Those four words, said on the sidelines of a New York conference, set off a series of events leading to the disclosure of Bayer's confidential, $62 billion bid for Monsanto, the largest all-cash corporate takeover offer on record. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has strict disclosure rules to protect investors from being misled by companies. » Read More
Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever Plc will pay $5.4 billion to raise its stake in its Indian unit, in a bet on fast-growing spending power in Asia's third-largest economy.
Germany's Bayer has agreed to buy U.S. contraceptive devices maker Conceptus for $1.1 billion, aiming to underpin its position as the world's largest women's healthcare provider.
Major Vodafone investors said $100 billion was not enough for the British company's stake in its U.S. joint venture with Verizon Communications.
CNBC's David Faber has the latest details on reports Verizon wants to make a bid for Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless.
Verizon has reportedly hired advisors to prepare a possible $100 billion cash and stock bid for Verizon Wireless. CNBC's David Faber provides his perspective.
Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, Equities Analyst at Standard Chartered, discusses the recent CP All - Siam Makro Deal, and gives us tips about whether to invest in Thailand's convenience store market.
Rob Sands, President & CEO of Constellation Brands talks with CNBC's David Faber, about the company's settlement with regulators, allowing it to move forward in its purchase of Grupo Modelo; a move that will transform the wine seller to a beer giant.
Keith Meister, Corvex Management, weighs in on the Commonwealth takeover bid.
Liberty Global is looking to expand its European footprint by acquiring Germany's largest cable television operator, reports CNBC's David Faber.
D.E Master Blenders 1753 said on Thursday it received a 6.4- billion-euro takeover offer from German investor Joh A Benckiser, sending shares of the Dutch coffee and tea maker up more than 25 percent.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Wonder Bread and other brands won't be auctioned in court on Thursday.
Royalty Pharma has made a $6.6 billion bid to buy Elan, seeking to scupper the drugmaker's plan to spend most of the proceeds from a major drug sale on deals.
CNBC's Jim Cramer thinks a successful social media company should be purchased by Facebook. (3:31)
Alan Lok, Director at Sabio Global says TCC will do a good job if they succeed in taking over F&N.
The "Squawk on the Street" news crew discusses the top market moving stories of the day, including a drop in demand for Apple products; an increase in the payroll tax; and UPS abandoning its takeover for TNT.
Reuters is reporting that private equity firms targeted Legg Mason but were spurned. CNBC's Courtney Reagan and FMHR discuss. Also, Erik Ristuben, Russell Investments, weighs in on how far the bull market can run.
CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin reports Third Point's Dan Loeb has bought more than a five percent stake in Herbalife.
CNBC's David Faber reports on continuing downsizing on Wall Street, and Dish Network's unsolicited takeover bid for Clearwire.
The "Squawk on the Street" news crew reports on the market moving stories of the day, including Alcoa's earnings; and the Dish Network's unsolicited takeover bid for Clearwire.
Brian Modoff, Deutsche Bank analyst, breaks down the BlackBerry maker's better-than-expected Q3 earnings, and discusses the outlook for the company's newest device, the BB10.