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Mergers and Acquisitions Takeover Bids

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

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    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...

  • MUMBAI, July 4- The board of Indian online marketplace Snapdeal has rejected a bid worth $700- $800 million from Flipkart after due diligence by its bigger rival, Mint newspaper reported on Tuesday. Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, Snapdeal's biggest investor, is looking to sell the firm to Flipkart to secure a stake in India's largest e-commerce player.

  • *Bankrate jumps after $1.24 bln Red Ventures takeover offer. July 3- U.S. stocks began the third quarter on a positive note in a truncated session on Monday, with bank shares leading a broad rally. "The start to the third quarter is getting off on a promising note as the futures point to a higher opening in pre-holiday volume," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist...

  • *Bankrate jumps after $1.24 bln Red Ventures takeover offer. July 3- U.S. stocks were on track to begin the third quarter on a positive note in a truncated session on Monday, while investors awaited data for more clues on the health of the economy. "The start to the third quarter is getting off on a promising note as the futures point to a higher opening in pre-holiday...

  • *Japan wants to block foreign rivals gaining key chip technology. SEOUL/ TOKYO, July 3- SK Hynix Inc has proposed that its financing for a consortium picked as preferred bidder for Toshiba Corp's chip unit be done via convertible bonds, two sources said, providing it with a path towards an equity interest in the world's No.2 NAND chip maker. The South Korean...

  • PARIS, July 3- Vivendi has bought the Bollore group's majority stake in advertising company Havas and will follow up with a full buyout offer, it said on Monday. Media giant Vivendi, also controlled by Bollore, said itbought the 59 percent of Havas owned by Bollore's holding company for 9.25 euros per share and would launch a tender offer to acquire the rest of the...

  • MILAN, June 28- Italy's Mediaset approved a share buyback program on Wednesday which will allow the Italian broadcaster to shield itself from any hostile takeover as a dispute with France's Vivendi simmers. Mediaset is controlled by the family of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi with a 39.53 percent stake, but media giant Vivendi became its second...

  • CHIBA, Japan, June 28- Japan's Toshiba Corp faced shareholders at its annual meeting on Wednesday with no deal in hand for the sale of its prized flash memory chip unit and a long list of humiliating setbacks to apologize for. But the conglomerate said in a statement on Wednesday that talks with some members of the preferred bidder consortium- which is led by...

  • *Resubmitted bid will invite Japan govt investors- sources. TOKYO, June 27- Western Digital Corp and U.S. private equity firm KKR& Co LP have resubmitted an offer for Toshiba Corp's flash memory chip unit, in an eleventh hour effort to prevent the conglomerate signing a deal with its preferred bidder. The resubmission adds to uncertainty about whether Toshiba will...

  • PARIS, June 23- Zodiac Aerospace aims to have its problems with delays in deliveries and the quality of products fixed in September, before the planned merger with Safran, the chairman of its executive board Yann DelabriEere told Les Echos newspaper. Zodiac's board has accepted a 15 percent cut in a takeover offer from aero engine maker Safran to create the...

  • *Buyout funds, India's Bajaj Auto also seen preparing bids. LONDON, June 21- U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson is lining up a takeover bid for Italian rival Ducati, potentially bringing together two of the most famous names in motorcycling in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5 billion euros, sources told Reuters. Based in the northern Italian city of Bologna,...

  • LONDON, June 21- U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson is lining up a takeover bid for Italian rival Ducati, potentially bringing together two of the most famous names in motorcycling in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5 billion euros, sources told Reuters. Based in the northern Italian city of Bologna, Ducati is on the wish list of private equity funds KKR, Bain...

  • BELGRADE, June 21- Four consortia and one company will proceed the next round of bidding for a 25- year concession to operate Belgrade's Nikola Tesla airport, the biggest in the Balkan region, the company and a Serbian government commission said on Wednesday. The only company to have a non-binding bid accepted was France's Vinci Airports, according to a...

  • LONDON, June 20- Rupert Murdoch will find out by June 29 whether he is closer to securing takeover target Sky after Britain set out a timetable to rule on whether the media mogul is a suitable owner of Europe's biggest broadcaster. Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has offered $14.8 billion to buy the 61 percent of Britain's Sky it does not already own,...