Mergers and Acquisitions

Some mergers are good ideas and others are not. The case of Xerox trying to acquire HP fell into the camp of not a good idea.
Jon C. Ogg
Cypress Semiconductor shares jumped on Tuesday after the announcement that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has completed its review of the Infineon Technologies merger...
Chris Lange
As the Federal Reserve has lowered rates and is expected to do so again, one has to wonder if Morgan Stanley will reconsider its acquisition of E*Trade.
Jon C. Ogg
The proposed €9 billion acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor by Germany-based Infineon Technologies may have hit the wall. A national security review has led a recommendation that the deal be...
Paul Ausick
Forty Seven shares skyrocketed on Monday after the company announced that it would be acquired by Gilead Sciences. But is Gildead paying too much?
Chris Lange
PepsiCo made a big move in China over the weekend that was unrelated to the coronavirus. The food and beverage giant announced Sunday that it had agreed to buy the Chinese snack brand Be & Cheery.
Chris Lange
Adesto shares shot up on Thursday after it was announced that Dialog Semiconductor would be acquiring the firm. Are shareholders getting enough out of this acquisition?
Chris Lange
Iron-ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs is expected to close its acquisition of AK Steel next month. When both reported quarterly and full-year earnings Thursday morning, share prices dipped in tandem.
Paul Ausick
Morgan Stanley announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire E*Trade in an all-stock transaction valued at $13 billion.
Paul Ausick
Ally Financial has agreed to acquire non-prime credit card issuer and payment services company CardWorks for $2.65 billion in cash and stock. Ally's stock tanked on the news.
Paul Ausick
Cosmetics and beauty products maker Coty is reportedly interested in selling its professional beauty brands. The sale could fetch as much as $8 billion according to some.
Paul Ausick
Investment management firm Franklin Resources has agreed to acquire Legg Mason for $4.5 billion in cash and the assumption of $2 billion in debt. Consolidation continues as passive investing makes it...
Paul Ausick
Sprint and T-Mobile finally will merge. As happens in all such transitions, some people will lose their jobs.
Douglas A. McIntyre
The FTC has asked five large technology firms to provide information about prior acquisitions that were not reported to the antitrust agencies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
Jon C. Ogg
It appears that the odds of Sprint becoming part of T-Mobile have improved, and it shows in shares of many rivals, partners and equipment suppliers.
Jon C. Ogg