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Justice Department Sues Over Electrolux-GE Deal

July 2, 2015 11:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

DOJ officials argued that the transaction could lead to price increases.

Kraft Shareholders Approve Sale Of Company To Heinz

July 1, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The merger will create one of the world's largest food companies.

Sysco Pulling Out Of US Foods Buyout After FTC Move

June 29, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The FTC opposed the deal, saying it would reduce competition.

GE Selling Some Fleet Businesses To Element For $6.9B

June 29, 2015 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE recently announced it would sell most of GE Capital over the next two years.

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European Grocery Merger Would Create Sixth-Largest U.S. Chain

June 24, 2015 4:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Its roughly 2,000 U.S. stores would generate more than half of the company's revenue.

Monsanto CEO Vows To Continue Efforts To Lure Syngenta

June 23, 2015 5:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Monsanto targeted Syngenta as a way to expand its hold in the pesticide market.

Italian Candy Maker Ferrero To Acquire British Rival

June 23, 2015 1:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Italian chocolate giant Ferrero SpA will acquire Thorntons PLC for $177.7 million.

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3M Buying Capital Safety From KKR For About $1.8B

June 23, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The transaction also includes approximately $700 million in debt.

Health Insurer Cigna Rejects Anthem Takeover Bid

June 22, 2015 10:13 am | by Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Cigna Corp. said the terms of the bid are inadequate.

Report: Comcast Discussing Acquisition Of T-Mobile

June 17, 2015 2:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The move would give Comcast possession of one of the country's Big Four wireless providers.

Coke Acquires Stake In Monster Beverage Corp.

June 17, 2015 9:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The deal shifts a dozen energy drink brands originally owned by Coke to Monster.

U.S. Regulators OK Shell-BG Deal

June 16, 2015 1:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The companies hope to complete the merger by early next year.

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HTC Rejects Takeover Bid

June 16, 2015 1:37 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

HTC adamantly denied any interest in a takeover by fellow Taiwanese tech company Asustek.

PPG Industries Buying Indiana-Based Coatings Manufacturer

June 11, 2015 3:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The deal is expected to close in the third quarter.

HP To Settle Case Tied To Autonomy Deal

June 9, 2015 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HP's acquisition of Autonomy will cost another $100 million.

GM CEO Rejects Fiat Chrysler Merger Talks

June 9, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company doesn't need to merge to take advantage of economies of scale in building cars.

GE Takes Big Step Away From Banking With $12 Billion Deal

June 9, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE said that it is on pace to execute sales of $100 billion by the end of the year.

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Campbell Soup Buying Garden Fresh Salsa Maker For $231M

June 9, 2015 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Garden Fresh Gourmet had $100 million in sales in 2014.

Syngenta Preparing For Another Monsanto Takeover Bid

June 2, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A merger would establish a massive agribusiness company with sales exceeding $31 billion.

What The Charter-Time Warner Cable Deal Could Mean For Consumers

May 27, 2015 9:33 am | by Tali Arbel, Bree Fowler, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Here's what that the Charter-TWC deal and others like it could mean over time.

Tesla Makes First Acquisition

May 8, 2015 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has made its first acquisition, adding a Michigan tool-and-die maker as it ramps up to build more models.

Fiat Chrysler CEO Makes Another Pitch For Auto Mergers

April 29, 2015 2:42 pm | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says the auto industry faces grave risks if companies don't start consolidating and share skyrocketing product development costs.

Industrial Mergers Decline At The Outset Of 2015

April 29, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Industrial mergers and acquisitions decreased in the first quarter of this year following a robust 2014, according to research firm Mergermarket.

Dow Chemical And Olin Corp. Announce Mega Merger

March 31, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dow and Olin said the new transaction would double Olin's scale and create "an industry leader with revenues approaching $7 billion."

HJ Heinz Buying Kraft, Building A $28 Billion Food Giant

March 25, 2015 8:07 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

"This is my kind of transaction," said Buffett in a printed statement. "Uniting two world-class organizations and delivering shareholder value. I'm excited by the opportunities for what this new combined organization will achieve."

Wilson To Purchase Louisville Slugger

March 24, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. announced Monday it would pay $70 million to acquire Louisville Slugger from Hillerich & Bradsby Co.

Continental Concludes Veyance Acquisition Following Approval By Brazilian Antitrust Authority

January 30, 2015 2:45 pm | by Continental | News | Comments

Continental has concluded its acquisition of the U.S. rubber company Veyance Technologies Inc, of Fairlawn, Ohio, on January 30. On January 29, the Brazilian antitrust authority CADE (Council for Economic Defence) cleared the transaction with certain conditions, thus providing the approvals necessary for...

BP To Sell Part Of Its Gulf Of Mexico Stake To Chevron

January 30, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The joint-development agreement is a way for the companies to try to reduce the...

Yahoo Decision Day: What To Do With Alibaba?

January 27, 2015 10:33 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Scott Kurnit, chairman and chief executive officer at Keep, and Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson discuss the options available to Yahoo as it decides what to do with its stake in Alibaba. They speak on “In The Loop" for Bloomberg news...   

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