Mergers and Acquisitions

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Exxon Wins Bidding War for InterOil

To say that Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) won a bidding war with Oil Search for the right to acquire InterOil Corp. (NYSE: IOC) may be something of an overstatement. ...
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A Chance for an Apple Buyout Offer as Netflix Stumbles

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has either hit a huge bump in the road, or the dynamics of its growth have changed completely. Either way, its stock sold off in double ...
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Merrill Lynch Outlines Potential Level 3 Buyout Premium, and Shows Hurdles

Just a week ago some reports had surfaced that Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) was a potential buyout target. The reality is that this may depend on reports versus potentiality, and there ...
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Exxon, Total Square Off in Battle for Asian LNG Producer

Two of the world's supermajor oil firms are in a nascent bidding war for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer that holds leases for millions of acres in a natural ...
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Why Teva’s $20 Billion Bond Sale Makes Sense, as Long as It’s a Fixed Rate

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) is about to take on a huge $20 billion to $25 billion mortgage in order to finance its takeover of the generics business of ...
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5 Potential Roadblocks or Caveats Worth Considering About Level 3 Buyout Rumors

If there is one infrastructure play in communications that would make a crown jewel of an acquisition, Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) would fit that bill. In fact, it ...
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Is Too Big to Fail Coming to a Health Care Sector Near You?

That some banks are too big to fail is not news. The acronym TBTF has become part of pop investment culture since 2008, though systematized bank bailouts have been in ...
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Polycom Gets Private Equity Bid

Polycom Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) shares made a healthy run early Friday after the company announced news that it received an offer to be acquired. Siris Capital Group submitted an offer to Polycom ...
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WhiteWave Surges on Acquisition Agreement

WhiteWave Foods Co. (NYSE: WWAV) shares saw a handy gain in Thursday on news of an acquisition. Paris-based Danone has entered into a definitive merger agreement with WhiteWave to acquire its ...
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Avast Moves to Acquire AVG Tech

AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG) shares soared early on Thursday following news of an acquisition. The company entered into a purchase agreement with Avast Software under which all of its ...
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Nortek and Melrose Make Moves to Merge

Nortek Inc. (NASDAQ: NTK) is watching its shares make a handy gain on Wednesday after news of an acquisition. The company announced that it has signed an agreement and plan ...
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Harley-Davidson Shares Surge 20% on Takeover Rumor

Shares of motorcycle icon Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) soared nearly 20% on Friday on a rumor that private-equity firm KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR) might be interested in buying the ...
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Lions Gate Moves to Acquire Starz

Both Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF) and Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) are watching their shares make a handy gain early on Thursday after the announcement of an acquisition. The companies ...
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Apollo Global Makes Tender Offer for Diamond Resorts

Diamond Resorts International, Inc. (NYSE: DRII) is watching its shares make a handy gain in Wednesday’s session after it was announce that the company will be acquired by Apollo Global ...
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CIBC Moves to Acquire PrivateBancorp

PrivateBancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PVTB) is making a solid gain on Wednesday following its most recent deal to be acquired. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired ...
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