Mergers and Acquisitions


How to Value Strategic Hotels in a Buyout

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BEE) has been thrown around as a would-be takeover target before, and Credit Suisse decided to take a look back at its value prospects ...
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McGraw Hill Acquisition Latest Big Media Deal

In a Monday morning press release, McGraw Hillion Financial Inc. (NYSE: MHFI) announced that it has agreed to acquire SNL Financial in an all-cash deal worth about $2.23 billion. The ...
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FT And The Economist Sales Match New York Times Value

The FT was sold to Nikkei, the large Japanese media company, for $1.3 billion. The FT's publisher, Pearson Group admitted its 50% of The Economist was also on the block. Some ...
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Teva Will Buy Allergan Generics for $40.5 Billion

In a deal which had been anticipated, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE: TEVA) announced it would buy Allergan Generics in a transaction valued at $40.5 billion. According to a press release ...
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Can Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Earnings Change the Negative Merger Bias?

If there is one technology merger that investors in Europe and investors in America feel grossly underwhelmed about, it has to be that of Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) and Alcatel-Lucent ...
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DirecTV Closer to Approval of Buyout by AT&T

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that an order recommending approval of AT&T Inc.’s (NYSE: T) $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) has been sent to ...
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Home Depot Makes an Unusual but Very Strategic Acquisition

Before the markets opened Wednesday morning, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Interline Brands, a distributor and direct marketer of broad-line ...
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Is Thoratech Getting Enough Premium in its Buyout?

Mergers and acquisitions have been coming up in the health care sector after a red-hot performance in 2015. In the most recent move within the sector, St. Jude Medical Inc. ...
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UnitedHealth Raises Over $10 Billion to Fund Catamaran Buyout

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) has confirmed what investors were expecting with the sale of billions of dollars in debt. The deal had been telegraphed, but the various tranches are ...
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Should PayPal Be Worth Over 30 Times More Than When eBay Acquired It?

PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) is back on the market as its own company. The spin-off from eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) has taken place, and a gain of 7% to ...
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Why the Vivint Solar Buyout Is the Strongest Solar Endorsement Yet

SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) announced Monday morning that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Vivint Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: VSLR) for approximately $2.2 billion in cash, stock and convertible ...
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Is Exelixis a Buyout Target Again?

Clinical trials have the potential to make or break companies, sometimes even bring them back to life. In the case of Exelixis Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL), its most recent clinical trial ...
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What the Sikorsky Sale Means to Lockheed and United Tech

In previous decades, the U.S. military-industrial complex was active in terms of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). However, the public might think that this wave of mergers has ended. Currently there ...
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Why Intel Should Make a Challenging and Daring Bid for Micron

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) has had a solid week, with its shares bouncing handily on the heels of a reported $23 billion buyout offer from China's Tsinghua Unigroup. There is ...
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Will the Telx Buyout Help Digital Realty on Its 5% Dividend Yield?

Investors who purchase real estate investment trusts (REITs) have to often consider what the underlying operations of each outfit does and what the earnings power is when calculating dividend payments ...
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