Mergers and Acquisitions

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CIT’s $3.4 Billion Buyout Makes It Systemically Important to Regulators

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) may have delivered on beating its earnings expectations, but this is just a tiny fraction of the story here. CIT's acquisition of the parent company of ...
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Valeant Offer Weaker After Allergan Earnings

Botox-maker Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN) released second-quarter earnings Monday morning about an hour after Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) slammed Allergan for misleading statements about Valeant's Bausch & Lomb ...
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John Paulson Talks Up Valeant and Allergan, and Merger Arb

Hedge fund manager John Paulson spoke at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference on Wednesday, offering keen insight in the current merger environment. Paulson signaled that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International ...
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Should GE Really Dump Its Appliances Unit?

The General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) operations of today are becoming far different from the old General Electric operations of the prior generations. The company is already in the process of ...
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Time Warner-Fox Deal Raises Other Media Merger Possibilities

Reports Wednesday morning that Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) made an $85 per share offer to acquire Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) sent shares of Time Warner soaring in ...
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Disney, Paramount, Sony Pictures In Play Due to Time Warner/Fox

Reports that Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) made an $85 per share offer to acquire Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) have sent shares of Time Warner soaring Wednesday morning. ...
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What Does Lorillard Deal Mean for Philip Morris?

Tuesday morning's announcement of the $27.4 billion acquisition by Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) of follow tobacco products maker Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO) did not light up investors' spirits. Shares ...
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In Search of Growth, LinkedIn Acquires Newsle

Investors are waiting to hear how LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) is going to grow, and that is very likely one of the motivators behind the company's announced acquisition of privately ...
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PetSmart Stock Price Diverges From Fundamentals

PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) may be trading more on outside forces than it is off of fundamentals. That is the take of Bank of America Merrill Lynch at any rate, ...
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Abbott, Mylan Join Forces to Dodge U.S. Taxes

Add one more to the litany of pharmaceutical company mergers that are being made to avoid U.S. taxes. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) has agreed to sell its non-U.S. generic drug business ...
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Whiting Becomes Biggest Bakken Shale Player With Buyout of Kodiak

Savings and scale appear to be the primary reasons behind the impending merger of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) and Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL). The two exploration ...
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FCC Names Power Lineups to Review Big Media Mergers

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has named its investigative teams to review whether or not the massive media mergers that have been announced are actually in the public interest -- ...
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Does ADM Acquisition Precede a Move Offshore?

Agricultural products giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM) announced Monday morning that it will acquire Switzerland-based WILD Flavors for about $3 billion in cash and about $136 million in ...
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American Apparel Needs a Merger

American Apparel Inc. (NYSEMKT: APP) may need to find a merger candidate or a retailer to buy it out. Battles between current creditors could put it in the untenable position ...
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Three Serious Takeover Candidates in Data Security

Demand for security software continues to grow, as corporations and governments around the world look to protect their precious data. From the looks of things, demand is growing and the ...
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