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Mergers and Acquisitions

Siemens taps into US fracking craze with $7.6bn acquisition
German engineering giant Siemens AG said Monday it will buy US oil services company Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion, a move that will give the German company a route into the booming American shale industry.

22.09.2014 09:39

Na zdorovye, Pabst! Russian brewing company buys iconic American beer label
Almost in the same All-American league as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer will now be in the hands of a Russian brewer.

20.09.2014 12:16

US Senator calls for Burger King boycott amid tax-dodging accusations
A Democratic Senator is calling for Americans to boycott Burger King after the fast food giant agreed to purchase Tim Hortons for $11 billion, consequently avoiding US taxes.

26.08.2014 23:30

Burger King buys Tim Hortons for $11bn
The famous flame grilled Whopper burger is taking over a chain better known for its coffee and doughnuts in a deal that will create the world’s third largest fast-food chain with a total market capitalization of over $21 billion.

26.08.2014 12:36

​Tesla and Panasonic to establish world’s biggest battery plant
Electric car maker Tesla Motors and electronics giant Panasonic have signed an agreement to build the world’s biggest plant to produce batteries which will be known as the Gigafactory.

31.07.2014 11:21

Time Warner enacts changes to fend off any future Murdoch takeover bids
Time Warner has changed its bylaws to prevent an unwanted takeover in the future. The move comes after the CNN parent company turned down an offer to be bought out by Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch last week.

22.07.2014 23:30

Fox owner Murdoch wants to buy CNN parent company too
The media empire administered by billionaire Rupert Murdoch would have grown exponentially had Time Warner Inc. accepted an impressive offer last month to be bought by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.

16.07.2014 16:46

General Electric buys Alstom energy unit for $17bn
General Electric has been given the green light to buy Alstom’s energy business for an estimated $17 billion. The deal will give GE wider access to power plants in Asia and Africa, with Alstom getting a stronger footing in the US railroad business.

23.06.2014 12:24

Elon Musk wants to build mega solar plant in NY
The man behind the Tesla electric car now wants to build one of the world’s largest solar panel plants in upstate New York. Rooftop solar installer SolarCity is expanding the effort to produce more panels in the US, not in China.

18.06.2014 14:19

‘The truth is worse than we imagine’: One-quarter of public company deals involve insider trading
An award-winning new study claims that more than a quarter of all public company deals involve transactions that could be consider examples of insider trading.

17.06.2014 17:31

Apple & Beats get into bed for $3bn – Dre to join Mac maker
Apple has signed its biggest ever acquisition, paying $3 billion for Beats Music, and Beats Electronics. The deal marks a major shift in Apple’s policy of developing streaming technology in-house.

29.05.2014 06:53

​AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in mega acquisition
America’s second-largest wireless provider AT&T will buy the country’s largest satellite TV company for $48.5 billion, as well as assume the company’s net debt, giving the total transaction a value of $67.1 billion.

19.05.2014 14:35

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