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  • Dynegy shares jump on $6B power plant buys @ USA TODAY - 22 hours ago

    Buying several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke and Energy Capital.

  • Consumers Union Rips Comcast-Time Warner Merger @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Aug 22, 2014 1:15 PM EDT

    In a filing on Thursday with the FCC, Consumers Union urged the commission to deny the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

  • Murata Snaps Up Peregrine as Semiconductor M&A Heats Up StockTwits - Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:34 AM EDT

    Murata Electronics North America Inc. said it will buy the rest of chipmaker Peregrine Semiconductors in an all-cash deal worth $465 million, excluding Murata’s existing $6 million in held shares.

  • Rosneft to take 30% stake in Norway's NADL @ Financial Times - Fri, Aug 22, 2014 6:20 AM EDT

    Rosneft, Russia's largest oil producer, is to take a 30 per cent stake in Norway's north Atlantic Drilling Ltd in exchange for 150 of its drilling rigs, in a sign of how sanctions over the Ukraine crisis ...

  • Common sense disappears in mining mergers @ Financial Times - Fri, Aug 22, 2014 2:48 AM EDT

    Many a good mine is spoiled by sinking the shaft, as the old adage goes. The new adage might run: many a good mining company is spoiled by a merger. The charge-sheet is long and damning, from Rio Tinto's ...

  • No need for banks in an era of intellectual capital @ Financial Times - Thu, Aug 21, 2014 1:21 PM EDT

    It is merger season in Silicon Valley. More than $100bn in technology deals were done in the first half of this year alone, according to Mergermarket. The numbers for the second half will probably be even ...

  • How often are the words "retirement," "holiday" and "make money" used in the same sentence? Great news for shareholders of leading health care REIT Ventas (NYSE: VTR ) -- ...

  • TOMS Lands Major Investment From Bain Capital Entrepreneur - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 5:03 PM EDT
    TOMS Lands Major Investment From Bain Capital

    Blake Mycoskie will keep a 50 percent stake in the social-good shoe startup he founded.

  • SeeWhy acquisition complements SAP’s marketing initiative Market Realist - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 5:00 PM EDT

    Through digital media—including email, desktops, mobile, and social channels—SeeWhy delivers one-on-one marketing campaigns that lead to increased customer engagement and drive revenues.

  • Hewlett-Packard's quarterly sales top expectations, but profit declines @ San Jose Mercury News - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 4:35 PM EDT

    Tech giant Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported third-quarter sales that exceeded what Wall Street had forecast, but its profit slumped.

  • Glencore plans $1bn share buyback @ Financial Times - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:36 PM EDT

    Glencore is returning $1bn to investors in the first share buyback by a global miner since the decade-long commodities boom began to cool. The payout highlights chief executive Ivan Glasenberg's intention ...

  • Germany’s Infineon Technologies AG said it has agreed to buy US International Rectifier Corp in a $3 billion all-cash deal. Traders are looking for further movement in the space.

  • Infineon To Pay $3B for International Rectifier @ Barrons.com - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:07 PM EDT

    Infineon made its choice. Germany's Infineon Technologies (IFNNY) announced on Wednesday that it will acquire U.S.-based semiconductor company International Rectifier (IRF) for about $3 billion cash. Thenews put to end specualtions regarding Infineon's target after earlier media reports said the comapny was poised to …

  • Must-know: Does EMC have a place in your portfolio? Market Realist - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    EMC's strategic investments in the emerging storage business—like high end flash, software defined storage, object based cloud storage, and scale out file storage—have started showing results. Enterprise ...

  • Quoted: on Yahoo’s ‘tech cred’ @ San Jose Mercury News - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:58 AM EDT

    “I want to bring some of the tech cred back to Yahoo, which has probably been a bit stale over the past few years.” — Mike Kail, Yahoo’s new CIO and senior vice president of infrastructure, in an interview ...

  • Who Will Infineon Pick? Deal Speculation Boosts Chip Makers @ Barrons.com - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:31 AM EDT

    Germany's Infineon Technologies is poised to a U.S.-based semiconductor company for $2 billion, according to Reuters. But who? Bloomberg earlier reported that a deal could be announced later on today and ...

  • Glencore: calling all cash @ Financial Times - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    Mining shareholders, like everyone else, remember injuries much more vividly than kindnesses. Take BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner. Between 2005 and 2013, it sent shareholders $64bn in dividends ...

