Mergers and Acquisitions

PTC Therapeutics Wins Big With Agilis Biotherapeutics Acquisition

PTC Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) shares made a handy gain on Friday after the firm announced that it would be acquiring Agilis Biotherapeutics. The transaction was approved by the boards ...
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Auto tariffs might go into place soon. According to The Wall Street Journal: President Donald Trump stood by his threats to levy sweeping tariffs on automobile imports as a way ...
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Why Broadcom Already Should Ditch Its Planned CA Acquisition

It is no big secret that semiconductor companies all up and down the supply chain have been and would like to keep merging into larger and stronger companies so that their ...
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Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) agreed to a payout for potentially dangerous airbags. According to Reuters: Ford Motor Co agreed to a so-called economic loss settlement of $299.1 million covering ...
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FCC Chief Wants to Send Sinclair Bid for Tribune Media to Administrative Law Judge

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement Monday morning expressing "serious concerns" about the proposed $3.9 billion merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) and Tribune ...
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will sell all his equities after questions about conflicts of interest. According to Bloomberg: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that he would divest all ...
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BMW posted solid financial results. According to MarketWatch: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG said Thursday that its first-half sales rose 1.8% thanks to strong demand in Europe, the Americas and Asia. ...
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BioCryst Shareholders Back Out of Idera Merger

Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IDRA) shares crumbled on Wednesday after BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) announced that it terminated their merger agreement. Ultimately the cause of this termination was the ...
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Why Credit Sees Big Verizon Upside and More Downside for AT&T

The wireless wars continue, and the major wireless and telecom carriers keep looking ever less similar compared to years past. With Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) going into more online ...
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The bidding war for U.K. media company Sky has heated up. According to MarketWatch: Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc. significantly lifted its offer price to consolidate ownership of Sky ...
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How Much Groupon Might Actually Fetch in a Buyout

Shares of Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) have popped handily on Monday on word that the "daily deals" website has been contacting other companies to drum up interest in acquiring the ...
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Can Groupon Get Lucky With a Buyout?

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) shares have been hit in 2018, but it seems that this online coupon company may have found a way to get something back. According to a ...
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Are Xplore Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) shares spiked on Thursday after it was announced that the company would be acquired by Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ZBRA). The transaction is subject to ...
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Boeing, Embraer Pull the Trigger on Partnership

Following months of speculation, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Brazil-based aircraft maker Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ) announced Thursday morning that the two companies have signed a memorandum of agreement to ...
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Will Activist Investor Get His Way at Campbell?

Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) shares saw a nice bounce on Tuesday after activist investor Dan Loeb was said to be shaking things up. Loeb’s message seems pretty simple and ...
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