Mergers and Acquisitions

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Atlas and Targa: Another Very Complicated Major MLP Acquisition

Master limited partnership (MLP) Atlas Pipeline Partners L.P. (NYSE: APL) announced Monday morning that it has agreed to be acquired by Targa Resources Partners LP (NYSE: NGLS) in a cash ...
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Canadian Pacific and CSX: Another Mega Merger Easy to Fund

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (NYSE: CP) approached CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX) about a merger or takeover, depending how a deal might be structured. According to Bloomberg, the U.S. company turned ...
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Would Toyota Buy GM?

As Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) starts its life as a public company traded on a U.S. market, the engineer of the merger that created the company, CEO Sergio Marchionne, speculated that ...
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Should Apple Buy McDonald’s?

Carl Icahn continues to press Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to use its $133 billion in cash to buy back its shares. Based on the company's market cap, it could retire ...
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Symantec Confirms Split – Two Dogs Is Better Than One Dog

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced that its Board of Directors had unanimously approved a plan to separate the company into two, independent publicly traded companies: one business focused on security ...
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An Unusual EMC Response to Elliott on Divesting VMware Proposition

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) has formally responded to the letter issued by activist investment advisor Elliott Management for EMC to begin the process to divest its super-majority voting stake in ...
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Symantec Breakup Analysis: Are Two Dogs Better Than One Dog?

Reports that Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) is considering a split-up into two companies have created a stir on Wednesday. It seems that the split would turn the current Symantec back ...
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After the Warning, Is SodaStream a Better or Worse Buyout Candidate?

SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) saw its stock take a serious hit on Tuesday after the company's shares were halted for "news pending." Rather than the hoped for buyout, the ...
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Can One Hotel Sale Be Worth Almost $2 Billion?

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) was the owner of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel, located in New York, until early Monday morning. Anbang Insurance Group, of China, has entered into ...
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AutoNation Becomes Target as Buffett Moves In

As Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) bought Van Tuyl Group, the nation's fifth largest car dealership, the future of the largest, AutoNation Inc. (NYSE: AN) may change to ...
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Who Will Get Bought First, RealD or DreamWorks?

Buyouts hopes are becoming the new trend this week. First, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) was reportedly in buyout talks with Japan’s Softbank and those talks have reportedly already cooled ...
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Buffett Drives the Gravy Train for Public Auto Dealership Sector

With news that Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) have gotten into the car dealership business with an acquisition of the privately held VanTuyl car dealership, 24/7 Wall ...
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Warren Buffett Gets in the Car Dealership Business

Warren Buffett is on the move again. Thursday morning he announced that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) had entered a definitive agreement to acquire the Van Tuyl Group. The transaction ...
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Will Angie’s List Simply Become Someone Else’s List?

Angie’s List Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGI) made waves in the news Wednesday with a potential buyout waiting in the wings. The company also has just restructured its debt with a new ...
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Enterprise Products Sets Up for Crude Exports With Acquisition

Once the November elections are behind us, it is almost certain that U.S. oil companies will turn up the heat on Congress to permit the export of U.S. crude. Enterprise ...
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