All the latest news on deals and dealmaking from around the world

Dell edges nearer to EMC deal

Cash and stock offer would value storage group at over $50bn


Investment banking league tables
This quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved

GE to sell $30bn chunk of finance unit

Wells Fargo in frame as move aims to help cut regulatory burden

Joe Cummings illustration Redstone

Sumner Redstone, ailing media titan

Nonagenarian owner of troubled empire has gone silent but is still in control, writes Matthew Garrahan

Colombian financier key to AB InBev bid

Brewer courts SABMiller investor on takeover

Top row, some of AB InBev's biggest brands. Bottom row, some of SABMiller's most well-known beers

Beer, coffee and vodka: scale of challenge

The proposed AB InBev/SABMiller deal shows where size matters


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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

US television M&A: too many cooks

Strategic rationale is not the only thing that is odd about the proposed Media General/Meredith merger

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Bill Gross goes to court to settle scores

It’s about principle, not money, and readable filings certainly help

Bottles of Miller Genuine Draft and Miller Light beer are seen in a bar in Brooklyn, NY

SABMiller to raise savings in bid defence

Brewer expands target amid takeover battle with AB InBev

Payment processing company Worldpay has said it plans to raise £890m by listing its shares on the London stock market. The flotation could give the company a market value of nearly £4bn and push it into the FTSE 100 index of the largest UK-listed firms.

Worldpay narrows listing price range

Company shaves 10p off top and bottom of range

Sold: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

Google purchases domain name on back of Alphabet restructure

AB InBev owns several of the world’s biggest beer brands, including Budweiser...
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AB InBev attacks SABMiller bid rebuff

Belgian-Brazilian brewer calls on investors to force deal talks

New champion for UK’s mobile phone users

Ofcom chief executive wants competition in the sector maintained

Dell seeks $40bn in funding to buy EMC

Storage company deal would be tech industry’s biggest acquisition

Blackstone seizes $8bn Reit ‘opportunity’

BioMed bid comes as analysts expect more property takeovers

Eurasia Drilling: a bit strange

Management bid to take company private does not exactly match the lofty rhetoric

Formula One closes in on $8.5bn sale

CVC ‘shakes hands’ on deal with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross

Eurasia Drilling plans to go private

Majority owners offer half the price Schlumberger had proposed

Former Blinkbox employees sue Guvera

Staff dismissed after streaming service sold to Australian group

Valeant’s business model faces scrutiny

US pharma group questioned about organic growth potential

Vodafone wins $690m India tax fight

Verdict marks latest revenue victory for global groups

EMC-Dell: long shot

PC maker looks unlikely to provide escape for data storage company

3G founder is thirsty for beer dominance

Brazilian billionaire closes in on dream with AB InBev and SABMiller merger

Screenshot of Meituan.com website

China online groups in deal worth $20bn

Meituan and Dianping tie-up focuses on scale instead of price war

Dell and EMC in talks over deal

Combination would cement PC maker’s switch to full-blown IT group

SABMiller rejects AB InBev’s £65bn offer

Investors split over Belgian-Brazilian brewer’s third bid

SABMiller chairman faces tough task

Chairman must balance the divergent views of his group’s two key investors

Telecoms mergers worry UK watchdog

Some evidence prices are already rising, says White

Diageo sells £515m assets to Heineken

Swap deal gives Dutch brewer global rights to Red Stripe beer

Beer tie-up would invite close scrutiny

Regulators expected to home in products and related operations

Sports Direct snaps up Heatons for €48m

Mike Ashley sports goods group targets recovering Irish economy

Australia thermal coal price at 8-year low

Fall comes as producers conclude quarterly supply talks with Japan

Altice playbook may not have happy ending

Investors seem less keen on cable group’s debt-fuelled expansion

Li Ka-shing sweetens terms of $12bn CKI-Power Assets tie-up

HK billionaire in fight to simplify empire

SABMiller Plc: UK Operations
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SABMiller/AB InBev: a potent brew

Everyone involved in the brewers’ negotiations has reason to be nervous

Generic pictures of Tesco at their store in West Kensington.
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Tesco Dunnhumbled by deal flop

Failed sale of the data group and halved profits illustrate troubles

Yves Perrier, CEO of Amundi in Paris, photographed by Magali Delporte for the Financial Times

Amundi chief keen on global expansion

Fan of Manchester United strategy sets goal in Asia

Peet’s brews bid for hipster coffee brand

JAB-backed Stumptown deal shows how hot cold brew has become

Fridman group in talks to buy Eon assets

Russian billionaire interested in Norwegian North Sea fields

Glencore tries to silence critics with ‘fact sheet’

Funding details strive to show mining group can handle $30bn debt

SABMiller PLC Colombia. Groupo Bavaria. Credit: Tom Parker/OneRedEye

SABMiller falls on fears over AB InBev deal

Stocks dip after shareholder flags concerns about proposal