Deals

Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion in largest insurance deal

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- Health insurer Aetna Inc on Friday said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry.

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Samsung Group companies' merger deal runs into fresh opposition 03 Jul 2015

SEOUL - The proposed $8 billion merger of two Samsung Group companies came under attack from two directions on Friday, as an activist hedge fund filed a court action against the deal and a shareholder advisory group recommended shareholders oppose it.

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Regulatory rebuffs could force GE to seek other deals, more buybacks 02 Jul 2015

- U.S. and European regulatory resistance could force General Electric Co to seek another buyer for its appliances business and different paths to expand its industrial operations in an ongoing strategic overhaul.

Health insurer Centene adds muscle with $6.3 billion Health Net deal 02 Jul 2015

- U.S. health insurer Centene Corp will buy smaller rival Health Net Inc for $6.3 billion, underscoring the healthcare industry's rush to bulk up to negotiate better prices with suppliers and hospitals, and attract new customers. | Video

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FTC approves Dollar Tree's takeover of Family Dollar 02 Jul 2015

- Dollar Tree Inc was given the go-ahead to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on condition that they sell 330 Family Dollar stores, putting to rest a year-long merger saga.

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Heinz completes Kraft purchase, Buffett joins board 02 Jul 2015

- H.J. Heinz Co on Thursday completed its purchase of Kraft Foods Group Inc, creating the third largest food and beverage company in North America and fifth largest worldwide.

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Tencent deal throws spotlight on Hong Kong backdoor listings 03 Jul 2015

HONG KONG - A heavily discounted purchase of a loss-making solar-panel maker last week has cast a spotlight on the Chinese takeovers of so-called listed shell companies in Hong Kong, which may be used to sidestep the bourse's rigorous listing process.

Exclusive: Sycamore Partners in bid to buy Belk for more than $3 billion - sources 02 Jul 2015

- Sycamore Partners is preparing an offer for Belk Inc that could value the U.S. department store chain at between $3 billion and $3.5 billion, including debt, and become the buyout firm's largest deal, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Molycorp gets approval from U.S. bankruptcy court for interim financing 03 Jul 2015

- Rare earths miner Molycorp Inc said it received U.S. bankruptcy court approval for interim financing of $22 million to support its operations.

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Yelp temporarily decides not to pursue a sale: Bloomberg 02 Jul 2015

- Yelp Inc, operator of consumer review website yelp.com, had temporarily decided not to pursue a sale, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.