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Will Carl Icahn’s Latest Move Push Dell Stock Even Higher? Money Morning

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. In a move that potentially staves off a battle over Dell Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DELL) $24.4 billion proposed deal to go private, activist investor Carl Icahn said today (Monday) he signed a confidentiality agreement with the personal computer giant.…

M&A Deals Alive and Well – and Dishing Out Huge Profits – Money Morning

Deal making is back on Wall Street – in a big way.

Mergers had been nearly non-existent for nearly six years in the wake of the financial crisis as global economic uncertainty, heightened scrutiny of corporate boards, high unemployment and the housing market bust had put a damper on M&A deals.

But 2013 has begun with a flurry of deal making, with $160 billion worth of merger activity thus far, the most at this point in the year since 2005, according to Dealogic.

And the stellar start to the markets this year – the S&P gained 6.6% in January and the Dow is quickly approaching its all-time high – suggests deal making will heat up in the months ahead.

The latest M&A deals come at a time of historically low financing costs, renewed corporate confidence, and companies flush with stockpiles of cash. In this climate, companies are seeking growth through deals and see them as a way to expand while appeasing anxious shareholders.

“The dam is burst. The forces were too powerful to hold back forever,” James B. Lee,
vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), told The Wall Street Journal.

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Let’s Make a Deal: Buffett Teams Up to Buy Heinz for $28 Billion – Money Morning

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) and private equity firm 3G Capital will buy iconic ketchup maker H.J Heinz Co. (NYSE: HNZ) for $28 billion, the largest deal ever in the food industry. This transaction follows…

Buy, Sell or Hold: Is Microsoft Stock About to Break Out of Its 10-Year Slumber? – Money Morning

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the world’s largest software company. It’s also the world’s largest afterthought for most investors. “It’s an ancient relic,” they say, “Apple and Google are the only games in town.” Or there is always…