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The Este Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) said it has agreed to acquire the shares that it does not already beneficially own in Have & Be Co. Ltd., the Seoul-based skin care company behind 'Dr. Jart+' and men's grooming brand 'Do The Right Thing'. This is the company's first acquisition of an Asia-based beauty...

United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI), the parent company of United Bank, and Carolina Financial Corp. (CARO), the parent company of CresCom Bank, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combined organization, with more than 200 locations, will be about $25 billion in assets...

Shares of Brady plc (BRY.L) were gaining around 39 percent in London trading after the software company announced Monday that it has received an approach from a potential offeror. In a statement, the company said the discussions remain at an early stage. This may or may not lead to an offer being...

The boards of Recipharm AB, Recipharm Holdings Limited and Consort Medical plc have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer to be made by Recipharm Holdings for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Consort. Recipharm Holdings is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of...

Promedior Inc., a privately held clinical-stage biotechnology company based in Lexington, Massachusetts, has agreed to be acquired by Roche (RHHBY) in a deal with total transaction value of up to $1.39 billion. Roche will make an upfront cash payment of $390 million, plus additional contingent payments...

Seaspan Corp. (SSW), an independent charter owner and operator of containerships, said Thursday that it has agreed to acquire a fleet of six containerships for about $380 million in cash. The acquired vessels are comprised of three 10,700 TEU vessels built in 2012, two 9,200 TEU vessels built in...

Callon Petroleum Company (CPE) and Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (CRZO) announced an amendment to their merger agreement. Under the amended terms, Carrizo shareholders will receive 1.75 shares of Callon common stock for each share of Carrizo common stock they own. Callon shareholders will own approximately...

Austrian sensor manufacturer ams, which is offering to acquire German lighting manufacturer Osram Licht AG (OSAGF.PK), on Tuesday welcomed the positive recommendation for its offer by Osram. Earlier in the day, Osram recommended its shareholders to accept a 41 euros per share takeover offer from ams...

Soft drinks maker Britvic Plc (BVIC.L) said Tuesday that its board has entered into exclusive talks with Refresco over the potential sale of Britvic's three juice manufacturing sites in France, its related private label juice business, and the Fruité brand. Britvic added that the proposed sale is...

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA announced plans to buy the remaining Craft Brew Alliance's shares it does not already own for $16.50 per share in cash. Anheuser-Busch previously held 31.2% stake in the Craft Brew Alliance. The company had said in August it would not buy out the company and that its existing...

Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (FOMX) and Menlo Therapeutics Inc. (MNLO) announced Monday that they have signed a definitive merger agreement to create a combined biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to serve patients in the dermatology space. The Boards...

Takeaway.com N.V. said the company believes the agreed merger ratio between Just Eat and Takeaway.com is appropriate. However, Takeaway.com noted that the current cash values of both the company's and the competing offer from Prosus N.V. aren't particularly appealing to the Just Eat shareholders. Jitse...

Sandoz Inc., the generics division of Swiss drug maker Novartis AG (NVS), announced Monday that it has entered into a binding agreement for the planned acquisition of the Japanese business of Aspen Global Inc. or AGI for an initial cash consideration of 300 million euros. Under the deal, Sandoz has...

Blackstone (BX) Friday said that funds managed by the company are taking a majority stake in MagicLab, which builds and operates leading dating and social networking apps, including Bumble and Badoo. The transaction values the company, founded in 2006 by Andrey Andreev, at about $3 billion. As...

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