Mergers & Acquisitions

Regional mergers and acquisitions value touches $35.2b in the first 9 months

October 18, 2017 | 5:47 PM by Times News Service Muscat: Total value of merger and acquisitions (M&As) with any Middle Eastern involvement reached $35.2 billion during the first nine months of 2017, according to estimates from Thomson Reuters. Driven by Tronox’s $2.2 billion acquisition of a Saudi Arabian titanium dioxide business and Chinese stake acquisitions in Abu Dhabi’s giant onshore oil concession, inbound M&A stands at an all-time high of $7.3 billion, up 220 equity capital markets from this…

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The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Is a Terrible Idea

Like the repeated hook of a pop song that you can’t get out of your head, mergers between the already-powerful wireless giants keep coming. In the previous greatest hits category of wireless consolidation, the Obama administration managed to stop the music for a while: Its DOJ blocked AT&T from buying T-Mobile in 2011, and a 2014 effort by Sprint to merge with T-Mobile was rebuffed by regulators. But the beat goes on, as rumors are swirling this month that Sprint…

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Union Bankshares Corporation and Xenith Bankshares, Inc. Announce Regulatory Approval for Proposed Merger – Mergers & Acquisitions News Today

/EIN News/ — RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Union Bankshares Corporation (“Union” or the “Company”) and Xenith Bankshares, Inc. (“Xenith”) jointly announced the receipt of regulatory approval from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to move forward with the proposed merger of Xenith into Union.  The proposed merger remains subject to approval by shareholders of Union and Xenith. “We are pleased to have received all of the regulatory approvals needed…

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Karen A. Stanek, M.D., Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s – KAIT Jonesboro, AR

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. Frankly and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you are affiliated with this page and would like it removed please contact SOURCE Continental Who’s Who SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Karen A. Stanek, M.D., Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2017 Pinnacle Professional of the Year in the Medical field.     Dr. Stanek serves as a Physician…

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City alert as Government moves to tighten grip on takeovers 

For the bankers and lawyers advising on merger and takeover deals, there is a growing concern that foreign investors could be put off future deals involving British businesses if the rules go too far.  “Does it put more dirt in the wheels of M&A activity? It probably does yeah,” said one London-based M&A chief, adding the market will have to “watch like a hawk” to make sure the rules don’t evolve from being about national security to an “excuse for the Government to…

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UPDATE 2-Britain proposes tougher M&A rules to protect national security – UK Money News

(Adds comments from lawyers, business secretary) By Anjuli Davies and Clara Denina LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Britain wants more say over deals in its military and technology sectors, as the government tries to prevent homegrown companies in sensitive industries from falling into foreign hands. The proposals, announced on Tuesday as part of a broader consultation on potential changes to takeover rules, mark a shift for a country which has traditionally been one of the most open to foreign buyout…

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Government plans to expand power to intervene in M&A on ‘national security’ grounds

Matt Cardy/Getty Images The UK government is proposing to expand its ability to intervene in mergers and takeovers when it believes they threaten national security. On Tuesday the government published a Green Paper, “National Security and Investment and Infrastructure Review,” and launched a public consultation into the plans. The consultation is seeking views on how the government can “best ensure that investments and takeovers do not raise national security concerns,” and notes that openness to trade in the UK needs…

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Astronomers Strike Cosmic Gold with Neutron Star Merger

Astronomers Strike Cosmic Gold with Neutron Star Merger Press Release From: University of California Berkeley Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 The first detection of gravitational waves from the cataclysmic merger of two neutron stars, and the observation of visible light in the aftermath of that merger, finally answer a long-standing question in astrophysics: Where do the heaviest elements, ranging from silver and other precious metals to uranium, come from? Based on the brightness and color of the light emitted following…

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Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner in talks to merge with US’s Bryan Cave

City law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) revealed this afternoon that it is in talks to merge with Missouri-headquartered Bryan Cave. The deal would create a global law firm with 32 offices in 12 countries, and a platform of 1,500 lawyers. It would boast one of the world’s most active global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practices, would lead in real estate and hospitality and would have a hefty financial services business. Read more: City law firms boosted by growth as…

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T-Mobile and Sprint may be getting close to a merger. Here’s what you need to know.

John Legere is chief executive of T-Mobile. (Scott Eells/Bloomberg News) T-Mobile and Sprint appear to be edging ever closer to a merger, with a new report from CNBC suggesting that the two companies could announce a deal in late October or early November. Combining America’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers would leave the country with just three nationwide providers, including AT&T and Verizon. But a proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile could face a tough test before regulators, particularly as many policymakers (and consumers) have expressed…

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Aramark Announces Two Strategic and Transformative Acquisitions

PHILADELPHIA, Oct 16, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Aramark ARMK, +0.38% announced today that it entered into definitive agreements to acquire two companies that will deliver growth and strengthen the company’s competitive position across its portfolio of Food, Facilities and Uniforms businesses. “Today is an historic day at Aramark as we announce we will join forces with two leading companies that will significantly improve how we service our customers, while expanding our capabilities and scope in critical areas of our business,”…

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Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint aim to announce merger without asset divestitures – sources

T-Mobile U.S. Inc (>> T-Mobile US) and Sprint Corp (>> Sprint Corp) plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter. While it is common for companies not to unveil divestitures during merger announcements, T-Mobile’s and Sprint’s approach shows that the companies plan to enter what could be challenging negotiations with U.S. antitrust…

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