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  • Third Point makes move on Sotheby's Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    Third Point makes move on Sotheby's

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Dan Loeb's Third Point will nominate three members to Sotheby's board of directors including Loeb himself.

  • ADM to increase stake in Graincorp Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 9:31 PM ET
    Graincorp shares slump after ADM decision

    Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey will allow Archer Daniel Midland to lift its stake in Graincorp to 24.9 percent. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports.

  • Icahn reports large stake in medical device maker Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP

    Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 12.63 stake in medical device maker Hologic, prompting the company to seek protection from a hostile takeover

  • Best fit to take over BlackBerry? Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 2:47 PM ET
    Best fit to take over Blackberry?

    With a takeover of Blackberry looming, CNBC's Jim Cramer says the security and intellectual property of Blackberry is invaluable.

  • Twitter creating a staggering board Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 5:35 PM ET
    Twitter creating a staggering board

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Twitter is staggering its board so it is less susceptible to a takeover.

  • Should Microsoft buy BlackBerry? Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 2:28 PM ET
    Should Microsoft buy BlackBerry?

    BlackBerry has underperformed recently, while Microsoft is on a tear. Peter Misek of Jefferies, weighs in on whether Microsoft should buy BlackBerry.

  • Faber Report: 3 options for Dell Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Faber Report: 3 options for Dell

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Michael Dell and Silver Lake's attempts to take the PC maker private, and provides an update on Community Health's attempts to acquire Health Management Associates for $3.9 billion.

  • Still hope for Dell: Pro Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 9:13 PM ET
    Still hope for Dell: Pro

    Despite the postponement of the shareholder vote, David Eaton, Vice President of Proxy Research at Glass Lewis, says 11th-hour backing from some large investors shows there is more support for Michael Dell's buyout plan than initially thought.

  • Icahn: I would really like to own Dell Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 10:10 AM ET
    Icahn: I would really like to own Dell

    One person with a lot at stake in the Dell shareholder decision is Carl Icahn, reports CNBC's Scott Wapner.

  • Dell's fate still uncertain Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 10:05 AM ET
    Dell's fate still uncertain

    Dell shareholder Norm Peters provides perspective on the adjournment of Dell's shareholder meeting and the future of the PC maker.

  • Dell does not have enough votes: Report Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    Dell does not have enough votes: Report

    According to Reuters it appears Michael Dell does not have enough shareholder votes to take his company private, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • Texas showdown for Dell shareholders Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:14 AM ET
    Texas showdown for Dell shareholders

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis provides a preview of what to expect from today's possible shareholder vote on Michael Dell and Silver Lake's proposed acquisition of the PC maker. And Scott Wapner has an update on Carl Icahn's opposition to the deal, with Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider executive editor.

  • Peltz's PepsiCo play Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:51 AM ET
    Peltz's PepsiCo play

    Evan Staples, Nuveen Asset Management, discusses the likelihood of Pepsi making a run for Mondelez.

  • Icahn raises the stakes for Dell Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:17 AM ET
    Icahn raises the stakes for Dell

    Kenneth Squire, 13-D Monitor, shares his thoughts on shareholder activism and discusses the likely fate of Michael Dell's plans to take his company private, as activist investor Carl Icahn fuels opposition to the deal.

  • Icahn sweetens bid for Dell Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:07 AM ET
    Icahn sweetens bid for Dell

    CNBC's Scott Wapner has the update on Carl Icahn's bid for the PC maker. And Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider executive editor, shares his thoughts on the battle for Dell.

  • Dell buyout battle heats up Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    Dell buyout battle heats up

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn once again upped the ante in his bid for the PC maker, as shareholders may vote today on whether to take the company private. Carr Lanphier, Morningstar analyst, weighs in on the deal.

  • Is private the way forward for Dell? Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 5:30 AM ET
    Is private the way forward for Dell?

    Larry Fishelson, co-founder & CEO of Dynalink and Mark O'Hare, CEO of Preqin, discuss Dell ahead of a shareholders' vote on a private takeover and what it would mean for the group to go private.

  • Icahn Sweetens Bid for Dell Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 9:16 AM ET
    Icahn Sweetens Bid for Dell

    Activist investor Carl Icahn announced he will enhance his offer to buy the PC maker for a proposed $14 per share, plus one warrant, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • US Pork Producer Grilled Over Chinese Takeover Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:57 PM ET

    Senators sought answers from Smithfield CEO on whether the its proposed sale to China's largest pork producer could hurt U.S. food safety and raise prices for American consumers.

  • Gabelli's Three Takeover Targets Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 12:41 PM ET
    Gabelli's Three Takeover Targets

    Short-term takeover targets have some "potholes," says Mario Gabelli of the Gabelli Funds, providing his play on Hillshire Farm, Post and Navistar. And a technical look at what the charts are indicating about the markets, with Stephen Suttmeier, Bank of America.