Mergers and Acquisitions


Can Pandora Mitigate Risk With the Ticketfly Acquisition

Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) made waves in the market Wednesday morning on news of an acquisition. The company announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ticketfly, a ...
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Why Key Analyst Sees 30% Upside in Western Digital

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) has been a target of Chinese companies looking to acquire within the American tech sector. In a move that gave shares a much-needed bump from ...
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Inside the Math of Axel Springer’s Business Insider Acquisition

For a site that was begging to be sold for $100 million as recently as two years ago, Business Insider did very well in achieving a price tag more than ...
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Why Williams Companies Is Undervalued Regardless of Merger

Since Monday’s announcement of the $38 billion merger between Energy Transfer Equity L.P. (NYSE: ETE) and Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB), the shares of both companies have posted new 52-week ...
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Why Western Digital’s Massive Investment From China Pleases Investors

Chinese companies are continuing to make moves within the American tech sector, and the most recent target is Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC). In a move that gave shares a ...
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Phoenix Hits It Big With Buyout Agreement

Phoenix Companies Inc. (NYSE: PNX) made waves in the market on Tuesday afternoon as one of the biggest winners on the day from some M&A action. The company announced that ...
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Why Atmel Could Be Getting a Stronger and Better Buyout

Shares of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) traded down nearly 6% early Monday morning following an exclusive report from Reuters over the weekend that the company is preparing to offer ...
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Why Alcoa Could Be Making One Massive Mistake in a Breakup

Monday’s announcement that Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) will split into two companies boosted shares by about 4% in the first 90 minutes of trading. Most likely the company was hoping ...
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Williams, Energy Transfer Merger Leaves Shareholders Unimpressed

Back in June, the Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) turned down a merger offer from Energy Transfer Equity L.P. (NYSE: ETE) worth a total of about $53 billion, including Williams ...
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With Market Cap Down to $200 Million, Is Tribune a Takeover Target?

Tribune Publishing Co. (NYSE: TPUB) has fallen so far that its market cap is only $218 million. That is down from over $500 million a year ago. The newspaper company ...
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Does Volkswagen Become Takeover Target?

Perhaps the world's largest car company is on sale. With a market cap down to $50 billion, it would at least be possible. All a buyer has to do, other ...
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Are Atmel Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

Chinese companies are swooping in and acquiring U.S. chip companies left and right. This trend started with rumors of a potential takeover bid of Micron, and it has even spread ...
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UBS Says Huge Oil Merger Should Go Through: 3 Big Stocks to Buy

As we pointed out recently, despite the woes in the energy sector over the past year, when the Federal Reserve starts raising interest rates, the sector often is the leader ...
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Anheuser-Busch Makes Takeover Approach to SABMiller

Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A./N.V. (NYSE: BUD) shares bubbled up early Wednesday on the announcement of a potential merger among beverage giants. The company confirmed that it has approached rival SABMiller with ...
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FCC Begins Countdown on Time Warner, Charter Merger

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday published its protective orders (guidelines) for how sensitive documents related to the proposed merger of Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) and Charter ...
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