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Juniper in Talks With Hedge Fund on Adding Directors

Merck to Buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals for $8.4 Billion

wsj.com — Drug giant Merck & Co. agreed to buy antibiotics maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $8.4 billion. The deal, which also includes the assumption of $1.1 billion in debt, is worth $102 a share, a 37% premium to Friday's close. Cubist specializes in drugs to treat infectious diseases and other conditions, primarily in a hospital...

Merck to buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals for $8.4 billion

marketwatch.com — Drug giant Merck & Co. agreed to buy antibiotics maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $8.4 billion. The deal, which also includes the assumption of $1.1 billion in debt, is worth $102 a share, a 37% premium to Friday's close. Cubist specializes in drugs to treat infectious diseases and other conditions, primarily in a hospital setting.

Merck Nears $8 Billion Deal to Buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals

online.wsj.com — Drug giant Merck & Co. is nearing a deal to buy antibiotics maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. for more than $8 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Merck would pay about $100 per share for Cubist, one of the people said. That's roughly 34% over Cubist's closing price Friday of $74.36.

Goldman Hits Mother Lode on Deals

online.wsj.com — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has cemented its position as the top Wall Street bank for mergers and acquisitions in one of the busiest years in the business. The New York bank, whose name is synonymous with deal making, this week landed roles on two big acquisitions worth a combined $100 billion: Actavis PLC's $66 billion agreement to buy Allergan Inc.

Deal Boom Feeds on Surging Stocks

online.wsj.com — The most active mergers-and-acquisitions market in years sped into an even higher gear Monday, as companies took advantage of rising stock prices to announce more than $100 billion in takeover deals.

Halliburton in Talks to Buy Baker Hughes

online.wsj.com — Halliburton Co. is in talks to buy Baker Hughes Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. Talks between the two oil-field-services companies are moving quickly, and they could reach an agreement soon, said two of the people. The price being discussed couldn't be learned, but a deal for Baker Hughes would likely come at a premium...

Hasbro in early talks to buy DreamWorks

marketwatch.com — Hasbro Inc. is in early talks to buy DreamWorks Animation SKG , in a deal that would bring an animation studio that just recently began diversifying beyond the big screen under the fold of a major toy maker, according to people familiar with the matter.

Obama considering investment banker for top Treasury post

Obama considering Lazard banker for Treasury post

marketwatch.com — WASHINGTON-The White House is expected to tap investment banker Antonio Weiss as the next U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, according to people familiar with the matter. Weiss, 48, is currently head of global investment banking at Lazard, a mergers-and-acquisitions and restructuring shop on Wall Street well known for helping arrange corporate marriages and aiding distressed companies.
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Dec 18, 2014

RT @lizrhoffman: A scion is out, a dealmaker is in at key Goldman post as bank passes $1 trillion in M&A assignments on.wsj.com/1sLLvBI

Dec 18, 2014

In shareholder activism, banks find the best offense is a good defense. @DaveCBenoit & @lizrhoffman have the story. online.wsj.com/articles/banks…

Dec 18, 2014

Couche-Tard rings up convenience-store chain The Pantry for $1.7B including debt, confirming deal teased by @DanaMattioli and me this week.

Dec 12, 2014

Facing potential proxy fight, Juniper is in talks w activist hedge fund Elliott on adding new directors to its board. Scoop w @DaveCBenoit

Dec 10, 2014

RT @DaveCBenoit: Starboard really likes its office supplies: Activist now has about 6% stake in Staples, and bought more Office Depot.

Dec 06, 2014

@atherton20 D: presented with your picture and this tweet, Carolina asked "why is he so silly?"

Dec 02, 2014

RT @JamieHeller: Scoop: Bank of NY Mellon gives Trian board seat, with Trian's Ed Garden to join board. $BK @DaveCBenoit

Nov 26, 2014

For a CEO, facing Icahn is no joke, but maybe not as bad as being struck by lightning either. Nice @davecbenoit leder on.wsj.com/1vLkLlb

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