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  • Norway's Yara CFO to lead CF Industries talks after CEO fired

    Norwegian fertilizer maker Yara International has fired Chief Executive Joergen Ole Haslestad, saying he was unsuitable to lead merger talks with Deerfield-based CF Industries which would continue under its finance chief. Yara and CF said last month they...
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  • CF Industries scraps merger talks with Yara

    CF Industries scraps merger talks with Yara
    CF Industries has walked away from merger talks with Norway's Yara International that would have created a $24.5 billion fertilizer producer. CF concluded that an all-stock deal did not adequately reflect the value of its near-term capacity expansions,...
  • Aecom finalizes $6-billion acquisition of engineering design rival URS

    Aecom finalizes $6-billion acquisition of engineering design rival URS
    Los Angeles engineering design firm Aecom Technology Corp. finalized its acquisition of rival URS Corp. Friday, completing a $6-billion deal that makes it the largest publicly traded company in Los Angeles. The two California construction and...
  • AbbVie says tax rule changes scuttled deal for Shire

     AbbVie says tax rule changes scuttled deal for Shire
    AbbVie is blaming the Obama administration for pulling the plug on its $55 billion proposed acquisition of Irish drugmaker Shire, asserting that the largest corporate deal of the year no longer made economic sense under new federal tax regulations. Late...
  • AbbVie urges shareholders to reject Shire deal due to tax rule change

    The board of directors of Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. recommended that shareholders reject the acquisition of European rival Shire, saying recent changes to U.S. tax rules eliminated some of the financial benefits of the $52-billion deal. The...
  • Horizon Pharma defies lawmakers, moves to Ireland

    Horizon Pharma defies lawmakers, moves to Ireland
    Despite growing criticism from lawmakers in Washington, a Deerfield drugmaker on Friday officially planted its corporate flag in Ireland, a move designed in part to lower its tax bill. Horizon Pharma completed its $587 million acquisition of the Irish...
  • Consumers, Hollywood Wait for Answers on the Comcast-TWC Merger

    Many people have chimed in on the plans by Comcast, the nation's top cable and Internet provider, to merge with Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable operator and No. 3 ISP. But perhaps no one was so public as a man who confronted Comcast CEO Brian Roberts...
  • Starz meets with 21st Century Fox about possible acquisition

     Starz meets with 21st Century Fox about possible acquisition
    Executives with Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and Starz met Tuesday to discuss a possible acquisition of the premium cable movie service, a deal that could expand Murdoch's reach into homes across the country. Starz Chief Executive Chris Albrecht...
  • CF Industries in merger talks with Norwegian company

    CF Industries in merger talks with Norwegian company
    Since going public in 2005, Deerfield-based CF Industries Holdings Inc. has become a leading supplier of nitrogen fertilizer in North America. On Tuesday, the company signaled its global ambitions. Or it signaled that it wants to thwart the possibility of...
  • Norwegian to acquire Prestige Cruises in $3 billion deal

    Norwegian to acquire Prestige Cruises in $3 billion deal
    Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is expanding its cruise portfolio with the acquisition of Prestige Cruises International Inc., the operator of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. On Tuesday, the company, which operates as Norwegian...