M&A

china slidedeck

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has received a rival takeover bid worth about $14 billion from a group of investors led by a Chinese firm that’s been quite active in buying up U.S. hotel properties, including the Waldorf-Astoria.

The new consumer goods company

Newell Rubbermaid announced plans to acquire Jarden Brands for $16 billion.

Dow Chemical and DuPont in talks to merge?

DuPont and Dow Chemical, two of America’s oldest companies, are reportedly in advanced stage merger talks that would create a chemical powerhouse.

Beer deal on the hill

Congress is taking a closer look at the proposed merger that would create the world’s largest beer company.

Keurig going private

Does the $14 billion buyout of Keurig Green Mountain make sense?

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Keurig Green Mountain K-Cup coffee packs.

Personal beverage system company Keurig Green Mountain has agreed to be taken private by an investor group led by JAB Holding for $92 a share in cash. The companies value the total equity of the deal at about $13.9 billion, and represents a premium of approximately 77.9 percent over Keurig’s closing stock price on December …

Biggest drug merger ever

Pfizer and Allergan are combining in a $160 billion deal, handing Pfizer a new address and creating a lot of controversy.

Marriott to buy Starwood Hotels

Marriott wants to buy Starwood Hotels to create the world’s largest hotel company.

Big deal rides the rails

Falling commodity prices are hurting the railroads and that’s one reason why there could be more consolidation in the industry.

Visa’s big deal

Visa is aggressively expanding its global footprint with its biggest acquisition ever.

Pfizer in talks with Allergan

Pfizer and Allergan are in merger talks that could create the world’s largest pharmaceutical company.

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Pfizer headquarters in New York.

Ireland-based Allergan on Thursday confirmed that it has been approached by Pfizer and is in talks regarding a potential deal with the U.S. drug company, raising questions about another pharmaceutical tax inversion. Allergan said no agreement had been reached, describing the talks as “preliminary and friendly.” Shares of Allergan popped about 9 percent in early …

Dell buys EMC

Dell buys EMC for $67 billion, the biggest tech deal ever.

Dell and EMC merger?

Are two well-known companies working on the biggest takeovers the tech industry has ever seen?

Cable consolidation

Cablevision is being bought by the European communications company Altice in a deal worth $17 billion.