updated - September 25, 2020 Friday EDT
BBCN Bancorp, Inc. has announced in a press release that it entered into an agreement with Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. to combine in a strategic merger of equals. The transaction would create the only super regional Korean-American bank in the U.S.
CMA CGM, a French container shipping company, has announced in a press release that it will be acquiring Neptune Orient Lines (NOL). The acquisition will enable CMA CGM to reinforce its position in the container shipping industry.
Ferrovial SA, one of the largest global infrastructure operators and city services managers, has announced in a press release that it has submitted an offer to acquire 100 percent of all shares of Broadspectrum Ltd for 1.35 Australian dollars per share.
Avon Products Inc. is in advanced talks to sell its North American business to Cerberus Capital Management LP, a private equity firm, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. Barington Capital Group LP, a private equity investor who led a group that collectively owns a three percent stake in Avon, warns the cosmetics maker against the transaction with Cerberus.
Motorola Solutions Inc. has announced in a press release that it will be acquiring Airwave Solutions Ltd. for £817.5 million or approximately $1.2 billion. The acquisition expands Motorola’s Managed & Support Services business.
KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced in a press release that it will be acquiring a benznidazole program from Savant Neglected Diseases, LLC, a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company. The program is used for the treatment of Chagas Disease.
Royal Dutch Shell plc has announced in a press release that its recommended combination with BG Group plc has received approval from the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). The recommended combination now only needs approval from China’s regulatory authorities.
Great Western Bancorp, Inc. has announced in a press release that it will be acquiring HF Financial Corp. for approximately $139.5 million in a cash and stock transaction. The acquisition of HF Financial, the holding company and parent of Home Federal Bank, solidifies Great Western’s market leadership in Sioux Falls.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the NXP Semiconductor N.V.’s proposed acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion, according to a press release issued by the FTC. The approval, though, comes with a condition that NXP will divest its radio frequency power assets.
Pinnacle Foods Inc. has announced in a press release that it will be acquiring Boulder Brands, Inc. for approximately $710 million. The acquisition will expand Pinnacle’s presence in growing and complementary health and wellness categories.
Cisco Systems Inc. has announced in a press release its intent to acquire Acano Ltd., a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software, for $700 million. The transaction will allow Cisco to accelerate its collaboration business.
Pfizer, Inc. is already in advanced talks to acquire Allergan Plc that would value the Botox maker as high as $150 billion, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The people said, though, that a final agreement could be delayed, as well as a change in the terms of the transaction due to the U.S. Treasury Department’s changes on the rules on tax inversion deals.
ON Semiconductor Corp. has announced in a press release that it will be acquiring Fairchild Semiconductor for $2.4 billion in cash. The acquisition will allow ON Semiconductor to be a global leader in the power semiconductor market.