IRS declares its dislike for spinoffs that are largely investment vehicles, suggesting Yahoo's Alibaba transaction would not gain tax-free status.
After refusing Monsanto's merger offer, Syngenta plans to sell its vegetable-seeds business, which could fetch as much as $3 billion.
The company anticipates the transaction will be dilutive to fiscal 2016 earnings per share by 5 to 7 cents.
Shifting to an insurer the risk of breached representations and warrenties makes deals likelier to happen.
The acquisition of family-controlled Blyth adds to investment firm Carlyle's middle-market portfolio.
David Murdock and the company's COO deprived shareholders “of their ability to consider the merger on a fully informed basis and potentially vote it…
Patricia Little's lack of food-industry and M&A experience could bite the company, says Management CV.
The proposed merger of oilfield services companies is the latest example of industry consolidation driven by the decline in oil prices.
Since J&J introduced it in 1999, Splenda has reached $300 million in annual sales.
The transaction is the medical device maker's largest this year.