The death of heiress Liliane Bettencourt should force L'Oreal SA and its major shareholders to agree on the best ownership structure for the French cosmetics group. This historical juncture provides Nestle with an opportunity for a graceful exit from its 23 percent holding. An agreement between the Bettencourt family, which owns 33 percent, and Nestle not to increase their stake in L'Oreal expires in six months. In theory, that opens the way for Nestle SA to buy all of L'Oreal.
Anil Agarwal is cementing his influence over Anglo American Plc. The resources magnate is set to become the largest shareholder in the mining giant after investing up to 1.5 billion pounds ($1.8 billion) in a cleverly structured deal. His aims remain unclear. That's becoming increasingly unhelpful for the company. The latest move lifts Agarwal's stake from 12.4 percent to about 20 percent. That ought to move the Anglo share price sharply higher.
Two of the biggest steelmakers operating in Europe are merging to combat chronic overcapacity in their industry. Few deals have been so artfully constructed to satisfy both political and financial market audiences. After more than a year of talks, Thyssenkrupp AG has agreed to put its steel business into a new joint venture containing neighboring assets owned by India's Tata Steel Ltd. This creates a more formidable number-two player behind ArcelorMittal.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".