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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Tribune Publishing says it can carry more debt

    Tribune Publishing says it can carry more debt
    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...
  • Clock Ticking on FCC's Review of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    The FCC issued a formal public notice on Thursday seeking comment on Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, signaling about six months until it reaches a decision on whether to green light the transaction. Comments in favor or against the...
  • Digiplex CEO on Carmike Deal: 'We're Fast-Forwarding Into a National Platform'

    Digiplex Chairman and CEO Bud Mayo wants a bigger stage to preach his gospel of alternative content. Now that Carmike Cinemas has announced plans to purchase his more than 200 screens across 21 theaters in a deal worth north of $45 million, he's about to...
  • Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]

    Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]
    The cable company is one entity everyone likes to hate. Perhaps this knee-jerk animosity is to blame for the rush to condemn Comcast's proposed $44 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Critics complain that combining the nation's two largest cable...
  • Crumbs cupcakes chain may find savior in CNBC star Lemonis

    Crumbs cupcakes chain may find savior in CNBC star Lemonis
    Days after shuttering all its stores due to financial struggles, Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. could be making a comeback.  An investor group that includes the Fischer Family and Marcus Lemonis, who heads Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises and stars on...
  • Top 5 tech acquisitions of 2014 so far

    Top 5 tech acquisitions of 2014 so far
    Tech companies have not been shy about spending big bucks on up-and-coming startups in 2014. Facebook in particular has already doled out more than $20 billion in some big-name acquisitions. Google has also had a few transactions, buying two startups...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Asian Film Buyers Guide

    The theatrical market in the Asian-Pacific region is now the largest single component of global box office, worth $11.1 billion in 2013, the year when it overtook both North America ($10.9 billion) and Europe-Middle East-Africa (also $10.9 billion). And...
  • Tribune Co. 1Q profit falls 30 percent

    Tribune Co. 1Q profit falls 30 percent
    Tribune Co. said Tuesday that its net income declined by 30 percent in the first quarter, as gains in broadcast revenues were offset by double-digit publishing declines and higher expenses. Net income was $41.1 million, or 41 cents per share, compared...
  • Tribune net income falls 30%; revenue up 21%

    Tribune net income falls 30%; revenue up 21%
    Tribune Co. said Tuesday that its net income fell 30% in the first quarter, as gains in broadcast revenue were offset by double-digit publishing declines and higher expenses. Net income was $41.1 million, or 41 cents a share, compared with $58.4...