Mergers & Acquisitions

Vivendi

Vivendi, Telefonica seal $9.3 billion Brazilian broadband deal

French media group Vivendi has finalised an agreement to sell its Brazilian broadband business GVT to Spain's Telefonica for cash and shares worth around 7.2 billion euros ($9.29 billion), the companies announced on Friday.

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Siemens

Siemens considers bid for Dresser Rand: reports

Germany's Siemens (SIEGn.DE) is considering a bid for compressor and turbine maker Dresser-Rand (DRC.N) that could potentially derail a merger between Dresser-Rand and Swiss pump maker Sulzer (SUN.S), according to several media reports on Friday.

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SAP AG

SAP agrees to buy expense software maker Concur for $7.3 billion

German business software maker SAP (SAPG.DE) said on Thursday it has agreed to acquire U.S.-based expense management software maker Concur Technologies Inc (CNQR.O) in an all-stock deal valued at $7.3 billion that expands its presence in internet-based software or so-called cloud computing.

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Portugal Telecom

Portugal Telecom, Oi shareholders approve new merger terms

Shareholders of Portugal Telecom (PTC.LS) and Brazil's Oi (OIBR3.SA) on Monday approved the revised terms of a merger after a failed debt investment forced the Portuguese company to accept less favorable terms in the tie-up.

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Whiskey

Glenfiddich owner William Grant buys Drambuie

William Grant & Sons Ltd, the UK-based maker of Glenfiddich whisky and Hendrick's Gin, has acquired Drambuie for an undisclosed price, the company said on Monday.

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Las Vegas Strip

Global Cash to buy slot machine maker Multimedia Games

Global Cash Access Holdings Inc (GCA.N), which provides cash services to casinos, said it would buy slot machine maker Multimedia Games Holding Co Inc (MGAM.O) for about $1.2 billion to strengthen its gaming business.

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Tesla Motors

Tesla CEO: wouldn't be surprised if future deal with Toyota

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday that he would not be surprised if there was a significant deal with Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) in the next two to three years, though there were no definitive plans.

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Rakuten Cafe

Rakuten in talks to buy U.S. rebate firm Ebates; shares slide

Japan's largest e-commerce firm Rakuten Inc (4755.T) said it was in talks to buy U.S. rebate site operator Ebates, a deal reportedly worth $950 million and the latest in a long line of overseas acquisitions.

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Time Warner Cable Inc

Time Warner Cable employees to share $416 million under retention plan

Employees of Time Warner Cable will be $416 million richer even if the cable operator's merger with Comcast does not close, a move designed to keep staff from bolting while federal regulators contemplate the deal.

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Gold Mining

Canadian miners scrap over gold discovery after mega deal

On one side, the founder of top miner Goldcorp Inc (G.TO), his young apprentice, an aggressive securities lawyer, and a tiny company based in a Quebec mining town. On the other, the chief executives of two leading Canadian gold miners, fresh off one of the biggest deals of their careers.

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Abu Dhabi Skyline

Abu Dhabi's Waha Capital in $575 mln hedging deal on half of AerCap stake

Abu Dhabi's Waha Capital has entered into a $575 million hedging deal on half of its stake in AerCap Holdings, the Emirati investment company said on Wednesday.

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AstraZeneca

'Back to normal' for AstraZeneca CEO, despite Pfizer rumors

Though speculation is rife of a new Pfizer bid, AstraZeneca's chief executive is not holed up with advisers in London or New York. Instead, he has spent the last three days immersed in heart science in Barcelona.

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WhatsApp

EU regulators to decide on Facebook, WhatsApp deal by Oct. 3

European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Oct. 3 whether to clear world No. 1 online social network Facebook's $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, the European Commission said on Monday.

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Heineken

Heineken to sell Mexican can, bottle maker to Crown

Dutch brewer Heineken (HEIN.AS) has agreed to sell its Mexican packaging business Empaque to Crown (CCK.N) for $1.23 billion including debt, shedding a non-core business it acquired when entering the Mexican market in 2010.

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Barclays PLC

Britain's Barclays to sell Spanish assets to Caixabank

Barclays is selling its Spanish retail and corporate banking operations to Caixabank, the two companies said on Sunday, as the British bank starts shrinking its struggling European divisions as part of a major overhaul.

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