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China to liberalise M&A policy, encourage use of preferred shares for funding - report | Reuters

SHANGHAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) - China's chief securityregulator will liberalise rules governing mergers andacquisitions (M&A) of listed companies, and encourage the use ofpreferred shares and M&A funds

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New legislation to allow M&A in China

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Takeovers and Mergers - one that went badly wrong (BMW and Rover)

For the BUSS4 exam this June, it is useful to understand why a merger may fail to work and a retrospective look at BMW’s acquisition of Rover back in 1994 provides a good illustration of several possible pitfalls..
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Guys check out this failure...
BMW owned Rover from 1994 to 2000 by which time the company was piling up losses at a rate of £2million a day. The Rover Longbridge plant was sold to Phoenix Consortium for just £10. Phoenix’ ownership saw further decline in what was now known as MG Rover; the plant was eventually sold off to a Chinese company for £53 million and MG cars are being produced in small numbers. What a fail!

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Apple Confirms Acquisition of 3-D Sensor Startup PrimeSense

Apple Confirms Acquisition of 3-D Sensor Startup PrimeSense | buss4 | Scoop.it
Signed, sealed, delivered.
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BBC NEWS | Business | Santander scraps UK bank brands

BBC NEWS | Business | Santander scraps UK bank brands | buss4 | Scoop.it
Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley are all to be renamed as Santander in a £12m overhaul.
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Santander quoted to have said ''WE DA BUS''

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Google seals deal with Motorola

Google seals deal with Motorola | buss4 | Scoop.it
Google's $12.5bn purchase of US phone maker Motorola Mobility has been completed days after it received approval from the Chinese government.
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Should Snapchat Have Accepted Facebook's $3 Billion Cash Buyout Offer?

Should Snapchat Have Accepted Facebook's $3 Billion Cash Buyout Offer? | buss4 | Scoop.it
Should Snapchat have accepted Facebook's $3 billion cash buyout offer? This question was originally answered on Quora by Sanjay Sabnani.
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Snapchat...dumb or smart?

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American and US Airways officially merge to create world's biggest airline

American and US Airways officially merge to create world's biggest airline | buss4 | Scoop.it
Company will take the American Airlines name but consumer groups say merger could drive up prices and weaken rivals
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this is monumental

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Mergers and Acquisitions -- The 10 Biggest Deals of 2013 | InvestorPlace

Mergers and Acquisitions -- The 10 Biggest Deals of 2013 | InvestorPlace | buss4 | Scoop.it
Mergers and acquisitions had a big year in 2013. Here's a look back at the ten biggest M&A deals of 2013.
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This was so insiteful for any fellow Buss4 studiers. Good luck guys

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BBC NEWS | Business | Safeway snapped up by rival

BBC NEWS | Business | Safeway snapped up by rival | buss4 | Scoop.it
Morrisons is to swallow Safeway in a £2.9bn deal, as the two mid-sized UK retailers seek to compete in an increasingly tough market.
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Morissons Glory

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Tesco brand likely to disappear in China after merger deal - Telegraph

Tesco brand likely to disappear in China after merger deal - Telegraph | buss4 | Scoop.it
The Tesco brand could disappear in China with supermarket group close to agreeing a merger of its operations in the country with the biggest Chinese retailer.
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CHINNAAAAAA!

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Apple Goes Social With Its Topsy Buyout

Apple Goes Social With Its Topsy Buyout | buss4 | Scoop.it
Apple scores another win with its most recent acquisition. - Andrew Tonner - Tech and Telecom
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Imagine an apple shop was that thumbnail. that would be sick

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Tata Motors Finds Success in Jaguar Land Rover

Tata Motors Finds Success in Jaguar Land Rover | buss4 | Scoop.it
Analysts say Tata Motors, which bought Jaguar Land Rover four years ago, has done what few companies from emerging markets have been able to do — turn around a troubled Western company.
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Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn

Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn | buss4 | Scoop.it
Facebook agrees to buy the photo sharing network Instagram a week after the service launches on Android.
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Are Facebook just trying to buy the competition?

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Innocent staff share £19m bonus pot after Coca-Cola takeover | City A.M.

Innocent staff share £19m bonus pot after Coca-Cola takeover | City A.M. | buss4 | Scoop.it
HUNDREDS of Innocent Staff have been awarded bonuses worth a combined £19m after the smoothie maker was snapped up by Coca-Cola earlier t
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what a bonus..

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BBC News - Cadbury agrees Kraft takeover bid

BBC News - Cadbury agrees Kraft takeover bid | buss4 | Scoop.it
Cadbury is to be taken over by US food company Kraft after its board approved a new bid, the two companies have confirmed.

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I agree Tom, Guys check this out!!!!

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Tom Rayner's curator insight, December 12, 2013 6:56 AM

Kraft takeover of Cadburys