Deals - Europe Headlines

Fri, Jul 3 2015

K+S rejects Potash Corp's takeover approach as too low

FRANKFURT - German potash miner K+S rejected Potash Corp of Saskatchewan's 7.9 billion euro ($8.7 billion) takeover bid on Thursday, saying it was too low and that the Canadian suitor could be planning to dismantle the company, putting jobs at risk.

03 Jul 2015

Samsung Group companies' merger deal runs into fresh opposition

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SEOUL - The proposed $8 billion merger of two Samsung Group companies came under attack from two directions on Friday, as an activist hedge fund filed a court action against the deal and a shareholder advisory group recommended shareholders oppose it.

Deals, Tech 03 Jul 2015

Thu, Jul 2 2015

Tencent deal throws spotlight on Hong Kong backdoor listings

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HONG KONG - A heavily discounted purchase of a loss-making solar-panel maker last week has cast a spotlight on the Chinese takeovers of so-called listed shell companies in Hong Kong, which may be used to sidestep the bourse's rigorous listing process.

02 Jul 2015

Health insurer Centene adds muscle with $6.3 billion Health Net deal

- U.S. health insurer Centene Corp will buy smaller rival Health Net Inc for $6.3 billion, underscoring the healthcare industry's rush to bulk up to negotiate better prices with suppliers and hospitals, and attract new customers. | Video

Deals, Health 02 Jul 2015

Regulatory rebuffs could force GE to seek other deals, more buybacks

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- U.S. and European regulatory resistance could force General Electric Co to seek another buyer for its appliances business and different paths to expand its industrial operations in an ongoing strategic overhaul.

02 Jul 2015

K+S rejects Potash Corp's takeover approach as too low

FRANKFURT - German potash miner K+S rejected Potash Corp of Saskatchewan's 7.9 billion euro ($8.7 billion) takeover bid on Thursday, saying it was too low and that the Canadian suitor could be planning to dismantle the company, putting jobs at risk.

02 Jul 2015

Unilever to acquire Murad to expand skincare business

LONDON - Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is to buy U.S. skincare company Murad, its fourth premium skincare deal in recent months.

02 Jul 2015

Mondelez in talks with multiple parties to sell Carte Noire

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- Mondelez International Inc said it was in talks with multiple parties for the sale of French coffee brand Carte Noire to address European antitrust concerns as it closed a deal with D.E Master Blenders to create the world's biggest standalone coffee company.

02 Jul 2015

Anthem, Cigna in new round of talks: source

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- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp has had its first meetings with competitor Anthem Inc after it rebuffed Anthem's $47 billion merger proposal last month, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

02 Jul 2015

Airbus signs deal for China cabin-completion plant

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TOULOUSE, France - Airbus signed an agreement on Thursday to set up its second plant on Chinese soil in a deal that the European planemaker hopes will lead to lucrative new plane orders.