British American Tobacco takeover of US firm Reynolds will create the world's biggest listed tobacco company, overtaking Philip Morris International.
Chinese firms Sinochem and ChemChina are reportedly talking about possibly merging to create a more competitive global industry player.
Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.
China's Yiqian Trading Company is buying Hahn airport near Frankfurt in Germany with plans to boost passenger numbers to and from Asia and also increase air freight links.
Alaska Air Group says it has agreed to buy Virgin America for almost 2.3 billion euros. It wants to expand its presence on the US West Coast
China's Anbang raises offer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts to almost $14 billion, trying to see off Marriott International's bid.
State-owned ChemChina is to pay 39 billion euro for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta as China seeks greater food security.
If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. After being rebuffed several times in its bid to take over SABMiller, brewing giant AB InBev’s
The battle of the brewers between the world’s two biggest beer producers has taken another twist. SABMiller – owners of Peroni – has rejected the
In what could be the biggest-ever Chinese takeover of a US firm, Tsinghua Unigroup is preparing a bid for memory chip maker Micron, according to
America’s number two cable operator, Charter Communications, is to buy the number three, Time Warner Cable, in a 72 billion euro deal. Charter said
“Exploring the opportunities this great country has to offer,” those are the words of Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris after agreeing to a
US media giants Comcast and Time Warner say regulators have nixed their proposed 41.4 billion euro merger and they are abandoning the deal. The
Nokia has agreed to purchase French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a deal worth €15.5bn. Both companies back the takeover proposal and they expect it to
British challenger bank TSB has received a takeover approach from Spain’s Banco Sabadell. The offer from Spain’s fifth biggest bank values the
Spain’s Caixabank has confirmed it has bid for full control of Portugal’s third-largest lender BPI bank. The Barcelona-based lender was one of
In Yemen, leader of the Houthis Abdul Malik defends a takeover of power his rivals and the Gulf Cooperation Council have denounced as a political coup.
The United Nations and the United States have condemned Yemen’s dominant Houthi group for dissolving parliament. The move was also denounced by the
US banana producer Chiquita has said it is starting takeover talks with two Brazilian companies. That comes after Chiquita’s shareholders voted
One of the big names in American oilfield technology, Dresser-Rand, has been bought by Germany’s Siemens for nearly six billion euros in cash. The
Dutch brewer Heineken has politely declined a takeover offer from SABMiller according to media reports. The Heineken family, majority shareholders
Burger King is cooking up a tax-friendly deal to merge with the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons. Combined they would be the third
A Mexican company has made a takeover bid for Espirito Santo Saude, the health business owned by Portugal’s indebted Espirito Santo
Italian businessman Andrea Bonomi Global Resorts’ offer for Club Med opened on Monday, with shareholders having until 19 September to decide if they
Sprint, the third largest mobile phone operator in the United States, has given up on plans to acquire T-Mobile US, which is the fourth
Investors voted with their feet in response to a surprise offer for T-Mobile US from Xavier Niel, the boss of low-cost French telecommunications
Kurdish forces have taken full control of two oilfields in Bai Hassan and Kirkuk in the north of Iraq. An Iraqi oil ministry spokesman described
The boss of French rail and energy group Alstom claimed victory on Monday following the firms decision to sell off its power generation arm to
The ongoing battle for control of Alstom’s energy arm has undergone a further twist. The French government appears to favour the General Electric