Mergers and Acquisitions

The Buyout Saga of Chico’s FAS Moves From Ugly to Uglier

Once upon a time, it seemed magical and flattering to get a buyout offer. Company executives looked successful, investors made money, and a company could have the benefit of not ...
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How Much Is Pfizer Overpaying For Array Bio?

Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares shot up on Monday after the firm announced that it would be acquired by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) in an all cash transaction. The ...
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What GE Might Fetch for Its Venture Capital Arm

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is still looking for ways to raise capital from inside the company. One possible means of raising cash may come from its years' worth of ...
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More Bad News for Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Ambitions

The proposed acquisition of Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) by T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) has been handed some more bad news. As far as regulators looking out for consumers, this ...
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Some Shareholders Likely to Feel Snubbed in Shutterfly Buyout Price

When investors get a hold of a good merger brewing, they frequently dream of a big premium buyout price. In the case of Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY), maybe not so ...
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Chart Signals Some Concerns That Salesforce Is Overpaying for Tableau Data and Growth

It is not usual for an acquirer to see its stock drop on an announcement that it is making a large acquisition. After all, the acquiring company is technically diluting ...
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Meet Salesforce’s Newest Acquisition

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) shares dipped on Monday after the firm announced that it will acquire Tableau Software Inc. (NYSE: DATA) in an all-stock transaction. The transaction has been approved ...
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Why United Technologies Needs the Merger With Raytheon

Sunday's announced all-stock merger between aerospace and defense giants United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) and Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) creates the world's second-largest defense contractor. The country's largest defense contractor ...
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Caesars, Eldorado Tie-Up Brings New Money to the Table

On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) and Eldorado Resorts Inc. (NYSEARCA: ERI) are near an agreement that would see Eldorado acquire the larger ...
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Can Paul Singer Resuscitate Barnes & Noble?

Just three months ago, Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) took a machete to its earnings guidance for 2019, cutting it from a range of $175 million to $200 million ...
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How Much Barnes & Noble Could Fetch in a Buyout

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned buyout rumor that can pump up a down-and-out stock. The retail climate has been permanently changed by the internet, and companies like Barnes & Noble ...
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Did Google Overpay for Looker?

In December, data analytics startup Looker Data Sciences raised $103 million in new venture funding at a valuation of $1.6 billion. Thursday morning, the Google division of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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Are Shareholders Getting Enough in the Cypress Semiconductor Buyout?

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) shares hit a multiyear high on Monday after the firm announced that Infineon would acquire it. The firms expect this transaction to close by the ...
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How Much Cypress Semiconductor Might Fetch in a Buyout

It seems that the world of semiconductors still will have fewer companies dominating the landscape in the years ahead. After years of industry consolidation, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) became ...
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Why Frontier Communications May See Little Benefit From Its Big Asset Sale

Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) shares got a big boost on Wednesday on the news that the struggling telecom operator signed a definitive agreement to sell its operations and associated ...
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