Mergers and Acquisitions


Why S&P Raised Nokia on Alcatel-Lucent Merger

A lot of analysts have soured on the merger of Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (NYSE: ALU) and Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK). 24/7 Wall St.’s own take on the merger was that Alcatel-Lucent ...
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Could Foreign Companies Help Block the Kraft-Heinz Merger

Kraft Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) and Warren Buffett–backed, H.J. Heinz are planning on combining forces to form the fifth largest food company in the world. However, this merger may come ...
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Why Alcatel-Lucent Is Floating Long-Term Shareholders Down the River

Usually when companies merge, investors can expect a premium for their shares if they own part of the company being acquired. However, this may not be the case for the ...
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What a Combined Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent Might Really Look Like

The world of advanced communications technology could be about to become even more consolidated. This time it could be two key European technology giants merging rather than U.S. companies acquiring ...
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Cost Savings and Merger Driving Builders FirstSource

Most acquiring companies see their stock prices fall when they make acquisitions. Builders FirstSource Inc. (NASDAQ: BLDR) appears to be the exception to this as it has seen its stock ...
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Why Oil Stocks Will Get More Expensive

Has oil bottomed out yet and what would the picture in the Middle East look like if it has? Oppenheimer suggests that there will be an increased wave of mergers ...
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Can a Small New Stem Cell Pact Move the Needle for Celgene?

Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG) is one of the world's top biotech stocks now, and its market cap is nearly $100 billion. The company has made a new investment in a ...
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Will Competing Bids Snatch Up This No-Premium Gold Merger?

Over the course of the past year, gold stocks have had a rough road with the price of gold near multiyear lows. With prices edging lower, it is getting tougher ...
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Why Mylan Still Has Upside After Perrigo

The health care sector has been on fire this year and companies in the pharma, biotech and generic spaces are using mergers and acquisitions to fuel their next round of ...
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These 4 Companies May Be Possible Takeover Candidates

This week has already seen some blockbuster deals announced, and some news that other deals may be falling apart. The gigantic Royal Dutch Shell $70 billion acquisition of natural gas ...
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More Details on eBay and PayPal Separation and Terms for Years Ahead

The old activist push against eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) to spin out PayPal is now even closer to taking form. In 2014, eBay decided to separate the PayPal and eBay ...
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Altera Merger Termination Has Ripple Effect for Semiconductor Stocks

Easy come, easy go. That is what the rumor mill around the world of mergers and acquisitions will tell you. The earlier reports that Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) was in ...
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Is This the Right Acquisition for LinkedIn?

The world of mergers and acquisitions is often full of surprises. Thursday brought a surprise in the realm of social media. LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) announced the acquisition of a ...
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Another Reason the BG Acquisition Is a Bargain for Shell

Even though there appear to be plenty of critics of the proposed $70 billion acquisition of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-B), we are not among them. ...
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Can Perrigo Get More From Mylan?

Just before lunchtime on Wednesday, generic drug maker Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) proposed to acquire rival Perrigo Co. PLC (NYSE: PRGO) for $205 per share in cash and stock. Perrigo, ...
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