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If the merger goes ahead, the new index would be Europe's largest, giving it dominance within the EU and a strong position in international trading too.
A weak pound is likely to lure more international bidders to UK shores. Time then to make sure we have our defences in place.
The market isn’t convinced about AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner.
The market sends us many signals on mergers and acquisitions, and there's a few simple tricks to understanding them.
Mega companies have managed to make themselves the center of regulators’ world.
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AT&T's planned merger would add to a growing list of mega deals that have not only harmed consumers and exacerbated inequality but also undermined our democracy.
Private equity funds can provide the edge to firms looking to expand internationally.
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Companies looking to expand through overseas acquisition do better with a private equity fund on their side.
Uber is exiting the race for dominance in China's ride-hailing market and selling its stake to rival Didi Chuxing.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s days may be numbered.
How will Verizon benefit from the mega-merger between its subsidiary AOL and Yahoo?
ARM gets ready to grapple with a Japanese adventure.
The Cambridge-based chip designer offers a useful blueprint for others.
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How research led one academic to change his mind after standing against the euro and other elements of EU integration.
China's recent splurge on corporate acquisitions has demonstrated an ability to create value that outstrips its western rivals.
The junior partner.
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The London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse have agreed to merge but the terms may prove costly.
While oil prices have halved over the past year, the number of mergers and acquisitions has most definitely not.
Even inventive companies have their day.
Motorola brought to market many features of mobile phones we take for granted, but it wasn't enough.
As well as making Alfa Romeo a global brand, a return to F1 would benefit Ferrari both on the race track and off it.
Why the merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SAB Miller benefits the target's shareholders, but not the bidders and probably not customers.
Debenhams: one of several quoted companies on the private equity merry-go-round.
There is an ongoing and very heated debate between the unconditional supporters of private equity and their opponents. It’s not hard to see why. On the surface, these investors can often buy fragile companies…
Company demergers are occurring in record numbers in the United States this year.
For the global mergers and acquisitions market, 2014 has been a year of strong recovery. According to Mergermarket, global M&A value in the first three quarters reached over US$2.5 trillion – a record…
The merger between Burger King and Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain Tim Hortons has sparked a great deal of reaction and much of it has been nationalistic in flavour. There was speculation that Burger…
The US$11 billion merger of Burger King and Canadian coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons is the latest example of a tax inversion move. The deal will see BK transfer its company headquarters from the…
A quarter of all publicly traded deals involve insider trading, but with less than 5% resulting in litigation, the vast majority…