Mergers and Acquisitions

Xerox Wants HP to Quit Stalling on $30 Billion Buyout

A $30 billion offer from Xerox Holdings Corp. (NYSE: XRX) to acquire HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) was refused earlier this week by HP's board of directors. In its letter, HP ...
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Proposed Schwab and TD Ameritrade Merger Offers Compelling Value and Strategy for Investors

If the investing world thought zero-commission trading was the greatest thing since sliced bread for their online and discount brokerage accounts, now there is a serious merger to contemplate in ...
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Will Medicines Co Be the Next Target of Novartis?

Medicines Co. (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares shot up on Tuesday after it was reported that Novartis A.G. (NYSE: NVS) might be eyeing this company as its newest acquisition. Currently, Medicines has ...
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Why HP Left the Door Open for Xerox

To no one's surprise, HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) on Sunday rejected the buyout offer from Xerox Holdings Corp. (NYSE: XRX). The rejection, signed by CEO Enrique Lores and Chair Chip ...
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Anheuser-Busch Finally Comes Around to Buying Craft Brew Alliance

Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: BREW) shares more than doubled on Tuesday after the firm announced that Anheuser-Busch Inbev N.V. (NYSE: BUD) agreed to expand their partnership in the form ...
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Are Kemet Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

Kemet Corp. (NYSE: KEM) shares shot up on Tuesday after the firm announced that it would be acquired by the Taiwanese firm Yageo. Although this offering values Kemet near multiyear ...
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Problems Persist With Walgreens Potential Go-Private Transaction

When reports of a go-private transaction are announced by media outlets, it usually sends shares of the underlying company higher. That has definitely been the case when it comes to ...
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OpenText Outbids Private Equity for Data Security Firm Carbonite

About two months ago, data protection firm Carbonite Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB) was rumored to be in discussions with unnamed private equity firms about a possible sale of the company. The ...
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If HP and Xerox Really Want a Merger, Why Not Consider It in Reverse?

There has to be some joke about two of America's oldest technology giants thinking about a merger. The news was confirmed during the week of November 8 that Xerox Corp. ...
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Should Occidental Just Try to Give Anadarko Back to Chevron?

There are good mergers, and there are not so good mergers. The reality is that big mergers often take years to unfold before real verdict can be made over whether ...
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With a Strategic Review and No Growth, Has Bloomin’ Brands Already Bloomed?

Value investors often find themselves looking at companies in the food and hospitality business. The management teams running those companies sometimes have to feel frustrated that their shares just aren't ...
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Xerox Thinks Big, but Maybe Not Too Big

Xerox Holdings Corp. (NYSE: XRX) had a market cap of about $8.1 billion at the market close Tuesday. HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) had a market cap of about $26.3 billion. ...
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Many Problems & Caveats Face Any Would-Be Acquirer of Walgreens, Even Warren Buffett

It's one thing to think that there is a value investor's dream awaiting in the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA). It's another thing to really consider that ...
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Are Wright Medical Shareholders Getting Enough in the Stryker Acquisition?

Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) shares exploded on Monday after the announcement that the firm would be acquired by Stryker Corp. (NYSE: SYK). The boards of directors of both ...
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Fitbit Set to Expand Its User Base as Google Acquisition Is Confirmed

The rumor mill sometimes is proven to be correct, and that's the case for Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL). A press release issued on Friday morning ...
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