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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Prime Focus World merges with effects studio Double Negative

    Prime Focus World merges with effects studio Double Negative
    Prime Focus World, the Hollywood-based entertainment services company, has merged with British effects studio Double Negative. The transatlantic merger is the latest sign of the globalization of Hollywood's visual effects business. It will make the...
  • Frontier, AT&T Union Reach Deal, Ending Feud As Hearings Start

    Less than two months ago, the situation was dire between Frontier Communications and the Connecticut union representing 2,200 AT&T workers who would join Frontier after a proposed merger. On May 2, negotiators for the Communications Workers of America,...
  • U.S. senators seek review of proposed Valeant buyout of Allergan

    Seven U.S. senators have asked the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to review the proposed acquisition of Botox maker Allergan Inc. by a Canadian company, saying the deal could increase consumer pricing and curtail the development of new...
  • Sony Buys U.K.'s CSC Media Group with 16 TV Channels

    LONDON -- Sony Pictures Television is to acquire CSC Media Group, which operates 16 ad-supported channels in the U.K. The deal was struck between SPT Networks and private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson, majority shareholders in the CSC Media...
  • Vidcon: Maker Studios, Jeffrey Katzenberg Tout Future of Online Video

    The YouTube platform is building the foundation for a strong future, according to some industry leaders who took to the stage Thursday at Vidcon, a conference for online video programming held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Fresh off the acquisition...
  • In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions

    In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions
    Whenever Baltimore-area companies sell themselves to out-of-state firms, economists and local leaders alike bemoan the loss. Another headquarters gone. Fewer corporate decision-makers here. Possible job cuts. But Silicon Valley's deals for two...
  • SAG-AFTRA, Companies Extend Contract Another 24 Hours

    For a second 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. As with Monday night, the...
  • Tyson seals acquisition of Hillshire Brands

    Tyson seals acquisition of Hillshire Brands
    Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co. will be part of Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. by late September, both companies said on Wednesday. Hillshire has officially inked a deal following Tyson’s June 9 acquisition offer of $63 per share, which works...
  • Japan's Rakuten to buy cash-back site Ebates for $1 billion

    Japan's Rakuten to buy cash-back site Ebates for $1 billion
    Rakuten Inc. is buying Ebates Inc. of San Francisco for $1 billion in cash, expanding the Japanese e-commerce company’s global reach. Rakuten, the top Internet retailer in Japan, said it “aims to create the world’s largest product...
  • Discovery Warns FCC of 'Critical Issues' With Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Representatives from Discovery Communications met with FCC officials last week to outline a number of "critical issues" it has with the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable. Discovery is one of the few major media companies to go public with...
  • How some of Illinois' largest companies cut their taxes

    How some of Illinois' largest companies cut their taxes
    The United States generally taxes the income of large corporations at 35 percent, one of the highest rates in the world. It has spurred companies such as Lake Forest-based Hospira to enter talks to buy a French company in a deal that would enable the...