Mergers and Acquisitions

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MEGA Brands Joins Mattel Toy Empire

MEGA Brands formally will become a part of Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT). The Canadian toy company's shareholders overwhelmingly approved the merger. This merger was to require approval of at least ...
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Jefferies Initiates Coverage on Specialty Pharmaceutical Takeover Candidates

The specialty pharmaceutical sector is exploding with news of takeovers, exchanges and possible mergers. The biggest is the possible deal between activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman's Pershing Square, Valeant ...
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What a Combined Pfizer and AstraZeneca Would Look Like, and Face

It is not that common that you hear about mergers in the $50 billion range. But what about when you hear of mergers in the $80 billion or $100 billion ...
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Newmont Mining Shares Surge After Merger Talks Fail

The end of merger talks between Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) and Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM), the world's largest gold-mining companies, seems to have investors in the latter pleased, ...
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Would Amazon Buy Sears?

Every time the M&A market heats up, the number of preposterous ideas for business combinations rises. The market is once again afloat with cheap capital and a number of tech ...
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3D Systems’ Acquisition Spree Plows Ahead

3D printer maker 3D Systems Inc. (NYSE: DDD) announced Wednesday morning that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Brazil-based Robtec, the largest service bureau ...
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Is Pepsi Looking at a Stake in SodaStream?

Israeli business newspaper Calcalist reported Wednesday morning that SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA), the Israel-based maker of home soft drink dispensers, is holding talks related to selling a stake of ...
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As Netflix Keeps Falling, Is Apple More Tempted to Buy It Out?

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) saw its shares get hit yet again on Tuesday. The leader in online video subscription services has hardly traded up in the past two months as ...
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IAC Takes Another 10% Stake in Dating App Tinder

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI), which already owns dating website match.com, recently added another 10% to its majority stake in the mobile dating app Tinder. The purchase price was reportedly $500 million, ...
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Why Pet Food Sale Is a Win-Win for P&G and Mars

Procter & Gamble Co.'s (NYSE: PG) sale of its most of pet food business to Mars for $2.9 billion should be a win for both companies. Mars, better known for ...
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Microsoft, Nokia Deal Almost Done

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) announced Tuesday morning that the sale of virtually all the company's devices and services business to Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) received approval from China's Ministry of ...
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Why Questcor Buyout Will Not Deter Short Sellers

The $5.6 billion acquisition of Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) by specialty drugmaker Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE: MNK) started the week off with a big bang. Shares of Questcor originally leaped ...
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Can Netflix’s Stock Drop Tempt Apple Buyout Ambitions?

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is turning out to be in the midst of becoming an awful momentum reversal of fortune. The good news here is that this sharp stock drop ...
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Stratasys Chooses Two Acquisitions for More Growth

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) announced Wednesday morning that it has entered definitive agreements to acquire two privately held companies in the additive manufacturing services business. Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies ...
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Six Tech and Communications Buyout Candidates From Oppenheimer

The analysts at Oppenheimer are making a single huge statement in a new research report. They see more technological change occurring in the next three years than at any point ...
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