Acquisition

Stryker acquires Sage for $2.76 billion

Stryker just reached an agreement with Sage to acquire the company for $2.76 billion in an all cash agreement. The acquisition is expected to boost Stryker's revenue in the coming years and the company will also enjoy $500 million in tax benefit.

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ChemChina and Syngenta Agreed on a $34 Billion Takeover

Both ChemChina and Syngenta have agreed on the amount of $34 billion for ChemChina to acquire the Swiss company. The acquisition, if completed, would be the biggest foreign purchase ever made by a Chinese company. However, the trend shows that Chinese company are showing interest in investing overseas, especially in the Western countries.

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NetApp acquires SolidFire: SolidFire is now an official part of NetApp

NetApp has completed its acquisition of SolidFire which is a scale-out flash array maker. Now customers have an advantage to meet their needs for data services by accessing industry's broadest all-flash portfolio.

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Ferrovial offers Broadspectrum A$715M in Cash

A Madrid base service and infrastructure company, Ferrovial SA offered a total of A$715 million in cash to acquire more than half of stakes in Broadspectrum Ltd. The new offer makes by the company comes after the Australian company rejected its previous offer a year ago that value the company at A$1 billion.

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HomeAway started looking for buyers three years ago, Expedia to purchase HomeAway for $3.9 billion in cash

Austin-based HomeAway reportedly started off its search for a potential suitor nearly three years ago. But now, the travel booking site Expedia wants to buy the short-term rental marketplace HomeAway for $3.9 billion to boost its presence in the vacation rental market.

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Beck's Beer Maker Formalized a $106 Billion Deal Acquisition of SABMiller

Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev NV, maker of the world's most famous beer has achieved a formal agreement to buy SABMiller PLC in a $106 billion deal. However, the deal will face a long process to pass regulatory approval in countries like from U.S., to India and China.

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Molson Coors to buy SABMiller's stake in Miller Coors

Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co is in advanced stage of buying rest of the stake of SABMiller in Miller Coors LLC for $12 billion. This buyout will make the way clearer for $106-billion merger of SABMiller Plc and Anheuser-Busch InBev NV.

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Investcorp buys hedge fund of SSARIS

Bahrain-based Investcorp Bank BSC has acquired hedge fund business from SSARIS Advisors LLC. The acquisition of hedge fund from the fund business of the US company will enhance product range of Bahrain's bank as the business is expected to add $800 million in discretionary and advisory assets to Investcorp Bank.

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Activision shares soar to all-time high on acquisition news

Activision Blizzard Inc, a leading player in the mobile game publishing giant, is buying King Digital Entertainment Plc, a mobile publisher, for $5.98 billion. After beating the market expectations for third quarter results, Activision has announced its decision of acquiring King. Activision is keen on expanding the mobile gaming activity as the acquisition will create biggest games powerhouse in the world. It's estimated that after the acquisition, it will be next to the market leader Tencent in the global market. The company's stock rose to its all-time high as investors responded positively to the acquisition news.

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Germany's Tele Columbus agreed to buy Pepcom for €608M

German telecom providers; Tele Columbus and Pepcom, have agreed to consolidate for €608M or $570M. The acquisition will benefit 3.7 million subscribers in Germany. Tele Columbus plans to improve its media service upon the deal.

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BA-owner returns with 1.3 billion euro offer for Aer Lingus: reports

The owner of British Airways has made a third takeover approach to Aer Lingus (AERL.I), offering to pay 2.50 euros per share, or around 1.3 billion euros in total for the Irish airline, Sky News reported on Saturday.

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Philippines' Jollibee says keen to buy a $1 billion U.S. fast food firm

Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC.PS), the Philippines' largest fast food company, said on Thursday it is keen to buy a U.S.-based fast food firm with a market value of at least $1 billion to advance a goal of boosting revenues from outside its home base.

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Global M&A deals cross $3 trillion for first time since 2007

Mergers and acquisition deals announced so far this year have topped $3 trillion, the highest since 2007, helped by mega deals in the healthcare, energy and power sectors.

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Allergan agrees to $66 billion Actavis offer; Valeant walks

Botox maker Allergan Inc on Monday accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Actavis Plc, ending a seven-month hostile pursuit by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

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Orix to buy software maker Yayoi for over $691 million

Japanese financial services provider Orix Corp (8591.T) said it would buy accounting software maker Yayoi Co from private equity firm MBK Partners for more than 80 billion yen ($691 million), as it tries to expand its customer base into smaller companies.

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