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Britain weighs in on Kraft-Cadbury bid

Jan 14, 2010
Britain's business minister will be meeting with financial figures to take a closer look at Kraft's unwanted takeover offer for Cadbury. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about the government's perspective on the bid.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Are beer mergers a good brew for biz?

Jan 11, 2010
Dutch brewer Heineken is set to buy the beer business of Mexico's FEMSA for $7.6 billion. How is the recent wave of beer mergers affecting the little guy? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Heineken to buy Femsa for over $7.5B

Jan 11, 2010
Dutch brewing company Heineken is buying Mexico's Femsa, the second-largest beer maker in the country. The deal is worth over $7.5 billion and will give Heineken a leading position in the Mexican market. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mexico

Prada doesn't wear debt well

Jan 6, 2010
Prada may deny that it's talking to Swiss luxury goods company Richemont about a deal, but there's no doubt the company is in need of some funding. Alisa Roth explores the fashion giant's options for reducing over a billion dollars of debt.
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Kraft's bid for Cadbury loses sweetness

Jan 5, 2010
Kraft Foods' offer for candy maker Cadbury has hit a roadblock: Warren Buffett's company has voted against the bid. Jeremy Hobson reports this deal may be more evidence that not every merger is a match made in heaven.
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Cadbury still not interested in Kraft bid

Jan 5, 2010
Despite selling its U.S. frozen pizza business to Nestle in a $3.7 billion deal, the extra cash still hasn't helped Kraft win over Cadbury. But some say the tide may be turning in Kraft's favor. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Novartis to buy Alcon in $40B deal

Jan 4, 2010
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis is taking full control of the U.S. eye-care company Alcon in a deal worth nearly $40 billion. Stephen Beard explores how Novartis stands to benefit from the deal.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

U.K. OK's Ticketmaster-Live Nation deal

Dec 22, 2009
British regulators have given the green light to a proposed merger between Ticketmaster and concert producer Live Nation. U.K. fears lifted that such a deal would lessen competition, but the U.S. has yet to decide. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions

Big companies are hoarding cash

Dec 21, 2009
Cash reserves at the biggest companies in the country are at their highest levels in 40 years. They aren't spending because they're still nervous about the economy and they can't find anything to invest in. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Wall Street

Sanofi-Aventis to buy Chattem

Dec 21, 2009
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis is buying Chattem Incorporated, which produces Selsun Blue and Gold Bond products. Bill Radke talks with Les Funtleyder of Miller Tabak + Co. about the nearly $2 billion deal.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

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