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How the Sy family and Dennis Uy became business partners

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy has earned the trust of the Philippines' richest family, the Sys, who backed him in his foray into shipping and logistics

How the Sy family and Dennis Uy became business partners

Ramon Ang and his media interests

Jul 17, 2017 - 11:46 PM

The businessman wants a majority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, previously vied for GMA Network, and reportedly has a stake in CNN Philippines

Ramon Ang and his media interests

Ayala acquires German auto parts manufacturer

Jun 05, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The P1.49-billion investment is part of AC Industrials' expansion spree

Ayala acquires German auto parts manufacturer

Global Business Power to acquire 50% stake in Alsons

Jun 05, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Through its deal with the Alsons group, Global Business Power will now reach the Mindanao market

Global Business Power to acquire 50% stake in Alsons

How SM Investments acquired stake in 2GO

Apr 04, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Sy-led conglomerate acquires a 34.5% stake in 2GO's parent company for $124.50 million

How SM Investments acquired stake in 2GO

When Filipino firms expand abroad, it's not always rosy

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Del Monte Pacific, among the first Filipino-owned firms in recent years to buy companies abroad, shares challenges and plans

When Filipino firms expand abroad, it's not always rosy

PCC allows SM Investments to buy dormitory developer

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:45 PM

If pursued, this will mark the SM group's entry into the country's rental housing market

PCC allows SM Investments to buy dormitory developer

Ayala Corp takes 43.3% stake in Zalora PH

Feb 23, 2017 - 9:35 PM

This acquisition is part of Ayala's strategy to invest in innovative businesses, especially in the digital space

Ayala Corp takes 43.3% stake in Zalora PH

Oracle buys cyber attack target Dyn

Nov 22, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Oracle plans to enhance its own offerings with Dyn's expertise in monitoring, controlling, and optimizing cloud-based internet applications and managing online traffic

Oracle buys cyber attack target Dyn

AT&T deal: Merger for new media era or a bad remake?

Oct 24, 2016 - 9:33 AM

Analysts say the deal faces multiple challenges, including winning regulatory clearance for a massive merger affecting tens of millions of consumers, and successfully combining two different kinds of companies, one in content and the other in delivery

AT&T deal: Merger for new media era or a bad remake?

Razer acquires audiovisual company THX

Oct 18, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Razer's CEO did not disclose the details of the acquisition, but did say THX will be 'spun out' and operated as a 'startup' that will be recapitalized by Razer

Razer acquires audiovisual company THX

No EU-US free trade deal before Obama leaves office – EU

Sep 23, 2016 - 11:08 PM

The decision puts the fate of the trade deal on the US side in the hands of Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump, who are both running their presidential campaigns on anti-trade deal platforms

No EU-US free trade deal before Obama leaves office – EU

Bayer sets $66B deal for Monsanto after lengthy pursuit

Sep 14, 2016 - 9:40 PM

(UPDATED) Regulators and Monsanto shareholders still have to approve the deal, which environmentalists criticize as a 'marriage made in hell'

Bayer sets $66B deal for Monsanto after lengthy pursuit

Universal Robina buys Snack Brands Australia for AU$600M

Aug 17, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Universal Robina Corporation is taking over Snack Brands Australia – the maker of salty chip snacks such as CC's, Thins, Kettles, Cheezels, and Samboy

Universal Robina buys Snack Brands Australia for AU$600M

Tech giants Intel and Apple buy artificial intelligence startups

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:19 PM

These recent acquisitions clue us in on how our gadgets will be evolving in the near future

Tech giants Intel and Apple buy artificial intelligence startups

Dutch agency Randstad to buy online jobs site Monster

Aug 09, 2016 - 7:56 PM

'Under the terms of the merger agreement, Randstad will pay $3.40 per share in cash, or a total purchase price of approximately $429 million," the group says in a statement

Dutch agency Randstad to buy online jobs site Monster

Mytaxi, Hailo to merge in Europe-wide taxi hailing app

Jul 27, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The two will form Europe's biggest app-based taxi service, with 100,000 drivers in 9 countries

Mytaxi, Hailo to merge in Europe-wide taxi hailing app

San Miguel buys out partner in $1.6B MRT7 project

Jul 05, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A $100-million deal results in San Miguel owning 100% of the company which will design, construct, and complete the MRT7

