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ABInbev-Hiball-072017.jpg Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev NV or AB InBev on Thursday said it is acquiring Hiball Inc., a San Francisco-based maker of organic energy drinks and carbonated juices and water. The company did not disclose the terms of the deal.

21st Century Fox Inc. (FOX, FOXA) said it has noted today's statement by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport that she is continuing to consider the representations made before she makes her decision on the company's proposed acquisition of the remaining shares of British satellite...

Distribution and outsourcing Group Bunzl Plc (BZLFY.PK, BNZL.L) said it has made a binding offer for the acquisition of a group of businesses in France and has also purchased a marketing services business in the UK. Bunzl noted that Hedis, which trades through a number of subsidiaries across France,...

Ingenico Group (INGIF.PK), a seamless payment company, announced the acquisition of Bambora, a player in payment services, from private equity investor Nordic Capital for a total consideration of 1.5 billion euros. The company also said its half-year results are in line with its 2017 objectives. The...

People's United Bank, a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. (PBCT), announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. Based in Philadelphia, PA, LEAF is one of the largest, independent commercial equipment finance companies in the U.S., with approximately $500...

Hydro One Limited (H.TO) and Avista Corp. (AVA) announced a merger agreement under which Hydro One will acquire Avista for C$67 per share in a C$6.7 billion all-cash transaction. The deal was unanimously approved by the Boards of both companies and is expected to close in the second half of 2018. No...

H.B. Fuller Company (FUL) announced it has signed an agreement to purchase adhesives company, Adecol Ind. Química, Limitada, a manufacturer of adhesive technologies in Brazil. The business generated nearly $40 million in revenue for fiscal 2016. The company has agreed to pay 8X 2016 EBITDA for the business. "With...

Dutch consumer electronics giant Philips Electronics NV (PHGFF.PK, PHG) announced Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH or TOMTEC, a provider of intelligent image analysis software, especially for diagnostic ultrasound. Financial details were not disclosed. Germany...

BGC Partners Inc. (BGCP), a brokerage company, announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Berkeley Point Financial LLC., a commercial real estate finance company. The total consideration payable by BGC for Berkeley Point is $875 million, subject to certain adjustments at closing. The acquisition...

Canada-based mining company Dominion Diamond Corp. (DDC, DDC.TO) said it has entered into an arrangement agreement under which an entity affiliated with The Washington Companies will acquire all of Dominion's outstanding common shares for $14.25 per share in cash, or a total equity value of about $1.2...

Sevcon, Inc. (SEV), a manufacturer of controls and battery chargers for zero emission electric and hybrid vehicles, announced Monday that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by BorgWarner Inc. for $22 per common share in cash. The total transaction value, including the assumption...

Japanese consumer electronics maker Sony Corp. (SON.L, SNE) is in the final stages of talks to buy French music distribution and label services provider Believe Digital, the Nikkei business daily reported. Sony Music Entertainment will get a majority stake from the current shareholders for an estimated...

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever Plc (UN, ULVR.L, UL) and Hormel Foods Corp (HRL) are front-runners in a deal to buy the foods division of British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser (RBGPF.PK, RB.L), the Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing people with the knowledge of the matter. ...

Sprint Corp. (S) Chairman Masayoshi Son held talks with Berkshire Hathaway Inc's. (BRK-B, BRK-A, BRKa) Warren Buffett and Liberty Media Corp.'s John Malone, about investing in wireless company, according to media reports, citing people familiar with the situation. Masayoshi Son, the chief executive...

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (EBS) Friday announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the ACAM2000, (Smallpox (Vaccinia) Vaccine, Live) business of Sanofi (SNYNF, SNY) for up to $125 million in all cash deal. The consideration consists of $97.5 million upfront and up to $27.5 million...

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