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NPS Pharmaceuticals Seeks Buyer

wsj.com — NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. is seeking a buyer, in a sales process that could draw rivals to the maker of treatments for rare diseases. The Bedminster, N.J., drug maker's advisers at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have begun contacting other companies to gauge their interest, people familiar with the matter said.

To Last, M&A Boom Needs to Broaden

wsj.com — After years in the doldrums, the mergers-and-acquisitions market came roaring back to life last year. Whether the surge will continue depends largely on the ability of that recovery to widen beyond a narrow group of industries that led the charge in 2014.

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.
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Jan 29, 2015

With ~$500M dividend coming his way....Schwarzman is the new Black. h/t @RyanDezember $BX $APO

Jan 28, 2015

And here's our full story about TPG suing its ex-spokesman for allegedly taking documents from the buyout firm: on.wsj.com/1v5SyGB

Jan 28, 2015

Levine rep says TPG suit is attempt to discredit a whistleblower & he was fired for alerting TPG to defrauding of investors-which TPG denies

Jan 28, 2015

TPG sues ex-flak Adam Levine for allegedly taking docs from buyout firm and leaking them to NYT et ? al. Story up soon from @RyanDezember

Jan 27, 2015

Informatica is in contact w/potential buyers & working w/Qatalyst (and facing pressure from Elliott). Scoop from @GillianTan & @DaveCBenoit

Jan 26, 2015

Snowbound scoopage from @DanaMattioli: CommScope nears deal to buy networking biz from TE Connectivity (formerly part of Tyco Intl) for ~$3B

Jan 25, 2015

If ure a hedgie and u think ure researching stocks on Bloomie or Reuters in secret, think again on.wsj.com/1yTSx8r @davecbenoit explains

Jan 25, 2015

@bluechoochoo but good reporting on his smartphone proclivities

Jan 25, 2015

Who'd a thunk: CVS supplies fully 1% of all federal corporate-tax revenue on.wsj.com/1t8UFbm via @WSJ

Jan 23, 2015

FXCM to examine sale of assets incl electronic fx-trading firm FastMatch, to help repay rescue loan. Scoop by @jennystrasburg & @telisdemos

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