Mergers and Acquisitions


Lloyds to buy mortgage lender HBOS

Sep 18, 2008
Lloyds TSB has announced that it will pay $22.2 billion for troubled lender HBOS, a deal that makes Lloyds the UK's largest bank. British authorities apparently approve. Megan Williams reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

A closer look at the AIG bailout

Sep 17, 2008
The government is lending insurance giant AIG $85 billion in exchange for an 80 percent stake in the company. Is this a good deal for the government? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to economist Mark Zandi.
Posted In: Economy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Wall Street

Barclays buys prime Lehman assets

Sep 17, 2008
The $1.7 billion deal also saves about 10,000 jobs. Those workers are relieved, but Lehman didn't get the price it wanted. Megan Williams talks to a financial analyst about how this affects the global market.
Posted In: Economy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Wall Street

Barclays looking at Lehman assets

Sep 16, 2008
British bank Barclays passed on buying Lehman Brothers, but now that Lehman has filed for bankruptcy protection, Barclays might jump back in and try to grab some of Lehman's assets. Megan Williams reports.
Posted In: Economy, Mergers and Acquisitions

Assessing the situation on Wall Street

Sep 15, 2008
Lehman has failed, Merrill Lynch is now the property of BofA and Wall Street is abuzz over what's next. Stacey Vanek Smith asks with the head of an investment firm, just how serious is this?
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Jobs, Mergers and Acquisitions

Is Coke's Chinese deal fizzling out?

Sep 8, 2008
The announcement last week that Coca-Cola plans to buy Chinese drink maker Huiyuan Juice Group in a $2.4 billion deal isn't sitting well with some Chinese bloggers. Scott Tong reports from Shanghai.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

BP settles TNK dispute with Russians

Sep 4, 2008
British Petroleum and its billionaire Russian partners in Russian oil company TNK have settled a long-running dispute. The deal includes removal of CEO Robert Dudley as CEO. Brett Neely has more.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil, Russia

Coke seeks Chinese juice company

Sep 3, 2008
Coca-Cola is offering almost $2.4 billion for the Huiyuan juice company in China. The all-cash deal would be the biggest foreign takeover ever of a Chinese company. But regulators in Beijing could take the fizz out of the deal. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

More turbulence ahead for airlines

Sep 1, 2008
Airlines are already reeling from losses, and travel by air traditionally dwindles after Labor Day. John Dimsdale reports that the industry is now bracing for the biggest wave of cutbacks since Sept. 11, 2001.
Posted In: Airlines, Economy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Travel

CME Group close to acquiring NYMEX

Aug 22, 2008
The CME Group's acquisition of NYMEX is expected to close today. The deal will give CME Group control of 98 percent of all contracts traded on U.S. futures exchanges. Adriene Hill reports why this deal is so big.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Wall Street