Top Chinese Pharma Companies Seeking Deals in the US

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – The top 20 Chinese pharmaceutical companies are seeking US acquisitions, taking advantage of a lull in healthcare M&A because of regulatory uncertainty to find bargains, said a sourcefeatured

Cincinnati Bell Not for Sale

Cincinnati Bell is not for sale, despite reports in the last seven months that it is an attractive M&A target, two bankers said. The first banker told CTFN that the company is seeking tofeatured

MapR Positioned for IPO This Year

MapR, a data technologies provider and third largest Hadoop vendor, is positioned to IPO this year, a source familiar with the matter told CTFN. The company has not yet begun preparing its S-1 registrationfeatured

Siris Capital Could Find Mitel Attractive

Private equity firm Siris Capital could find Mitel Networks to be an attractive M&A candidate following its acquisition of Polycom, said two sector bankers and a market analyst. The samefeatured

Hortonworks Presumed to be Talking to Buyers   

Hortonworks, a provider of Hadoop storage software, is presumed to be talking to prospective buyers, said a half dozen industry sources. Its financial advisors are “the same as on its IPO,” two sources heard.  No deal seems to be imminent, said one source, butfeatured

Sources Predict Mitel and ShoreTel will Resume M&A Negotiations

Sources predict Mitel Networks will make another run at ShoreTel, even though the CEO of the Canadian unified communications products maker, Richard McBee, has indicated otherwise, said two sector bankers and a sector executive. The reasons that prompted Mitel to make a hostile bid for ShoreTel in 2014 remain, they said. Mid-sized enterprise equipmentfeatured

St. Jude/Abbott Deal Highlights Boston Scientific’s Acquisition Appeal

Abbott Labs’ $30 billion cash-and-stock merger with St. Jude Medical is likely to make rival Boston Scientific more vulnerable and turn it into the next acquisition target, Cliff Murphy, a UK-based partner at healthcare-focused M&A advisory ConAlliance Group and a former executive at Abbott Vascular, told CTFN. According to Murphy, the combination, which is not expected to … Read Morefeatured

Tempered Hopes that Baker Hughes May Attract Suitors

Baker Hughes remains in play after its failed merger with Halliburton, and General Electric and The Carlyle Group are two potential acquirers of the No. 3 oil field services company, three industry experts told CTFN. GE, as a proposed buyer of assets that Halliburton and Baker Hughes proffered in attempts to secure regulatory approval of … Read Morefeatured

SIFI Seen as Impediment to an American Express Acquisition

Takeover rumors around American Express persist, but regulatory questions would likely frustrate any potential acquisition, several industry observers told CTFN. “The sheer size of an American Express deal makes any kind of a transaction challenging,” Joel Salomon, founder and managing member of long-short financial-focused hedge fund SaLaurMor Capital, told CTFN. “Someone would have to pay … Read Morefeatured

Oi Regulatory and Financial Woes Obstacles to Merger with TIM Brasil

The potential merger between Telecom Italia’s Brazilian unit TIM Brasil and local rival Oi is expected to drag on due to pending regulatory, political, and financial issues, sources told CTFN. On Thursday, a Reuters report suggested that the parties, which have publicly expressed an interest in combining on a number of occasions, had started tie-up … Read Morefeatured


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