Mergers and Acquisitions

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Terex Stumbles Over Terminated Zoomlion Talks

Shares of Terex Corp. (NYSE: TEX) tumbled in Friday’s session following the announcement that its talks with Zoomlion were terminated. At the same time, the company also announced that the sale of ...
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Thermo Fisher Pays $4.2 Billion for Microscope Maker

Scientific instrument maker and supplier Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) said Friday morning that it has agreed to acquire FEI Co. (NASDAQ: FEIC) for $107.50 per share in cash, ...
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How Medivation Shareholders May Lose Big by Poison Pill in Hostile Takeover Fight With Sanofi

Sanofi S.A. (NYSE: SNY) wants Medivation Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) and it is going to extreme lengths to get it. Usually the term “hostile takeover” is an exaggeration, but in this case ...
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Monsanto (Predictably) Rebuffs Bayer

Bayer said Tuesday that it was not surprised that its $62 billion offer to acquire Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) was declined, but the German firm is pleased that Monsanto is ...
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PDL’s Next Acquisition Target Focus Is on Hypertension

PDL BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: PDLI) has now shown where its next revenue stream will be coming from. The company announced on Tuesday that it has committed to an equity investment ...
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What the HPE and CSC Deal Really Means

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (NYSE: HPE) reported fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. There is far larger news here than mere earnings reports, and it may ...
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What Hecla Really Gets With This Small Acquisition

One trend that has been seen of late is that when companies make acquisitions, their shares have often been rising after news breaks. The old historic reaction was that the ...
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As Smartphones Shred the Camera Industry, Expect Consolidation Among the Survivors

June 29, 2007, will forever be remembered in the tech world as the day that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) debuted the first iPhone. Since then, Apple’s market cap has increased ...
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Are There More Insurance Giant Merger Risks?

Many investors, and the millions of insured Americans, are concerned about insurance premiums. After all, "Affordable Care" hasn't proved to be that affordable for many people who already had insurance ...
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KBR Buys Government Contractor Wyle for $570 Million

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced Monday morning that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Wyle for $570 million, including a ...
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Ares Capital Moves to Acquire American Capital, Excluding Mortgage Management

Both Ares Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: ARCC) and American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. According to the agreement, Ares Capital will acquire ...
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Are Nanosphere Shareholders Getting Enough With This New Offer?

Nanosphere Inc. (NASDAQ: NSPH) started the week off with a bang on Monday, following an update on an acquisition offer. Luminex Corp. (NASDAQ: LMNX) is raising the stakes for its buyout ...
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Bayer Rationalizes $62 Billion Offer for Monsanto

German conglomerate Bayer Monday morning released details of its widely presumed offer for Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON). The maker of everything from aspirin to fertilizer has offered to pay $122 ...
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Monsanto Gets Good News, Genetically Engineered Seeds Are Safe

A day before Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) confirmed that it was holding discussions with Bayer regarding an acquisition by the German company, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine ...
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Nomura Explains Increase to Range Resources Price Target

When Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) announced Monday morning that it had agreed to acquire Memorial Resource Development Corp. (NASDAQ: MRD) for $4.4 billion in an all-stock transaction, Range's stock ...
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