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    After a bad week, with the biotech index losing more than 5%, market pundits brought up concerns of a biotech bubble potentially bursting. According to Dealogic, global healthcare mergers and acquisitions volume, of which pharmaceuticals is a part, totaled $92 billion via 464 deals in January and February 2015, up 63% from 2014. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks. Deals This Week.

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    The industry is enriching investors who own target companies. The pace of consolidation in the health-care industry has accelerated, so if you're holding the right stocks, you'll benefit from large deal premiums. There have been $89 billion in health-care mergers and acquisitions so far this year, compared with $56 billion during the first quarter of 2014, according to S&P Capital IQ.

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    Earlier this month, Novartis (NVS)' Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals made history by winning Food and Drug Administration approval for Zarxio, the first biosimilar cleared in the U.S. The decision was good news for Novartis (NVS), of course, but also for an array of smaller companies developing their own biosimilar drugs that now look like attractive acquisition targets.

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    * Cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.83 bln. * Deal values Montpelier at $40.24 per share. * Montpelier shares rise about 4.5 pct premarket. By Amrutha Gayathri. Property and casualty insurer Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd (ENH) will buy reinsurer Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd (MRH) for about $1.83 billion to expand into the Lloyd's of London underwriting business.

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    Shares in Aspiro soared by 1,000 percent on Tuesday as investors clamored for a stake in the Swedish music streaming business bought by rapper Jay-Z this month - but face big losses as they will be forced to sell out to the U.S. star within days. Jay-Z bought more than 90 percent of Aspiro earlier this month in a $54 million deal.

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    The Ukrainian government will consider a list of state-owned assets for privatisation at a cabinet meeting later on Tuesday, Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius said at a briefing. Abromavicius implied chemical business Odessa Port Plant, which produces ammonia and urea, and power generator Tsentrenergo would be on the list. They "are not strategic.

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    CBRE Group Inc. (CBG) has agreed to buy Johnson Controls Inc.' s global workplace solutions business for $1.48 billion in cash, as the world's largest commercial real-estate-services company by revenue looks to capitalize on the wave of corporations outsourcing their real estate services. The Johnson Controls (JCI) business provides on-site staff for managing and maintaining commercial buildings. Johnson Controls (JCI) acquired the business in 1989 from airline Pan Am Corp., which...

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    - Cable television operator Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Bright House Networks in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $10.4 billion to expand in Florida. Charter's shares rose 9 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday after Reuters reported the deal earlier in the day.

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    NEW YORK-- Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) said it has entered an agreement with its vice chairman and chief financial officer Michael Angelakis to set up a new strategic company to invest in growth-oriented companies. Comcast (CMCSA) will invest $4.0 billion in the new company, which will be headed by Angelakis as chief executive and have total capital commitments of up to $4.1 billion. The cable company, which is approaching the closing date for its merger with Time Warner Cable Inc., will immediately...

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    Critical intelligence before the market opens. The blue chips have been a bit more volatile than usual this month. In fact, if we see triple-digit action today, it will mean the Dow has turned in a move in excess of 100 points 16 times in March.

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    Commercial real estate investment company CBRE Group Inc. (CBG) said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire the Global Workplace Solutions{ GWS} business of Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) in a deal valued at $1.475 billion. GWS offers facilities management services to occupiers of commercial real estate. "With GWS, we further our ability to create advantages for occupier clients by aligning every aspect of how they lease, own, use and operate real estate to enhance their competitive position," CBRE...

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    Property and casualty insurer Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd (ENH) will buy reinsurer Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd (MRH) for about $1.83 billion in cash and stock. Montpelier shareholders will get 0.472 Endurance share and $9.89 in cash for each share held, the companies said on Tuesday. This represents $40.24 per share for Montpelier, based on Endurance's closing price on Monday.

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    Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (ENH) said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (MRH) in a deal valued at $1.83 billion. Endurance said it will pay 0.472 shares and $9.89 in cash for each Montpelier share, equal to $40.24 per share, or a 19% premium over Montpelier's closing price on March 30. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter. "we expect to achieve meaningful transaction synergies through cost savings and greater capital efficiencies," Chief...

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    Medical tests maker Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX) and contract research company Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc (Q) said they were combining their clinical trial laboratory operations in a joint venture. Quintiles will own 60 percent of the joint venture, with Quest owning the rest, the companies said on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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    Medical tests maker Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX) and contract research company Quintiles said they were combining their clinical trial laboratory operations in a joint venture. Quintiles will own 60 percent of the joint venture, with Quest owning the rest, the companies said on Tuesday. The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.

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    Big Blue also teaming up with Weather Channel. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) said Tuesday that it will invest $3 billion over four years on a new business helping customers gather and analyze the flood of data from sensor-equipped devices and smartphones. The computing giant announced the effort, along with an alliance with the Weather Company, which owns the Weather Channel and other information providers.

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    The following bids, mergers, ** Philips said it had agreed to sell an 80.1 percent stake in its lighting components division for $2.8 billion to Go Scale Capital, a new investment fund that focuses on "disruptive" technologies.