San Miguel buys out partner in $1.6B MRT7 project

Mondelez sets sights on chocolatier Hershey

Jul 01, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Hershey, however, rejects a $23 billion takeover bid from the snack-food giant

Mondelez sets sights on chocolatier Hershey

China's Tencent to buy Finnish game-maker Supercell for $8.6B

Jun 21, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Supercell is the creator of the hugely popular mobile game 'Clash of Clans'

China's Tencent to buy Finnish game-maker Supercell for $8.6B

Nokia moves to finalize acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent

Jun 16, 2016 - 6:20 PM

The Finnish telecom equipment giant says it will settle the ownership issue 'through privately negotiated transactions' with Alcatel-Lucent shareholders

Nokia moves to finalize acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent

FedEx close to wrapping up TNT buyout

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:00 PM

FedEx now owns 98.45% of TNT shares, and seeks to complete the deal in the 3rd quarter of 2016

FedEx close to wrapping up TNT buyout

San Miguel selling telco assets to PLDT, Globe

May 30, 2016 - 9:29 AM

(4th UPDATE) San Miguel sells its telecommunication business to PLDT and Globe, a couple of months after its talks with Telstra Corporation failed

San Miguel selling telco assets to PLDT, Globe

Bayer CEO invites environmental groups to discuss Monsanto bid

May 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Environmental groups fear the possible merger of Bayer and Monsanto would lead to Monsanto's genetically modified crops being marketed in Europe

Bayer CEO invites environmental groups to discuss Monsanto bid

HP Enterprise plans $8.5B spinoff, merger

May 25, 2016 - 9:10 PM

HPE's corporate services business will be merged with Computer Sciences Corporation

HP Enterprise plans $8.5B spinoff, merger

Monsanto: $62B Bayer bid too low, but open to talks

May 25, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Monsanto says the Bayer proposal is 'incomplete and financially inadequate' but it is willing to have 'continued and constructive conversations'

Monsanto: $62B Bayer bid too low, but open to talks

Bayer targets Monsanto in biggest-ever German takeover bid

May 23, 2016 - 2:14 PM

(4th UPDATE) Germany's Bayer offers $62 billion for US agriculture group Monsanto

Bayer targets Monsanto in biggest-ever German takeover bid

Bayer, Monsanto in merger talks

May 19, 2016 - 7:48 PM

'Bayer executives recently met with executives of Monsanto to privately discuss a negotiated acquisition of Monsanto Company'

Bayer, Monsanto in merger talks

Pfizer to buy eczema specialist Anacor for $5.2 billion

May 16, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Anacor is the maker of crisaborole, a key anti-inflammatory drug still under review by the US Food and Drug Administration

Pfizer to buy eczema specialist Anacor for $5.2 billion

Nissan throws $2.2B lifeline to scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors

May 12, 2016 - 10:26 AM

(UPDATED) Nissan will become Mitsubishi Motors' top shareholder following their deal

Nissan throws $2.2B lifeline to scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors

Sanofi makes $9.3B offer for cancer drug firm Medivation

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:40 PM

If the bid is accepted, it would be Sanofi's biggest acquisition since its $20B purchase of Genzyme in 2011

Sanofi makes $9.3B offer for cancer drug firm Medivation

Lufthansa delays Brussels Airlines acquisition decision after attacks

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr explains that Brussels Airlines must first prioritize the restoration of flight operations

Lufthansa delays Brussels Airlines acquisition decision after attacks

Asian investors ink $3.6B deal to buy Lexmark

Apr 20, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The Lexmark board of directors unanimously approves the sale to a group led by China-based Apex Technology

Asian investors ink $3.6B deal to buy Lexmark

Japan's Asahi buying Peroni and Grolsch brands from AB InBev

Apr 19, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, so far, but AB InBev previously said Asahi offered to pay 2.55 billion euros

Japan's Asahi buying Peroni and Grolsch brands from AB InBev

White House tax moves sink massive Pfizer-Allergan merger

Apr 06, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Pfizer and Allergan cancel their huge merger, as US President Barack Obama hits businesses for using legal loopholes to avoid taxes

