Illinois Company Asks Regulatory OK in FairPoint Merger

Illinois Company is asking for regulatory approval in FairPoint Merger.

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Regulatory Reliefs Block HDFC-Max Life Merger

The merger between Max Life Insurance and HDFC Life has been blocked by a regulatory imposed by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).

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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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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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Paint Company Sherwin-Williams to Acquire Valspar for $9.3 Billion

Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland-based company is set to acquire another paint company Minneapolis-based Valspar at $9.3 billion. The merger of the paint companies will place Sherwin-Williams to the top and its presence will be broaden and reinfornced outside North America and Canada with the help of Valspar.

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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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Shell offers 50 percent premium to buy BG for $70 billion

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) agreed to buy smaller rival BG Group (BG.L) for $70 billion in the first oil super-merger in more than a decade to close the gap with the world's largest oil firm U.S. ExxonMobil (XOM.N).

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Aviva, Friends Life 5.6 billion pound merger plan makes sense: investors

Aviva's potential 5.6 billion pound ($8.8 billion) purchase of Friends Life reflects a need to consolidate and cut costs in Britain's insurance industry, fund managers said.

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FCC pauses clock on Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it paused its "shot-clock" on the review of the proposed $45 billion merger between the two largest U.S. cable providers, Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc.

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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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Communications equipment maker Comtech explores sale

Communications equipment maker Comtech Telecommunications Corp said on Monday it is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible merger or sale of the company, confirming a Reuters report earlier in the day.

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Comcast to divest 3.9 million subscribers if Time Warner Cable merger pushes through

Comcast confirmed that it had plans to divest 3.9 million subscribers if the merger deal with Time Warner Cable would push through as it still awaiting regulatory approval.

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Daiichi Sankyo says Ranbaxy-Sun Pharma merger may close by the end of 2014

Daiichi Sankyo said in a statement that the merger deal between Ranbaxy and Sun Pharma would possibly close by the end of 2014, reported ET.

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Woolworths acquires Australia's David Jones

Australian department store David Jones was acquired by South African retailer Woolworths in a deal valued USD2 billion, reported Ventures Africa.

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Ebuzzing and Teads consolidate to form worldwide video ad giant

The merger of online video ad platforms Ebuzzing and Teads will create a global video ad group that will continue to provide complementary offerings to its clients, TechCrunch reported.

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