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Mergers and Acquisitions Acquisitions

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— DirecTV will pay $9.5 million to settle allegations that its California facilities unlawfully dumped hazardous waste. The settlement amends a similar 2014 settlement involving AT&T, which acquired DirecTV in 2015.. In a statement, AT&T says the allegations predate the acquisition and the settlement recognizes the company for taking...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 22- Brazilian antitrust agency Cade on Wednesday extended its deadline to review the takeover of Monsanto Co by Bayer AG by 90 days to late March, potentially spoiling plans to wrap up the $66 billion tie-up by the end of the year. The proposed takeover, announced in September 2016, would create the world's largest pesticides and seeds company.

  • Nov 22- DaVita Inc, the largest U.S. provider of kidney care services, is exploring a sale of its physician network business, DaVita Medical Group, that could value the unit at up to $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. DaVita Medical Group could attract interest from a variety of bidders, including private equity firms and health insurers, the...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 22- Brazil's antitrust agency Cade could extend by as much as 90 days its analysis of the proposed takeover of seeds company Monsanto Co. by Bayer AG, according to a regulatory filing posted on the watchdog's website on Wednesday. The $66 billion Bayer-Monsanto transaction, announced in September 2016, would create the world's largest integrated...

  • LONDON— Dutch chemicals and paints maker AkzoNobel says it has ended talks on a possible merger of its paints and coatings business with Philadelphia- based Axalta. AkzoNobel said Wednesday it would focus on increasing profitability independently instead. Earlier this year, AkzoNobel rejected repeated takeover bids by American rival PPG Industries, with...

  • Little evidence

    Karri Vuori, Panmure Gordon's head of M&A, explains his view that mergers and acquisitions environment in the U.S. is now "confused".

  • Need strong narrative from government on business confidence

    Sage CEO Stephen Kelly speaks about earnings and the growth of his cloud business.

  • Cramer Remix: For investors scared of this market, it could be time to sell

    Jim Cramer isn’t scared, but for those investors who think there’s something terrible lurking in the market, this could be the time to lighten up.

  • Jim Cramer on "Mad Money."

    Jim Cramer isn’t scared, but for investors who think there’s something terrible lurking in the market, this could be the time to lighten up.

  • Marvell CEO on creating an internet of things infrastructure 'pure play' with Cavium acquisition

    Jim Cramer sat down with Marvell Technology Group President and CEO Matt Murphy to speak about Marvell's $6 billion acquisition of Cavium.

  • Marvell CEO on Cavium acquisition

    Jim Cramer sat down with Marvell Technology Group President and CEO Matt Murphy to speak about Marvell's $6 billion acquisition of Cavium.

  • Matt Murphy, president and CEO of Marvell Technology

    Jim Cramer sat down with Marvell Technology Group President and CEO Matt Murphy to speak about Marvell's $6 billion acquisition of Cavium.

  • TOKYO/ LONDON, Nov 21- Japan Tobacco Inc sparked takeover speculation on Tuesday by naming a new chief executive who wants the world's third-largest international tobacco maker to do more overseas acquisitions to offset falling cigarette sales at home. Two big issues facing Japan Tobacco are a geographic footprint too concentrated in low-growth markets...

  • PARIS, Nov 21- LVMH, the world's biggest luxury goods company, has bought a majority 60 percent stake in Napa Valley's Colgin Cellars vineyard, as part of the French group's general strategy of acquiring highly-rated wine operations. Colgin Cellars was founded in 1992 by Ann Colgin and specialises in red wines, many of which have achieved top marks from...

  • *Local tastes make TV mergers difficult in Europe. LONDON, Nov 20- Shares in ProSiebenSat.1 rose almost 4 percent on Monday on news that its chief executive would quit early after a series of missteps, rekindling hopes the German broadcaster could become an acquisition target. Thomas Ebeling presided over a string of profit warnings and an exodus of senior...

  • *Auchan in China/ Sun Art deal with Alibaba. Auchan Retail head Wilhelm Hubner also told journalists that co-operation between Auchan and online giant Alibaba would focus on China for now, after Alibaba announced a deal with Auchan in China. Amazon's $13.7 billion takeover of U.S. retail chain Whole Foods Market this year sparked speculation that it might be...

  • Maria Contreras-Sweet

    Maria Contreras-Sweet, the former head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is offering to acquire The Weinstein Co.

  • LONDON, Nov 20- Shares in ProSiebenSat.1 rose almost 4 percent on Monday on news that its chief executive would quit early after a series of missteps, rekindling hopes the German broadcaster could become an acquisition target. Thomas Ebeling- who presided over a string of profit warnings and an exodus of senior managers this year, topping it off by calling his...

  • LONDON, Nov 20- Shares in ProSiebenSat.1 rose almost 4 percent on Monday on news that its chief executive would quit early after a series of missteps, rekindling hopes the German broadcaster could become an acquisition target. Thomas Ebeling- who presided over a string of profit warnings and an exodus of senior managers this year, topping it off by calling his...

  • In this week's Trader Poll, tell us which sectors you think will see the most mergers and acquisitions activity through December.