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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • Media content and distribution is a tough marriage: Edgar Bronfman

    Edgar Bronfman Jr., Accretive LLC, and former Warner Music Group CEO, provides insight to the media landscape and why there could be difficulties ahead as consolidation occurs in the industry.

  • CHICAGO, May 24- Shares of Bunge Ltd scaled to a 22- month peak on Wednesday after merger overtures by Glencore Plc's agriculture unit whetted investors' appetite for consolidation in the commodities sector. Meanwhile, foreign players like Glencore and China's Cofco Group are eager to gain a foothold in the United States- the world's top agricultural products...

  • CHICAGO, May 24- Commodity trader Glencore Plc's confirmation on Tuesday that it sought a tie up with grains trader Bunge Ltd likely signals the start of a wave of consolidation and partnering in the industry, as middlemen struggle to make profits amid a massive global food glut. Bunge and other top grains traders-- who make money by buying, selling, storing,...

  • *Says plan can help cos exceed save more than $3 bln post merger. May 24- Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC said Dow Chemical and DuPont could unlock $20 billion in additional value by tweaking their plan to split into three companies following their merger. Third Point had a 1.29 percent stake as of March 31, making it Dow's seventh-largest investor,...

  • May 24- Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC said Dow Chemical and DuPont could create $20 billion in additional shareholder value by tweaking their plan to split into three companies following the merger. The $130- billion merger is expected to close in August, after which the combined company will split into three, focusing on agriculture,...

  • May 24- Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC weighed in on the DowDuPont merger, suggesting the companies could create $20 billion of additional value by "optimizing" their plan to combine and then split into three companies. The $130- billion merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont is expected to close in August after which the combined company will...

  • *AGM on May 29 to approve $400 mln cash call. FRANKFURT, May 24- Hapag-Lloyd and Arab sector peer UASC are focused on speedy integration, Hapag's chief executive said after the German company announced completion of their delayed merger to creates the world's fifth-biggest shipping company. "We now not only have a very strong market position in Latin America and...

  • Proton Holdings Saga vehicles move along the assembly line at the company's factory in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

    Chinese automaker Geely will be taking a 49.9 percent stake in Malaysia's iconic, home-grown, but long-struggling carmaker Proton.

  • CHICAGO, May 24- Commodity trader Glencore Plc's confirmation on Tuesday that it sought a tie up with grains trader Bunge Ltd likely signals the start of a wave of consolidation and partnering in the industry, as middlemen struggle to make profits amid a massive global food glut. Bunge and other top grains traders-- who make money by buying, selling, storing,...

  • *Merged entity fits Beijing push for SOE consolidation. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, May 23- Chinese state-owned Sinochem and ChemChina are in merger talks to create the world's biggest industrial chemicals firm, to be headed by Sinochem chief Ning Gaoning, four people with knowledge of the negotiations said. A deal could be announced by the end of the year, the people said,...

  • LONDON/ DUBAI, May 23- Gulf-based bidders have emerged for the part-owned subsidiary of United Arab Shipping Company whose sale is key to finalizing the merger between UASC and German container shipping line Hapag Lloyd, sources close to the matter said. Last week, sources told Reuters that Hapag Lloyd was close to completing the 7- 8 billion-euro merger after...

  • Noble Group

    Noble plunged nearly 32 percent before being halted on Tuesday, hit by a rating downgrade and a report a potential investor may have walked away.

  • *Clariant CEO takes chairman role, Peter Huntsman CEO job. ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Switzerland's Clariant AG are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of about $14 billion, the deal coming together after years of tentative mutual approaches. European businesses have particularly suffered, losing...

  • May 22- General Electric Co is being investigated by the European Union for providing misleading information during a merger review, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing two people familiar with the case. The European Commission, which acts as the EU's competition watchdog, was reviewing whether GE misled EU officials reviewing a deal to buy LM Wind Power, a...

  • Huntsman CEO: Now is the opportune time for Clariant tie-up

    Peter Huntsman, Huntsman CEO, discusses the news that his company will merge with Clariant in a $14 billion deal.

  • *Clariant CEO takes chairman role, Peter Huntsman CEO job. ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Swiss Clariant AG are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of over than $14 billion, the deal coming together after years of tentative mutual approaches. European businesses have particularly suffered, losing market...

  • ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Switzerland's Clariant AG are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion, they said on Monday, after years of tentative mutual approaches. European businesses have particularly suffered, losing market share to rivals in Asia, where demand is growing faster, or...

  • ZURICH, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Switzerland's Clariant AG said on Monday they are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion. The deal, which the companies called a "merger of equals", creates a global specialty chemical company with approximately $20 billion enterprise value, Clariant said in a...

  • May 21- Hunstman Corp and Clariant AG are set to announce their merger on Monday, creating a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The deal would combine Clariant, a Muttenz, Switzerland- based maker of aircraft de-icing fluids, pesticide ingredients and plastic coloring, with Woodlands,...

  • May 21- Hunstman Corp and Clariant AG are set to announce their merger on Monday, creating a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Sunday, citing sources, that Clariant shareholders stood to own about 52 percent of the combined company...