BASF SE Chief Executive Officer Kurt Bock pushed through a bid for Pronova BioPharma ASA by boosting his offer by 8 percent. He has the backing of investors as the extra cost is a fraction of the $10.5 billion in cash probably generated by BASF last year.
Deutsche Bank AG co-Chief Executive Officers Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen, less than four months after taking over from Josef Ackermann, may be preparing the largest revamp at Europe’s biggest bank in eight years.
Vodafone Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Vittorio Colao was under shareholder pressure to sell assets when he took over after his predecessors’ decade-long takeover binge. This week, he showed that his patience paid off.
Nokia Oyj Chief Executive Officer Stephen Elop, seeking to stem market-share losses to cheap Android smartphones and unbranded handsets, will get his first opportunity tomorrow to win back Asian customers.
Hellenic Telecommunications Organization SA , the former Greek telephone monopoly, held its shareholder meeting on an Athens sidewalk last year as unions protested Deutsche Telekom AG’s plan to buy more shares.