White House tax moves sink massive Pfizer-Allergan merger

Security Bank finalizes deal with Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi

Apr 01, 2016 - 5:00 PM

BTMU, Japan's largest commercial bank, now has 20% ownership of the voting stock and two board seats in Security Bank

Security Bank finalizes deal with Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi

Taiwan's Hon Hai seals Sharp takeover for $3.5B

Mar 30, 2016 - 4:48 PM

(3rd UPDATE) It is the first foreign acquisition of a major Japanese electronics firm and comes after weeks of delays

Taiwan's Hon Hai seals Sharp takeover for $3.5B

PLDT pours $5M into California-based Matrixx Software

Mar 30, 2016 - 4:35 PM

PLDT Capital says it partnered with Matrix to have a real-time, customer-centric platform that could jumpstart its entry into the digital market without a lengthy IT project

PLDT pours $5M into California-based Matrixx Software

Toshiba sells medical devices unit to Canon for $5.9B

Mar 17, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The news of the deal comes as Toshiba struggles with weak international demand and a profit-padding scandal

Toshiba sells medical devices unit to Canon for $5.9B

Campari to buy Grand Marnier in friendly takeover

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:17 AM

Gruppo Campari says it has reached a $759-million deal with the controlling family shareholders of Societe des Produits Marnier Lapostolle

Campari to buy Grand Marnier in friendly takeover

Yellow Cab to open 15 stores in China

Jan 11, 2016 - 6:15 PM

The deal with China's ZhongFa Group is the first this year for Max’s Group

Yellow Cab to open 15 stores in China

Germany's Allianz acquires 51% of PNB Life Insurance

Dec 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The joint venture company will operate under the name Allianz PNB Life Insurance, Incorporated

Germany's Allianz acquires 51% of PNB Life Insurance

Viagra and Botox makers to merge to create $160-B pharma giant

Nov 23, 2015 - 10:04 PM

The transaction, the biggest merger announced this year, will be fiscally advantageous for US-based Pfizer, as it will merge into Allergan, based in low-tax Ireland

Viagra and Botox makers to merge to create $160-B pharma giant

Vista Land to acquire Starmalls for P33.5B

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:59 PM

Vista Land chairman Manny Villar says the acquisition will make the company the 4th leading integrated property developer in the country next to SM Prime, Ayala Land, and Megaworld

Vista Land to acquire Starmalls for P33.5B

Singapore Airlines announces Tigerair takeover bid

Nov 06, 2015 - 12:17 PM

The airline is offering Tiger shareholders a price of SG$0.41 per share in cash and an option to subscribe for Singapore Airlines shares at SG$11.1043

Singapore Airlines announces Tigerair takeover bid

Ayala Land raises stake in Malaysia's MCT Bhd

Oct 16, 2015 - 5:14 PM

The property firm raises its stake to 32.95% for $92 million in the Malaysian development and construction firm

Ayala Land raises stake in Malaysia's MCT Bhd

Jollibee completes 40% acquisition in US-based Smashburger chain

Oct 13, 2015 - 12:17 PM

(UPDATED) The homegrown fastfood giant will get a bigger bite into the $100-billion burger market with its latest acquisition worth nearly $99M

Jollibee completes 40% acquisition in US-based Smashburger chain

Philippine firms on billion-dollar global shopping spree

Oct 12, 2015 - 12:04 AM

Local firms are leveraging earnings from a robust economy to buy foreign firms at cheap prices in multiple sectors including telecommunications, power, fast food and oil

Philippine firms on billion-dollar global shopping spree

PLDT's investment arm pours $10M into Phunware partnership

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:25 PM

US-based mobile app developer Phunware's list of top-tier customers includes CBS Interactive, NBC Sports, Dignity Health, GameStop, Mandarin Oriental, and WWE

PLDT's investment arm pours $10M into Phunware partnership

PH's Monde Nissin buys meat-alternative producer Quorn

Oct 01, 2015 - 7:01 PM

(UPDATED) Henry Sy-led BDO Unibank, Inc., which played a major role in the $831-million deal to acquire Quorn Foods, is bullish about Monde Nissin's global expansion

PH's Monde Nissin buys meat-alternative producer Quorn