  • 4 Auto Parts Suppliers Interested In M&A Benzinga - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 9:38 AM EDT

    The international auto parts industry has reached a crossroads and must now prepare for an uncertain future. The Michigan Business News website MiBiz.com reports that by 2030 international automotive production ...

  • Carillion raises bid for Balfour Beatty @ Financial Times - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 2:52 PM EDT

    Carillion has raised its offer for Balfour Beatty for the third time in a move that values its larger UK construction rival at more than £2bn just two days ahead of a crucial deadline. The improved bid, ...

  • Biz Break: Imperva names new CEO with history of acquisitions @ San Jose Mercury News - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 6:29 PM EDT

    Today: Imperva replaces founder Shlomo Kramer as CEO with Anthony Bettencourt, who has led his last two companies through acquisitions. Also: Apple nears elusive $100 share price.

  • U.S. stocks gained as geopolitical tension eased as the Nasdaq finished the day at a 14-year high. Russia stated that it settled a dispute over a humanitarian aid convoy to Ukraine while a five-hour meeting ...

  • Integration with U.S. Airways American has made the following progress with respect to integration of its operations with U.S Airways. The merger has allowed the company to replace smaller regional…

  • Balfour Beatty in talks to sell US arm to WSP for £700m @ Financial Times - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 3:01 PM EDT

    Balfour Beatty is in advanced talks to sell its US design consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global for £700m, as the deadline for a proposed merger deal with rival Carillion rapidly approaches. WSP, ...

  • Chugai shares soar on Roche buyout talk @ Financial Times - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 1:02 PM EDT

    Shares in Japan's Chugai Pharmaceutical soared to a record high on Monday on reports that Swiss drugmaker Roche was preparing to offer $10bn to buy the nearly 40 per cent of the company it does not already ...

  • Roche / Chugai: uptown problems @ Financial Times - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 12:26 PM EDT

    An uptown problem, if there ever was one: whatever to do with all that money. Roche has thrown off, on average, SFr12.6bn ($13.9bn) in free cash flow a year over the past five years. It has only SFr9bn ...

  • EU Telcos Battle For Brazil Assets @ Barrons.com - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 9:28 AM EDT

    Vivendi's Brazilian broadband unit GVT could bring 7 billion euros ($9.4 billion) as telecoms in Europe outbid one another. Bloomberg reported Sunday that Telecom Italia intends to offer 7 billion euros ...

  • Will Dollar General Bid Take the Family Dollar Prize? @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 7:25 AM EDT

    Dollar General said Monday morning that it has proposed to acquire Family Dollar Stores in a deal worth $9.7 billion. In late July, Dollar Tree entered a definitive merger agreement to acquire Family Dollar....

  • How GE's purchase may affect consumers @ USA TODAY - Sat, Aug 16, 2014 6:15 AM EDT

    An Electrolux purchase of GE would have a large impact on consumers, workers in the U.S.

  • Why acquisitions are important in EMC’s business strategy Market Realist - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 5:00 PM EDT

    EMC has completed and integrated more than 70 acquisitions since 2003. Through VMware (VMW), it entered the virtualization software market. Legato led to the storage management software market. Documentum ...

  • BHP Billiton to push ahead with demerger strategy @ Financial Times - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 3:08 PM EDT

    BHP Billiton is heading towards a spin-off of billions of dollars worth of assets after it said a demerger was its preferred option for a radical corporate restructuring. The Anglo-Australian miner is ...

  • 50 Cent Betting Heart-Monitoring Headphones Will Be a Hit Entrepreneur - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 2:46 PM EDT
    50 Cent Betting Heart-Monitoring Headphones Will Be a Hit

    The rapper's headphone company, SMS Audio, is entering the white-hot wearables space alongside famed chip maker Intel.

  • Chiquita/Fyffes: banana republic @ Financial Times - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 1:22 PM EDT

    Who is going to be the king of the banana republic? The hopes of the Fyffes clan in Dublin must be high. Chiquita's board has rejected a $611m cash bid from two of Brazil's richest families, instead preferring ...

  • Facebook insider leaving for new “adventuring” @ San Jose Mercury News - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 12:31 PM EDT

    Influential Facebook executive Sam Lessin is leaving the social networking giant, saying he plans to spend some time “kite-surfing, skiing, and general adventuring / possibly some trouble making.” Lessin ...

