Category: Deals

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain…

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Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks Complete Transactions

Charter Names Tom Rutledge Chairman of the Board of Directors and Appoints Board Members STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT, May 18, 2016 – Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries, “Charter”) today announced that it has closed its previously announced transactions whereby legacy Charter, the previous public company (“legacy Charter”), has combined with Time Warner Cable…

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Shell Announces Successful Completion Of BG Merger

The BG Group will now be officially delisted from the London Stock Exchange after Royal Dutch Shell’s Scheme of Arrangement with the group has become effective. The entire issued ordinary share capital of BG Group is now owned by Shell. Shell announced the successful completion of the merger after delivering the court order to the…

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Pfizer and Allergan to Combine

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved, and the companies have entered into, a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer, a global innovative biopharmaceutical company, will combine with Allergan, a global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma, in…

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The Kraft Heinz Company Announces Successful Completion of the Merger between Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation

The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the merger between Kraft and Heinz. The transaction creates the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world with an unparalleled portfolio of iconic brands. The complementary nature of the two…

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Intel to Acquire Altera

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced a definitive agreement under which Intel would acquire Altera for $54 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $16.7 billion. The acquisition will couple Intel’s leading-edge products and manufacturing process with Altera’s leading field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. The combination is expected…

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Investors Seek to Buy Adidas’s Reebok Unit

A consortium of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi is launching a bid to buy Reebok from Adidas AG in a move that, if successful, would unwind an eight-year-old marriage of sneaker makers that has shown disappointing results. Jynwel Capital, the investment arm of the billionaire Low family of Asia, and funds affiliated with…

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Apple to Acquire Beats Music & Beats Electronics

Apple® today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of…

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GSK plc announces major three-part transaction with Novartis

GlaxoSmithKline plc today announces a major 3-part inter-conditional transaction with Novartis AG involving its Consumer Healthcare, Vaccines and Oncology businesses (the “Transaction”). In summary: GSK and Novartis will create a new world-leading Consumer Healthcare business with 2013 pro forma revenues of £6.5 billion. GSK will have majority control with an equity interest of 63.5% GSK…

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Canada Goose Signs Investment Deal With Bain Capital Private Equity To Accelerate Global Growth

Canada Goose, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of extreme weather outerwear, today announced the completion of a definitive agreement to sell a majority stake in the company to Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm. Dani Reiss will remain President and CEO, and continue to own a significant minority stake in…

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