Mergers and acquisitions
British American Tobacco takeover of US firm Reynolds will create the world's biggest listed tobacco company, overtaking Philip Morris International.
Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor see a merger in their future to create a global eyewear powerhouse worth 46 billion euros.
US telecoms giant AT&T says it has agreed to buy the Time Warner media and entertainment group for more than $85bn.
The biggest merger of the year may be announced on Sunday as AT&T seek to snap up Time Warner, but Apple is monitoring the situation and may step in.
Chinese firms Sinochem and ChemChina are reportedly talking about possibly merging to create a more competitive global industry player.
Brexit uncertainties hang over the merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse even as LSE shareholders overwhelmingly voted for it.
Britain's vote to leave the European Union is threatening the planned merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse though the LSE says it remains on track.
Oilfield services provider Halliburton and smaller rival Baker Hughes have called off their merger in the face of opposition from US and European competition regulators.
European traders are wondering if it will be third time lucky after previous failed attempts, but the London and Frankfurt stock exchanges have again
Itedi, which owns the Turin based daily newspaper La Stampa, is to merge its editorial assets with Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, publisher of Rome daily La Repubblica.
A telecoms giant with over half of France’s fixed-line and mobile markets. That’s on the table if a merger between Orange and Bouygues goes ahead
Chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical have announced in a combined statement that they have agreed to merge and create a huge combined entity worth
Merger talks are said to be at an advanced stage to create a chemicals giant with a market value of more than 120 billion dollars. The deal between
Pfizer’s 150 billion-euro acquisition of Allergan is the healthcare industry’s biggest ever takeover, creating the world’s largest drug maker. The
The Irish-based group Allergan is in talks with Pfizer over a possible merger that would unite the US makers of Botox and Viagra – and create the
Dell has agreed the biggest takeover in technology history by buying the storage company EMC. The deal, worth nearly 60 billion euros, should help
Talks between Vodafone and Liberty Global over cooperation in Europe have collapsed. The discussions had covered exchanging assets in mobile
Moves are afoot to unite the world’s two biggest producers of beer. Anheuser-Busch InBev – which makes Budweiser and Stella Artois – says it
“Out of the market for an ‘elephant’ for 12 months or so”. Those were the words of billionaire Warren Buffett after his investment firm Berkshire
Shares in British bookmaker Ladbrokes shot up 10 percent after the turf accountant confirmed it was in merger talks with the Gala Coral Group. It
One of the British high streets’ biggest names New Look has been hunted down by South African investment heavyweight Brait. The chain has 600 shops
The Greeks say they are in advanced discussions with China’s Cosco to sell 51% of one their great maritime assets, the port of Piraeus. The Chinese
Liberty Global’s Belgian arm, Telenet, is buy local mobile network operator Base from Dutch group KPN for 1.3 billion euros. For Liberty, Europe’s
The cement may not yet be dry on the merger between Lafarge and Holcim but the combined company has a new chief executive. The board’s of the
Dutch electronics giant Philips has begun its long-flagged withdrawal from one of its core historic activities, lighting, by selling 80.1% of its
A fashion marriage made in heaven is how Italy’s Yoox and London’s Net a Porter are hailing their merger. Swiss luxury group Richemont, which owns
Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa has just taken a mighty bite into the UK mobile market share by buying O2 from Spain’s Telefonica. For 13.9 billion
Two of America’s biggest household names, Kraft and Heinz, are to merge to create the world’s number five food group. Heinz, co-owned by Warren
Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing is dialing up his stake in the British telecoms market as his Hutchison Whampoa company moves to buy mobile phone