The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:

  • Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said it would buy aerospace parts maker Precision Castparts Corp in a $37.2 billion deal, its biggest ever, taking it out of the market for another big acquisition for now.
  • Shire Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov is stepping up his campaign to get Baxalta to the negotiating table as he pushes the benefits a $30 billion takeover offer to the U.S. biotech company’s shareholders.
  • German salt and fertilizer company K+S AG says a survey of its retail investors shows they strongly support its rejection of a 7.9 billion euros ($8.6 billion) takeover offer from Canada’s Potash Corp of Saskatchewan. See more