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Deloitte: M&A in Overdrive But Deal Synergies Don't Always Pan Out

The M&A environment is the strongest it’s been since 2007, yet investors and managers alike should be cautious because deal synergies do not always pan out.

03/04/15 - 01:22 PM EST

ConAgra Foods Ripe for Split-Up, Portfolio of Brands Oddly Mixed

  • Tickers in this article:
  • CAG

ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG), one of the world's largest food processors with nearly $18 billion in annual revenue, appears ripe for a split-up.

03/04/15 - 12:32 PM EST

Despite Activist Pressure, Bob Evans Won't Spin Off BEF Foods Unit Despite Activist Pressure, Bob Evans Won't Spin Off BEF Foods Unit

Despite Activist Pressure, Bob Evans Won't Spin Off BEF Foods Unit

  • Tickers in this article:
  • BOBE

Restaurant chain is still considering sale-lease back option.

03/04/15 - 12:13 PM EST

ConAgra Foods Ripe for Split-Up, Portfolio of Brands Oddly Mixed

ConAgra Foods Ripe for Split-Up, Portfolio of Brands Oddly Mixed

  • Tickers in this article:
  • CAG

ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG), one of the world's largest food processors with nearly $18 billion in annual revenue, appears ripe for a split-up.

03/04/15 - 12:32 PM EST

Kerrisdale Launches Campaign to Push Webster Into an HSA Spinoff

Kerrisdale Launches Campaign to Push Webster Into an HSA Spinoff

Activist investor Sahm Adrangi is urging the bank to sell off its health savings account business, arguing that the two units would be worth more separately than they are together.

03/03/15 - 05:38 PM EST

Ocwen Financial to Review Capital Structure, Strategic Options

Ocwen Financial to Review Capital Structure, Strategic Options

  • Tickers in this article:
  • OCN

Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN) has hired Moelis & Co. LLC and Barclays Capital Inc. to run a review of strategic options and also to advise on potential capital structure adjustments.

03/03/15 - 12:02 PM EST

Citigroup Sells Subprime Lender in $4.25 Billion Transaction

Citigroup Sells Subprime Lender in $4.25 Billion Transaction

The sale to Springleaf comes as CEO Michael Corbat faces pressure to hike capital distributions.

03/03/15 - 11:47 AM EST

Mobile Wallet Wars Heat Up -- 'PayPal Had to Do Something'

Mobile Wallet Wars Heat Up -- 'PayPal Had to Do Something'

First Apple debuted Apple Pay, then Google bought a piece of Softcard, and Samsung bought LoopPay. Naturally, PayPal had to act, and buying Paydiant was the deal it needed.

03/03/15 - 11:07 AM EST

Hain Celestial Eyes Deals for Personal Care, Cosmetics Businesses

Hain Celestial Eyes Deals for Personal Care, Cosmetics Businesses

  • Tickers in this article:
  • HAIN

The maker of natural and organic food and consumer products wants to double the size of its personal care products portfolio to up to $400 million in sales.

03/03/15 - 10:24 AM EST

Debt-Laden Petrobras Targets $13.7 Billion of Asset Sales

Debt-Laden Petrobras Targets $13.7 Billion of Asset Sales

The Brazilian oil giant needs cash to fund operations and reduce debt amid a corruption probe that risks scaring off lenders.

03/03/15 - 09:11 AM EST

Tesla Falls on New Worries, NXP and Freescale Soar on Merger: Tech Winners & Losers

Tesla Falls on New Worries, NXP and Freescale Soar on Merger: Tech Winners & Losers

Tesla stumbles on three new concerns regarding the way the electric car maker accounts for its business. NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor soar on merger announcement.

03/02/15 - 05:47 PM EST

March Mergers Take Off With Multi-Billion Tech, Healthcare Deals

March Mergers Take Off With Multi-Billion Tech, Healthcare Deals

March madness has nothing on Wall Street as the first Monday in the month kicks off with several multi-billion dollar deals.

03/02/15 - 01:08 PM EST

Cardinal Health Acquires Johnson & Johnson's Cordis in a $1.9 Billion Deal

Cardinal Health Acquires Johnson & Johnson's Cordis in a $1.9 Billion Deal

  • Tickers in this article:
  • CAH
  • JNJ

Sale of the cardiac device company is part of Johnson & Johnson's strategy of trimming its portfolio.

03/02/15 - 04:46 PM EST

NXP to Buy Freescale for $11.8B; Combined Company Will Be Worth Over $30B

NXP to Buy Freescale for $11.8B; Combined Company Will Be Worth Over $30B

  • Tickers in this article:
  • NXPI
  • FSL

Dutch chipmaker NXP said Sunday it agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale for nearly $12 billion.

03/02/15 - 12:30 PM EST

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