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3 Little-Known Perks of the Capital One/Discover Merger

The Motley Fool

A lot of the details of the Capital One/Discover merger are rather technical and obscure, and related to behind-the-scenes functions of the banking system. Don't expect any big changes overnight, but there could be some good deals coming for credit card customers because of this merger.

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Judge Approves Microsoft-Activision Merger

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The biggest merger in tech industry history just got the green light. On Tuesday, a federal judge in California denied the Federal Trade Commission's request for a preliminary injunction seeking to block Microsoft's monster $69 billion deal to acquire games-maker Activision Blizzard -- in effect, giving the merger the go-ahead.

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Deal Roundup: Charlesbank seals dental membership plan merger, Apis exits Adumo

AltAssets

Charlesbank Capital Partners has launched Kleer-Membersy through the acquisition and merger of its namesake companies – both providers of technology-driven dental membership plans.

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Energy Transfer Is Getting a Big Acquisition-Fueled Earnings Boost

The Motley Fool

The pipeline company recently reported strong first-quarter results, fueled mainly by recent acquisitions. Another acquisition, this time by affiliate Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) , will help power stronger-than-expected earnings growth for the master limited partnership (MLP) this year. It closed its $1.5 billion this year.

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These 2 Stocks Show Merger Mania Isn't Just for Mondays

The Motley Fool

But in the investment banking world, the best time to finalize potential mergers or acquisitions is over the weekend, as markets aren't open and companies don't have to worry about the potential for leaked information to cause an immediate spike in share prices. Under the deal, Brookfield Re would pay $38.85

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Paceline Equity Partners Backs $175m Merger of GCOM Software and OnCore Consulting

Private Equity Insights

An affiliate of Paceline Equity Partners, LLC , a Dallas-based private equity manager, today announced that it has participated in a $175m financing facility to support GCOM Software LLC’s merger with OnCore Consulting, LLC. GCOM is a portfolio company of Sagewind Capital, LLC , a New York-based middle-market private equity firm.

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Occidental Petroleum Could Soon Follow Exxon and Chevron by Making a Needle-Moving Acquisition

The Motley Fool

The potential deal would be the latest in a wave of merger activity in the oil patch. ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) closed multibillion-dollar acquisitions this year and have since agreed to even larger transactions. The Wall Street Journal reported that the oil giant was in the lead to buy the Permian Basin producer.