Mergers and Acquisitions Takeover Bids

  • Ackman: Valeant fit into Pershing investing mold

    William Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management, explains why he decided to team up with Valeant Pharmaceuticals to make a play for Allergan.

  • Einhorn's new course

    Sandy Villere, Villere Funds, shares his thoughts on Greenlight Capital's new stake in Conn's.

  • Pharma deal frenzy

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell digs into the friendly and hostile M&A action taking place in pharmaceuticals, including a deal between Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals bid for Allergan.

  • Valeant's offer for Allergan

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals offered $48.30 share cash, as well as 0.83 shares for Allergan. CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides insight.

  • Allergan shares jump on potential bid

    In an SEC Filing, Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it expected to offer a mix of stock and about $15 billion in cash for botox maker Allergan. David Krempa, Morningstar equity analyst, and CNBC's Meg Tirrell, provide perspective.

  • 'Poison Pill' inventor targets activism

    Activism in the long-term is not only bad for shareholders but also bad for the economy as a whole, says Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, expressing his views on shareholder activism. Also Lipton shares his thoughts on the two categories of hedge fund activism.

  • Go-shop process not a panacea: Expert

    Eileen Nugent, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Robert Spatt, , Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, discuss go-shop deals in the M&A environment and the latest LBO buzz from New Orleans.

  • Zell: US economy is 'benign'

    Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, shares his thoughts on the strength of the U.S. economy. We have to focus on growth, says Zell. James Bullard, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president and CEO, weighs in.

  • Zell: CommonWealth REIT is flat as a dead man's EKG

    Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, discusses backing an activist campaign to unseat the board and management of CommonWeath, a real estate investment trust that owns more than 300 office buildings.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Carl Icahn

    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?

    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

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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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