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  • *Political turmoil could hurt UK dealmaking. LONDON, June 12- The political shock of Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win a majority in a national election could put the brakes on takeover activity in Britain, dealmakers told Reuters on Monday. A failed gamble on a snap election has weakened Britain's hand just days before formal talks on leaving the...

  • June 11- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners LLC, the China- backed buyout fund that agreed to acquire Lattice Semiconductor Corp in November for $1.3 billion, will submit the deal for U.S. review for the third time, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The move comes as Canyon Bridge seeks to get the deal approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the...

  • TOKYO, June 9- Japan's SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday that a unit of the company will buy two firms that build walking robots from Alphabet Inc, which would add to the group's growing artificial intelligence portfolio. The Japanese company will buy Boston Dynamics and Tokyo- based Schaft, which design and manufacture robots that simulate human movement.

  • June 8- SoftBank Group Corp said on Thursday that a subsidiary of the company had agreed to buy robotics firm Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc.. The company did not disclose the terms of the deal. SoftBank said in a statement that as part of the transaction with Alphabet it had also agreed to acquire Japanese bipedal robotics company Schaft.

  • Jim Cramer speaks with Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook on the 10th Anniversary of Mad Money.

    Jim Cramer explained why he thinks Apple is dominating consumer products, if not tech.

  • Tracking value monster IAC's success

    Jim Cramer dives into InterActive Corporation to understand the company's decades of growth.

  • Joey Levin, chief executive officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp, left, speaks as Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp, listens during a conference in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

    Jim Cramer dives into InterActive Corporation to understand the company's decades of growth.

  • Cramer unpacks IAC's confusing business to track the value monster's success

    Jim Cramer dives into InterActive Corporation to understand the company's decades of growth.

  • Cramer Remix: Why Apple is the best consumer products company in history

    Jim Cramer explained why he thinks Apple is dominating consumer products, if not tech.

  • June 8- Yahoo Inc shareholders on Thursday approved the company's pending sale of its core internet business to Verizon Communications Inc for $4.48 billion, according to preliminary results from a shareholder meeting. Yahoo expects that the deal will close on June 13, 2017. The company also said it extended a tender offer to buy back up to $3 billion shares to...

  • Jim Cramer

    A private Nordstrom would allow more spending to keep up with Amazon without getting killed by the investment community, Jim Cramer says.

  • Banco Popular deal made sense for Santander: Analyst

    John Raymond, senior analyst for European banks at Creditsights, speaks about the rationale behind Santander's move to rescue fellow Spanish bank Banco Popular.

  • Interest flying around Alitalia

    Class CNBC's Claudia Pensotti updates on the potential for Italian airline Alitalia to be bought up by one of its competitors.

  • MADRID, June 7- Spanish bank Santander on Wednesday said it would buy struggling rival Popular for one euro and carry out a capital increase of around 7 billion euros to cover the capital and provisions required to boost Popular's finances. Struggling under the weight of 37 billion euros of non-performing real estate assets left over from Spain's financial...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 6- Datatec Ltd unveiled plans on Tuesday to sell its Westcon-Comstor American operations to Synnex Corp, a deal worth up to $800 million that allows the South African IT firm to offload part of a problematic business. Westcon-Comstor, a distributor of technology and services for network security and data centres mostly in the United States,...

  • June 2- Gigamon Inc, a U.S. network monitoring software maker targeted by activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, is preparing to hold talks with potential suitors interested in acquiring it, according to people familiar with the matter. Riverbed Technology, now owned by Thoma Bravo, bought Gigamon competitor Opnet in 2012 for $1 billion.

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 2- A $13 billion takeover by Russian oil major Rosneft of India's Essar Oil should close this month after delays caused by debts to Indian lenders, the head of State Bank of India said on Friday, adding she had "more or less" approved the deal. "There is a very real possibility this deal will close shortly and we expect to see this happening very...

  • BEIJING, June 2- Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd, is free to travel, a spokesman for the Chinese insurer said on Friday, denying a report that Wu had been prevented from leaving China. Anbang has emerged as one of China's most aggressive buyers of overseas assets in the past two years, spending more than $30 billion acquiring luxury hotels,...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 2- South African telecoms operator Vodacom Group said on Friday its second biggest shareholder, the Public Investment Corporation, will vote in favor of its 34.6 billion rand takeover of Kenya's Safaricom. The PIC, which includes the Government Employees Pension Fund, holds a 15.63 percent interest in Vodacom Group. UK- based group Vodafone...

  • June 2- French crystal maker Baccarat said on Friday that Chinese investment group Fortune Fountain Capital has signed a commitment to acquire an 88.8 percent stake in the company from U.S investment firms Starwood Capital Group and L Catterton. Under the terms of the agreement Fortune Fountain Capital would pay 222.70 euros per share, valuing the company at...