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Mergers and Acquisitions Acquisitions

  • *UK to widen scope of regulatory scrutiny. *UK worried about standards at Fox News. LONDON, Sept 12- Rupert Murdoch's planned $15 billion takeover of European broadcaster Sky was thrown into doubt on Tuesday when Britain toughened its stance on the deal over concerns about standards at his U.S. Fox News network.

  • *Plans to announce $18.3 bln deal on Wednesday- report. Tokyo, Sept 12- Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp is still in discussions with various parties over the $18 billion sale of its memory chip business just a day before its latest, self-imposed deadline, people involved in the talks told Reuters on Tuesday. Earlier on Tuesday, the Nikkan Kogyo business daily...

  • "We are having some thoughts regarding' make or buy' concerning the electric chain of motors, we will move the components part back to within the company, but not the battery chemicals part," said PSA executive Patrice Lucas at the Frankfurt car show. Earlier this year, BNP Paribas announced the acquisition of Opel/ Vauxhall's financing arm for 900 million euros with...

  • Sept 11- Elliott Management Corp's private equity arm has submitted a bid to acquire U.S. networking software maker Gigamon Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. The bid from the private equity arm, called Evergreen Coast Capital Partners, comes five months after Elliott's activist investor wing purchased a 15.3 percent stake in Gigamon and...

  • TOKYO/ HONG KONG, Sept 11- U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp said on Monday it has a stake of just over 5 percent in Hitachi Kokusai Electric, putting pressure on a stalled takeover bid by U.S. buyout firm KKR& Co LP. Elliott's stake pits two Wall Street heavyweights against each other and underscores the increasing convergence of private equity investing and...

  • People familiar with the matter had told Reuters last year that SocGen was selling the stake- a mutual fund joint venture with China's Baosteel Group- to Warburg Pincus. In 2003, it teamed up with state-owned Baosteel Group, which operates China's second-largest steelmaker, to create joint venture Fortune SG Fund Management. But cut-throat competition from...

  • LONDON, Sept 8- Chinese conglomerate CEFC will buy a 14.16 percent stake in Russian oil producer Rosneft from a consortium of Glencore and the Qatar Investment Authority in a move that further strengthens the energy partnership between Moscow and Beijing. The deal comes as the United States imposes a new round of economic sanctions on Russia making it...

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 8- Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel, which fended off an unwanted takeover approach only three months ago, warned angry investors it would not hit its profit target this year. The profit warning came as Akzo prepared to face investors at an extraordinary meeting in Amsterdam on Friday. The gap remains wide-- Akzo shares were down 2.5 percent at 77.36...

  • Sept 6- Fortive Corp said on Wednesday it would buy Landauer Inc, a provider of radiation safety and outsourced medical physics services, for about $770 million, including debt. Landauer's shares were up 12.6 percent at $69.10 in premarket trading, topping the offer price of $67.25. Everett, Washington- based Fortive, the industrial technology spin-off of...

  • UTC- Rockwell deal ultimately good for Honeywell: Larry Bossidy

    Strategically it may be sensible, says Larry Bossidy, former Honeywell CEO, sharing his thoughts on United Technologies' bid for Rockwell Collins and how it will likely impact the sector.

  • By Diptendu Lahiri and Nikhil Subba. Sept 5- U.S. exchange operator Nasdaq Inc said on Tuesday it would buy investment analytics provider eVestment Alliance LLC for $705 million to bolster its market technology business and woo more institutional investors. Evestment would represent Nasdaq's second acquisition since Adena Friedman took over as the...

  • By Diptendu Lahiri and Nikhil Subba. Sept 5- U.S. exchange operator Nasdaq Inc said on Tuesday it would buy investment analytics provider eVestment Alliance LLC for $705 million to bolster its market technology business and woo more institutional investors. Evestment would represent Nasdaq's second acquisition since Adena Friedman took over as the...

  • United Technologies to buy Rockwell Collins for $30 billion, combine aerospace operations

    Jet-engine maker United Technologies has agreed to buy aircraft parts manufacturer Rockwell Collins for $30 billion, including debt, the companies said.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 5- South African retailer Shoprite's shareholders approved a buyback of former chief executive Whitey Basson's shares for 1.75 billion rand, the company said on Tuesday. The deal, one of the biggest executive handshakes yet in South Africa, was approved by more than 95 percent at an extraordinary general meeting of the shareholders in...

  • UTC CEO: Not looking at M&A now

    Greg Hayes, United Technologies CEO, talks about whether the company will split off its other businesses after the acquisition of Rockwell Collins.

  • UTC CEO: Premium on Rockwell Collins 'still a pretty good deal'

    Greg Hayes, United Technologies CEO, talks to CNBC's David Faber about why UTC was willing to pay a premium for Rockwell Collins.

  • UTC CEO: Rockwell Collins buy a good deal despite premium

    Greg Hayes, United Technologies CEO, talks about the company's acquisition of Rockwell Collins and competition in the aerospace field.

  • UTC CEO: Rockwell Collins has been on our radar for a long time

    Greg Hayes, United Technologies CEO, talks to CNBC's David Faber about the company's $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins.

  • A worker solders a component to a circuit board used in a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen for Boeing Co. aircraft at the Rockwell Collins Inc. production facility in Manchester, Iowa, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down the details on the aerospace mega deal.

  • HONG KONG/ SAO PAULO, Sept 4- China Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd agreed to buy 90 percent of TCP Participações SA, Brazil's most profitable port terminal, for about 2.9 billion reais, a sign of growing interest in assets across Latin America's No. 1 economy. Based in the City of Curitiba, TCP operates the container terminal concession in Paranaguá, Brazil's No. 2...