollers used in a wide array of electronics, agreed this...

  • Cypress Semiconductor drops bid for chipmaker Atmel Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 12:45 PM ET

    Sept 28- Chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp said it had withdrawn an offer for chipmaker Atmel Corp after the offer expired. Cypress said on Monday that it had submitted an offer to Atmel's board. Atmel agreed this month to be bought by Dialog Semiconductor Plc for about $4.6 billion.

  • LONDON, Sept 28- SABMiller announced changes to the makeup of certain board committees on Monday, as the brewer girds for a possible takeover offer from its larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev. The maker of beers such as Peroni and Grolsh said its chairman, Jan du Plessis, and an independent director, Trevor Manuel, were appointed to the board's corporate...

  • Tianjin is a significant insurance loss: Pro Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Tianjin is a significant insurance loss: Pro

    Zurich Insurance has terminated its takeover talks with RSA Insurance. Marcus Rivaldi, executive director of credit & equity analytics at Twelve Capital, discusses.

  • ZURICH, Sept 21- Zurich Insurance Group AG abandoned its proposed 5.6 billion pound bid for British insurer RSA Insurance Group PLC on Monday after forecasting a $200 million loss in its general insurance business due to explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin. Zurich announced aggregate losses of around $275 million from explosions at a container storage...

  • Expedia CEO on fate of employees: Unclear playbook Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    Expedia CEO on fate of employees: Unclear playbook

    Dara Khosrowshahi, President & CEO, Expedia, discusses synergies after its recently cleared takeover of Orbitz and its brands.

  • Shareholders should reject Mylan offer: Perrigo CEO Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 9:47 AM ET
    Shareholders should reject Mylan offer: Perrigo CEO

    Joe Papa, Perrigo chairman & CEO, talks about Mylan's hostile bid for Perrigo and why he wants shareholders to reject the offer.

  • Why AB Inbev really wants SABMiller Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    Why AB Inbev really wants SABMiller

    Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, says SABMiller could provide AB Inbev greater opportunities in different markets.

  • Sept 17- U.S. cable TV operator Cablevision Systems Corp has agreed to a $17.7 billion takeover offer by European telecommunications company Altice, according to two people familiar with the matter, the latest acquisitions in a sector struggling with declining viewership. Shares of Cablevision, which is controlled by New York's Dolan family, jumped as much as...

  • Sept 16- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan is not actively discussing its takeover proposal with Germany's K+ S, but remains interested in a combination of fertilizer producers that would aid North American potash sales and offer new access to Europe, Chief Executive Jochen Tilk said on Wednesday. Potash Corp's standing offer of 7.9 billion euros or 41 euros per...

  • Anheuser-Busch looks to acquire SABMiller Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Anheuser-Busch looks to acquire SABMiller

    Anheuser-Busch approached rival SABMiller to explore a tie-up, but no official porposal has been made.

  • AMC in talks to buy Starz: Report Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    AMC in talks to buy Starz: Report

    CNBC's Kate Rogers discusses a news report that AMC is in talks to acquire Starz.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Sept 10-- United Launch Alliance, the biggest supplier of rockets for the U.S. military, will ramp up rocket engine work with Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' space company, the companies said on Thursday. The move comes as ULA, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, is considering a $2 billion cash buyout offer from Aerojet...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Aug 28- The chairman of China's Tsinghua Unigroup travelled to the United States this week to meet with board members of Micron Technology and try to revive a politically fraught takeover bid of the U.S. chipmaker, people familiar with the matter said. Senator Charles Schumer of New York called on the inter-agency Committee on Foreign...

  • *Disney shines as Star Wars will make its way to theme parks. *Zulily soars on Liberty Interactive's buyout offer. "The housing data was pretty good," said Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles.

  • *Zulily soars on Liberty Interactive's $2.4 bln buyout offer. *Tesla jumps after Morgan Stanley upgrade. Aug 17- Wall Street erased earlier losses to notch modest gains in late morning trading on Monday after data showed that U.S. homebuilder sentiment rose in August to its highest level in nearly a decade.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St lower after poor manufacturing data Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    *Zulily soars on Liberty Interactive's $2.4 bln buyout offer. *Tesla jumps after Morgan Stanley upgrade. Aug 17- Wall Street began the week lower on Monday after data showed a surprise fall in manufacturing activity in the state of New York in August.

  • Zulily natural fit for QVC: Liberty Interactive CEO Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    Zulily natural fit for QVC: Liberty Interactive CEO

    Greg Maffei, Liberty Interactive president & CEO discusses his company's $2.4 billion acquisition on Zulily.