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Mergers and Acquisitions Takeover Bids

  • Rent-A-Center signage is seen on a truck parked outside its store in Niles, Illinois.

    Rent-A-Center snubbed takeover interest from private equity firms HIG Capital and Lone Star Funds before rejecting an offer from Vintage Capital.

  • July 24- Rent-A-Center Inc snubbed takeover interest from private equity firms HIG Capital and Lone Star Funds before it turned down an offer of $800 million from buyout firm Vintage Capital this month, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. HIG and Lone Star did not offer a price for the company, but each said it would pay a premium for the business, the...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 21- The resignation of Akzo Nobel's CEO poses a dilemma for the Dutch paintmaker as a shareholders' meeting to approve his replacement could open the way for a vote on chairman Antony Burgmans, who is under pressure for rejecting a takeover bid. Thierry Vanlancker was named new chief executive on Wednesday after his predecessor Ton Buechner quit...

  • CHICAGO, July 20- Global grain trader Bunge Ltd's cost cutting and restructuring plans could buy it time in the face of a takeover bid from a larger rival as it struggles to stay independent during a slump in the commodities market, analysts said. In its restructuring announcement, seen as a defense against both Glencore and activist investor Carlson Capital,...

  • *Anglo-Dutch firm's London- listed shares up 1.2 pct. LONDON, July 20- Unilever lifted its annual profitability target on Thursday after cost cuts led to a big improvement in the first half of the year, showing it can boost returns after rebuffing a $143 billion takeover bid. "It's something that we keep on our radar screens here ourselves," Chief Financial Officer...

  • LONDON— Britain's culture secretary needs more time to consider Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid for the Sky pay television and broadband network. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said Thursday in an update before Parliament breaks for recess that she is not yet in a position to make a final decision on whether or not to refer the matter to the...

  • *Margin improvement due to reduced advertising. LONDON, July 20- Unilever lifted its full-year margin target on Thursday after seeing a big improvement in the first half, underlying its ability to boost returns as an independent firm after rebuffing a $143 billion takeover bid earlier this year. "Quantity good... quality less so," RBC Capital Markets analysts wrote.

  • AMSTERDAM, July 19- The chief executive of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons two months after fending off a takeover bid, and will be replaced by chemicals division chief Thierry Vanlancker, the firm said. Buechner, 52, had repelled a 26.3 billion euro takeover attempt by U.S. rival PPG Industries, alienating a chunk of...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 19- The chief executive of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons two months after fending off a takeover bid, and will be replaced by chemicals division chief Thierry Vanlancker, the firm said. Buechner, 52, had repelled a 26.3 billion euro takeover attempt by U.S. rival PPG Industries, alienating a chunk of...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 19- The chief executive of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons two months after fending off a takeover bid, and will be replaced by chemicals division chief Thierry Vanlancker, the firm said. Buechner, 52, had repelled a 26.3 billion euro takeover attempt by U.S. rival PPG Industries, alienating a chunk of...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 19- The chief executive of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons two months after fending off a takeover bid, and will be replaced by chemicals division chief Thierry Vanlancker, the firm said. Buechner, 52, had repelled a 26.3 billion euro takeover attempt by U.S. rival PPG Industries, alienating a chunk of...

  • *Flipkart ups Snapdeal offer by $100 mln to $900 mln- $950 mln. MUMBAI, July 18- Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart's sweetened takeover offer of up to $950 million for Snapdeal has improved the chances of a deal between the two rivals, though some sticking points are still being hashed out, two sources familiar with the matter said. Leading homegrown online retailer...

  • M&G INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, DOMINION DIAMOND'S BIGGEST SHAREHOLDER, SAYS SUPPORTIVE OF WASHINGTON CO'S SWEETENED TAKEOVER BID FOR DOMINION.

  • Nelson Peltz's Trian to launch proxy fight against P&g

    Jon Feeney, Consumer Edge Research senior analyst, provides insight to investor Nelson Peltz's mounting battle for a board seat at Procter & Gamble.

  • Cramer Remix: This stock is just too sexy to ignore

    Jim Cramer may have an unhealthy obsession with this stock, but at this price, maybe you should too.

  • Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Jim Cramer may have an unhealthy obsession with this stock, but at this price, maybe you should too.

  • Cramer's take on the $9.94 billion deal investors are ignoring

    Jim Cramer examines the recently overlooked but promising merger between payment processors Vantiv and Worldpay.

  • A Worldpay Group Plc card payment machine prints a receipt in a retail outlet.

    Jim Cramer examines the recently overlooked but promising merger between payment processors Vantiv and Worldpay.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, July 10- COSCO Shipping Holdings Co Ltd saw its stock climb on Monday after bidding $6.3 billion for a Hong Kong peer, a deal that would see it become the world's third-biggest container shipper and underline China's supply-chain ambitions. The offer for Orient Overseas International Ltd comes as China's government pushes to raise the...

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, July 10- COSCO Shipping Holdings Co Ltd saw its stock climb on Monday after bidding $6.3 billion for a Hong Kong peer, a deal that would see it become the world's third-biggest container shipper and underline China's supply-chain ambitions. The offer comes as China's government is outspoken over its desire to raise its profile in global...