[SAN FRANCISCO] Facebook on Monday announced it is buying a startup specialising in helping businesses interact with customers online.

S&P Global has agreed to buy IHS Markit for about US$39 billion in stock, a deal that accelerates the wave of consolidation among the finance industry's biggest data providers.

SABANA-ESR MERGER

AHEAD of voting on the controversial merger between Sabana Shari'ah Compliant Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (Sabana Reit) and ESR-Reit, the deal's key opponents Quarz Capital Management...

TAIWAN'S GlobalWafers Co said that it's in advanced talks to acquire Siltronic AG, a German manufacturer of silicon wafers, for 3.75 billion euros (S$6 billion), adding to a record year for deals...

CATALIST-LISTED pain-care medical services group Singapore Paincare Holdings has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to buy 40 per cent of KCS Anaesthesia Services for S$2.4...

[VIENNA] Vienna Insurance Group will buy Dutch insurer Aegon's Central and Eastern European business for 830 million euros (S$1.32 billion), cementing Vienna's regional lead and raising cash for...

[NEW YORK] Taiwan's GlobalWafers said it's in advanced talks to acquire Siltronic, a German manufacturer of silicon wafers, for 3.75 billion euros (SUS$6 billion), adding to a record year for...

[NEW YORK] S&P Global is in advanced talks to buy IHS Markit for about US$44 billion, Dow Jones reported, citing people familiar with the matter who weren't identified.

COMMENTARY

IT is not often that minority shareholders get the chance to determine the outcome of a significant corporate deal, but the proposed merger between Sabana Shari'ah Compliant Industrial Real Estate...

[LONDON] JPMorgan Chase & Co and Lloyds Banking Group have expressed interest in buying Starling Bank, a British challenger startup lender, the Times reported.