Barrick, Randgold sweetens dividend before takeover vote

LONDON / TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada's Barrick Gold and takeover target Randgold Resources will increase their dividend distribution before shareholders vote for their $ 6.1 billion deal next week, miners…

Insurance's global M & A value in the first half of the year reached its highest level since the financial crisis

(Reuters) – Global insurance mergers and acquisitions increased to 37 billion euros in the first six months of 2018. Numerous mega deals resulted in the highest half-year result since the…

Exclusive: The buyout firms Bain and CVC are competing for the acquisition of Papa John's sources

(Reuters) – Bain Capital and CVC Capital Partners are among the private equity firms involved in the acquisition of Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA.O), the third largest pizza supplier in…

Chesapeake Energy stocks plunge into $ 4 billion WildHorse deal

HOUSTON (Reuters) – The Chesapeake Energy Corp. Tuesday agreed to buy Texas oil producer WildHorse Resource Development Corp. as part of a bargaining and equity business worth nearly $ 4…

Chesapeake is expanding oil production with $ 4 billion WildHorse Deal

(Reuters) – Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK.N.) said Tuesday it would buy Texas-based WildHorse Resource Development Corp. (WRD.N.) in a deal of nearly $ 4 billion, which added lucrative oil-producing regions…

Hitachi agrees to buy Elliott's stake in Italy's Ansaldo STS, ending the feud

MILAN (Reuters) – Hitachi (Reuters)6501.T) has fought a bitter feud with US activist Elliott over Ansaldo STS (STS.MI) to buy the Fund's participation in the Italian railway signal group as…

Red Hat jumps, IBM shares dip on cloud mega-merger

(Reuters) – IBM Corp. (IBM.N) $ 34 Billion Contract to Acquire Red Hat Inc (RHT.N.) boosted its small but fast-growing software maker's stock by 50 percent on Monday, reflecting the…

The German ProSieben buys the online dating site "eharmony" of the USA

FRANKFURT / MUNICH (Reuters) – German ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG announced on Monday that it has purchased the online dating site "eharmony" in the US after signing a new e-commerce joint…