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$2.3 Billion EMI Deal To Make Sony The Largest Play In Music Publishing Industry

Sony Corp is to become the largest music publisher in the world following its decision to take over EMI for an investment of about $2.3 billion. Sony Corp said on Tuesday.   Since taking over as the CEO of Sony, for Kenichiro Yoshida this was is the largest deal that will see the company...

Vodafone To Take Over Some Of Liberty’s European Assts For $21.8 Billion

Vodafone would now be able to offer superfast cable TV, broadband and mobile in Europe after its taking over of Liberty Global’s assets in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for a deal worth $21.8 billion. This will also help the company to take on its rivals in the region.  ...

Irish Pharma Firm Shire To Be Acquired By Japanese Company Takeda For £46bn

In a deal that took months of negotiations and a once dead end, Irish drugmaker Shire will now be bought over by Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical in a deal that is worth £46 billion.   Since March this year, there had been five offers for UK-listed Shire made by Takeda. The final agreement ends...

Deal Nearing Between Nestle And Starbucks For Bagged Coffee Business Of The Later

The business of Starbucks Corp that is engage in selling of bagged coffee and drinks in supermarkets is being sought to be bought over by Nestle, the largest coffee company in the world. sources and reports have said that the two companies are close to striking a deal soon.    The news...

Investment Manager Says Sainsbury’s-Asda Merger Forced By Amazon Threat

According to an investment manager, the rising threat from Amazon for the retail players in the U.K. retail industry is the cause of the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Walmart’s Asda, The retailers want to create a protection for themselves by growing in size through the deal.   On...

At Least 20,000 US Jobs Could Be Lost From A Proposed Merger Of T-Mobile And Sprint

The number of major US wireless providers would be reduced to three after the combination of T-Mobile and Sprint. The two companies announced the merger on Sunday to form a single new company.   The venture will allow the companies to save money by merging networks and by closing stores and...

Fujifilm And Xerox Merger Temporarily Stopped By U.S. Court Ruling

A court ruling has temporarily blocked the merger of Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s with U.S. firm Xerox Corp following the court awarding a win to activist investors of Xerox in the case of a suing the company to stop the merger.   The deal was opposed in the lawsuit demanding addition of his own...

EU Gives Approval For Acquisition Of Monsanto By Bayer – Deal Is Worth $62.5 Billion

The mega acquisition of U.S. company Monsanto by German conglomerate Bayer has been approved by the antitrust body of the European Union. The deal is worth $62.5 billion.   Arguably, over one forth of the total seed and pesticides market of the world would cone under control of the new...

$54 Billion Deal For Express Script Buyout By Health Insuring Company Cigna

In a move that is reflective of the impetus for restructuring in the insurance companies to reduce cost pressures by growing bigger, pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co was announced to by bought by U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp for a proposed deal worth about $54 billion.  ...

Proposed Acquisition Of Chicago Stock Exchange By China Led Investor Bid Blocked By U.S.

A proposed merger between the Chicago Stock Exchange and an investor group that is linked to China has been rejected by the United States.   The matter was under review by officials for more than two years. This decision brings a closure to that review as well.   The Committee on...

Broadcom’s Revised Acquisition Bid Rejected By Qualcomm, Proposes Meeting To Settle Issues With Bid

A revised $121 billion buyout offer by Broadcom Ltd was rejected outright by U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc. However, the later has proposed a meeting of the two companies to discuss what it referred to as “serious deficiencies in value and certainty” in the bid by the former.  ...

Dell Considering IPO Or Merger With VMWare, Said The Company

A public offering is being considered by computer maker Dell Technologies Inc where it plans to either offer common stock by itself or offer its stocks along with the stocks of business software maker VMware Inc which is the publicly held subsidiary of the company.   Dell has bene under...
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