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Broadcom raised its takeover bid for its rival chipmaker Qualcomm to about $121 billion Monday, piling pressure on Qualcomm to agree to what would be the biggest-ever takeover in the technology industry. In offering $82 a share, San Jose's Broadcom raised the stakes a month before Qualcomm's annual shareholder meeting, at which it hopes to unseat the entire board. The bid, according to Broadcom, is its "best and final" offer. ... [Read More]
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Qualcomm's management team and board have consistently argued that the takeover approach was opportunistic. [Read More]
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As Dell explores potential transactions, some have speculated the company's debt is pushing it to do a deal. A closer look suggests that might not be the case. [Read More]
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Keurig Green Mountain, the maker of coffee pod machines, said Monday that it planned to buy the Dr Pepper Snapple Group in an $18.7 billion deal that would create a giant whose products run from instant coffee to soft drinks.The deal is the latest orchestrated by JAB Holding Co., the investment firm that has quickly amassed a global coffee-based empire that includes Keurig, Peet's and Krispy Kreme. With the acquisition of Dr Pepper Snapple, Keurig would gain a much wider distribution... [Read More]
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The $18.7 billion deal would expand a growing, coffee-based empire into the world of soft drinks. [Read More]
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The new round, led by SoftBank's enormous Vision Fund, will bolster a company that is trying to standardize the construction of offices and apartments. [Read More]
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The investment in Propagate, which created the first original series for Apple and Twitter, is a bet on new content for a changing media landscape. [Read More]
If the San Francisco-based online file-storage company— last valued by private-market investors at about $10 billion — follows through on going public, it will become one of the highest-profile technology companies of late to seek a stock-market listing. [Read More]
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If Dropbox follows through on an initial public offering, it will become one of the highest-profile technology companies of late to seek a stock market listing. [Read More]
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The online storage company, one of Silicon Valley's closely watched "unicorns," has filed confidentially to stage an initial public offering. [Read More]
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Who might succeed Warren Buffett became clearer Wednesday. Buffett's investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway, named Gregory Abel and Ajit Jain as vice chairmen. Abel is the chief executive and chairman of Berkshire's energy unit and will become vice chairman of the conglomerate's non-insurance businesses. Jain, the longtime head of Berkshire's vast reinsurance operations, will serve as vice chairman of Berkshire's insurance operations. "It's part of a movement toward succession over time," Buffett said in an interview on CNBC. "They are the two key figures at Berkshire. This would have made sense five years ago, too. They both have Berkshire in... [Read More]
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway named Greg Abel and Ajit Jain as vice chairmen, clarifying the conglomerate's C.E.O. succession plan. [Read More]
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The benchmark stock index topped 25,000 points for the first time, maintaining an ascent that began in early 2016. [Read More]
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The streaming music giant filed a confidential registration with the S.E.C. in late December, with the intention of listing its shares in the first quarter of the year. [Read More]
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Michael de la Merced, a DealBook reporter in London, discussed his favorite tech tool — an iPhone X — and British norms for using the gadget socially. [Read More]
Five years ago, investment banker Aryeh Bourkoff, on his own after leaving UBS, hitched a ride on the private plane of billionaire John Malone and pitched a deal: Now was the time for the mogul to get back into the telecommunications business. The vehicle was a small cable company named Charter Communications that had emerged from bankruptcy a few years earlier. Malone was intrigued. And... [Read More]
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The $60 billion-plus acquisition would give Disney control of most of Rupert Murdoch's movie and TV empire, and give a serious boost to the company's streaming ambitions. [Read More]
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Elliott, a big activist hedge fund, has privately called on management at the pharmaceutical company to lift its stock price or consider selling itself. [Read More]
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Read more about US pharmacy firm CVS to buy Aetna for $69 billion on Business Standard. With the merger, the companies together touch most of the basic health services that people regularly use, providing an opportunity to benefit consumers... [Read More]
CVS Health said Sunday it had agreed to buy Aetna for about $69 billion in a deal that would combine the drugstore giant with one of the biggest health insurers in the United States and has the potential to reshape the nation's health care industry.The transaction, one of the largest of the year, reflects the increasingly blurred lines between the traditionally separate spheres of a rapidly changing industry and represents an effort to make both... [Read More]
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