Mergers and Acquisitions

6 Most Important Things in Business Today

T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) said its transaction to buy Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) may be finished in a few months. According to Reuters: T-Mobile US Inc could close its ...
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Why Apptio Shares Are Booming

Apptio Inc. (NASDAQ: APTI) shares absolutely exploded on Monday after the company announced that it would be acquired by an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm focused ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today: OPEC Output Cut

Democrats in Congress will examine Trump's pressure on Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). According to Reuters: When Democrats take control of the U.S. House they plan ...
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Ford Takes the Cheap Path Into the Scooter Business

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) announced Thursday morning that it has agreed to acquire electric scooter maker Spin. The company did not name the price, but the Detroit Free Press ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today: Tesla’s New Chairman

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has a new board chair. According to Reuters: Tesla Inc said board member Robyn Denholm will replace Elon Musk as its chair, more than a month ...
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CVS Earnings, Merger With Aetna Look Good to Investors

CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) reported third-quarter results before markets opened Tuesday. The pharmacy retail operator posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.73 on revenues of $47.3 ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is close to the choice of a second headquarters. According to The Wall Street Journal: Amazon.com Inc. has progressed to late-stage talks on its planned second ...
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3 Reasons Wall St. Killed IBM Stock After Red Hat

When International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) announced its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT), investors were not quite sure what to make of it. Yes, it ...
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What’s Driving Merger Mania in the Oil Patch?

A lot of money has been committed to mergers and takeovers in the oil & gas industry in just the past week. The first deal was the $1.7 billion merger ...
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Did Encana Pay Too Much for Newfield Exploration?

Calgary-based Encana Corp. (NYSE: ECA) announced Thursday morning that it has agreed to acquire Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE: NFX) in an all-stock deal valued at $5.5 billion, not including the ...
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Is Chesapeake Biting Off More Than It Can Chew in This Transformative Acquisition?

If this was a decade ago, investors might not have flinched at hearing that Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) was going to make a large acquisition. In 2018, things are ...
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Chesapeake Beats Estimates, Then Spends $4 Billion on an Acquisition

When Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) reported third-quarter 2018 results before markets opened Tuesday, the oil and gas exploration and production company posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.19 ...
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Why Electro Scientific Industries Is Booming

Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ESIO) shares practically doubled early on Tuesday after the company announced that it would be acquired by MKS Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI). The firm also ...
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IBM Pays $34 Billion for Red Hat, Which Made $258 Million Last Year

There are several wild things about the International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) buyout of cloud company Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT). Among them is that IBM will pay $34 ...
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5 Most Important Things in Business Today: IBM M&A

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) bought a large software company to move further into cloud computing. According to Reuters: IBM Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire ...
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