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Two major proxy advisory services have recommendd that GFI shareholders reject the CME buyout deal, a shift from past opinions.
Oracle Corp. agreed to buy Micros Systems Inc. for $5.3 billion as Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison seeks to reignite slowing growth by adding software for hotels and restaurants.
Merck & Co., the second-biggest U.S. drugmaker, agreed to buy Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $3.85 billion to expand its experimental pipeline for hepatitis C treatments.
The move follows a quarter-century career in public service that was capped by his oversight of financial crisis rescues.
Dell Inc., the world’s third-biggest maker of personal computers, is going private in a deal valued at $24.4 billion, undertaking the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis.
Carlyle Group LP bought commodities hedge-fund manager Vermillion Asset Management LLC, adding $2.2 billion in commodities assets as the firm expands.