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Worldpay  is based in Ohio after the Vantiv deal, though it retains an international base in the UK. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

FIS, a US-based financial services technology company, has unveiled plans to buy Worldpay in a $43 billion (€38 billion) deal that would create one of(...)

Although 21st Century Fox has agreed a deal with Disney, the deal could still be gatecrashed by Comcast.  Photograph: AP

Goldman Sachs stands to make about $105 million (€90 million) for advising 21st Century Fox in its $71 billion asset sale to Walt Disney and for helpi(...)

Johnson Controls the world’s largest producer of automotive batteries

Johnson Controls International is drawing interest from private equity firms KKR & Company and Apollo Global Management for its power solutions bu(...)

The recent failure of Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever demonstrated the quandaries that large corporations could face as national barriers rise

Paul Polman thought it was just going to be an informal catch-up. But it quickly became clear that Alexandre Behring, chairman of Kraft Heinz, had som(...)

A pedestrian on Wall Street. For  bankers, scuttled deals cost money.  Photograph: Bloomberg

If 2015 was a dream year for Wall Street’s top dealmakers, 2016 is starting to take a nightmarish turn. Some of the mega transactions that had champa(...)

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox first approached Time Warner in early June and delivered a formal takeover proposal later that month

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox said it made a bid to buy media conglomerate Time Warner but was rebuffed.The bid was worth roughly $80 billion, or(...)

Reynolds American is to buy rival Lorillard for $25 billion, merging two of the world’s biggest cigarette makers in a deal that includes the sale of (...)