Meat producer Tyson Foods Inc. has won a bidding war for Hillshire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs, with a $7.75 billion offer.
Maryland officials say the food processing company Protenergy Natural Foods in Cambridge is being acquired by Oakbrook, Illinois-based TreeHouse Foods for $150 million.
Henkel, the German-based maker of Persil laundry detergent and Dial soap, says it is buying French laundry products company Spotless Group in a deal valued at $1.28 billion.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. plans to expand its lineup of migraine treatments by purchasing Labrys Biologics in a deal that could ultimately be worth more than $800 million.
The board of Hillshire Brands has decided to hold separate talks with Pilgrim's Pride and Tyson Foods, as the two major meat processors engage in a bidding war for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs.
The chief executive of General Electric is promising to create jobs in France and trying to charm the French president into backing a $17 billion GE buyout of manufacturer Alstom's energy operations.
Two days after poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride made a $5.58 billion bid for the maker of Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean sausages, Tyson Foods Co. barged in with a $6.2 billion offer.
Apple is buying more flair, swagger and song-picking savvy with its $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a headphone and music streaming specialist founded by rapper Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals has pumped more cash into its bid to buy Botox maker Allergan, and it also defended its business model on Wednesday, a day after its reluctant acquisition target aired more concerns about a deal.
Knox Oil Field Supply is a family owned and operated distributor of oilfield supplies and related services established in 1978. Products include downhole pumps, rods, valves and fittings, and general supplies.
Nestle says it is paying $1.4 billion in cash for the rights to sell lip and wrinkle treatment Restylane and other skin products in the U.S. and Canada.
Boeing said Tuesday that it bought airplane software company AerData Group to offer its customers a way to manage maintenance records.
Pfizer said Monday that it does not intend to make a takeover offer for British drug maker AstraZeneca, pulling the plug for now on what would have been the largest deal in the industry's history.
Pilgrim's Pride says the deal is a better offer than Hillshire's plan to buy Pinnacle Foods for $4.23 billion. Pinnacle makes Birds Eye frozen vegetables and Duncan Hines cake mixes.
The Boeing Co. said Friday that it has agreed to buy British aviation software maker ETS Aviation to offer its customers a way to manage how much fuel it uses.
General Electric has agreed to give Alstom three additional weeks to consider GE's $17 billion offer for the French engineering company's energy-related operations.
Harman International Industries Inc. said Wednesday that it is buying audio and visual equipment maker AMX LLC for $365 million.
The firms, both based in the Portland area, said joining Oregon Iron Works' fabrication abilities with Vigor's shipbuilding and marine-launch capabilities allows them to complete large-scale projects that neither company could do alone.
Unilever PLC says it has agreed to sell ownership of its Ragu and Bertolli brand sauces in North America to Japan's Mizkan Group for $2.15 billion.
Another AstraZeneca shareholder has criticized the pharmaceutical company's handling of Pfizer's $119 billion takeover bid, saying it was "arguably wrong" to reject it quickly.
Pressed to provide more details about its plans for its overseas cash, Google revealed that $20 billion to $30 billion is earmarked for the acquisition of foreign companies and technology rights held outside the U.S.
AstraZeneca shareholder Schroders has urged the pharmaceutical firm to reconsider its rejection of a takeover offer from U.S. drugmaker Pfizer.
Aeroflex, based in Plainview, New York, makes products and test equipment used by the aerospace, medical and wireless industries. Cobham makes everything from aircraft fuel tanks to antennas.
Pfizer Inc., which is the world's second-biggest drug maker by revenue, has been courting No. 8 AstraZeneca PLC since January, arguing that their businesses are complementary and would be stronger together.