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Mergers and Acquisitions

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

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