Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Legal news and articles for April 30 - 30, 2014

PwC: US M&A activity reaches highest 1Q volume in more than a decadeMACOM Issues Correction to Fiscal Second Quarter Earnings Press Release to ...Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited: Energy XXI Reports Fiscal Third-Quarter ResultsChemtura Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial ResultsEnergy XXI Reports Fiscal Third-Quarter ResultsWhat are the odds of a Reynolds acquisition of Lorillard?UPDATE 3-Mexico's Cemex posts narrower-than-expected first-quarter lossANALYSIS: Pepco purchase may be easier swallow for Exelon in US power ...US deals rise as Big Oil sheds assetsMexico's Cemex posts narrower-than-expected first-quarter lossHermon divests holding in F&C after BMO takeoverU.S. Oil & Gas M&A Activity Reaches Highest First Quarter Volume in More than ...Intermarket Communications Appoints Neil Shapiro as Chief Operating OfficerTime Warner, Inc. (TWX) Updates FY14 Outlook Post Time, Inc., DivestitureForest Laboratories to acquire Furiex Pharmaceuticals for $1.1bn

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Vodafone should buy iiNet before TPG can
DelimiterApril 1, 2014

Then too, speculation about iiNet's future has been bubbling along ever since mid-2011, when cornerstone investor Amcom divested its 23 percent stake in the telco. That move followed the earlier departure of Telecom NZ from iiNet's ... The national ...more »

Contango Files Form 10K/A to Provide Additional Information Related to Change ...
Business Wire (press release)April 1, 2014

Financial statements as of December 31, 2013 and 2012 and for the three years ended December 31, 2013 include consolidated results of operations of both Contango and Crimson Exploration Inc. for the period from the closing of the merger on October 1 ...more »

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PwC: US M&A activity reaches highest 1Q volume in more than a decade
Oil & Gas JournalApril 30, 2014

The US oil and gas industry recorded its highest volume of first quarter mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in more than a decade, PwC US Energy Practice said in an Apr. 30 report on transactions with value greater than $50 million. ... “Although financial ...more »

MACOM Issues Correction to Fiscal Second Quarter Earnings Press Release to ...
Wall Street JournalApril 30, 2014

... any executed or abandoned acquisition, divestiture or restructuring activity, the impact of supply shortages or other disruptions in our internal or outsourced supply chain, the relative success of our cost-savings initiatives, the potential for ...more »

Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited: Energy XXI Reports Fiscal Third-Quarter Results
The Wall Street TranscriptApril 30, 2014

Excluding one-time charges associated with acquisitions and divestitures, net income available to common stockholders was $13.5 million, or $0.19 per diluted share. ... The merger is expected to be completed on or about June 3, 2014. "We are excited to ...more »

Chemtura Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results
Wall Street JournalApril 30, 2014

As previously indicated, we expect to return the net after-tax sale proceeds to shareholders having first repaid enough debt to maintain our total debt to Adjusted EBITDA ratio at the level it was prior to the divestiture. ..... protect our information ...more »

Energy XXI Reports Fiscal Third-Quarter Results
GlobeNewswire (press release)April 30, 2014

Excluding one-time charges associated with acquisitions and divestitures, net income available to common stockholders was $13.5 million, or $0.19 per diluted share. Production ... The merger is expected to be completed on or about June 3, 2014. "We are ...more »

What are the odds of a Reynolds acquisition of Lorillard?
Triad Business Journal (blog)April 30, 2014

Herzog also writes that she believes Reynolds (NYSE; RAI) would divest some brands, like Kool, Winston and Salem to avoid anti-trust issues. Rumors began swirling earlier this year that a potential $20 billion deal between the two Triad tobacco makers ...more »

UPDATE 3-Mexico's Cemex posts narrower-than-expected first-quarter loss
ReutersApril 30, 2014

Executives on a call said the company may be open to further acquisitions or asset swaps that could come as Cemex competitors Holcim and Lafarge try to win regulatory approval for their planned merger. "We do believe that in this industry ... "We are ...more »

ANALYSIS: Pepco purchase may be easier swallow for Exelon in US power ...
PlattsApril 30, 2014

Exelon's planned purchase of Pepco Holdings Inc. may be easier in terms of market power compared with other large utility acquisitions since PHI does not own generation assets, though analysts have cautioned about regulatory approvals needed. The ...more »

US deals rise as Big Oil sheds assets
FuelFix (blog)April 30, 2014

From January to March, typically a slow period for mergers and acquisitions, foreign investors and private equity buyers drove a surge of deals for small or more mature oil-producing assets in the onshore United States and the Gulf of Mexico, according ...more »

Mexico's Cemex posts narrower-than-expected first-quarter loss
MSN MoneyApril 30, 2014

Executives on a call said the company may be open to further acquisitions or asset swaps that could come as Cemex competitors Holcim and Lafarge try to win regulatory approval for their planned merger. "We do believe that in this industry ... "We are ...more »

Hermon divests holding in F&C after BMO takeover
FT AdviserApril 30, 2014

Henderson Global Investors' Neil Hermon has divested his holding in F&C Asset Management following the takeover bid from Canadian group BMO. Mr Hermon ... “We also expect mergers and acquisitions to see a pick-up from the low levels seen in 2013.”.more »

U.S. Oil & Gas M&A Activity Reaches Highest First Quarter Volume in More than ...
PR Newswire (press release)April 30, 2014

HOUSTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the oil and gas industry reached the highest first quarter level of deal volume in more than a decade due to increased activity in the upstream sector and interest in oil and gas ...more »

Intermarket Communications Appoints Neil Shapiro as Chief Operating Officer
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)April 30, 2014

Over the years, Shapiro has developed and directed ongoing corporate communications programs as well as campaigns surrounding special circumstances, including mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings, divestitures and new product launches.more »

Time Warner, Inc. (TWX) Updates FY14 Outlook Post Time, Inc., Divestiture
StreetInsider.com (subscription)April 30, 2014

The outlook above does not include the impact of any future merger or unplanned restructuring and severance charges, the impact from future sales and acquisitions of operating assets or the impact of taxes on the above items that may occur from time to ...more »

Forest Laboratories to acquire Furiex Pharmaceuticals for $1.1bn
Pharmaceutical Business ReviewApril 30, 2014

Forest concurrently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Royalty Pharma to sell Furiex's royalties on alogliptin and Priligy to Royalty Pharma for approximately $415 million upon successful completion of Forest's acquisition of Furiex ...more »

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