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Merger makes world's biggest ad firm  France's Publicis and US firm Omnicom have announced a merger to create the world's biggest advertising company worth $35.1bn Europe clears Microsoft Skype bid  Microsoft's $8.5bn takeover of internet phone service Skype has been approved by European authorities AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA  AT&T said it will buy rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39bn making it the largest mobile phone company in the US   $74 million deal saves Saab  General Motor's Swedish brand has been saved from certain death thanks to a last-minute deal with Dutch exotic car builder Spyker   New offer made for Saab  Spyker, a maker of exotic cars, said that it had made a new offer to General Motors for the Swedish car brand Cadbury and Hershey in bid talks   Cadbury and Hershey are in talks with a view to the Kraft Foods making a bid for the Birmingham based confectioner British Airways, Iberia close to merger  BA and Iberia announced that they have agreed the basis for a proposed merger between the airlines which is expected to be completed in late 2010 T-Mobile UK and Orange to merge  A business with sales of 9.4bn euros (8.2bn; $13.5bn) is becoming the UK's biggest mobile phone firm with 28.4 million customers Kraft in 10.2bn move for Cadbury  US food giant Kraft has proposed buying confectionary giant Cadbury in a $16.7bn move VW prepares to take over Porsche
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B. 2016-09-05 Bayer offers $65bn to win control of Monsanto Germany
C. 2014-09-15 Microsoft pays $2.5bn for Minecraft maker Mojang Sweden
D. 2014-03-10 World's largest banana firm created Ireland
E. 2014-02-18 Peugeot signs rescue deal with China's Dongfeng Motor France
F. 2014-01-13 VW eyes $7bn N America investment Germany
2013-09-02 Vodafone sells stake to Verizon London
H. 2013-07-28 Merger makes world's biggest ad firm France
8. 2011-10-07 Europe clears Microsoft Skype bid European Union
9. 2011-03-20 AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA Germany

Microsoft pays $2.5bn for Minecraft maker Mojang  Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, for $2.5bn. The title has sold over 54 million copies World's largest banana firm created  Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge to create the world's largest banana company, worth about $1bn Peugeot signs rescue deal with China's Dongfeng Motor  Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has sealed a long-awaited rescue deal that will see its founding family cede control of the company VW eyes $7bn N America investment  German carmaker Volkswagen has said it will invest $7bn in North America over the next five years as it looks to boost its sales in the region Vodafone sells stake to Verizon
Bayer offers $65bn to win control of Monsanto


year 2016 Top ^

Sep.5   Germany
  Germany's Bayer has raised its offer for Monsanto to $65bn (49bn), or $127.50 a share, in a bid to create a global seeds and pesticides giant


year 2014 Top ^

Sep.15   Sweden
Mar.10   Ireland
Feb.18   France
Jan.13   Germany


year 2013 Top ^

Sep.2   London
  Vodafone has sold its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to telecoms group Verizon Communications in one of the biggest deals in corporate history

Jul.28   France


year 2011 Top ^

Oct.7   European Union
Mar.20   Germany


year 2010 Top ^

Jan.26   Netherlands


year 2009 Top ^

Dec.20   Netherlands
Dec.13   England
Nov.12   London
Sep.7   United Kingdom
Sep.6   United Kingdom
Jul.23   Germany
  Europe's biggest carmaker, Volkswagen, plans to buy German sports car firm in stages while retaining the latter's independence
May.29   Berlin Germany picks Magna to save Opel
  Germany has agreed a deal with Canadian car parts maker, to take over Opel, part of the European wing of US carmaker GM
  Austria Magna 'agrees to buy GM Europe'  Canadian-Austrian car parts maker has reached an agreement in principle to rescue GM Europe, owner of Opel and Vauxhall May.27   Berlin Opel talks break down  All-night talks about the future of Opel and Vauxhall have broken down without reaching a decision about who should buy GM's European unit

year 2008 Top ^

Sep.17   United Kingdom Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal
  British bank Barclays said it had reached a deal to purchase key units of U.S. investment bank, as global markets continued to worry
Aug.14   London BA seals alliance with American  British Airways says it has sealed an alliance with American Airlines that will allow the 2 carriers to fix fares, routes and schedules toge...


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