Mergers and acquisitions

FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows a Barnes and Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. The beleaguered bookseller is being sold to Elliott Management Corp. in a $476 million deal. Elliott will pay $6.50 per share. That’s an approximately 9% percent premium to the company’s Thursday closing price of $5.96. The transaction is valued at about $683 million, including debt. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 07, 2019 - 2:09 pm
Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million and will be taken private. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Amazon.com and other online sellers, but remains a critical outlet for publishers. On Friday, it was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018, file photo, Nissan Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa speaks during a press conference at Nissan Motor Co. Global Headquarter in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Nissan wasn’t consulted on the proposed merger between its alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler, but the Japanese automaker’s reluctance to go along may have helped bring about the surprise collapse of the talks. Saikawa told reporters late Thursday, June 6, 2019 he wanted time to learn what the Fiat Chrylser-Renault merger might mean for Nissan. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
June 07, 2019 - 2:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan wasn't consulted on the proposed merger between its alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler, but the Japanese automaker's reluctance to go along may have helped bring about the surprise collapse of the talks. Analysts say Nissan has as its crown jewel the technology of...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, photo, Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, left, and Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa speak at the start of a joint press conference following a board meeting at the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japanese automaker Nissan wasn’t consulted about a proposed merger between its French alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler and has little say over the issue. Partnering with a colossal Renault-Fiat Chrysler could help Nissan slash costs on shared components and research. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
June 06, 2019 - 11:57 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's surprise decision to withdraw a merger offer with French carmaker Renault stunned the industry, collapsing Thursday on fundamental differences over when Renault's long-time alliance partner, Nissan, would be brought in. The merger plan, which had sought to create the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, this is the Fiat logo is mounted on a 2019 500 L on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. French carmaker Renault looks set to give its approval to Fiat Chrysler's merger offer. The company's board is meeting Tuesday June 4, 2019 afternoon at its headquarters outside Paris to decide on a deal that could reshape the global auto industry. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 05, 2019 - 7:29 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the potential merger of carmakers Renault and Fiat Chrysler (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Fiat Chrysler says political conditions in France caused it to withdraw its offer to merge with French automaker Renault. The company says its board made the decision at a meeting...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, this is the Fiat logo is mounted on a 2019 500 L on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. French carmaker Renault looks set to give its approval to Fiat Chrysler's merger offer. The company's board is meeting Tuesday June 4, 2019 afternoon at its headquarters outside Paris to decide on a deal that could reshape the global auto industry. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 04, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Fiat Chrysler's proposal to merge with Renault (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Renault is delaying a decision on whether to launch exclusive merger talks with Fiat Chrysler. Renault's board said Tuesday after meeting at its headquarters near Paris that it will meet again...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, photo, Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, left, and Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa speak at the start of a joint press conference following a board meeting at the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japanese automaker Nissan wasn’t consulted about a proposed merger between its French alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler and has little say over the issue. Partnering with a colossal Renault-Fiat Chrysler could help Nissan slash costs on shared components and research. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
June 04, 2019 - 6:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — Some Japanese are using an old expression to describe how Nissan was left out of talks that led to the proposed merger between its French alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: "kaya no soto." That translates to "outside the mosquito net," or the unlucky person outside...
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June 04, 2019 - 3:31 am
PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault looks set to give its approval to Fiat Chrysler's merger offer. The company's board is meeting Tuesday afternoon at its headquarters outside Paris to decide on a deal that could reshape the global auto industry. Renault is deciding whether to go ahead with...
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FILE - This Jan.24, 2019 file photo shows Jean-Dominique Senard after being appointed Renault chairman following a meeting of the board held at Renault headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris. Fiat Chrysler on Monday May 27, 2019 proposed a merger with French carmaker Renault aimed at saving billions of dollars for both companies as the industry pivots to electric and autonomous vehicles. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 31, 2019 - 7:42 am
PARIS (AP) — French automaker Renault says its board will meet on Tuesday to vote on a possible merger with Fiat Chrysler. Fiat Chrysler has proposed to merge with Renault to create the world's third-biggest automaker, worth almost $40 billion, and combine forces in the race to make electric and...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, left, speaks as Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa listens during a joint press conference at the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Fiat Chrysler’s proposal to merge with Renault was presented to Nissan on Wednesday, May 29, adding another big question to the list of uncertainties facing the Japanese automaker. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
May 29, 2019 - 3:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's proposal to merge with Renault was presented to Nissan on Wednesday, adding another big question to the list of uncertainties facing the Japanese automaker. Nissan Motor Co. has been slammed with nose-diving profits and a tarnished reputation since the arrest of its...
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The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles world headquarters is shown in Auburn Hills, Mich., Monday, May 27, 2019. Fiat Chrysler proposed on Monday to merge with France's Renault to create the world's third-biggest automaker, worth $40 billion, and combine forces in the race to make electric and autonomous vehicles. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
May 28, 2019 - 4:06 am
PARIS (AP) — A merger between Renault and Fiat Chrysler will only happen if French jobs are protected, France's finance minister said on Tuesday. Speaking on RTL radio, Bruno le Maire said he has asked for "four guarantees" for the deal to go ahead, including that not a single job or factory on...
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