Mergers and Acquisitions - Page 2

Why Jefferies Sees Big Upside in AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is in the midst of a competitive storm within the telecom industry. Although things may seem tough for this major telecom at the moment, with the ...
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SEC Issues Asset Freeze Against Insider Traders

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced an emergency court order to freeze assets tied to two brokerage accounts used last week to reap over $1 million. The ...
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Will Alibaba Prevail in Bidding War for MoneyGram?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) wants to enter the U.S. market for financial services. To that end, the company's Ant Financial Services unit agreed in January to pay $880 ...
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Is Meredith Buying Time Inc or Not?

Meredith Corp. (NYSE: MDP), the publishing, database and television station owner, has been described in several media reports as the most likely buyer of Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME). However, there ...
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The Case for an Apple-Disney Merger, More Hope Than Reality

Wall Street loves to speculate about so-called dream mergers. This is where you marry two companies together into a powerhouse that becomes almost unstoppable in one industry or across multiple ...
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Warren Buffett to Go After Panera

In what may honestly be referred to as a battle of the giants, Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) may be preparing ...
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The 5G Technology AT&T Just Paid $1.6 Billion For

Telecom giant AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire Straight Path Communications Inc. (NYSEMKT: STRP) in a deal totaling $1.6 billion, including licenses and ...
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What Swift and Knight Transportation Stand to Gain From Their Merger

Swift Transportation Co. (NYSE: SWFT) and Knight Transportation Inc. (NYSE: KNX) are each watching their stock rise to kick off the week after it was announced that these companies will ...
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The Market Just Doesn’t Believe in the Rite Aid Merger With Walgreens

Some companies just seem like they can never give up on a merger. In the case of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the company has been in pursuit of ...
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JAB Adds Panera Bread to Its Long List of Popular Consumer Brands

News that Luxembourg-based investment firm JAB Holding Company has purchased another consumer-oriented household name is no longer a shocker, but the deals still make headlines. Wednesday morning JAB announced that ...
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Extreme Networks Closes in on Acquisition Deal With Broadcom

Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) saw its shares jump early on Thursday after the company announced that it will be acquiring the data center networking business from Broadcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: ...
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ConocoPhillips Delivers Huge Win for Shareholders

Things have improved handily from a year ago in the energy sector. Still, even with a pro-energy White House, things are far from perfect in the oil and gas sector. ...
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Would It Make Sense for Amazon to Acquire Shopify?

Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) has defied the direction of the major markets in the past week, with its shares having gained about 8%. Its stock also has surged almost 70% ...
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Did Amazon Get a Good Deal for Souq.com?

When word leaked out last week that Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) would purchase Middle Eastern e-commerce firm Souq.com for less than $1 billion, the Reuters report referred to the deal ...
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Gannett Share Price Shows Doubts About New Tronc Bid

Gannett Co. Inc.'s (NYSE: GCI) share price has stayed relatively steady since a battle broke out between the two largest shareholders of Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC), which Gannett tried to ...
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