Mergers & Acquisitions

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 

ALU: Alcatel-Lucent Stock Surges on Nokia Buzz

A rumor that Nokia would make a bid for Alcatel-Lucent sent ALU stock surging more than 3% in Tuesday morning trading. More 

FST: Forest Oil Soars 40%+ on Sabine Merger News

Forest Oil posted first-quarter results in line with estimates and announced a merger with Sabine Oil & Gas, sending FST stock soaring. More 

NWS: News Corp. Embraces Romance Novel Publisher Harlequin in $413M Deal

News Corp. is buying Canadian romance publisher Harlequin for $415 million. NWS stock sell slightly in Friday morning trading. More 

EXC, POM: Exelon to Buy Pepco Holdings in $6.8B Deal

Exelon says it will purchase Pepco Holdings for $27.25 a share in an all-cash deal that will create a utility provider with almost 10 million customers. More 

It’s Official: The Biggest Private Equity Deal Ever Has Gone Bust

The biggest private equity deal in history has been put out of its misery, and Energy Future Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. More 

FURX, FRX: Forest Labs to Buy Furiex for $1.5B

Forest Labs, which is being purchased by Actavis PLC for $25 billion, says it will acquire Furiex Pharmaceuticals for $1.5 billion. More