Mergers & Acquisitions

Daimler AG

Daimler buys into Agusta as motorbike and car tech converge

Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) will buy 25 percent of Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta IPO-MVAG.MI - the latest sign that motorbike and car technologies are converging, driven by a push to lower emissions and improve safety.

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Comcast

Comcast spin-off to list on Nasdaq in 2015

Midwest Cable Inc, the cable company to be spun off from Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) after it buys Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC.N), said it would list its Class A common stock on the Nasdaq under the symbol "GLCI" in 2015.

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Dollar General Corp

Dollar General extends tender offer for Family Dollar shares again

Dollar General Corp (DG.N) extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO.N) to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O).

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Coca Cola Amatli Ltd profits fall in early 2013.

Coca-Cola to buy 29 percent stake in Indonesian unit for $500 million

Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) will help out Australian affiliate Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (CCL.AX) by taking a minority stake in a struggling Indonesian unit for $500 million.

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Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway sells marketing unit

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) conglomerate has sold a marketing and direct mail unit to a Wisconsin businessman, according to a statement on Tuesday.

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Amazon

Amazon buys comedy service Rooftop Media to expand digital content

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is buying online comedy service Rooftop Media, a small deal that underscores the Internet retailer's broader ambition of becoming a media and entertainment powerhouse.

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SoftBank

Japan's SoftBank buys $627 million stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal

Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank Corp has agreed to buy a $627 million stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal, seeking to tap into potentially huge e-commerce growth in the market with the world's third-biggest Internet user base.

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Samsung

Samsung heir apparent moves to tighten grip on group firms

Samsung Group heir apparent Jay Y. Lee is moving to acquire small stakes in two of the group's financial firms, which analysts say will help the scion solidify control of South Korea's largest conglomerate as a succession looms.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

Valeant ready to raise Allergan bid to at least $200/share

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) (VRX.N) on Monday said in a letter to Allergan Inc's (AGN.N) board of directors that it was prepared to raise its offer to at least $200 per share but stopped short of doing so.

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Chiquita

Cutrale-Safra wins takeover battle for fruit producer Chiquita

Chiquita Brands International Inc (CQB.N) agreed on Monday to a $682 million takeover by Brazilian juice maker Grupo Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group, with the U.S.-based banana producer going private early next year at the latest.

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China Railway

China trainmakers CSR, CNR in talks to merge: state media

China's top trainmakers, China CNR (601299.SS)(6199.HK) and CSR Corp (601766.SS)(1766.HK), are planning to merge as the country aims to promote its high-speed train technology abroad, the China Securities Journal reported on Tuesday.

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Continental AG

Continental AG eyes acquisition, possibly in Asia:

German tyre and car parts maker Continental AG (CONG.DE) is looking for an acquisition in the industrial sector, possibly in Asia, and could spend up to 2 billion euros ($2.54 billion), its finance chief told a German newspaper.

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Experimental candidate vaccine

Fujifilm says to buy U.S. vaccine maker as Ebola spreads

Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Monday it would buy 49 percent of Texas-based Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC, which has expertise in manufacturing vaccines used against pandemic influenza, Ebola and other public-health threats.

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Novartis

Australia's CSL buys Novartis influenza vaccine unit for $275 million

Australia's CSL Ltd (CSL.AX), the world's largest blood products company, said on Monday it had agreed to buy Novartis AG's (NOVN.VX) global influenza vaccine business for $275 million.

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Boeing 737 assembly plant

Greybull Capital buys UK's Monarch

British holidays and airline company Monarch has been acquired by investment firm Greybull Capital which will pump 125 million pounds ($201 million) into the company as it turns itself into a budget airline.

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