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Who is next in big pharma’s merger spree?

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(Reuters) – Consolidation in the U.S. healthcare industry, which has already witnessed a string of multi-billion dollar deals, is expected to remain a major theme for the rest of 2019. FILE PHOTO: A sign marks a Biogen facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Bristol-Myers Squibb’s $74 billion acquisition of Celgene Read More

Exclusive: Buyout firms KKR, Blackstone among bidders for Philippine hospitals group – sources

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Buyout firms KKR (KKR.N), Blackstone (BX.N) and CVC are among bidders competing for a stake in the hospital unit of Philippines’ Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPI.PS), people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Trading information for KKR & Co is displayed on a screen on the floor of Read More

Exclusive: Private-equity funds bid for Philippine hospitals group – sources

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FILE PHOTO – Trading information for KKR & Co is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Buyout firms such as KKR (KKR.N), Blackstone (BX.N) and CVC are competing to buy a stake in the hospital Read More

Factbox: Merged CBS and Viacom aim to join U.S. media big league

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(Reuters) – CBS Corp (CBS.N) and Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) on Tuesday reached a deal to reunite media mogul Sumner Redstone’s U.S. entertainment empire after 13 years apart. FILE PHOTO: The CBS broadcasting logo is seen outside the CBS Broadcast Center in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo The deal brings together Read More

Barrick doesn’t have ‘for-sale’ sign on Tongon, Massawa, but open to options: CEO

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(Reuters) – Barrick Gold Corp (ABX.TO) (GOLD.N) is not actively seeking to sell its Tongon mine in Ivory Coast and the Massawa project in Senegal but will consider various options for both, Chief Executive Mark Bristow told Reuters on Monday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of sponsor Barrick Gold Corporation is seen as visitors arrive at Read More

Barrick posts profit jump, flags significant work ahead on Acacia

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(Reuters) – Barrick Gold Corp (ABX.TO) (GOLD.N) reported quarterly adjusted profit that nearly doubled on higher production on Monday, and said it has a “great deal of work” ahead resolving problems around its African unit, whose buyout the company expects to complete next month. FILE PHOTO: The logo of sponsor Barrick Gold Corporation is seen Read More

Anadarko shareholders go for the cash in $38 billion Occidental buyout

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is seen in The Woodlands, Texas, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott HOUSTON (Reuters) – Shareholders of Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC.N) on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to sell the company for $38 billion to rival Occidental Petroleum Corp (OXY.N), ending a short-lived contest that pitted two of the most storied names in the Read More

KKR buyout at Axel Springer clears minimum acceptance threshold

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FILE PHOTO – CEO of German publisher Axel Springer SE Mathias Doepfner holds a speech during the annual news conference in Berlin, Germany, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke BERLIN (Reuters) – KKR’s (KKR.N) offer to buy out minority shareholders in Axel Springer (SPRGn.DE) has cleared its minimum acceptance threshold of 20%, both firms said on Read More

Britain’s LSE seals $27 billion Refinitiv deal to create data giant

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LONDON (Reuters) – London Stock Exchange has agreed to buy financial information business Refinitiv in a $27 billion deal, it said on Thursday, in a move to transform the British company into a market data and analytics giant. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December Read More