Mergers and Acquisitions

Mastercard Makes Fourth 2019 Fintech Acquisition

On Monday, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard announced that the Federal Reserve would build and operate a real-time payments system for all U.S. banks by 2023 or 2024. As envisioned, ...
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What Analysts Have to Say About IBM’s Red Hat Acquisition Going Forward

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) announced last week that it is in the process of changing its software portfolio and what to expect from its newly acquired Red Hat. ...
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Wabtec Confirms Planned Exit by General Electric

Wabtec Corp. (NYSE: WAB) and General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) look less and less like they are moving in the same direction. Along with Wabtec's earnings, the company known as ...
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What This Mylan-Pfizer Pharma Juggernaut Will Look Like

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) released its second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Monday. The pharmaceutical giant also announced a major update to its business involving Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: ...
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As Apple Struggles to Grow, It Has to Buy Netflix

It is no news that the easy growth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), fueled by a nearly insatiable demand for generation after generation of iPhone models, is over. Management has ...
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Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Comes Closer to Decision

The ongoing merger saga between T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) finally may be coming to a close. Investors were bidding up shares of both companies ...
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Apple’s Strategic Plan for Cellular Modems

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reportedly is in discussions to acquire Intel Corp.'s (NASDAQ: INTC) cellular modem business, including a portfolio of patents and staff valued at around $1 billion. The ...
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Are Peak Resorts Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) shares more than doubled early on Monday after the firm announced that Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) would acquire it. This is an all-cash transaction ...
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Verizon First, Sprint Stomped in New Wireless Performance Study

The proposed merger between Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) will, if approved, put together the two U.S. wireless carriers with the overall lowest scores for ...
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Determining a Buyout Price for Barnes & Noble Education: Fair With a Chance of More Rain

Some companies just want to remain public rather than go private. It's truly not possible to create a one-size fits all model for evaluating what is a fair offer for ...
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Is It a Good Idea for Circor to Reject Crane’s Bid?

Circor International Inc. (NYSE: CIR) shares were crushed on Monday on news that the firm’s board of directors had unanimously rejected a buyout bid. Specifically, this was a revised acquisition ...
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Why Broadcom Should Be Thankful That It’s Not Buying Symantec

Some mergers are never formally consummated and never formally ended, as far as a lack of corporate communications is concerned. The would-be acquisition of Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) by Broadcom ...
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Oil & Gas Midcap Callon Buys Rival Carrizo for $3.2 Billion

Two midcap energy companies announced Monday an agreement under which Callon Petroleum Co. (NYSE: CPE) will acquire Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) in an all-stock deal valued at ...
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As IBM’s $34 Billion Red Hat Acquisition Closes, Investors Unmoved

Shares of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) didn't fall to a 52-week low last October when the company announced its $34 billion agreement to acquire cloud software maker Red ...
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Are Acacia Shareholders Getting Enough in the Acquisition?

Acacia Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares jumped on Tuesday after the firm announced that it would be acquired by Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO). This acquisition begs the question whether ...
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