Former Viacom shareholders can sue Shari Redstone over ViacomCBS merger

(Reuters) – A Delaware judge ruled this week that former Viacom shareholders may pursue a lawsuit accusing Shari Redstone of engineering a “patently unfair” merger that created ViacomCBS Inc so she could become a media magnate like her late father, Sumner Redstone. Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights of the Delaware Chancery Court said it was reasonable […]

M&A deals plunge in Israel as pandemic sidelines foreign investors

Value of deals drops by 50% to $10 billion, with third quarter showing greatest decline in number, PwC Israel data shows Merger and acquisition deals in Israel plunged by 50% this year to $10 billion compared to last year, due to the economic paralysis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, a new report by consultants PwC […]

M&A rebounds sharply to hit $3.6tn in 2020

Deals were halted by the coronavirus but big transactions returned in the last few months A flurry of big deals in the last few weeks drove global mergers and acquisitions to $3.6tn in 2020, representing an extraordinary rebound of takeover activity in the second half of the year. The 2020 total value of deals is […]