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Did Rackspace Shareholders Get Enough From the Apollo Buyout?

Rackspace Hosting Inc. (NYSE: RAX) said Friday morning that it has agreed to be acquired for $32 a share in cash by affiliates of private equity firm Apollo Global Management ...
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Pfizer Pays a Big Premium for Medivation

In one of the longest running bidding wars in recent times, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) has finally reeled in cancer-drug maker Medivation Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) for a whopping $81.50 a ...
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How Much Medivation Can Really Fetch in a Buyout

Medivation Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) has been among the top future biotech mergers for quite some time. The problem is that we still have no idea which company will buy Medivation, ...
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SunEdison Semiconductor Skyrockets on Acquisition News

SunEdison Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: SEMI) watched its shares rise handily in Thursday’s session following the announcement of an acquisition. The company entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition by GlobalWafers, ...
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6 Retailers That Need to Merge to Survive

Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) has closed more stores. So has Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD), owner of Sears and Kmart. Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has closed stores too. Barnes & ...
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What to Expect From Wal-Mart Earnings

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is scheduled to release its most recent earnings report before the markets open on Thursday. So far in 2016, this company is one of the ...
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Why Hewlett Packard Enterprise Wants to Buy SGI Now

It is happening all over again. Hewlett-Packard is buying another old-school technology company. Silicon Graphics International Corp. (NASDAQ: SGI) was supposed to be braced for an earnings report. It reported, ...
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Can Randstad Make Monster Acquisition Pay?

Netherlands-based Randstad said Tuesday morning that it has agreed to acquire online job board Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) for $429 million ($3.40 per share) in cash. The price reflects ...
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What to Expect From SolarCity Earnings

Shares of SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) were on the rise ahead of its earnings after Elon Musk and Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced their intentions to acquire the company. The ...
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Why Wal-Mart Should Buy Hulu

The Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) buyout of for $3.3 billion gets it a very modest expansion of e-commerce, little more than any of its efforts in the past. Wal-Mart does ...
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How Amazon Reacts to Wal-Mart Buyout of Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) did not increase discounts on products or drop the price of free shipping. It did not discount membership to Prime. Any of these might be a reaction ...
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Vail Posts All-Time High on $1 Billion Whistler Blackcomb Acquisition

Resort operator Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) said Monday that it had agreed to a cash and stock deal valued at C$36 per share (about $1.05 billion) to acquire Toronto-traded ...
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Mattress Firm: When a Buyout Vindicates a Highly Debated Business Model

Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: MFRM) has had many critics, and the company has seen more than its share volatility as it has aimed to create a dominant position in ...
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Does Jet Acquisition Boost Wal-Mart’s Chances Against Amazon?

Calling the deal "another jolt of entrepreneurial spirit being injected" into the company, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire for $3.3 billion ...
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Wal-Mart Stock Soars 20% This Year, Despite E-Commerce Failure

As the press focuses on Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s (NYSE: WMT) possible buyout of e-commerce business to help the world's largest retailer's own online efforts, Wal-Mart has seen its stock price ...
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