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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • 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...
  • Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare

    Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare
    A Texas-based hospital chain that is buying four Connecticut hospitals said in a surprise announcement Tuesday it will add a fifth to its roster: Saint Mary's in Waterbury. Connecticut's legislature this year passed a bill allowing for-profit hospitals...
  • Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze

    Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze
    Apple's done it. Herbalife has done it. Pfizer wanted to do it. What could be wrong with a corporate maneuver eyed by these fine, upstanding American corporations--and nearly 50 others in the last decade? The subject is "inversions," the catch-all...
  • Tribune Publishing says it can carry more debt after spinoff

    Tribune Publishing says it can carry more debt after spinoff
    Tribune Publishing may have the flexibility to carry more than $350 million in debt after its planned spinoff from Tribune Co., which sources say is expected to happen in early August. In an amendment filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission...
  • Dish Network Urges FCC to Block Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Dish Network is urging FCC officials to reject the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable, concluding that the transaction "presents serious competitive concerns for the broadband and video marketplace." Dish Network's opposition was disclosed...