Mergers and Acquisitions

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Why Endo Wants to Acquire Auxilium So Much

Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP) made an unsolicited buyout offer to Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL). This news comes right after Auxilium announced that it entered into an agreement to ...
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5 Reasons Amazon Should Buy RadioShack

As the clock winds down on RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH), ever more of the Wall Street firms that we cover are weighing in, not only on what the end result ...
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Rackspace Reality Check — No Acquirers Coming: Growth or Value?

Rackspace Hosting Inc. (NYSE: RAX) saw its shares get destroyed in the after-hours trading session on Tuesday. The first bit of news is that the cloud and site hosting player ...
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Alcoa Raises Capital to Pay for Firth Rixson Acquisition

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is raising new capital to help the company pay for its previously announced acquisition of the Firth Rixson business and to pay related fees and expenses. ...
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Evaluating SodaStream as Value Versus Growth

SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) is getting back to where the stock was before the most recent major price pop took place. Many investors still want to consider the growth scenario ...
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Minecraft Now Officially to Become Part of Microsoft

News reports were out last week that Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) was trying to acquire Mojang, the Swedish game developer behind Minecraft. That deal is now being confirmed -- for ...
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Vail Resorts Gets a Steal in Park City Acquisition

Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) has just seen its stock hit a new all-time high. The reason is that the ski resort owner and operator just announced that it is ...
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JDS Uniphase Breaking Up Into Two Companies

JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ: JDSU) is soon to exist no more, at least not in its historic sense that investors have known about since and before the tech bubble burst ...
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That Was Fast — Annie’s Already Being Acquired!

Annie's Inc. (NASDAQ: BNNY) is one of the more prominent natural and organic food companies. It also just came public in 2012. Now we have news that General Mills Inc. ...
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After Its Founder Passed Away, Is a Chick-fil-A IPO or Sale Ultimately Coming?

The death of a founder of a big company comes with sadness to most people who know the company well or who know that founder personally. There is another side ...
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UBS Sees 4 Large-Cap Energy Stocks as Possible Acquisition Targets

For most of the past year, the price of oil stayed handily over the $100 mark. Recently, and much to the delight of motorists and consumers here at home, prices ...
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What the GE Appliances Unit Sale Really Means for GE

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has made final its telegraphed sale of the GE Appliances unit. The conglomerate announced that Electrolux is paying some $3.3 billion to acquire the unit. ...
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Merger Adds New Venture Investments Inc. (NYSE: CRM) is making new venture investments at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. We have seen this sort of move from the company and other large technology companies. The ...
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When Will Meredith Spin Off Its Magazines?

Meredith Corp. (NYSE: MDP), known for its long history of publishing women's magazines, is one of the few media companies with a divide between its print properties and its television ...
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Analyst Sees PetSmart Over 20% Overvalued, No Merger Coming

PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is not going to be taken private, or so the analyst team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch believes. PetSmart has been in a bit of ...
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