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AT&T grabs NextWave and eyes more wireless spectrum

While AT&T Inc. lobbies the government to loosen rules on long-dormant wireless licenses, the carrier said Thursday that it will purchase a telecom that owns a swath of the unused spectrum and other licenses for $600 million.AT&T has agreed to... Continue reading

Posted on August 3, 2012 7:23 AM

Alpha Bank makes offer for Emporiki

Greece's Alpha Bank AE said Tuesday, July 31, it had filed an offer to buy Crédit Agricole SA's Emporiki Bank, though hadn't reached a deal.Alpha Bank issued the statement at the behest of the Capital Markets Commission following a report... Continue reading

Posted on July 31, 2012 10:15 AM

Cinven, Warburg Pincus sell more shares in Ziggo

Buyout shops Cinven Ltd. and Warburg Pincus LLC said Tuesday, July 31, that they will receive €681.5 million ($835.69 million) in gross proceeds from Monday's placement of 29 million shares in Ziggo NV.The companies said they sold the shares in... Continue reading

Posted on July 31, 2012 9:01 AM

CB&I buys Shaw in $3B deal to form engineering giant

The cash-and-stock purchase will give the Netherlands engineering company the ability to bid on the world's largest infrastructure projects. Continue reading

Posted on July 30, 2012 1:00 PM

Billabong opens books to TPG Capital

Board-sports clothing and equipment maker Billabong International Ltd. Friday, July 27, offered to open its books to TPG Capital, and suggested it was looking for an improvement on the A$694.6 million ($724.6 million) proposal the buyout firm made four days... Continue reading

Posted on July 27, 2012 6:06 AM

Stanley Black & Decker fastens on Infastech

Acquisitive Stanley Black & Decker Inc. said late Monday it would acquire private equity-backed fastener company Infastech Ltd. for $850 million in cash, a week after telegraphing it could make one more purchase before heading to the sidelines for the... Continue reading

Posted on July 24, 2012 4:15 PM

TPG returns with new Billabong proposal

TPG Capital late Monday, July 23, returned with a cut-price, A$694.6 million ($715 million) offer for Australia's Billabong International Ltd., five months after the struggling board sports clothing and equipment maker had sent the buyout firm packing.TPG made a conditional... Continue reading

Posted on July 24, 2012 7:59 AM

Some pitfalls in financial carve-outs

Here are a few practical solutions for a buyer if it finds itself without the financials necessary to meet market demands with respect to Rule 144A offerings Continue reading

Posted on July 23, 2012 1:33 PM

Pensions ruling complicates U.K. business sales

Buying U.K. businesses just got harder.A recent British High Court ruling has transformed the way would-be buyers evaluate acquisition targets, creating new uncertainties about the transfer of retirement plan liabilities from seller to buyer during business or asset sales. From... Continue reading

Posted on July 23, 2012 8:17 AM

Heineken offers $6B to buy out Asia Pacific Breweries

Heineken NV bellied up to the bar Friday, July 20, with an offer to pay up to 7.5 billion Singapore dollars ($6 billion) for the outstanding shares in Tiger beer distributor Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. in a direct challenge to... Continue reading

Posted on July 20, 2012 8:42 AM

Providence moves touch off a burst of TV deals

The television sector exploded with more than $1 billion in M&A activity Thursday, July 19, due to moves triggered, mostly, by the exit strategy of Providence Equity Partners Inc. for 4-year-old portfolio company Newport Television LLC.Newport, the company that president... Continue reading

Posted on July 20, 2012 6:30 AM

Baker Botts' Hugh Tucker on title and shale plays

Ensuring that title to the land has been secured has become a top concern for corporate dealmakers doing shale deals, says Hugh Tucker, a partner at Baker Botts, in this video interview with The Deal Pipeline's David Marcus. Continue reading

Posted on July 19, 2012 4:00 AM

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