  • Balfour Beatty rejects Carillion savings claims @ Financial Times - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 12:19 PM EDT

    Balfour Beatty has again rejected £3bn merger proposals from construction rival Carillion, stating that the "opportunistic" approach would significantly cut its exposure to the UK's recovering ...

  • Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings Entrepreneur - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 9:24 AM EDT
    Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings

    The deal reportedly closed for about $200 million.

  • Bay Area companies skirting European privacy protections, consumer group claims @ San Jose Mercury News - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 9:02 AM EDT

    Abode Systems, Salesforce.com and eight other Bay Area companies are among 30 corporations nationwide named in a consumer group's complaint, accusing the firms of failing to safeguard the privacy of Europeans, ...

  • Alibaba unit finds possible accounting irregularities @ Financial Times - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 4:11 AM EDT

    Alibaba has discovered possible accounting irregularities at its film production arm and asked for trading in shares of Alibaba Pictures to be suspended while it investigates. The Chinese ecommerce group, ...

  • Chiquita rejects Brazilian bid as bananas @ Financial Times - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 7:59 PM EDT

    Chiquita, the US banana producer, has rejected this week's $1.25bn takeover offer from two of Brazil's wealthiest families, turning the banana wars into a potentially bitter battle. The food producer turned ...

  • SEC is investigating bid by Valeant and Bill Ackman for Allergan @ Los Angeles Times - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 7:44 PM EDT

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the way a Canadian pharmaceutical company and activist investor Bill Ackman have tried to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc. of Irvine.

  • Coke gets a taste for rival Monster @ Financial Times - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 6:23 PM EDT

    Coca-Cola is paying $2.15bn for a 16.7 per cent stake in Monster, sending shares in the world's leading energy drinks maker up 22 per cent in after-hours trading in New York. Coke said on Thursday that ...

  • Biz Break: Santa Clara iPhone supplier OmniVision offered $1.7B by Chinese firm @ San Jose Mercury News - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 6:09 PM EDT

    Today: Chinese investment group with state involvement makes bid for optical-component manufacturer OmniVision. Also; Applied Materials and Agilent reveal earnings a day after Cisco announced layoffs.

  • Coca-Cola buys stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 Billion @ Los Angeles Times - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT

    Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world's biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks.

  • Telecom Italia considers merging Brazilian unit with GVT @ Financial Times - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 3:29 PM EDT

    Telecom Italia has confirmed it is considering whether to submit plans to merge its Brazilian business with the Vivendi-owned GVT that could create an "industrial combination" of the French and ...

  • OmniVision Shares Zoom to Year High on Buyout Offer StockTwits - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT

    OmniVision Technologies captured Wall Street’s attention Thursday after announcing that Beijing investment management company Hua Capital Management proposed to buy the company for $29.00 a share. Shares ...

  • Carillion / Balfour Beatty: hard hats @ Financial Times - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 10:46 AM EDT

    Cost savings are the best, and usually the only, reason for companies to combine. But it does not follow that every deal offering savings is a good one. The increasingly bitter dalliance of Carillion and ...

  • Shares of camera sensor chip maker OmniVision Technologies (OVTI) are up $3.33, or almost 14%, at $27.93, after resuming trading following a stock halt that was put in place just before the company announced it got a buyout offer at $29. The offer, from Beijing-based Hua Capital Management, an investment firm, was received …

  • Balfour's bear necessity @ Financial Times - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 6:55 AM EDT

    Easy, Bruin. We know you're amorous, but you could hurt someone. Services group Carillion is executing a classic bear hug on Balfour Beatty, a struggling construction company. The tactic involves forcing ...

  • Carillion not giving up on Balfour Beatty deal @ Financial Times - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 5:47 AM EDT

    Carillion has stepped up its pursuit of troubled construction rival Balfour Beatty, arguing that a deal to create a £3bn industry giant would deliver £175m in annual cost savings. In a move aimed at wooing ...

  • Bid activity helps lift London stocks @ Financial Times - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 4:17 AM EDT

    Blue-chip stocks edged higher in London on Tuesday, but the whiff of bid activity kept investors focused on the mid-cap index as Carillion restated its intention to link up with Balfour Beatty. The FTSE ...

  • A Closer Look At Kinder Morgan's Epic Transformation Benzinga - Wed, Aug 13, 2014 2:20 PM EDT

    Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI ) announced on Monday it will fully acquire Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP ), Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE: KMR ) and El Paso Partners (NYSE: EPB ). While the move ...

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