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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Despite Fox-Time Warner Talks, Media M&A Frenzy Might Not Be Brewing

    Word that Time Warner nixed 21st Century Fox's $80 billion takeover offer spurred many Wall Street analysts and pundits to speculate that the media and entertainment biz is on the cusp of a crazy wave of consolidation. Conventional wisdom is that there's...
  • One Thing Is Certain: A Fox-Time Warner Combination Would Get D.C. Scrutiny

    A Senate hearing on Wednesday was expected to focus on the proposed combinations of distribution giants Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. Instead, news of Rupert Murdoch's idea to merge 21st Century Fox with Time Warner was the new...
  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs

    Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs
    Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its workforce, as it halves the size of its recent Nokia acquisition and trims down other operations. The downsizing is the largest in the Seattle-based company's...
  • Baxter has no plans for inversion with spinoff

     Baxter has no plans for inversion with spinoff
    While its peers in the northern suburbs and around the pharmaceutical industry have been lining up foreign mergers to help sidestep U.S. taxes, Baxter International said Thursday it has no plans to jump on the bandwagon. The Deerfield-based health...
  • AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire for $55 billion

     AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire for $55 billion
    AbbVie Inc. signed a nearly $55 billion deal to acquire drugmaker Shire PLC early Friday, a move that will allow it to substantially cut its corporate tax bill by moving its legal address to the United Kingdom. The deal, announced by both companies in a...
  • Inversion loophole puts U.S. tax policy in a jackpot

    A merger between America's top slot-machine manufacturer and Europe's biggest gaming operator will create a gambling giant that manages lotteries and slots networks worldwide — and adds to the urgency for a political crackdown on U.S. companies...
  • 'Mancow' sues over $50,000

     'Mancow' sues over $50,000
    Erich "Mancow" Muller, a longtime Chicago radio personality known for his storied and often controversial career, filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court last week claiming a North Carolina man defrauded him out of $50,000 that was to be used to...
  • How CEO Pay Incentives Could Pave the Way for Media Megadeals

    The prospect of 21st Century Fox acquiring Time Warner has Wall Street and Hollywood bracing for a wave of mergers and acquisitions to hit the media sector. Conventional wisdom holds that entertainment conglomerates must bulk up to counter the size of...
  • SAG-AFTRA, Companies Extend Contracts for a Third Day; Negotiations Continuing

    For the third day in a row, SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to extend the current TV and movie contracts for 24 hours. The deals had been set to expire at midnight tonight. Negotiations on a successor...
  • Sources: Aetna Mulls Sale Of Coventry Health Care Assets

    Aetna is exploring a sale of some of Coventry Health Care's assets worth as much as $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, a year after it acquired Coventry for $5.6 billion. Aetna Inc., the third largest U.S. health insurer, is...
  • Walgreen CEO aware of his 'fiduciary responsibility'

    Walgreen CEO aware of his 'fiduciary responsibility'
    Greg Wasson recently celebrated his 34th year working for Walgreen Co., including the past five as its president and chief executive. When he took the reins in February 2009, the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain had a reputation as conservative, stable...