Mergers and Acquisitions

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Is a Stock Buyback the Best Thing Baker Hughes Can Do Now?

When Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) reported first-quarter earnings last week, CEO Martin Craighead complained that the now-terminated merger agreement with Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) was hampering the company's ability ...
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International Paper Moves to Acquire Weyerhaeuser’s Pulp Business

International Paper Co. (NYSE: IP) was making waves early Monday morning following a merger announcement. The company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Weyerhaeuser Co.'s ...
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Baker Hughes to Receive $3.5 Billion Breakup Fee From Halliburton

The second- and third-largest oilfield services companies in the world officially ended their merger agreement late Sunday. Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) and Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) had announced a ...
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Western Digital’s Negatives Keep Growing

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. The results were underwhelming to say the least, and investors were exiting the ...
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Amazon’s Chance to Buy Netflix?

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) posted an amazing quarter, which caused its stock to surge and lifted its market value to $300 billion. Among the businesses it lauded as a reason for ...
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Comcast Moves to Acquire DreamWorks

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) saw its shares take off on Thursday morning following the announcement that Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) will acquire the studio. Ultimately, DreamWorks will become part ...
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Apple Might Buy GoPro, Fitbit or Netflix, or Something Else

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook said the company will become more aggressive in its acquisitions efforts. It may need that strategy to prop up the trouble with sales of ...
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Will Comerica Be Able to Sell Itself?

Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) is one of the many banks that have not seen their shares fully recover from the highs prior to the Great Recession. Despite a 3% share ...
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Johnson Controls Gives Merger Update Along With Solid Earnings

Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE: JCI) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday. The company said it had $0.86 in earnings per share (EPS) on $9.0 ...
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Are Lexmark Shareholders Getting Hosed in the Buyout?

Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE: LXK) just came out with a definitive merger agreement with a consortium of Apex Technology, PAG Asia Capital and Legend Capital Management. Usually mergers and acquisitions ...
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VC Funding Pulling Back: Unicorn and Seed-Stage Busters

If you have been looking for more evidence that the venture capital market has slowed, look no further than a KPMG report on venture capital funding for the first quarter ...
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Hatteras Rises on Annaly Acquisition

Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) and Hatteras Financial Corp. (NYSE: HTS) saw huge volumes of shares moving early Monday morning following a merger agreement. These companies announced the signing of ...
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Why the Pfizer-Allergan Breakup Could Be Bad News for Apple and Alphabet

With the publishing of the notorious bombshell Panama Papers, it is now clear how pervasive and universal tax evasion is, even and especially by the very people who levy those ...
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Halliburton and Baker Hughes Plan to Fight Justice Department Lawsuit

Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) and Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) are taking a stand against the U.S. Department of Justice's most recent effort to block their intended merger. The companies ...
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Big Company Executives Attack Government on Inversion Stance

The Business Roundtable, the primary representatives of the chief executive officers of America's largest companies, made a statement about business combinations that involve tax inversions. The comments came as a reaction to ...
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