Mergers and Acquisitions

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A Serious Win-Win for Dow Chemical and Olin

It looks like activist investors finally will get their way with Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) and it will divest part of its business. Actually, this is a win-win for ...
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Why the Buffett Role in Kraft Heinz Matters So Much

Perhaps it was one of those marriages that was inevitable. The couple that bickers with each other for most of the movie only to live together happily ever after by ...
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What Rite Aid Could Actually Fetch in a Buyout

Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) may have found some rekindled love out there. Reports that renewed takeover chatter has surfaced around Rite Aid have sent shares about 5% higher. The ...
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6 Mergers That Ought to Happen

If there is one thing that can result from a bull market and from a good economy in which companies have solid balance sheets, it is mergers and acquisitions. In ...
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Are VTSS Shareholders Getting Enough?

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: VTSS) announced Wednesday morning that it would be acquired by Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC). The definitive agreement carries an all-cash offer of $5.28 per share. The offer represents ...
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As Valeant Ups Salix Buyout, Will Endo Come Back?

Monday morning, Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLXP) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) both announced that they had entered into an agreement on their plan to merge based on ...
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5 Highly Unusual Stock Moves of the Past Week

The bull market may have seen an interruption this past week, but stocks are still very close to all-time highs and this bull market is now six years old. It ...
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Salix Now Has 2 Merger Dance Partners

The merger situation around Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLXP) just became much more complicated. Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP) has made a bid for Salix in a private letter sent to ...
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How Much Could Whiting Petroleum Really Fetch in a Buyout?

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) shares have taken a huge jump in Monday’s trading session on reported rumors that it is shopping for a buyout. Note that these are only ...
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Another Smart Alcoa Acquisition, but Is the Price Smart?

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) announced Monday morning that it would acquire RTI International Metals Inc. (NYSE: RTI) in a stock-for-stock transaction that values RTI at $1.5 billion including debt. The goal ...
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The Next 3 Likely Biotech Buyout Candidates

One good way for a company to increase sales and move past simple organic growth is to make an acquisition, and that is just what AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) did ...
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What to Expect From Staples Earnings

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Friday morning before the markets open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.30 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Just How Expensive Is the Pharmacyclics Buyout?

Pharmacyclics Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYC) has seen its stock surge in the past week as rumors swirl about a potential acquisition. News finally broke late Wednesday that there was an official ...
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Why Starboard Sees Staples Worth Another 100% More After Office Depot Merger

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) has already rallied handily from its bottom, due in part to the consolidation plans to acquire Office Depot (NYSE: ODP). Staples has been the target of ...
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Key Analyst Weighs In on Boston Scientific Acquisition

Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX) announced that it entered into a definitive agreement with Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP) to acquire its American Medical Systems urology portfolio. The deal calls for ...
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