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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Brazilian magnates luring Chiquita shareholders with hard cash

    Chiquita Brands International's shareholders and board of directors are likely to find two Brazilian firms' offer of $610 million cash hard to turn down, some analysts said Tuesday, as the companies try to break up Chiquita's planned merger with Irish...
  • BHP announces spin-off plan, no share buyback for now

    MELBOURNE/LONDON (Reuters) - The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in a 2001 merger, to focus on its most profitable activities. But it held off...
  • Tribune Media profit boosted by acquisitions

    Tribune Media profit boosted by acquisitions
    Tribune Media saw its earnings grow 25 percent in the second quarter, according to financial statements released Tuesday morning. The Chicago-based media company reported a net income of $82.9 million, up from $66.3 million in the same quarter a year...
  • Medtronic sales rise, but profit drops on one-time costs

    Costs are already mounting for Medtronic Inc.'s proposed $43 billion acquisition of Irish healthcare supplier Covidien, which dented its latest profit even as sales rose solidly for most of its products. On paper, Medtronic's profit fell 9 percent in its...
  • Infineon agrees to buy Int'l Rectifier for $3 billion in cash

    Infineon denies paying too much for International Rectifier
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Infineon brushed off concern that it was spending too much to buy U.S.-based International Rectifier, saying the deal promised a wealth of benefits for the German chipmaker. Infineon announced the $3 billion cash deal late on...
  • Media and Entertainment Mega Mergers Increase 50%

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Size matters in media. The big companies keep getting bigger, with the number of mergers and acquisitions between major players increasing substantially during the past year, according to a report by PwC. This year has already...
  • Avago sells former LSI business to Intel

    Intel Corp., the world's leading manufacturer of microprocessors for personal computers, is putting down new roots in the Lehigh Valley. The Santa Clara, Calif., manufacturer struck a deal to buy a chunk of Avago Technology that employs hundreds of high-...
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  • Lenovo profit jumps a better-than-expected 23 percent

    Lenovo's gains in the intensely competitive PC and smartphone markets enabled the company to post a 23 percent jump in quarterly profit and exceed analysts' expectations. Meanwhile, CEO Yang Yuanqing told Bloomberg News that the company still anticipates...
  • When companies flee U.S. tax system, investors often don't reap big returns

    WASHINGTON August 18 (Reuters) - Establishing a tax domicile abroad to avoid U.S. taxes is a hot strategy in corporate America, but many companies that have done such "inversion" deals have failed to produce above-average returns for investors, a...
  • Icahn roasts Family Dollar's board as Dollar General looms

    With a $9.7 billion upset bid from Dollar General threatening to upset the North Carolina-based Family Dollar's planned acquisition by another competitor, the Family Dollar's board of directors is in a vocal critic's crosshairs for not moving more...