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Category: Mergers & Acquisitions

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Companies

Thursday, July 06, 2017

The Whole Foods And Amazon Merger Is A Sign Of The Major Trend Every Investor Should Be Aware Of / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: John_Mauldin

BY PATRICK WATSON : If you are a shareholder in either Amazon (AMZN) or Whole Foods Market (WFM), their combination ought to please you. 

Both stocks rose on the merger news while the rest of the grocery industry dropped. But in the long run, I’m not sure their deal will work out well for any of us.

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Companies

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Business Mergers Soar in 2015 / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: BATR

What does a CEO do when the economy is in a persistent down turn and your business cannot expand or grow? Jump at the time tested strategy of acquisition to gain market share seems to be the response in 2015. Yet a merger is no sure thing. Anyone remember AOL’s deal to buy Time Warner. How did that turn out? Just how much additional efficiency can be squeezed out of any company? In the era of part time contract workers and low wages, all the fat has been long gone. As for research and development in new technology or products, how will such innovation be marketed in an economy infatuated with the promise of Amazon Prime drone deliveries?

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Commodities

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WhatsApp and the Wild, Weird, Wacky World of Investing / Commodities / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Vitaliy_Katsenelson

Recently, in a conversation with another investor, I referred to a company’s management as being “extremely honest.” I was corrected, that honesty is binary and cannot be described with an adjective — a person is either honest or not.

The same applies to the word insane — you cannot be insane a little. Insane is, however, the word I would use to describe the valuation that Facebook paid for WhatsApp. You see, beyond a certain point at which the boundaries of reason have been thoroughly breached, quantifying the valuation paid for WhatsApp is like putting an adjective in front of infinity.

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Companies

Friday, February 21, 2014

WhatsApp With Facebook? / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Peter_Schiff

Two pieces of business news announced this week provide a convenient frame through which to view our dysfunctional and distorted economy. The first (which has attracted tremendous attention), is Facebook's blockbuster $19 billion acquisition of instant messaging provider WhatsApp. The second (which few have noticed) is the horrific earnings report issued by Texas-based retail chain Conn's. While these two developments don't seem to have much in common, together they shed some very unflattering light on where we stand economically.

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Companies

Sunday, December 23, 2012

One of Wall Street's Worst "Dirty Secrets" / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: DailyWealth

Porter Stansberry writes: What I'm going to show you today, you'll rarely see from mainstream financial analysts.

This secret is worth too much. It generates hundreds of millions of dollars every year for the insiders on Wall Street. This secret is why investment banking is such a lucrative trade.

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Companies

Monday, October 29, 2012

Why Gordon Gekko Was Wrong, Greed is Not Always Good / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs longtime readers know, I have a real affinity for old investing adages - in large part because of the very real lessons the best ones convey.

And one of my favorites tells us that "Bulls make money, bears make money - and pigs get slaughtered."

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Companies

Friday, February 10, 2012

Three Glencore Xstrata Metals and Mining Takeover Targets: TCK, AAL, FCX / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: The proposed mega-merger of Glencore International PLC and Xstrata PLC will create a global powerhouse with the potential to shake up the mining industry overnight.

If completed, the $90 billion deal will form a mining behemoth with control over one-third of the global market for thermal coal, and make it the world's largest producer of integrated zinc production. It will also rank as the world's third-largest copper producer and fourth-largest nickel producer.

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Companies

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pan American to Acquire Minefinders and its Dolores Mine for $1.5B / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: G_Joel_Chury

Pan American Silver Corp. (TSX:PAA) (NASDAQ:PAAS) has indicated it will buy Vancouver-Based metals miner Minefinders Corp. (TSX:MFL) (AMEX:MFN) for nearly $1.5 billion, a move that will boost the combined company portfolio to 8 operating mines, half of which are located in Mexico. Going by 2011 production numbers, the new entity represents 26 million ounces of silver.

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Companies

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cash-Rich Companies Share the Wealth with Trillion-Dollar M&A 2011 Activity / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLarry D. Spears writes: Mergers and acquisitions, or M&A activity, so far in 2011 has been a driving force in the stock market's positive performance.

In fact, global M&A activity in the first quarter topped $799.8 billion, the most since 2007's pre-crash frenzy, according to a recent report in Forbes magazine.

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Companies

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Warren Buffett Taking Berkshire Hathaway on the Hunt for Takeover Targets / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKerri Shannon writes: Iconic investor and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) Warren Buffett announced on Feb. 26 in his annual shareholder letter that his company was eyeing acquisition targets in 2011, sending many "follow the guru" investors on a search for the next big takeover.

