Mergers & Acquisitions

PPC, HSH: Pilgrim’s Pride Boosts Hillshire Bid

Pilgrim's Pride has raised its offer for Hillshire Brands to $55 per share, higher than the $50 per share bid from Tyson Foods. More 

VVUS: Vivus Stock Soars on Buyout Buzz

VIVUS shares rose sharply in Wednesday trading after regulatory filings revealed that an investment fund is considering making a $640 million bid for VVUS. More 

INTU: Intuit to Buy Bill-Payment App Check

Finance software developer Intuit will acquire payment service startup Check for $360 million. INTU stock gained 1% on the news. More 

Friday Apple Rumors: ‘70% Certainty’ That Apple Will Acquire Beats

Apple's rumored Beats acquisition still moving forward; Apple promises iMessage software fix; and Apple yanks popular marijuana app from the App Store. More 

HES, MPC: Hess Sells Gas Stations to Marathon for $2.87B

Hess says it will sell its retail business to Marathon Petroleum's Speedway unit for $2.87 billion, sending both HES and MPC stock up more than 1%. More 

VNTV Stock Investors Like Vantiv Plan to Buy Mercury Payment

Vantiv says it will pay $1.65 billion to purchase Mercury Payment Systems, sending VNTV shares up sharply in Tuesday trading. More 

Tuesday Apple Rumors: Major iPhone Upgrade Event to Begin This Week

Apple to launch a big in-store iPhone upgrade event this week; jury awards Apple $119.6 million in patent damages; and Apple buys micro-LED screen startup. More