Mergers and Acquisitions

Family Dollar Store

Merrill Lynch Sours on Dollar Stores Theme

Shareholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) voted on January 22 to approve the merger with Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR). As a result, Merrill Lynch has come forth and ...
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Paper Makers Rock-Tenn, MeadWestvaco in $16 Billion Merger

Paper and packaging makers Rock-Tenn Co. (NYSE: RKT) and MeadWestvaco Corp. (NYSE: MWV) have signed a definitive combination agreement to create a new company with a new name and combined ...
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Is a Buyer Knocking on Avon’s Door?

Nearly three years ago, Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) turned down an acquisition offer of $23.25 per share from cosmetics house Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY). Only once since then have ...
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More Rumors That Google Is Buying Twitter

Renewed chatter that search engine giant Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is once again looking at acquiring Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) pushed shares of the short-form messaging company to an intra-day high ...
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What Starboard Value Sees in Staples and Office Depot

Starboard Value has long called for the merger of office retailing giants Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP). The firm sent an open letter to The ...
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Could Dollar General Lose Out on Family Dollar?

Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) is nearing the end of its hunt for a merger partner, and prospects are looking brighter for Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), while Dollar General ...
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Merck Is Top DJIA Stock in 2015

Among the 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) was among the top performers in 2014, up about 14%, nearly double ...
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How Much Could BlackBerry Fetch in a Buyout?

BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) is a company that has so far just refused to die. Its market share has dwindled to the league of irrelevant versus iPhone and Android, but ...
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Is the Merger a Great Deal for Tekmira Shareholders?

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: TKMR), in conjunction with OnCore Biopharma, announced that they have agreed to merge and create a new global hepatitis B virus (HBV) company. The focus of ...
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What Will Dorsey, Wright Add to Nasdaq OMX?

The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) has announced that it will acquire Dorsey, Wright & Associates, which is a market leader in data analytics, passive indexing and smart-beta strategies. ...
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Merger Creates Huge US Ethanol Maker

Late Wednesday afternoon, Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) announced that it had entered a definitive merger agreement with a Midwest-based producer of ethanol, Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, in an all-stock ...
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Can Carl Icahn Force Manitowoc to Concede to Activist Pressure?

The year is almost over and Carl Icahn is still making his activist investor moves. His most recent acquisition was a 7.77% stake in Manitowoc Co. Inc. (NYSE: MTW). This ...
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Caesars Merger Precedes Chapter 11 Filing

Struggling casino owner Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) announced Monday morning that it is merging with asset acquisition company Caesars Acquisition Co. (NASDAQ: CACQ). The merger is an all-stock transaction ...
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Are The Pantry Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

The Pantry Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRY) announced Thursday morning that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement with Couche-Tard. It will be an all-cash transaction that is worth $36.75 per ...
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Are Volcano Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

Volcano Corp. (NASDAQ: VOLC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE: PHG). The buyout is priced at $18 per share ...
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