Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Legal news and articles for March 29 - 30, 2012

Industries Consolidate to Stay CompetitiveMofcom's hard line in hard-disk-drive dealsUMG argues down its market shareCommerzbank cleared by EU to wind down EurohypoMFC Industrial Ltd. Reports Year End Results for 2011Global Takeovers Drop in Quarter as Bankers See RevivalTyco Investors Not Free From KozlowskiGlobal Deals Decline in First Quarter as Bankers See RevivalTyco Investors Not Free From KozlowskiUS Financial Services M&A Activity Likely to Increase in 2012 as Markets ...U.S. Financial Services M&A Activity Likely to Increase in 2012 as Markets ...MALACHITE RESOURCES NL : Terry Cuthbertson appointed as DirectorSACOIL HOLDINGS LIMI : Corporate updateProMedica must divest St. Luke'sGlobal Takeovers Drop in Quarter as Bankers See Revival

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GLOBAL PETROLEUM LIMITED : Appointment of First Energy Capital LLP as Co-Broker
4-tradersMarch 16, 2012

FirstEnergy's UK activities include corporate broking, equity research, sales and trading, corporate mergers and acquisitions and oil and gas property acquisitions and divestiture advisory. Company in developing and funding its business activities in ...more »

Mofcom's hard line in hard-disk-drive deals
The Deal PipelineMarch 30, 2012

It also appears China doesn't share the US and the EC's reservations about merger conditions requiring continuous government supervision. Typically, the Western governments prefer divestitures or simply block mergers they believe are anticompetitive.more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. News and Stories

Industries Consolidate to Stay Competitive
CisionWire (press release)March 30, 2012

Mergers and acquisitions help the big get bigger in an effort to reduce costs, reach more customers and expand product lines. By IBISWorld Lead Industry Analysts Agata Kaczanowska and Mary Nanfelt Big companies are getting even bigger, mainly through ...more »

Mofcom's hard line in hard-disk-drive deals
The Deal PipelineMarch 30, 2012

It also appears China doesn't share the US and the EC's reservations about merger conditions requiring continuous government supervision. Typically, the Western governments prefer divestitures or simply block mergers they believe are anticompetitive.more »

UMG argues down its market share
The Deal PipelineMarch 30, 2012

UMG may also be comforted by the fact that, since the beginning of 2008, the EC has approved 25 of the last 27 mergers after they moved to Phase II. It may even approve this one should UMG agree to enough divestitures to make it, to quote the EC again, ...more »

Commerzbank cleared by EU to wind down Eurohypo
ReutersMarch 30, 2012

"The winding down of Eurohypo on the balance sheet of Commerzbank plus a prolongation of the acquisition ban are an adequate substitute to the divestiture of Eurohypo," EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in a statement As a condition for ...more »

MFC Industrial Ltd. Reports Year End Results for 2011
MarketWatch (press release)March 30, 2012

Divestment plans have now been put on hold indefinitely as we cannot predict our capital requirements in the short- and near-term with our existing and pending projects. We are considering several new acquisitions. But, we will be cautious not to ...more »

Global Takeovers Drop in Quarter as Bankers See Revival
BloombergMarch 29, 2012

Mergers and acquisitions so far this quarter fell 14 percent from the fourth quarter to $418 billion, making it the slowest three-month period in 2 1/2 years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Glencore International Plc's (GLEN) $45 billion deal ...more »

Tyco Investors Not Free From Kozlowski
TheStreet.comMarch 29, 2012

But the impact of former Chief Executive Dennis Kozlowski and his merger spree - which included 15 acquisitions worth $1 billion or more between 1997 and 2001 -- remains nearly a decade after a fraud scandal erupted as long-time shareholders try and ...more »

Global Deals Decline in First Quarter as Bankers See Revival
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 29, 2012

Mergers and acquisitions so far this quarter fell 14 percent from the fourth quarter to $418 billion, making it the slowest three-month period in 2 1/2 years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Glencore International Plc's $45 billion deal for ...more »

Tyco Investors Not Free From Kozlowski
TheStreet.comMarch 29, 2012

But the impact of Kozlowski and his merger spree - which included 15 acquisitions worth $1 billion or more between 1997 and 2001 -- remains nearly a decade after a fraud scandal erupted as long-time shareholders try and reclaim Tyco's inflated pre-bust ...more »

US Financial Services M&A Activity Likely to Increase in 2012 as Markets ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 29, 2012

Lack of clarity on federal regulation and legislation - including healthcare reform and the potential of new oversight of the Federal Insurance Office - will continue to play a role in hesitancy towards M&A. The asset management sector saw an increase ...more »

U.S. Financial Services M&A Activity Likely to Increase in 2012 as Markets ...
PR Newswire (press release)March 29, 2012

NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mergers and acquisitions in the US financial services industry could increase in both number and value of deals, if markets improve and European banks sell noncore business units, PwC said today in a new report.more »

MALACHITE RESOURCES NL : Terry Cuthbertson appointed as Director
4-tradersMarch 29, 2012

Formerly, Terry was a Partner of KPMG Corporate Finance and NSW Partner in Charge of Mergers and Acquisitions, where he coordinated government privatisations, mergers, divestitures and public offerings on the ASX for the New South Wales practice.more »

SACOIL HOLDINGS LIMI : Corporate update
4-tradersMarch 29, 2012

FirstEnergy's UK activities include corporate broking, equity research, sales and trading, corporate mergers and acquisitions and oil and gas property acquisitions and divestiture advisory. SacOil is an African independent upstream oil and gas company, ...more »

ProMedica must divest St. Luke's
Toledo BladeMarch 29, 2012

THE BLADE Enlarge | Photo Reprints As ProMedica expected and as an administrative law judge had previously ordered, the Federal Trade Commission has ruled the Toledo health-care system must divest St. Luke's Hospital to a government-approved buyer ...more »

Global Takeovers Drop in Quarter as Bankers See Revival
BusinessWeekMarch 29, 2012

Mergers and acquisitions so far this quarter fell 14 percent from the fourth quarter to $418 billion, making it the slowest three-month period in 2 1/2 years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Glencore International Plc's (GLEN) $45 billion deal ...more »

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