Mergers and Acquisitions

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Would Amazon Buy Sears?

Every time the M&A market heats up, the number of preposterous ideas for business combinations rises. The market is once again afloat with cheap capital and a number of tech ...
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3D Systems’ Acquisition Spree Plows Ahead

3D printer maker 3D Systems Inc. (NYSE: DDD) announced Wednesday morning that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Brazil-based Robtec, the largest service bureau ...
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Is Pepsi Looking at a Stake in SodaStream?

Israeli business newspaper Calcalist reported Wednesday morning that SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA), the Israel-based maker of home soft drink dispensers, is holding talks related to selling a stake of ...
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As Netflix Keeps Falling, Is Apple More Tempted to Buy It Out?

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) saw its shares get hit yet again on Tuesday. The leader in online video subscription services has hardly traded up in the past two months as ...
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IAC Takes Another 10% Stake in Dating App Tinder

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI), which already owns dating website match.com, recently added another 10% to its majority stake in the mobile dating app Tinder. The purchase price was reportedly $500 million, ...
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Why Pet Food Sale Is a Win-Win for P&G and Mars

Procter & Gamble Co.'s (NYSE: PG) sale of its most of pet food business to Mars for $2.9 billion should be a win for both companies. Mars, better known for ...
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Microsoft, Nokia Deal Almost Done

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) announced Tuesday morning that the sale of virtually all the company's devices and services business to Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) received approval from China's Ministry of ...
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Why Questcor Buyout Will Not Deter Short Sellers

The $5.6 billion acquisition of Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) by specialty drugmaker Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE: MNK) started the week off with a big bang. Shares of Questcor originally leaped ...
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Can Netflix’s Stock Drop Tempt Apple Buyout Ambitions?

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is turning out to be in the midst of becoming an awful momentum reversal of fortune. The good news here is that this sharp stock drop ...
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Stratasys Chooses Two Acquisitions for More Growth

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) announced Wednesday morning that it has entered definitive agreements to acquire two privately held companies in the additive manufacturing services business. Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies ...
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Six Tech and Communications Buyout Candidates From Oppenheimer

The analysts at Oppenheimer are making a single huge statement in a new research report. They see more technological change occurring in the next three years than at any point ...
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Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger Faces Stock Shock Dilemma

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is set to get even larger in cable if it is able to get the deal done with Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC). It has ...
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Other Companies That Could (or May) Divest Assets Like BHP

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) is working on a plan to spin off its underperforming assets. Its shares were higher Tuesday as investors speculated the value of ...
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Would a Dish and DirecTV Merger Be a Monopoly Today?

Shares of DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) are both gaining on a Bloomberg TV report that Dish's Charlie Ergen has approached DirecTV about a possible merger. ...
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Why Apple Should Just Buy Netflix

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) investors felt some real pressure on Monday after reports have come out that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has held talks with Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: AAPL) over ...
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