Mergers and Acquisitions

Lumentum, the supplier of 3D sensors to Apple and other smartphone makers, has agreed to acquire photonics maker Coherent in a deal valued at $5.7 billion, a premium of 49% to Coherent's closing...
Acacia and Cisco are back on again, after many thought the merger deal was sunk. And Acacia is getting even more out of the deal.
Acacia shares were up handily to close out the week after it was announced that the company had ended its $2.6 billion merger agreement with Cisco.
UnitedHealth Group has agreed to pay about $7.8 billion in cash and assume some $5 billion in debt to acquire Change Healthcare, a competing provider of back-office services for health care providers.
Health care provider Centene has struck a deal to acquire Magellan Health in a transaction valued at $2.2 billion. Magellan is a leading provider of behavioral health programs.
Agios Pharmaceuticals shares jumped on Monday after the company announced that it will be streamlining its portfolio.
Oil and gas producer Diamondback Energy is acquiring another small producer in a deal that is leaving investors in both companies unhappy.
Lockheed Martin has reached an agreement to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4 billion in cash. The acquisition adds to Lockheed's hypersonic missile capabilities.
Marijuana growers Aphria and Tilray have announced a reverse merger that will create the world's largest cannabis company measured by revenue.
Prevail Therapeutics shares absolutely exploded on Tuesday morning after it was announced that the company would be acquired by Eli Lilly.
Alexion Pharmaceutical shares shot up on Monday after it was announced over the weekend that the company would be acquired by AstraZeneca.
Regional banks Huntington and TCF have announced a merger that will create the country's sixth-largest regional bank.
Cardtronics was one of the biggest movers on Wednesday after the company confirmed that it received an offer to be bought out.
There are some mergers which obviously need to be blocked. After all, if a company becomes a monopoly or can become far more predatory in an industry then it can cause problems for other businesses...
Salesforce released its most recent quarterly results after the close and confirmed that it would be acquiring Slack.