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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Hillshire Brands to buy Pinnacle Foods in $6.6-billion deal

    Hillshire Brands Co. said Monday it is buying Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a deal worth about $6.6 billion, adding household names such as Mrs. Butterworth's and Duncan Hines to its pantry of foods. The Chicago company, the maker of products including Ball...
  • Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV

    A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition. Telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about buying the satellite broadcaster in a bid to become...
  • Pfizer Sales Pitch On Research: No Mention Of Groton

    If the situation weren't so pathetic, Connecticut's Pfizer-watchers could laugh as the company tries to snooker British politicians this week into thinking the drug behemoth's proposed, $106 billion takeover of AstraZenica makes sense. The Brits ought to...
  • Hillshire Brands to acquire Birds Eye, Vlasic maker Pinnacle Foods

    Hillshire Brands Co. is making a big bet on the power of combinations such as Jimmy Dean sausage with Birds Eye vegetables or a Vlasic pickle alongside a sandwich made with Hillshire Farm lunchmeat as it gets ready to buy Pinnacle Foods Inc. for about $4....
  • UK Lawmakers Grill Pfizer Executive On Bid For AstraZeneca

    LONDON — U.S. drugmaker Pfizer hinted it could raise its proposed $106 billion offer if AstraZeneca would only engage in talks, as its boss was grilled by UK lawmakers on his commitment to British research spending and jobs. In response,...
  • Movie-Ad Companies NCM, Screenvision To Merge In Bid To Steal Ad Dollars From TV

    The two companies that have made ads on the movie screen as much a part of the process as buying popcorn and watching sneak previews have decided to merge. National CineMedia said it would pay shareholders in Screenvision $225 million in cash and $150...
  • Travelers Changes Organizational Structure As Head Of Business Insurance Leaves

    The Travelers Cos. announced this week it is changing its organizational structure and broadening responsibilities of some executives as Executive Vice President Bill Cunningham leaves the company. Cunningham, 49, has been the head of Business...
  • Tech Industry Trade Group Opposes Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Industry trade group the Computer & Communications Industry Assn. is urging federal regulators to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, concluding that it would give the combined company "even more ability to successfully...
  • Defy Media Acquires Viacom Digital Game Assets

    Digital media company Defy Media has acquired Viacom's gaming digital properties Addicting Games, GameTrailers and Shockwave, while in return Viacom has taken a minority equity stake in Defy. Viacom and Defy, formed last year by the merger of Alloy...
  • Baltimore Sun Media Group buys The Capital in Annapolis and the Carroll County Times

    Baltimore Sun Media Group buys The Capital in Annapolis and the Carroll County Times
    The Baltimore Sun Media Group announced Thursday it has purchased The Capital in Annapolis, the Carroll County  Times and other area publications and websites, a move that expands its journalistic footprint in Maryland. The financial terms of the...
  • Sun company buys Annapolis Capital, Carroll County Times

    The Baltimore Sun Media Group announced Thursday it has purchased The Capital in Annapolis, the Carroll County Times and other area publications and websites, a move that expands its journalistic footprint in Maryland. The financial terms of the...