Mergers

RECENT NEWS
Wall Street Journal  Jul 18  Comment 
Global takeover activity is up 53% this year, with AbbVie's $54 billion tie-up with Shire pushing deal activity past the $2 trillion mark.
newratings.com  Jul 18  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Giant Interactive Group Inc. (GA) announced the completion of its merger with Giant Merger Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Giant Investment Limited, pursuant to the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger,...
CNNMoney.com  Jul 18  Comment 
Chicago-based AbbVie announced an agreement on a $54.7 billion merger with Britain's Shire designed to slash AbbVie's tax bill by moving its legal home out of the United States.
newratings.com  Jul 18  Comment 
SAINT HELIER (dpa-AFX) - US-based AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) and Irish drug company Shire Plc. (SHP.L, SHPG) Friday said they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended combination of Shire with AbbVie. Under the terms of the Merger, Shire...
newratings.com  Jul 18  Comment 
TURIN (dpa-AFX) - Italian automaker Fiat SpA (FIATY) said Thursday that it has not held talks with German auto giant Volkswagen AG (VKW.L, VLKAF, VOW.BE) regarding a potential merger. "Fiat states that they have not held discussions with...
Reuters  Jul 17  Comment 
Shire Plc and U.S. drugmaker Abbvie Inc plan to announce a $53 billion merger as soon as Friday morning, two people said on Thursday.
Reuters  Jul 17  Comment 
In the latest sign of financial pressures in the legal industry, the 123-year-old Boston law firm Bingham McCutchen is seeking a merger with another top U.S. firm and has reached out to...
Reuters  Jul 17  Comment 
The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
Wall Street Journal  Jul 17  Comment 
Italian auto maker's shares rise 4% in Milan after a report that its controlling shareholders are in talks with the family owners of Volkswagen.
USAToday.com  Jul 17  Comment 
Media companies are eyeing each other for acquisitions to ward off competitive threats




 
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