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Mergers and Acquisitions

​Smoking guns? UK tobacco giant blames ISIS for cigarette sales slump
Imperial Tobacco has blamed a slump in cigarette sales on regional instability caused by the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the Middle East.

06.05.2015 10:59

Comcast pulls the plug on multi-billion-dollar Time Warner merger - report
​The would-be landmark $45.2 billion merger between telecommunication giants Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. has fallen apart, according to reports.

23.04.2015 20:08

Shell to acquire BG group for $70bn, biggest deal in 10 yrs
The Anglo-Dutch oil major Royal Dutch Shell is to acquire Britain’s BG Group Plc for $70 billion, narrowing the gap with a global leader ExxonMobil.

08.04.2015 07:08

​Heinz, Kraft to merge forming world’s fifth largest food producer
The Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group of the US have agreed to merge. The new firm will be called the Kraft Heinz Company and is expected to the fifth largest food producer in the world.

25.03.2015 10:50

China wants to create its own ExxonMobil - media
China is reportedly considering ways to merge its state-owned oil companies to better compete globally as oil prices fall and its economy slows.

18.02.2015 15:43

Rosneft gets stake in Total refinery in Germany
Russian oil major Rosneft has agreed to take over a 16.67 percent stake from France’s Total in an oil refinery in Germany. The deal was struck during the first visit to Russia of Total’s new CEO.

28.11.2014 13:22

​Extend house arrest of billionaire Yevtushenkov till spring, prosecutors ask court
The General Prosecutor’s Office has petitioned a Moscow court to extend house arrest for Vladimir Yevtushenkov, head of Russia’s biggest conglomerate AFK Sistema. This is to prevent the billionaire fleeing abroad or destroying evidence, prosecutors say.

14.11.2014 12:44

Russia’s 5th largest oil company to return to state ownership
The Russian government has won court approval to seize shares in Bashneft, the country’s fifth largest oil company, after the CEO of the holding company was accused of illicitly privatizing the company’s assets.

31.10.2014 08:10

China’s rail giants may form $26bn conglomerate
​The two largest Chinese state-owned train makers CSR Corp and China CNR Corp are reportedly in merger talks that would create a new mega-company to compete in overseas markets with German, Canadian, and Japanese locomotive makers.

28.10.2014 07:37

UK-Israel trade hits record high despite Gaza carnage
UK trade relations with Israel between January and August 2014 are reported to have reached record levels, despite worldwide public outrage against the IDF’s recent military assault on Gaza.

08.10.2014 14:42

Russia’s Gazprom buys Europe’s biggest gas storage facility
Russia will acquire Europe's largest underground gas storage facility this autumn from Germany’s BASF, continuing the development of its Nord Stream operations. In return, the Germans will get access to large gas reserves in Western Siberia.

08.10.2014 13:08

Great Waldorf of China: Beijing buys legendary NYC hotel for $2bn
The worlds’ biggest hotel operator Hilton Worldwide has sold the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York to a Chinese insurance company for nearly $2 billion, a record for a US hotel. The deal marks the continued Chinese real estate shopping spree in America.

08.10.2014 09:35