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L'Oreal set to sell The Body Shop to Brazil's Natura in $1.1 billion deal

PARIS (Reuters) - French cosmetics and luxury goods group L’Oreal (OREP.PA) has started exclusive talks to sell The Body Shop business to Brazilian make-up company Natura Cosmeticos (NATU3.SA) in a possible 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) deal.<p>FILE PHOTO: The logo of British cosmetics and skin care …

Profit

Facebook hit with massive fine for providing misleading information about WhatsApp takeover

The European Commission has hit Facebook with a €110 million ($122 million) fine for "providing misleading information about WhatsApp takeover". The …

Mergers And Acquisitions - Capturing The Gain (Of Acquirees)

A few weeks ago, SA published an article of mine entitled, "Mergers And Acquisitions: Beating the Odds (With Acquirers)". In it, I explained that …

M&A Never Goes Out of Style

Despite the ebbs and flows of economic cycles, mergers and acquisitions never go out of style. According to Harvard Business Review, each year, …

Mergers & Acquisitions

10 Mergers Acquisitions Investors Would Love to See

Washington might be in disarray, but that hasn’t stopped U.S. business executives from pursuing mergers and acquisitions.<p>EY Americas surveyed more …

Airline mergers don’t make our flights run late

Airline mergers often take the blame for flight delays, late arrivals, and missed connections. A new analysis of 15 years of US Department of …

Abercrombie & Fitch Is Reportedly Accepting Takeover Bids

U.S. teen apparel retailer company Abercrombie & Fitch is working with an investment bank to field takeover interest from other retailers, people …

TaylorMade sold to private equity firm

NEW YORK (AP) — TaylorMade Golf Co., which has signed Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to equipment deals this year, has been sold to a private equity …

Golf

Sprint, SoftBank Said to Start Informal Deal Talks With T-Mobile

Sprint Corp. has started preliminary conversations to merge with T-Mobile US Inc., the latest attempt to consolidate in a market watched closely by …

Beware Takeovers That Turn Into Takeunders

Another leveraged buyout, another group of disappointed shareholders.<p>West Corp. -- which specializes in conference calls, 911 calls and other …

Mylan 1Q profit surges on acquisitions, tops forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) — Mylan Inc. reported a surge in first-quarter profit as acquisitions helped boost revenue and offset declining sales of its EpiPen …

Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A Strategic Planning: Picking the Right Growth Strategy for Your Business

M&A Strategic Planning: Picking the Right Growth Strategy for Your Business<p>The topic of mergers and acquisitions in the IT industry is dominating …

Mergers And Acquisitions: Beating The Odds (With Acquirers)

Hardly a quarter goes by where there isn't an announcement of a major merger and acquisition. In the last year or so, Dow (DOW) and DuPont (DD) …

Coach Is Banking on Acquisitions

Luxury handbag maker Coach Inc. has spent the past few years working to revive sales, refresh designs and shake off heavy discounting. Now it has its …

Pfizer's Lackluster Sales May Fuel Speculation for Deals

Pfizer Inc.’s underwhelming sales for its blockbuster medicines in the first quarter will probably further fuel speculation that the giant drugmaker …

Deal of the Week: Spin The Telecom Wheel of Mergers

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Prestigious Firms Make Riskier Acquisitions Than Other Firms

High-reputation firms are recognized for consistently meeting and even exceeding stakeholders’ expectations. Prior research suggests that compared to other firms, this elite subset of firms attract more and better job applicants, command higher prices for products and services, and sustain higher …

T-Mobile CEO Sees His Company Ready to Lead Merger Wave

With so much attention paid to possible mergers and acquisitions for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint over the past week, T-Mobile CEO John Legere may have …

FCC clears way for big TV mergers, eases broadband price limits

The moves came as Pai is expected to soon try to roll back the controversial net neutrality rules for online traffic that were pushed through by …

These are the biggest e-commerce acquisitions of all time

PetSmart’s acquisition of Chewy is the cherry on top.<p>As <b>Recode</b> reported Tuesday, PetSmart is acquiring online pet store Chewy for $3.35 billion — the biggest e-commerce acquisition of all time.<p>For context, this is an even bigger deal than Walmart’s acquisition of online retailer Jet.com last year — …

eCommerce

Rewriting The Private Equity Playbook To Combine Cost And Growth

High asset prices and less confidence in market beta to lift returns in recent years have greatly narrowed the margin of error for private equity firms to deliver acceptable returns. Some general partners have looked back at the past decade of trials and errors to identify lessons and patterns that …

Buyout firms are paying the highest prices for deals since the financial crisis

Some call it "private equity inflation."<p>It is a problem for the industry that occurs as the market rises over a long period of time. That causes …

Sanofi hires advisors for European generic drugs unit sale: sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - French drug maker Sanofi (SASY.PA) has hired advisers for the sale of its European generic drug business, several sources familiar with matter told Reuters, ahead of an auction process which is expected to start after the European summer.<p>A logo is seen in front of the …

Generic Drugs

Opinion: A Map Of Aerospace Mergers And Acquisitions

REGISTER FOR FREE ACCESS (Valid Email Required)<p>Register now for free access to "Opinion: A Map Of Aerospace Mergers And Acquisitions " and other …

Mergers & Acquisitions

House tax proposal could make a lot of foreign companies start buying up US firms

A lot of U.S. companies may find themselves with new suitors if Congress gets its way.<p>In recent years, many U.S. corporations have tried to slash …

Can Mergers Cause Mergers? Yes, And It Can Be A Good Thing

Many American industries have become more concentrated over the past few decades with the largest firms capturing a growing share of the market. People with an anti-corporate bias oppose this industry consolidation believing that increasing concentration leads to less competition, higher consumer …

Why the Urge to Merge Could Return to Wall Street

Nothing appears to be off the table for the Trump administration as it seeks to pare back the regulations imposed on Wall Street and banks after the financial crisis.<p>There has already been considerable talk about rolling back much of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, as well as the Volcker Rule that is …

Wall Street

Mergers and acquisitions are starting to look a lot like they did just before the financial crisis

This surge in M&A "has been driven by cross-border acquisitions, which have doubled in the last 5 years to $288 billion in 2017 YTD," according to Dealogic. They're now also at the highest level since 2007.<p>US-based companies are on top of the heap of cross-border deals, with $95.8 billion in …

Retail Could Be Ready To Rip

<i>By Parke Shall</i><p>If our predictions about the retail sector are correct, we are eventually going to see some activism, some mergers and acquisitions or …

Deloitte Acquires Cloud Consulting Firm Day1 Solutions

Deloitte announced on Monday that it has acquired Maclean, VA-based cloud consulting firm Day1 Solutions in an effort to boost its cloud …