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Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Codenvy, a provider of cloud-native development tools that enable developers to more easily create modern container-based and cloud-native applications. Red Hat plans to make Codenvy an integral part of OpenShift.io, Red Hat's...

CF Corp. (CFCO) and Fidelity & Guaranty Life (FGL) announced their boards have each unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which CF Corp. will acquire FGL for $31.10 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $1.835 billion, plus the assumption of $405 million of existing debt....

Bunge-Glencore-052417.jpg Shares of U.S. grains trader Bunge Ltd. climbed around 17 percent on Tuesday after the Swiss mining giant Glencore Plc confirmed that its agriculture joint venture has made an informal takeover approach. Bunge, meanwhile, said its not engaged in business combination talks with Glencore or its JV Glencore Agriculture Limited.

British telecom major Vodafone Group Plc (VOD, VOD.L) Wednesday announced an agreement to combine mobile operator Vodafone Malta Ltd. and Malta-based cable, broadband and pay TV provider Melita Ltd. The transaction values Vodafone Malta at an enterprise value of 208 million euros, and Melita at an enterprise...

FIS (FIS) and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice announced a definitive agreement in which FIS will sell a majority ownership stake in Capco to CD&R, establishing Capco as an independent company. FIS will sell approximately 60 percent equity interest in its Capco business to CD&R funds and receive net cash proceeds...

Sonus Networks, Inc. (SONS) and GENBAND announced a definitive agreement under which the two companies will merge under a newly formed holding company. GENBAND is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators...

IP Group Plc (IPO.L) Tuesday announced a possible offer for Touchstone Innovations plc, however the Touchstone board rejected the proposed combination. Further, IP Group said it is planning to raise gross proceeds of up to 200 million pounds through the issue of new IP Group shares at a price of 140...

Nutraceutical International Corp. (NUTR) and HGGC, LLC, a middle-market private equity firm, announced a definitive agreement under which Nutraceutical will be acquired by an affiliate of HGGC in a deal valued at approximately $446 million, including debt to be refinanced. Nutraceutical stockholders...

National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV), A provider of technology, equipment, and services to oil and gas industry, announced Monday that it is entering into a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Aramco to form a joint venture in Saudi Arabia. The JV will manufacture high-specification drilling rigs and...

French building materials company Saint-Gobain (CODGF.PK) Monday said it has signed a share purchase agreement to buy Biolink, a German manufacturer of specialty adhesive tapes. The company did not announce the financial details of the deal. Biolink, founded in 1997, develops and produces environmentally...

Clariant-merger-052217.jpg Specialty Chemicals companies Huntsman Corp. and Switzerland's Clariant AG announced Monday an agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction. The merged company will be named HuntsmanClariant, with a combined enterprise value of approximately $20 billion at announcement.

Huntsman Corp. (HUN) and Clariant (CLZNY.PK, CRN.L, CLZNF.PK) announced their Boards approved an agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction. The merged company will be named HuntsmanClariant. Clariant shareholders will own 52%, and Huntsman shareholders will own 48% of...

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) Thursday announced a definitive agreement to sell the holding company which owns a 50 percent interest in CONE Gathering, LLC and 21.7 million common and subordinated limited partnership units to a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners. The deal is for a cash consideration...

Home improvement retailer Lowe's Co. (LOW) announced Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Maintenance Supply Headquarters for a total transaction value of $512 million. The acquisition is expected to be completed in Lowe's second fiscal quarter, following the receipt...

ThermoFisherScientific-Patheon-051517.jpg Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a supplier to the biopharmaceutical industry, announced Monday that it has agreed to buy Patheon N.V., a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization or CDMO. Thermo Fisher will commence a tender offer to acquire Patheon for $35 per share in cash. In pre-market activity on the NYSE, Patheon shares were gaining 33.58 percent.

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