Mergers and acquisitions

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Crypto’s gold standard claims are fading fast | Nils Pratley
Bitcoin and its ilk have slipped deeper alongside the market appetite for risk. Just look at the Nasdaq

Nils Pratley

25, Jan, 2022 @6:44 PM

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Nvidia preparing to abandon $40bn Arm takeover
The largest ever semiconductor chip merger has been hit by regulatory hurdles and industry opposition

Mark Sweney

25, Jan, 2022 @3:31 PM

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Time for Unilever boss to concede lack of appetite for a big tilt | Nils Pratley
Shake-up will have to be gradual, and deal-making on a smaller scale needn’t be off the table

Nils Pratley

20, Jan, 2022 @7:32 PM

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Top investor castigates Unilever after failed £50bn bid for GSK arm
Terry Smith says bosses must focus on improving core business or step down after ‘near-death experience’

Mark Sweney

20, Jan, 2022 @4:04 PM

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Microsoft’s Activision merger faces real-world barriers to metaverse mission
Suspicious US regulators and a problematic culture at the video game firm need to be overcome to realise AR vision

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

20, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Unilever will not increase £50bn offer for GSK consumer arm
Company says data shared by GSK suggests ‘fundamental value’ of business no higher than offer

Jasper Jolly

19, Jan, 2022 @6:57 PM

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Microsoft takeover of Call of Duty games firm wipes $20bn off Sony shares
Investors react to possibility that Playstation and subscription service will lose Activision Blizzard games

Mark Sweney

19, Jan, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Microsoft’s Activision plan shows gaming will be at heart of metaverse
Analysis: Activision Blizzard deal would help Xbox compete against PlayStation – but will regulators play along?

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

18, Jan, 2022 @6:35 PM

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GSK banks on stronger offer for its consumer healthcare business
Analysis: drugmaker appears to be holding out for what would be one of largest ever deals in London after rejecting Unilever bids

Julia Kollewe

16, Jan, 2022 @5:17 PM

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Private equity firms Bain and CVC join forces for potential Boots bid
UK’s biggest pharmacy chain expected to be put up for sale this year by US owner for an estimated £10bn

Sarah Butler

11, Jan, 2022 @7:37 PM

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UK government extends powers to intervene in foreign takeovers
Rules now in force give ministers more scope to unpick acquisitions that could harm national security

Rob Davies

04, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Selfridges sale one more chapter in luxury brand’s rollercoaster history
Since the first store thrilled London shoppers in 1909, the chain has passed from US to UK, Canadian and now Thai/Austrian ownership

Sarah Butler

24, Dec, 2021 @1:08 AM

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