Apple is purportedly considering buying the highly-popular fashionable audio company Beats for around $3.2 billion (£1.9 billion) which would make the deal the most costly acquisition Apple has ever made.
Diageo launched on Tuesday a new $1.9-billion offer to take control of Indian whisky maker United Spirits as the British drinks giant chases expansion in emerging markets.The doubled offer worth 1.
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Top Indian drug giant Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said Monday it had agreed to buy its troubled peer Ranbaxy for $4.0 billion in stock, ending its ill-fated six-year control by Japan's Daiichi Sankyo.
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Intel announced it has bought fitness-tracking band maker Basis Science as part of a move into the hot wearable computing market.The California-based chip maker on Tuesday did not disclose how much it paid for Basis, which makes a strap-on wrist band t...
Finnish telecom company Nokia on Monday said the sale of its handset business to US technology giant Microsoft would be delayed by a few weeks until April 2014.Nokia said that it continued to make progress with Microsoft in the closing conditions and t...
Vermilion Energy Inc <VET.TO>, a Canadian oil and gas producer, said on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire an unnamed private oil company for shares, cash and debt worth C$400 million ($360.8 million) to add new product...
Lockheed Martin Corp <LMT.N>, the No. 1 U.S. arms maker, on Tuesday said it had acquired BEONTRA AG, a small German company that provides forecasting services for big commercial airports around the world, including Dubai, London and Frankfurt.
German construction group Hochtief said on Thursday it will increase the price it is offering to raise its stake in Australia's biggest building company Leighton.The increased bid represented a total purchase price of 1.205 billion Australian dollars o...
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Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever said on Sunday it has bought a majority stake in Chinese water purification company Qinyuan in its biggest investment in the country in a decade."We are delighted to be making this strategic investment –- a maj...
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Yahoo on Wednesday added Vizify to the long list of startups it has bought since former Google executive Marissa Mayer took the helm less than two years ago.The company did not disclose how much it paid for Vizify, which specializes in letting people t...
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Facebook is in talks to buy a solar-powered drone startup in what could lead to making wireless Internet available in regions without online access, according to technology news website TechCrunch.TechCrunch cited an unidentified source as disclosing t...
German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, maker of Aspirin, said on Thursday it had signed an agreement to buy the privately-owned Chinese group Dihon Pharmaceutical for an undisclosed sum.Dihon specialises in prescription-free or over-the-counter (OTC) drug...
German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Wednesday its 1.9-billion-euro ($2.6-billion) bid for Norwegian cancer treatment specialist Algeta has been successful and it now holds more than 97 percent in the firm."The way is now clear for the Bayer group t...
Former AIG <AIG.N> boss Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's Starr Investment Holdings LLC said on Monday it had agreed to take over health insurance claims processor MultiPlan Inc in what is by far its biggest ...
German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom said on Monday it will acquire the 39 percent it does not already own in its Czech subsidiary for 800 million euros ($1.1 billion)."Deutsche Telekom is acquiring the remaining 39.
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US cable giant Liberty Global is to buy Dutch operator Ziggo in a deal valuing the company at 10 billion euros ($13.7 billion), as it marches further into strategic European markets.The stock and cash offer implies a price of 34.
Swedish steelmaker SSAB said on Wednesday it will acquire Finnish competitor Rautaruukki, hoping to reduce costs and boost competitiveness in the sluggish steel market.The announcement caused the price of shares in the two groups to leap.
The world's biggest brewer AB InBev said on Monday it will acquire South Korea's Oriental Brewery from investment funds KKR and Affinity Equity Partners for $5.8 billion (4.3 billion euros).
French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said it had received the official greenlight for its $843 million bid to acquire the Hong Kong-listed facial care company Magic Holdings International.The bid of HK$6.30 per share is worth a total of HK$6.