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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Reading International switches tracks from its railroad past

    Reading International switches tracks from its railroad past
    The Reading Railroad company that most people know from the Monopoly board game is still going strong, but it's not laying down tracks any more. What is now Reading International Inc. has turned into a Los Angeles firm that runs cinema complexes and...
  • AbbVie board calls off Shire acquisition

    AbbVie board calls off Shire acquisition
    North Chicago-based drugmaker AbbVie has pulled the plug on its plan to buy Dublin-based Shire, recommending shareholders vote against the planned $55 billion takeover following new U.S. tax rules. Shire stands to be paid a break-up fee of about $1.64...
  • Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing

    Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing
    Samsung said its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows phones raised antitrust problems once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business, according to a court filing. The filing late on Thursday stems from Microsoft Corp's lawsuit...
  • Lenovo closes $2.91 billion deal for Motorola phone unit

    China's Lenovo Group said Thursday it has closed its $2.91 billion acquisition of the Motorola handset unit from Google, paving the way for a fresh assault on the U.S. smartphone market. The purchase comes as Lenovo, the world's leading maker of PCs,...
  • Chiquita shareholders voted down Fyffes in 2-to-1 ratio

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Shareholders of Charlotte, N.C.-based Chiquita Brands International voted down the company's planned merger decisively with an Irish produce company, rejecting the deal in a 2-to-1 ratio, securities filings Tuesday showed. The company had...
  • Facebook Tops Q3 Estimates, Reaching 1.35 Billion Monthly Users

    Facebook, the world's largest social-media service, hit 1.35 billion monthly active users as of the end of the third quarter, up 14% year-over-year, and exceeded Wall Street financial estimates. The company's Q3 2014 revenue was $3.20 billion, an...
  • Rating firms ponder Medtronic downgrades over new tax rules

    MINNEAPOLIS Two Wall Street rating firms expect to downgrade Medtronic Inc.'s debt because the company will have to borrow $13.5 billion more than it expected to buy health care supplier Covidien and move the combined company to Ireland. The changes in...
  • Regal Entertainment Sale: Get While the Getting is Good?

    For years, Regal Entertainment Group has been one of the theater industry's biggest buyers. But on Monday, the world's largest circuit announced that it was entertaining the idea of being a seller, signalling that the consolidation boom that Regal...
  • Brazilian companies to buy Chiquita

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Two Brazilian companies announced Monday they'd reached a deal to buy Charlotte, N.C.-based Chiquita Brands International for $14.50 a share. The acquisition ends months of corporate wrangling. Chiquita had tried to fend off the...
  • AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire

     AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire
    AbbVie's surprise announcement late Tuesday that it is having second thoughts about its proposed acquisition of Shire raises numerous questions about the future of the deal. The North Chicago-based drugmaker said its board of directors will take...
  • M&A deals get U.S. loan market moving

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New launches resumed in the U.S. leveraged loan market last week after volatility all-but closed the new issue market for leveraged loans and high yield bonds the previous week as choppy markets boosted execution risk. Issuers...