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Mergers and Acquisitions

Mega-merger: Monsanto still seeks takeover of Syngenta, world's largest crop chemical company
Transnational agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto has reiterated its desire to merge with fellow chemical-producing behemoth Syngenta, a company that has already rebuffed three previous purchase attempts by Monsanto.

29.06.2015 19:55

Apple, music labels investigated for antitrust violations, collusion ahead of Apple Music launch
Two states are investigating Apple for potentially colluding with or pressuring music companies to favor its new Apple Music, its new paid subscription service, to the detriment of Apple’s competitors. The US government and EU are also probing the issue.

10.06.2015 19:44

Charter Communications acquires Time Warner Cable in $78.7bn deal
US leading broadband company Charter Communications has acquired Time Warner Cable in a deal worth $78.7 billion. The new company is expected to become one of the largest cable and broadband operators in the US.

26.05.2015 10:26

Appeals court tells FCC to let merger docs stay secret
A federal appeals court has ruled that secret business documents related to the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV don’t need to be disclosed.

08.05.2015 19:32

​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