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  1. Business - Money - TAKEOVERS

    London Stock Exchange buys asset manager for US$2.7b

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London LSE buys asset manager for US$2.7b The London Stock Exchange (LSE) unveiled the largest acquisition in its history yesterday, snapping up US group Frank Russell ... the long-awaited acquisition of the index provider and asset manager, which analysts have described as strategically sound, with a US$1.6 billion rights issue and debt. It said the deal, which catapults ...

  2. Business - Companies - TAKEOVERS

    Australia says no to US acquisition of GrainCorp

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Treasurer cites concerns over national interest for rejecting ADM's A$3.4b proposed offer Australia says no to US acquisition of GrainCorp ... for foreign investment in general. "Now is not the right time for a 100 per cent foreign acquisition of this key Australian business," he said, a decision that sent GrainCorp shares diving ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - TAKEOVERS

    Wall Street baffled by Britain's takeover rules

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:10am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Wall Street baffled by Britain's acquisition rules Britain's updated Takeover Code was supposed to make acquisitions of British companies more transparent. Instead, ... coming under extended siege by hostile acquirers, and to impose order on what can be an unruly acquisitions market. With dealmaking subdued since the global financial crisis, until this year many ...

  4. Business - Companies - TAKEOVERS

    Pfizer pursues £58.8b takeover offer for AstraZeneca

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... 14 per cent above AstraZeneca's closing price last Friday. A Pfizer acquisition of Britain's second-largest pharmaceutical company would be one of the largest takeovers ... world-class businesses." An acquisition of AstraZeneca would add to the US$127 billion of mergers in the pharmaceutical sector this year. An industrywide recalibration that has been building ...

  5. Business - Companies - TAKEOVERS

    GE and Siemens brace for battle over Alstom

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg General Electric seeks to make its largest-ever acquisition while rival wins government backing GE and Siemens brace for battle over Alstom Jeffrey Immelt is trying to defend General Electric's largest-ever acquisition, after French officials imperiled the attempt by urging Alstom to consider a rival offer from Germany's Siemens. The chief executive of GE ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - TAKEOVERS

    Singapore’s OCBC to buy Wing Hang Bank for HK$38.4b

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 08:33am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Singapore lender taps into growing Southeast Asia-Greater China money flows with acquisition of city's second largest family-controlled bank OCBC offers ... China Construction Bank (Asia), said the acquisition would immediately lift China's contribution to group earnings to 16 per cent, from 6 per cent, with that contribution to rise as Wing ...

  7. Business - Commodities - TAKEOVERS

    Baosteel launches joint bid for Australian miner

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:42am by Reuters

    ... sense to make this acquisition," an analyst said. If the Baosteel-Aurizon bid is successful and feasibility studies prove the West Pilbara project to be commercially viable, the partners ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - TAKEOVERS

    How did international banks miss Citic Pacific's US$36 billion takeover deal?

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by George Chen

    ... Pacific acquire its assets in a deal valued at about US$36 billion. The only help that senior executives at Citic received was from a small team of Beijing-based merger and acquisition ... sensitive and complicated SOURCE "Second, this is related to state-owned enterprise reform so it's more sensitive and complicated than purely a merger and acquisition deal. ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - TAKEOVERS

    Citic deal reaffirms Hong Kong's role as fund-raising centre

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by ENOCH YIU AND DENISE TSANG

    ... Enoch Yiu and Denise Tsang Acquisition shows Beijing's support for the city as a fund-raising centre for state-sector reforms Citic deal reaffirms HK's financial role ... to conduct overseas acquisitions in future, adding that he believed other state peers would follow in Citic's steps. Billy Mak Sui-choi, an associate professor at Baptist University, said ...

  10. Business - Companies - TAKEOVERS

    Lenovo's ambitious smartphone, server deals fraught with challenges

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:11am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Hard on the heels of its IBM server purchase, Lenovo's Motorola Mobility acquisition presents daunting integration challenges, say analysts Hungry Lenovo takes another bite After landing its biggest-ever corporate acquisition, computer giant Lenovo faces the daunting task of swiftly integrating and turning around the fortunes of Motorola ...




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