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Pfizer In Merger Talks With Allergan PLC

Pfizer to end merger deal with Allergan as new rules frighten corporate inversions

Pfizer, a US-based drug company, is said to dismiss its merger deal with Allergan. The US drugmaker wants to quit from the $160 billion merger deal since Washington authorities set new rules, making corporate inversions harder.

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Halliburton to Buy Baker Hughes for $34.6 Billion

Halliburton Acquisition of Baker Hughes Faces a Legal Obstacle

United States Justice Department has prepared a lawsuit to block acquisition of Baker Hughes. Halliburton took over the company in November 2014.

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Intel Reports Quarterly Earnings

Intel Acquires Yogitech to Strenghen Its Internet of Things Group

Intel announced the acquisition of Italian semiconductor company on April 5. Yogitech will enhance Intel's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology.

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Airplane Takeoffs And Landings At Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Alaska Air Group Wil Acquire Virgin America for $2.6 billion

Alaska Air announced to acquire Virgin America on Monday. The acquisition will be another consolidation in American airline industry.

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Hero Indian Open - Day Four

Venture capital inflows into Indian Start-ups drop by 35%

Start-ups in India have faced a sharp decline in venture capital investments during the first quarter of 2016. According to investors, this drawback appears to be a "new normal" since it shadows a series of funding turmoil in the past two years.

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Balmain : Runway - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016

Qatar-owned Italian Fashion House Valentino Offers 500 Million Euros to Acquire France’s Balmain

Valentino has made an offer to acquire French fashion house Balmain for 500 million euros. Balmain’s heirs has decided to find a new owner after the fashion house’s former chairman and majority owner, Alain Hivelin, passed away in 2014.

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Record Earnings Lead To Big Bonuses On Wall Street

Top Wall Street Lawyer Scott Barshay Leaves Cravath Law Firm to Join Paul, Weiss as Head of M&A

Top M&A lawyer, Scott Barshay, leaves Cravath to be a global head of mergers and acquisitions for rival law firm Paul, Weiss. Mr. Barshay has been representing big and high-profile clients, including Honeywell, Starwood, and 3G investment firm.

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Utah Scenics

Alaska Airlines Nears Virgin America Acquisition with $2 Billion Deal

Alaska Airlines is poised to acquire Virgin America for $2 billion deal surpassing JetBlue with a $56 to $58 per share condition. An announcement will be made should the agreement pursue as the talks are not yet final.

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City Tour Of The 'Connected City' Ahead Of Mobile World Congress 2014

Yahoo Potential Buyers Have 14 Days to Present Their Bid

Yahoo potential buyers only have until April 11 to submit their bid. Along with the proposed amount are details on how the purchase would be financed, conditions or approvals to be met and what important foundation to make by deciding to push through with a deal. Verizon and Time Inc. already shown interest to acquire Yahoo’s core business the past few months.

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Macquarie Led Group Wins Approval From Louisiana Acquiring Cleco For $3.4 Billion

A group of investors led by Macquarie has reached an agreement with utility company Cleco to acquire the latter for $3.4 billion during October 2014. The acquisition proposal has previously been rejected by Louisiana PSC last month due to absence of best interest offerings to the Cleco customers. However, the deal has been approved on Monday following revised commitments from both the parties.

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Protesters Take To Kayaks To Demonstrate Against Shell's Plans To Drill In Arctic

Shell reportedly plans to dispose of its North Sea assets

Royal Dutch Shell is reportedly seeking buyers for its North Sea assets following the merger with BG. The oil company intends to raise $30 billion from the sale of its global assets in order to balance the BG merger expenses.

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Kei Nishikori Renews Contract With Nissin

Nissin Made a Takeover Approach to Premier Foods, Buying 17 Percent Stake in The Company

Nissin has made its takeover approach to Premier Foods by buying 17.3 percent stake in the company. The deal made Nissin Premier Foods’ largest stakeholder, but the company must agree to not make a takeover bid to Premier Foods in at least six months.

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Magnifying glass with logo Bayer AG.

Bayer Shares was Lifted as Monsanto's Interest in Crop Science Business

Shares of the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant increased by 5% in Monday trading. Monsanto's interest to acquire its crop science business triggered the surge.

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Marriott To Acquire Starwood Hotels For $14.4 Billion

Marriott Reached Merger Deal of $13.6 Billion With Starwood, Forming The World’s Largest Hotel Company

Marriott and Starwood are agreeing on a new deal that would total in $13.6 billion for a merger of the two groups. The merger would form the world’s largest hotel operator with 30 brands and more than 5,500 hotels worldwide.

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Financial Information Services Company   Markit Goes Public On NASDAQ Exchange

Information Giants IHS and Markit Agreed to Merge at $13 Billion Deal

IHS and Markit, two of the information titans announced of their merger with a $13 billion deal. Once the deal is closed, it will be renamed IHS Markit with a "definitive agreement" for "an all share of equals".

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