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Mergers and Acquisitions Acquisitions

  • BRUSSELS, July 23- U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group has secured EU antitrust approval to acquire a majority stake in Thomson Reuters' Financial and Risk unit, the European Commission said on Monday. Blackstone is making its biggest bet since the financial crisis with the $20 billion deal which pits co-founder Stephen Schwarzman against fellow...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Papa John's is attempting to ward off its controversial founder from amassing a controlling stake in the company by adopting a "poison-pill" plan. Papa John's, based in Louisville, Kentucky, said its shareholder rights plan would be activated if anyone acquires 15 percent or more of outstanding shares without board approval.

  • BRUSSELS, July 23- U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group has secured EU antitrust approval to acquire a majority stake in Thomson Reuters' Financial and Risk unit, the European Commission said on Monday. Blackstone is making its biggest bet since the financial crisis with the $20 billion deal which pits co-founder Stephen Schwarzman against fellow...

  • *Atos buys U.S. company Syntel in $3.4 billion cash deal. July 23- French IT services company Atos is boosting its North American operations with a $3.4 billion cash deal to buy Michigan- based IT services provider Syntel Inc.. "1/ 8 The deal 3/ 8 will significantly enhance 1/ 8th e Business& Platform Solutions Division's 3/ 8 growth and profitability profile through an...

  • Chief Executive Officer of the IT services company Atos Thierry Breton delivers a speech during the presentation of the Atos designed supercomputer Bull Sequana on April 12, 2016  in Paris. 

    France's Atos agreed to acquire U.S.-based Syntel in an all-cash transaction valued at about $3.57 billion, including net debt, the companies said.

  • Atos CFO

    Atos CFO Elie Girard speaks about the rationale behind Atos' acquisition of Syntel.

  • July 22- French technology services company Atos SE agreed to acquire Michigan- based Syntel Inc in an all-cash transaction valued at about $3.57 billion, including net debt, the companies said on Sunday. Atos will pay $41 per share, which represents a premium of 4.78 percent to Syntel's closing price of $39.13 on Friday. Syntel is expected on Thursday to report...

  • STOCKHOLM, July 20- Sweden's Telia Company announced a $1 billion deal to buy Bonnier Broadcasting on Friday, its second major acquisition in a week, as the top Nordic telecoms operator looks to expand its media business. Bonnier Broadcasting, owned by a prominent Swedish family, includes brands such as Swedish TV4 and streaming service C More and Finnish MTV.

  • Sky acquisition shows that media firms must have a truly global focus

    Zach Fuller, media analyst at MIDiA Research, speaks about the bidding war for U.K. broadcaster Sky.

  • Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum, speaks about the latest developments as Comcast and Disney jostle to buy U.K. broadcaster Sky.

  • Cramer Remix: The most worshiped group in this market

    Jim Cramer explains why analysts can’t resist the digital payment space.

  • Cramer expects 'total revaluation' of Comcast and Disney as bidding war for Fox winds down

    Jim Cramer anticipates more gains for shares of Disney and Comcast as the companies' battle over Twenty-First Century Fox's assets comes to a close.

  • Cramer expects 'total revaluation' of Comcast and Disney

    Jim Cramer anticipates more gains for shares of Disney and Comcast as the companies' battle over Twenty-First Century Fox's assets comes to a close.

  • Chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse look on before ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, November 27, 2017 in New York City.

    Jim Cramer anticipates more gains for shares of Disney and Comcast as the companies' battle over Twenty-First Century Fox's assets comes to a close.

  • LONDON, July 19- Scandinavia's largest telecom operator, Telia, was close to sealing a deal on Thursday to acquire the broadcasting and streaming media business of Swedish publishing firm Bonnier AB, sources familiar with negotiations said. Telia has pushed for a deal valued below the 10-12 billion Swedish crown range that local media reported in May, one...

  • *Initiative targets rising investments from U.S., China. PARIS, July 19- France wants to tighten takeover rules to protect companies deemed strategic as it walks a fine line between preserving a surge in investments and preventing its technology falling into the hands of foreign powers like China and the United States. In a wide-ranging business bill to be...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 19- Denver- based computer coding training school Galvanize is to acquire competitor Hack Reactor in a deal that brings together two of the largest privately held coding boot camps, the two companies told Reuters. Hack Reactor's operations in San Francisco, where it is headquartered; New York; and Austin, Texas, will be consolidated in...

  • *Initiative targets rising investments from U.S., China. PARIS, July 19- France wants to tighten takeover rules to protect companies deemed strategic as it walks a fine line between preserving a surge in investments and preventing its technology falling into the hands of foreign powers like China and the United States. In a wide-ranging business bill to be...

  • BRUSSELS, July 19- French aerospace and defense group Thales' 4.8- billion-euro plan to acquire chipmaker Gemalto to become a top-three global player in digital security faces a full-scale EU probe, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The European Commission, which has been reviewing the deal since June 18, will open a full-scale...

  • DUBAI, July 19- Saudi Aramco said on Thursday it is looking to buy a strategic stake in Saudi petrochemical maker SABIC, a move that could boost the state oil giant's market valuation ahead of a planned initial public offering. Aramco said in a statement that it was in "very early-stage discussions" with the kingdom's Public Investment Fund to acquire the stake in...