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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • PPL spinoff on schedule

    PPL's spinoff of its supply segment is moving forward as planned, according to company officials. The Allentown company completed several regulatory filings this month, including an application to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission this week,...
  • Comcast profit jumps 15% on rise in high-speed Internet customers

    Comcast profit jumps 15% on rise in high-speed Internet customers
    Cable giant Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter profit increased 15% as more customers signed up for its high-speed Internet service. The Philadelphia company added 203,000 high-speed subscribers during the April-June quarter, more than making up for...
  • Merger of Aecom and URS to create giant L.A. construction firm

    Los Angeles construction giant Aecom Technology Corp. — which has worked on downtown L.A. high-rises, World Cup stadiums and New York's new World Trade Center — will buy its San Francisco rival, URS Corp., in a $6-billion deal. The merged...
  • Abbott, AbbVie part of red-hot pharmaceutical deal market

    AbbVie Inc. appears to be on the verge of a $53.7 billion takeover that would change its corporate address to the United Kingdom. Abbott Laboratories agreed Monday to sell part of its generic drug business for $5.3 billion, structuring the sale in a way...
  • 21st Century Fox says it made offer to combine with Time Warner

    21st Century Fox says it made offer to combine with Time Warner
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox recently approached Time Warner about merging the two companies in a deal valued at $80 billion, but the offer was rebuffed. In a statement, 21st Century Fox said it made a formal offer to Time Warner,...
  • Time Warner stock surges after rebuffed Fox offer

    Shares of Time Warner Inc. surged Wednesday after Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox said it had tried to buy the company in a deal valued at $80 billion. Time Warner's board rejected the overture, but the offer drove Time Warner stock up 16% to $82.53...
  • 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...