| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Tribune Co.’s $2.73 billion acquisition of Cincinnati-based Local TV LLC was approved by the Federal Communications Commission Friday.
The deal makes Tribune Co. the largest combined independent television station owner and content creator in...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:30 AM
WME is poised to dramatically expand its business portfolio and international presence now that the showbiz powerhouse and its private equity partner have clinched an agreement to buy sports talent and management agency IMG Worldwide for an estimated $2.3...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:23 PM
AT&T has reached a deal to sell its wireline business in Connecticut to Frontier Communications for $2 billion in cash, ending a 15-year venture that led to thousands of job losses as the number of regular phone lines declined, technology improved and the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Execs from WME and Silver Lake are hunkering down today with bankers handling the IMG sale process to hammer out an agreement to acquire the talent and sports management agency.
Sources indicated that IMG reps were advancing with the WME-Silver Lake...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Men's Wearhouse disclosed Thursday that its largest shareholder has demanded the company negotiate with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers over the Hampstead-based retailer's acquisition offer.
New York hedge fund Eminence Capital, which owns 9.8 percent of Men's...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Time Warner Cable might have its own cord cut.
Two big cable operators — Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications — are interested in acquiring Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable operator, which boasts more than 1 million...
| Dec 16, 2013
You've probably never heard of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
And that's a little bit frustrating to David Hannah, who has guided the Los Angeles company to staggering growth since he was named its chief executive 14 years ago.
"It seems in Southern...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Gannett Co.'s $2.2-billion acquisition of Belo TV stations can move forward -- but the Department of Justice is demanding the sale of KMOV-TV Channel 4 in St. Louis as a condition for the agency's approval of the deal.
The proposed deal would give the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Men's Wearhouse suddenly likes the way Jos. A. Bank Clothiers looks.
Under pressure from its shareholders after rejecting a takeover by Jos. A. Bank, Men's Wearhouse turned the tables Tuesday, proposing to buy its smaller rival for $1.2 billion.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The improving global economy has given media executives confidence for fiscal improvement in 2014 -- a year that could be punctuated by mergers and acquisitions in the media and entertainment sectors, according to a new report.
Consulting firm Ernst &...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Imagine an NFL team without a head coach -- and the front office calling all the plays on the field.
That's the current game plan at Yahoo. CEO Marissa Mayer, lacking lieutenants to develop the company's media strategy, has been personally wooing big-...