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

Shares sink as US DoJ thwarts $30bn merger

Deal between Japan’s Tokyo Electron and Applied Materials collapses


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

Deutsche Bank strategy met with scepticism

Lack of detail in German lender’s five-year vision leaves analysts puzzled

BP investors need protecting from Cameron

Shareholders have paid for the right to determine group’s future

IDC owners explore $5.5bn sale or IPO

Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus to offload financial data group

Applied Materials: chips fall where they may

Now could be a good time to miss out on a semiconductor deal


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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

Mylan rounds on Teva as it rejects bid

Group spurns offer from Israeli rival in three-way takeover fight

Capgemini buys iGate of the US for $4bn

Acquisition could spark wave of deals in IT services sector

Emma Harrison at training company A4e

Staffline completes £34.5m deal for A4E

Welfare-to-work sale adds to sector consolidation

Gulf states feel pinch as prices stay low

Governments across the region have begun to trim spending

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Credits roll for Crozier’s ITV transformation

Ex-Royal Mail chief oversees revival of UK broadcaster

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US share buybacks loot the future

Corporate leaders should put long-term growth ahead of quick gains

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DuPont: close play

Management and investor Nelson Peltz will clash in May over the future direction of the company

No end in sight to wave of pharma dealmaking

Deals driven by cheap capital and race to develop new treatments

UK warns BP over potential takeover

Downing St wants oil group to remain British industrial champion

UK ministers make Gallic gesture over BP

AstraZeneca case was catalyst for foreign investment rethink

Ethiopia predicts record investment

Low costs and supportive policies lure foreign manufacturers

Just Eat backer eyes Lloyds tax arm

Bank scales back global presence to focus on UK retail

Clinigen set to lead unlicensed drugs market

UK pharma distributor sees £225m deal boost

Prince Charles shuns fossil fuel shares

Heir joins charities and universities in stance on global warming

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Three-way drugs merger battle hots up

Perrigo rejects formal offer from bigger rival Mylan

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Blue Bottle and Tartine look to scale

Coffee groups favoured by San Francisco techies merge to go global

AstraZeneca forced to defend Celgene deal

Drugmaker accused of trading future growth for short-term gains

Comcast abandons $45bn TWC deal

FCC intervention could set stage for new round of media mergers

Healthcare brands boost Reckitt sales

Like-for-like figures increase 5% in first quarter

Antofagasta sells Chile water business for $1bn

UK-listed miner to use funds to develop copper projects

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Arris chief plays down tax perks of Pace deal

Bob Stanzione defends strategic merits of £1.55bn takeover

BP offloads North Sea pipeline stake

Buyout group Antin buys 36% stake in CATS gas pipeline network

Freeport-McMoRan eyes oil stake sale

Copper producer grapples with debt load and commodities downturn

Gunvor appoints dealmaking head

Investments in Europe, North America and South America eyed

Chinese supermarkets: Spoiled

Too many retailers are chasing the grocery shopper

Lazard revenues ride dealmaking wave

Advisory fees for some transactions will land later in the year

Hershey’s China bet leaves bitter taste

Chocolate maker hit by slowing sales in Asia’s largest economy

Watchdog targets $45bn Comcast-TWC deal

Call for administrative hearing seen as ‘certain death’ for merger

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Ebay lays out post-split vision

Ecommerce group makes case for future of separate businesses

Mylan readies its poison pill defences

Group changes its corporate governance as Teva pursues $40bn bid

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Pace $2.1bn takeover in tax inversion

Arris bids for UK set-top box group in transatlantic shift

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Rolls-Royce chief’s exit fuels bid talk

Some analysts say UK group could cut profit guidance again

HSBC: Shrink and simplify

As its chief executive prepares to unveil his latest strategy, what does the future hold for Europe’s largest bank?

US warns China over IP risks

Commerce secretary says tech theft fears hamper foreign investment