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Companies

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Morningstar's Top Takeover Targets in 2011 / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHedge Fund Live writes: The spreadsheet below gives you the up-to-date internals for the top take out names identified by Morningstar. Before getting to the spreadsheet let me tell you what these companies do and what the rumor mill has been saying over the last few months.

ACTELION (ALIOF.PK): In mid-November, Bloomberg reported that Amgen (AMGN) was preparing an approach that could come within days, while the usual big pharma suspects have all been touted as potentially interested.

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Companies

Friday, February 18, 2011

More Mega-Deals to Come as M&A Activity Returns to Pre-Crisis Levels / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJason Simpkins writes: A flurry of early-year deal making has helped drive global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity to its highest level since before the financial crisis. And the M&A market still hasn't hit full stride.

Cash rich companies and greater confidence in the overall economy are two big reasons for the turnaround. But international, cross-border deals have offered another catalyst for the spectacular growth.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mergers & Acquisitions Set to Accelerate in 2011 Following Best Start in a Decade / Stock-Markets / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: So far, 2011 has seen the biggest flurry of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in a decade, helped by a stock market that's off to a roaring start.

Worldwide deals worth $34 billion were announced on Sunday and Monday, bringing total M&A volume this year to more than $83 billion, up from $67 billion in the same period last year, the Financial Times reported.

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Companies

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Biotech Stocks Will be Fueled by Takeovers in 2011 / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLarry D. Spears writes: While a number of companies are on the verge of hitting the market with exciting new drug products or medical treatments, the biggest 2011 profits for investors in the biotech stocks are more likely to come from mergers and acquisitions (M&A) than research and development (R&D).

That's because mergers and buyouts in the industry have far outpaced the sector's overall growth rate, which in recent years has been sluggish. Indeed, IMS Health, a leading research and analytical firm serving the pharmaceutical and medical industries, projects only a slight increase in worldwide growth in 2011 - 5% to 7% versus a pace of 4% to 5% this year - with a similarly restrained outlook stretching out to 2015.

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Companies

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

M&A Set to Accelerate in 2011 After a Late November Surge / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: A flurry of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in late November could presage the biggest surge in deals since the economy tanked three years ago.

In just the last week, nearly $25 billion in M&A deals were announced. BP PLC's (NYSE ADR: BP) sale of its majority stake in Pan American Energy, which went for $7.1 billion, was at the top of the list. With that sale, BP will have secured about $21 billion of the $30 billion it hoped to raise from asset sales to help cover damages from its oil spill disaster.

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Companies

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Caterpillar Moves Into Mining with $8.6 Billion Bid for Bucyrus / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKerri Shannon writes: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), the world's leading manufacturer of construction equipment, yesterday (Monday) said it would pay $8.6 billion for Bucyrus International Inc. (Nasdaq: BUCY) – a maker of large-scale surface and underground mining machinery.

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Companies

Monday, October 11, 2010

Global M&A Boom Fueled by Global Currency War / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: A binge of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is being fueled by the global currency war, which has increased the value of emerging market currencies.

The value of worldwide M&A totaled $1.75 trillion during the first nine months of 2010, a 21% increase from comparable 2009 levels and the strongest nine month period for M&A since 2008, according to Thomson Reuters.

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Companies

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Oracle Declares War with HP By Hiring Hurd / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Dian_L_Chu

In response to HP's suit against its former CEO Mark Hurd to block him from working at Oracle, Larry Ellison stated that

"Oracle has long viewed HP as an important partner...By filing this vindictive lawsuit against Oracle and Mark Hurd, the HP board is acting with utter disregard for that partnership, our joint customers, and their own shareholders and employees....The HP Board is making it virtually impossible for Oracle and HP to continue to cooperate and work together in the IT marketplace."

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Companies

Sunday, September 05, 2010

HP`s 3PAR Acquisition Makes Strategic & Financial Sense / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe 3PAR saga finally came to a close on Sep. 2 with Dell Inc. (DELL) beaten by Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) in an 18-day bidding war. The final price tag of 3PAR is at $33 a share, or $2.35 billion, almost twice Dell’s initial offer at $18 a share last month.

So, does this acquisition make sense for HP?

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Companies

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Welcome To the (Tech) Jungle: Cisco’s Reaching Up to Skype? / Companies / Mergers & Acquisitions

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMerger mania is definitely back in the Tech sector. HP (HPQ) and Dell (DELL) are still seriously locking horns over 3PAR (as of this writing.) Intel’s (INTC) acquiring Infineon’s wireless business for about $1.4 billion in cash, less than two weeks after saying it would buy McAfee. However, the more intriguing story (or rumor) is when TechCrunch broke the news Sunday night that Cisco (CSCO) has made an offer to acquire Skype before they complete their IPO.

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