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Aetna to buy Humana for $37bn

Merger creates second-biggest US managed care group


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This quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved
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Deals at Speedy Hire, Unite Group, Homeserve and Computacenter

Israeli gas: offshore waves

Netanyahu is right to exploit abundant energy opportunities

Monsanto challenges Syngenta resistance

US agribusiness group may seek alternative targets

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Making money the Minecraft way

As devoted fans meet in London, what does the future hold?


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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


Optimal expects go-ahead on Skrill dea

Online payments group eyes LSE listing with €1.1bn deal

Sabadell warned on IT integration of TSB

Banking experts query cost of bringing UK challenger on board

Dixons Carphone confounds merger sceptics

Combined group strikes US deal with Sprint as profit strengthens

K+S rejects PotashCorp’s offer as too low

German group says Canadian company undervalued new operation

Fosun bets on European property

Chinese group previously bought Club Med and Thomas Cook

Suspicious trading at historic low in UK

Abnormal price movements preceded 13.9 per cent of deals in 2014

Evan Greenberg

Chubb deal shows Greenberg’s ambitions

CEO’s 15th transaction is another step towards an insurance empire

Dixons Carphone to open US stores

Retailer sets sights across Atlantic with plans for 500 stores

US banks boost growth as Europe loses out

Trend illustrates how financial power is moving to Wall Street

US to test Dixons Carphone’s tech stamina

Honeybee software generates buzz in retail collaboration

Hong Kong share suspensions irk investors

South China Morning Post among 36-strong list

Surge in deals lifts City law firms

Managing partners expect level of activity to continue

PayPal dips into war chest for Xoom deal

Move into international transfers ahead of eBay split

Evan Greenberg

Greenberg’s Ace buys Chubb for $28.3bn

Biggest tie-up in insurance industry in two decades

Evan Greenberg

Insurance M&A: Chubb-y premium

Low interest rates can lead to defensive M&A

Electrolux $3.3bn bid faces antitrust suit

Deal to buy GE appliances business challenged

Submission guidelines for 2015

How to enter your submission for this year’s ranking and awards

US shale stymied by Saudi, says Shell CEO

Van Beurden defends £55bn deal to buy BG Group

Edgy East End chic pitches into golfing palace

Diageo sells Gleneagles hotel to Ennismore

Animal health jumps up the pharma agenda

Farming and rising pet ownership fuel interest in niche sector

Asciano: ships of good hope

Brookfield offer looks good — if it comes mostly in cash

S Africa sells Vodacom stake to help Eskom

Utility faces a financing gap of more than R200bn

Big-name bout looms over coal bid

Ivan Glasenberg and Sir Mick Davies set to go head-to-head over the Hunter Valley

Brookfield makes $6.8bn bid for Asciano

Canadian infrastructure group targets Australian ports operator

Court denies Elliott’s Samsung challenge

US activist fund fails in move to block Korean company’s plans

Towers and Willis add up the equals signs

Cost synergies are forecast, but there is little operational overlap

Mick Davis
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Davis ready to make contrarian coal bet

Former Xstrata CEO aims to create a mid-tier mining group

Towers Watson Willis deal points up woes

Merger underlines difficulty of making money in cyclical market

ConAgra: a private matter

Disposal of Ralcorp Holdings after less than three years comes as no surprise

Sabadell’s TSB takeover gets UK go-ahead

UK challenger bank in position to target small business banking

Towers Watson: what you talkin’ about Willis?

Merger has logic but the US group’s investors are losing a premium

Samsung steps up investor charm offensive

Korean group says merger will not be resurrected if voted down

Willis and Towers Watson in $18bn merger

Combined group to have $8bn of revenues

Celgene places $1bn bet on biotech Juno

Investment is close to 100% premium to Monday’s close

Davis in talks over Rio coal assets

Former Xstrata chief eyes billion-dollar deal for mines