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Shire in $30bn approach for Baxalta

Irish pharma company proposes deal after initial rebuff


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This quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved

Shire eyes big league with Baxalta bid

Completion of $30bn deal would push UK drugmaker up global ranks

China needs partners to tap Hollywood

Sellers want certainty that a deal will be done, but all too often Chinese buyers fail

Bonds to finance M&A at record high

Groups have raised $290bn of debt to buy competitions this year

Axel Springer regroups after non-deals

Challenge is how to become ‘the leading digital publisher’


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Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

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Insight into M&A in the technology, media and tele-communications sector

Will US equities follow junk bonds down?

Usual rule may not hold given fixed income indices’ big energy exposure

Survey backs Monsanto’s Syngenta bid

Bernstein poll finds investors looking for 5% price rise on $45bn offer

ValueAct takes stake in Smiths Group

US activist revealed as investor days after Rolls-Royce move

Nokia Navteq software maps Berlin

Mapping: Here and now

Audi, BMW and Daimler are buying Here from Nokia — but not to make a profit

Allianz leads service station buyout

Terms of Tank & Rast’s sale not disclosed

Shire buys US eyecare business for $300m

Drugmaker bolsters move into ophthalmics with all-cash deal

Exor/Partner Re: Safety in numbers

Conglomerates, even interesting ones, demand a discount

Heineken: export strength lager

First-half results from the Dutch brewer highlighted why it is often touted as a takeover target

Exor wins battle for PartnerRe

Agnelli-controlled company scuppers Axis Capital’s merger plans

Trinity Mirror targets acquisitions

Newspaper group’s net cash reserves give it firepower for deals

Nokia Navteq Software probe data in Berlin

Carmakers agree €2.8bn Nokia Here deal

Acquisition is attempt to head off Silicon Valley rivals

Commodities fall hits capital expenditure

S&P predicts spending will fall more than 10% this year

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Osborne determined to sell off assets

State holdings manager is being shifted to the Treasury

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ITV Studios in focus as audience share falls

Some of the biggest flops produced in-house

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Enoc boosts offer for Dragon Oil

Cash bid raised for 46% of Turkmenistan-focused explorer

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Hester to strengthen hand as Zurich circles

RSA chief aims to show turnround efforts bearing fruit

Honeywell landed with debt-ridden pension funds

Company acquires two unrelated schemes in deal for Elster

Chinese investors compete to buy Avolon

Fight for Irish aircraft leasing group could see $2.5bn valuation

HSBC nears $4bn sale of Brazilian arm

Bank also in exclusive talks to sell Turkish operations to ING

Liberty Global increases stake in ITV

Investment will fuel speculation of full takeover of broadcaster

Coca-Cola bottlers hold merger talks

Deal aimed at simplifying manufacturing chain

Brussels to probe FedEx-TNT deal

European Commission says proposed takeover could push up prices

Antofagasta in $1bn copper mine deal

Purchase of 50% stake in Zaldívar marks ‘partnership’ with Barrick

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IAG against paying for Heathrow runway

BA owner opposes ‘excessive’ cost of Heathrow expansion

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Chime agrees to £374m takeover

WPP and Providence acquire sports-focused marketing services group

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BG profits hit by oil price drop

Group forecasts 2015 capex will be 30 per cent lower than 2014

NBCUniversal close to BuzzFeed, Vox deals

Funding would value start-ups at $1.5bn and $850m respectively

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AB InBev suffers sharp sales drop

Brewer struggles to match World Cup performance

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Celgene hesitation costs it almost $7bn

Receptos deal could have been made for much less two years ago

Chime rings note for WPP and Providence

Sorrell and buyout group take aim at sports marketing company founded by Lord Bell

Nokia Alcatel: Groomzilla

The wedding plans are going well, so far

IHG and Starwood hold early talks

Together the two would be the world’s largest hotels group

Delphi buys HellermannTyton for £1.1bn

Car parts maker joins rush to buy industry’s innovators

US dollar pushes Sanofi profit higher

Sales rise 16%, buoyed by exchange rates and Genzyme biotech unit

Saipem implicated in Petrobras case

Art and cash allegedly paid to secure contracts