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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • U.S. senators seek review of proposed Valeant buyout of Allergan

    Seven U.S. senators have asked the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to review the proposed acquisition of Botox maker Allergan Inc. by a Canadian company, saying the deal could increase consumer pricing and curtail the development of new...
  • Vidcon: Maker Studios, Jeffrey Katzenberg Tout Future of Online Video

    The YouTube platform is building the foundation for a strong future, according to some industry leaders who took to the stage Thursday at Vidcon, a conference for online video programming held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Fresh off the acquisition...
  • Should net neutrality rules stop T-Mobile's music streaming offer?

    Should net neutrality rules stop T-Mobile's music streaming offer?
    When T-Mobile announced the other day that it would exempt streaming music services from its wireless data caps, I thought it was the best reason yet for Washington to stop the company from being swallowed up by Sprint. But some consumer advocates thought...
  • Starcom MediaVest CEO leads digital transformation

    Starcom MediaVest CEO leads digital transformation
    As global CEO of Chicago-based Starcom MediaVest Group, Laura Desmond, 49, is one of the most powerful and influential women in advertising. The southwest suburban native leads a staff of more than 7,300 employees across 132 offices around the world,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jos. Bank to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse for $1.8 billion

    Jos. Bank to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse for $1.8 billion
    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers finally liked the look of Men's Wearhouse's takeover offer as the Hampstead-based retailer accepted a $1.8 billion buyout Tuesday. The deal would pay Bank's stockholders $65 a share cash, $10 more than Men's Wearhouse initially...
  • 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....
  • Madison Ave. Giants Omnicom, Publicis Halt Affair As Personalities Thwart Merger

    One of the world's biggest advertising companies, Omnicom Group, is known for the work it does for Pepsi, while its French contemporary, Publicis Groupe, has been an important advisor to Coca-Cola. Just like those two fervent soda competitors, the two...
  • 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...
  • Abbott to buy CFR Pharma for nearly $3 billion

    Abbott to buy CFR Pharma for nearly $3 billion
    One month after Abbott Laboratories Chief Executive Miles White told investors he was actively seeking to augment the company through acquisitions, the Lake County medical products giant said it will acquire Chilean generic pharmaceutical company CFR...