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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • 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...

  • PARIS, July 19- French manufacturing group Alstom, which is merging its rail operations with Germany's Siemens, reported higher first-quarter sales and added it was making good progress on the Siemens deal. Alstom said sales rose 14 percent from last year to 2.02 billion euros, helped by metro contract wins in the Middle East and Montreal. The European Union's...

  • *Ahli United Bank lifts Bahrain index. Apart from exchanges in Bahrain and Qatar, all the Gulf markets closed in negative territory. In Bahrain, the index was up 0.5 percent as Ahli United Bank climbed 2.3 percent, after Kuwaits largest Islamic bank, Kuwait Finance House, said it was interested in a merger with Ahli United.

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— Federal regulators have given the first of several levels of approval to a Virginia- based power company's proposed merger with an embattled South Carolina utility after the failure of a multibillion-dollar nuclear project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday ruled that the combination of SCANA Corp. and Dominion Energy, Inc. "...

  • FRANKFURT, July 16- Linde is raising $3.3 billion from selling North and South American assets to a consortium of German gases firm Messer and buyout group CVC as it seeks clearance for a planned $87 billion merger with U.S. group Praxair. The German company announced last week it was in advanced talks with Messer and CVC over the sale of a majority of its gases...

  • *Dollar slips as euro pushes past $1.17. LONDON, July 16- European stock markets struggled on Monday as expectations for a flurry of bumper corporate earnings and merger speculation fought with fears about the escalating trade conflict between Beijing and Washington. Data showing China's economy and factory production growth had slowed sent Asian markets...

  • LONDON, July 16- European stock markets inched higher on Monday as expectations for a flurry of bumper corporate earnings and merger speculation outweighed fears about the escalating trade conflict between Beijing and Washington. Data showing China's economy and factory production growth had slowed hurt Asian markets at the start of the week, as investors...

  • The just-closed $11 billion merger of Dr Pepper Snapple and Keurig Green Mountain has given Dr Pepper’s distribution partners an out. Fiji Water is leaving the company’s network to build its own distribution network.

  • *Companies can offer concessions, EU decision by Nov. 21. BRUSSELS, July 13- Siemens and Alstom's plan to create a Franco-German rail champion could reduce competition and lead to higher fares for travellers, EU antitrust regulators said on Friday as they opened a full-scale investigation into the deal. The investigation will examine whether the deal would...

  • BRUSSELS, July 13- Siemens and Alstom's plan to create a Franco-German rail champion could reduce competition and lead to higher fares for travellers, EU antitrust regulators said on Friday as they opened a full-scale investigation into the deal. The European Commission said the merged company, a global leader with three times the market share of its closest...

  • BRUSSELS, July 13- EU antitrust regulators opened an in-depth investigation on Friday into a plan by Siemens and Alstom to merge their rail businesses, saying that the deal could reduce competition for trains and signaling systems. The deal, which would create a Franco-German rail champion competing with bigger rival CRRC and Canada's Bombardier...

  • WASHINGTON— Stung by a federal judge's dismissal of its objections to AT&T's megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal. Leon's ruling allowed Dallas- based AT&T Inc. to absorb the owner of CNN, HBO, the Warner Bros. movie studio, "Game of Thrones," coveted sports programming and other "must-see" shows.

  • Time Warner- AT&T merger 'not a big impact' on M&A, says Liberty Global CEO

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin sits down with Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries to get his take on the Time Warner-AT&T merger appeal and the SKY bidding war.

  • BRUSSELS, July 12- Linde and Praxair will win approval regulatory clearance for their planned $83 billion merger after pledging to sell Praxair's assets to boost a Japanese rival in Europe, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. But Praxair's offer this month to sell its European assets to Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp for 5 billion euros will be...

  • *Talks are over assets in North America, South America. FRANKFURT, July 12- Germany's Linde and U.S. group Praxair are in advanced talks to sell assets to a consortium of German gases firm Messer Group GmbH and funds advised by CVC to gain regulatory approval for their planned $83 billion merger. The talks are over the majority of Linde's gases business in North...

  • The SEC said Hanratty, whom it also charged, did what Carr asked, and sold her stock for a $250,628 profit in April 2016, four months after Atlanta- based Global Payments agreed to buy its smaller rival. Hanratty, who co-owns a staffing agency, had repeatedly expressed concern to Carr about her finances, and after opening the brokerage account- which named Carr as the...

  • Battle over Fox, CBS and Viacom likely to occur at Sun Valley

    Julia Boorstin reports from the Allen & Company conference at Sun Valley resort in Idaho. Some big media mergers are likely to be negotiated at this high-wealth conference.

  • The SEC said Hanratty, whom it also charged, did what Carr asked, and sold her stock for a $250,628 profit in April 2016, four months after Atlanta- based Global Payments agreed to buy its smaller rival. Hanratty, who co-owns a staffing agency, had repeatedly expressed concern to Carr about her finances, and after opening the brokerage account- which named Carr as the...

  • TOKYO, July 10- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 1-1/ 2- week high on Tuesday as deals news added to a solid Wall Street performance, with oil refiners Idemitsu Kosan and Showa Sekiyu jumping after they said they had agreed to merge in April next year. Yahoo Japan was in the spotlight as well, surging 11 percent on news that SoftBank Group would buy roughly $2...

  • LONDON, July 10- Martin Sorrell has beaten WPP in the race to buy the highly coveted Dutch agency MediaMonks, in a move that is set to further strain tensions with the company he founded. "The merger represents the first move by S4 Capital to create a new era, new media solution embracing data, content and technology, which meets client needs in an always-on...