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Highlights: September 5 - September 9, 2016

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Staff Writer | Monday September 12, 2016 1:00AM ET
Highlights of the week
WEEK AT A GLANCE  

The summary of the last week's key headlines and the most interesting stories.


Vonovia to buy Conwert for $3.24 billion

VonoviaGermany's biggest residential property firm Vonovia greed to buy its smaller Austrian rival Conwert for 2.9 billion euros ($3.24 billion) including debt....

Altice offers $2.7 billion to buy rest of SFR

SFRAltice said it will bid for the shares it doesn't own in its French telecom unit SFR Group, in a move to make its corporate structure simpler....

Bayer willing to give more than $65 billion for Monsanto

BayerBayer said that its negotiations with Monsanto had advanced, and that it is willing to offer more than $65 billion to acquire the world's largest seeds company....

Vietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus jets for $6.5 billion

AirbusVietnamese airlines plan to order 40 Airbus jets in deals worth an estimated $6.5 billion as they expand their fleets for a small but fast-growing market....

General Electric to buy 3D printing groups SLM and Arcam for $1.4 billion

General ElectricGeneral Electric announced plans to buy two European 3D printing groups - Sweden's Arcam and Germany's SLM Solutions - for a total of $1.4 billion to tap into manufacturers' growing demand for digital technologies....

Farmgate milk prices lift on both sides of globe

Farmgate milkA growing number of major New Zealand and EU dairy companies are increasing their farmgate milk prices, following improvement in dairy’s global supply/demand balance....

SoftBank to acquire ARM Holdings in all cash deal

ARM HoldingsOn July 18, 2016, the boards of ARM Holdings and SoftBank Group announced that they had reached agreement on the terms of an all cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of ARM by SoftBank to be effected by means of a scheme of arrangement,...

Famous Brands buys Gourmet Burger Kitchen

GBKFamous Brands has signed an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), pioneer of the premium burger revolution in the United Kingdom. ...

Dubai International broke all records with 7.6 million passengers

Dubai InternationalPassenger traffic at Dubai International has exceeded all previous records in July surging to an historic high of 7.6 million....

Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy in $28 billion deal

Spectra EnergyEnbridge, Canada's largest pipeline company, will buy Spectra Energy in an all-stock deal valued at about C$37 billion ($28 billion) to create the largest North American energy infrastructure company....

Danaher to acquire Cepheid for $4 billion

Danaher CorporationDanaher Corporation will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Cepheid for $53.00 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately $4 billion including indebtedness and net of acquired cash. ...

Fresenius unit to acquire Quironsalud in $6.4 billion deal

FreseniusHelios of Germany, owned by Fresenius, and Spanish Quironsalud have reached an integration agreement which results in the creation of the first European operator and one of the most important in the world....

Hudson's Bay Company Q2 consolidated retail sales increased 59.6%

Hudson's Bay CompanyHudson's Bay Company announced its second quarter financial results. Consolidated retail sales were $3,252 million, an increase of 59.6% from the prior year....

E.on agrees GBP-163m sale of UK offshore wind link

E.onE.on has struck an agreement to sell the transmission assets at its 219-MW Humber Gateway offshore wind farm in the UK for GBP 162.9 million ($218 million)....

Google to buy Apigee for $625 million

GoogleApigee has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google for $17.40 per share in cash, for a total value of approximately $625 million....

Mattress Firm Q2 net sales increased 48.2%

Mattress FirmMattress Firm Holding announced its financial results for the second quarter ended August 2, 2016. Net sales increased 48.2% over the prior year period to $980 million....

 

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