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  • Philips expands in medical devices with $1.2 billion Volcano deal

    Philips has agreed to acquire U.S.-based medical device maker Volcano Corp for $1.2 billion including debt, its largest healthcare acquisition in seven years and a bid to cash in on an aging population's need for more complex treatments.
  • Merger speculation drives up Office Depot stock

    Merger speculation drives up Office Depot stock
    Office Depot's stock has leapt since activist shareholder Starboard Value LP made moves last week aimed at merging the Boca Raton-based retailer and rival Staples. Starboard disclosed Thursday that it had increased its stake in Office Depot to 10...

    Repsol to buy Talisman Energy for hefty premium

    Spain's Repsol has agreed to buy Talisman Energy , Canada's fifth-largest independent oil producer, for $8.3 billion as the drop in oil prices pushes energy companies to take the plunge on big M&A deals. Repsol will also take on $4.7 billion of Talisman'...

    Olam to become top-tier cocoa processor with $1.3 bln ADM deal

    Olam to become top-tier cocoa processor with $1.3 bln ADM deal
    Olam International Ltd will buy Archer Daniels Midland Co's cocoa business for $1.3 billion, catapulting the Singapore-based commodities firm into the top tier of global suppliers to the growing chocolate business. The deal would be Olam's biggest ever...

    Riverbed Technology to sell for $3.6 billion after activist investor struggle

    SAN FRANCISCO Networking company Riverbed Technology has agreed to be acquired for $3.6 billion after being unable to shake a challenge from an activist investor. Riverbed announced Monday morning that it will accept a bid of $21 a share from private...