Mergers and Acquisitions

Are Neon Therapeutics’ Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

Neon Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGN) shares shot up on Thursday after the firm announced that it will be acquired by BioNTech SE (NASDAQ: BNTX). The question is: Are Neon Therapeutics ...
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MGM Continues Property Sales With $2.5 Billion Agreement

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) announced Tuesday that it has agreed to sell the real estate assets of its MGM Grand Las Vegas property to a new joint venture between ...
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Why Visa Paid $5.3 Billion for Fintech Firm Plaid

In December of 2018, privately held fintech firm Plaid raised $250 million in a sixth round of venture funding. Following the infusion of new cash, the company was reportedly valued ...
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Are TerraForm Shareholders Getting Enough Premium in Their Buyout Offer?

While much attention has been given to efforts of moving beyond fossil fuel use in the twenty-first century, many infrastructure entities from utilities to investment companies to government-related entities have ...
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Aerospace Firms Woodward, Hexcel Merge; Responding to Boeing Troubles?

Two firms that produce control systems and advanced composite materials agreed on Sunday to a merger of equals that will create one of the largest independent suppliers to the aerospace ...
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How This Dermira Acquisition Will Round Out Eli Lilly

Dermira Inc. (NASDAQ: DERM) shares made a handy gain to close out the week after it was announced that Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) would be acquiring the firm. ...
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Is There Even a Buyer for Grubhub?

When a company's share price jumps on chatter about selling the company, then falls when the company denies "unequivocally" that it is for sale, it's pretty clear what investors are ...
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Occidental to Spin Off Pipeline Business, Pays Some Bills

One of the worst-performing stocks among the S&P 500 last year was Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY). That can happen when a company spends about $57 billion in cash and ...
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Avon Sets Special Dividend Ahead of Merger With Brazil’s Natura

Brazilian company Natura & Co announced last week that it had received all regulatory approvals to complete its acquisition of Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) and expects to close the ...
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Sports Betting Firm DraftKings Acquired, Looks to Go Public Next Year

Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DEAC), a special-purpose acquisition group, has entered a definitive business combination with DraftKings, operators of fantasy sports and mobile sports betting platforms, and technology provider ...
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Gene Sequencing Merger May Be the Oddest Monopoly and Antitrust Case Ever

When most investors and consumers think of antitrust issues and monopolies, they probably think of big giant multinational companies with billions of dollars in sales and assets and likely even ...
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Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot Merger Has One Clear Winner

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) and Peugeot (Groupe PSA) have announced a merger of equals that will create the world's third-largest automaker measured by revenue and the fourth largest ...
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Energy Pipeline Firm Takes $4 Billion Private Equity Buyout

Energy pipeline operator Tallgrass Energy L.P. (NYSE: TGE) announced Tuesday morning that it has accepted an all-cash offer of $22.45 per share from Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, an affiliate of private ...
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$2.5 Billion Deal in Permian Basin Oil Patch Shows Surprising Strength

Over the past five years, WPX Energy Inc. (NYSE: WPX) has evolved from a company producing an 80-20 mix of natural gas to oil to a company that now produces ...
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Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Now in Charlie Ergen’s Hands?

In mid-October, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted three to two in favor of the $26.5 billion merger of T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S). ...
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