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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance to feel heat, Bern or no

    Walgreens Boots Alliance to feel heat, Bern or no
    My local drug dealer has decided not to flee the country but is scrambling to deliver what backers were promised. It just goes to show that the merging global pharmacy giant set to be known as Walgreens Boots Alliance doesn't have to be based in Bern to...
  • Investing: The urge to merge is back in a big way

    Every week, it seems, brings news of a corporate coupling (or at least an invitation). Buyouts are brisk in industries ranging from technology to health care, from finance to consumer goods. Halfway through 2014, U.S. companies had announced more than 9,...
  • 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...
  • Cars.com sale shows success, struggle for news companies

    WASHINGTON The Gannett Co.'s announcement Tuesday that it was buying out its four media partners in Cars.com to the tune of $1.8 billion is both a success story for the struggling newspaper sector and a sign of the challenges ahead. The largest U.S....
  • Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?

    Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?
    Walgreen Co. is at a crossroads, but it may not be "at the corner of happy and healthy" as its advertising slogan suggests. The nation's largest drugstore chain is considering a move that would allow it to significantly cut its tax bill and increase...
  • AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire for $55 billion

     AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire for $55 billion
    AbbVie Inc. signed a nearly $55 billion deal to acquire drugmaker Shire PLC early Friday, a move that will allow it to substantially cut its corporate tax bill by moving its legal address to the United Kingdom. The deal, announced by both companies in a...
  • Northeast Utilities Profits Hit By Federal Transmission Ruling

    Profits at Northeast Utilities fell in the second quarter due to ongoing merger costs and a charge relating to a federal review of how much money is reasonable for it and similar companies to earn from transmission projects. Lower electric sales due to...
  • Merger of Aecom and URS to create giant L.A. construction firm

    Los Angeles construction giant Aecom Technology Corp. — which has worked on downtown L.A. high-rises, World Cup stadiums and New York's new World Trade Center — will buy its San Francisco rival, URS Corp., in a $6-billion deal. The merged...