Mergers and acquisitions

FILE - This Aug. 22, 2003 file photo shows the corporate headquarters of BB&T in Winston-Salem, N.C. Southern regional banks BB&T and SunTrust are combining in an all-stock deal valued at about $66 billion. The banks said Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 that the combined company will be the sixth-largest U.S. bank based on assets and deposits. It will have approximately $442 billion in assets, $301 billion in loans and $324 billion in deposits serving more than 10 million households (David Rolfe/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 11:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Southern banks giants — BB&T and SunTrust — announced they would merge in a $66 billion deal, the first big bank merger since the chaos of the 2008 financial crisis. The combined company will create the sixth-largest bank in the country, putting BB&T and SunTrust in the...
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European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, left, talks to Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom prior the weekly College of Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. European Union authorities on Wednesday rejected a massive rail merger deal between France's Alstom and Germany's Siemens in what the two nations had hoped would have created a global competitor to stand up to China. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 06, 2019 - 11:30 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities on Wednesday blocked a deal to create a rail giant that could compete with China, angering France and Germany so much that they vowed to change the way the EU oversees such mergers. The decision raised thorny questions of how to stand up to the growing...
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January 28, 2019 - 2:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — France's Alstom says that it and Germany's Siemens have offered new concessions in an effort to overcome European authorities' concerns about the planned merger of their train-building operations. A European Union decision on whether to allow the deal to go ahead is expected soon. The...
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January 16, 2019 - 8:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fiserv is buying First Data in a $22 billion all-stock deal, creating a giant player in the payments and financial technology sector. First Data shareholders will receive about .30 shares of Fiserv for every share of First Data they own, according to the deal announced Wednesday, a...
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January 12, 2019 - 4:16 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's defense ministry has suspended the 1.6 billion euro ($1.83 billion) acquisition of four warships following a political dispute over which offer best serves the NATO member. The ministry said it had informed military prosecutors there were "reasonable suspicions"...
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FILE - This April 20, 2009 file photo, shows the British pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline in London. Drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer are merging their healthcare divisions, creating a business with combined sales of 9.8 billion pounds ($12.7 billion). British-based Glaxo will own 68 percent of the joint venture, while U.S.-based Pfizer will own the remaining 32 percent stake. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
December 19, 2018 - 1:18 pm
Drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer plan to merge their consumer health businesses into what will be the world leader in sales of nonprescription medicines such as pain relievers, vitamins and cold remedies. The new joint venture would have with combined annual sales of $12.7 billion (9.8 billion...
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In this Nov. 2, 2018 photo, a sales associate is seen through a window display helping a customer try on a parka at the Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, N.J. Like many malls, this shopping complex is offering more immersive shopping experiences. Outerwear brand Canada Goose unveiled a store with a “cold room” where customers can try on its $1,000 parkas in sub-zero temperatures. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
December 11, 2018 - 10:33 am
SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Online retailers are getting physical. A growing number of brands born on the internet are now opening brick-and-mortar stores and moving into the suburban malls once considered doomed as more Americans shopped online. But they're taking it even further by doubling-down on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2018 file photo, a Sears department is seen in Hackensack, N.J. Eddie Lampert and his ESL Holdings hedge fund are offering to buy the rest of Sears for up to $4.6 billion in cash and stock. The Sears chairman and ESL own just under half of the Hoffman Estates, Illinois, company, according to FactSet. Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, weighed down by years of declining sales and massive debt. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 06, 2018 - 4:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Lampert and his ESL Holdings hedge fund are offering to buy the rest of Sears for up to $4.6 billion in cash and stock in a move to stave off liquidation. The Sears chairman and ESL founder own just under half of the Hoffman Estates, Illinois, company, according to FactSet...
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In this photo provided by the semiofficial Mehr News Agency, Iran’s navy members stand on Ghadir-955 submarine during its inauguration in the southern port of Bandar Abbas, Iran, at the mouth of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Iran’s navy has acquired two new mini submarines designed for operations in shallow waters such as the Persian Gulf, the Iranian state TV reported on Thursday. (Rahbar Emamdadi/Mehr News Agency via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 9:23 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's navy has acquired two new mini submarines designed for operations in shallow waters such as the Persian Gulf, the Iranian state TV reported on Thursday. The report said one of the mini submarines — also known as midget submarines — was dubbed Ghadir-955 and was built in...
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November 27, 2018 - 2:49 am
SYDNEY (AP) — A court on Tuesday dismissed a last-ditch challenge and approved the merger of television network Nine Entertainment with newspaper publisher Fairfax Media into an Australian media giant to be known only as Nine. Fairfax shareholders voted for the merger last week. But major...
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