Mergers and acquisitions

December 10, 2019 - 6:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Food delivery company Just Eat rejected a sweetened takeover bid from investment firm Prosus on Tuesday, saying that the 5 billion pound ($6.6 billion) offer still “significantly undervalues” the company. Prosus N.V., which is owned by the wealthy South African investment group...
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People walk by Tiffany's flagship store, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 in New York. French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy iconic New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, adding a famed star to its portfolio that already boasts Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 25, 2019 - 2:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, adding a famed star to its portfolio that already boasts Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. LVMH said in a statement Monday it will take over the 182-year old Tiffany and its 300...
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FILE - This July 14, 2010, file photo, shows a Charles Schwab office in Oakland, Calif. Charles Schwab is buying rival TD Ameritrade for $26 billion, a blockbuster deal accelerated by disruption in the online brokerage industry. The tie-up announced Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, would create a company so big, however, that it may draw sharp scrutiny from antitrust regulators.(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
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November 25, 2019 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Schwab is buying rival TD Ameritrade in a $26 billion stock swap, a blockbuster agreement brought about by massive disruption in the online brokerage industry. Bowing to competitive pressure, brokerages have made it free for customers to trade U.S. stocks online. A...
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November 25, 2019 - 5:25 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch energy company Eneco says it has agreed to a proposed 4.1 billion-euro ($4.5 billion) takeover by Japanese corporations Mitsubishi and Chubu. Eneco said in a statement Monday that Mitsubishi will fund 80% of the deal and Chubu the remaining 20%. The company,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, sections of a USA Today newspaper rest together in Norwood, Mass. GateHouse Media has closed on its takeover of Gannett, bringing about 260 daily papers together to become the country’s largest newspaper company by far. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 19, 2019 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — GateHouse closed its $1.1 billion takeover of USA Today publisher Gannett, becoming the country’s largest newspaper company by far and pledging significant cost cuts at a time when print publications are in precipitous decline. The merger brings together about 260 daily papers,...
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November 17, 2019 - 9:28 pm
HP Inc. says its board has rejected a roughly $33.5 billion takeover offer from Xerox. The Palo Alto, California-based company said Sunday that the cash and stock deal undervalues its business and its board cited concerns about “outsized” debt levels should the companies combine. HP, which makes...
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November 13, 2019 - 6:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — Jingye Group's purchase of British Steel Ltd. gives the privately owned Chinese steelmaker a chance to grow outside a home market dominated by giant state-owned mills. The deal adds to a string of global acquisitions by Chinese companies that want to speed their growth in industries...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, the Fitbit Charge 3 fitness trackers are displayed in New York. Google’s parent company is buying wearable device maker Fitbit for about $2.1 billion. Alphabet said Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, that it will pay $7.35 per share. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 02, 2019 - 10:36 am
Google's acquisition of wearable pioneer Fitbit may be a bold plunge into health and fitness technology. But it's also just the latest step in the internet giant's often-halting effort to become a force in consumer hardware. Once a pure software company known for its search engine, apps like Gmail...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2014 file photo, a Fiat logo pictured on a car in Milan, Italy. Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 confirmed that it is in talks with French rival PSA Peugeot, its second bid this year to reshape the global auto industry facing huge challenges with the transition to electric and autonomous vehicles. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
October 31, 2019 - 1:38 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the merger deal between Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley says the three Detroit automakers are in "different conditions" in terms of labor forces, hinting that the company may seek changes to union contract deals...
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In this March 1, 2018 photo, the logo of Peugeot is displayed at PSA Peugeot Citroen headquarters during the presentation of the company's 2017 full year results, in Rueil-Malmaison, west of Paris, France. Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 confirmed that it is in talks with French rival PSA Peugeot, its second bid this year to reshape the global auto industry facing huge challenges with the transition to electric and autonomous vehicles. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 31, 2019 - 9:42 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Peugeot said Thursday they have agreed to merge to create the world's fourth-largest automaker with enough scale to confront big shifts in the industry, including a race to develop electric cars and driverless technologies. Italian-American Fiat Chrysler...
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