| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:23 PM
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. of Windsor has announced plans to spend $2.7 billion to acquire a San Francisco-based software company specializing in the investment-management industry.
SS&C said Monday that it has an agreement to acquire Advent...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 12:18 PM
Activist investment firm Starboard Value LP called for a merger between office supply companies Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. in a letter Tuesday.
The investor bought a stake in Staples and increased its investment in Office Depot last month,...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:52 AM
NEW YORK — The rapidly changing tools of the work place and the way we shop has led to another major consolidation in the retail office supply business as Staples announced the $6 billion acquisition of rival Office Depot.
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:48 AM
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has agreed to buy Lake Forest-based Hospira for about $15.23 billion, saying the Illinois drugmaker will enhance the company's product portfolio in emerging markets.
Pfizer said in a joint release with Hospira that it will pay...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:44 AM
The Pavilions supermarket at 3901 Portola Parkway in Irvine will become a Haggen Food & Pharmacy in 2015 as part of Haggen's planned acquisition of 146 stores, including the Albertsons at 3049 E. Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar.
Haggen, a grocery chain...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 4:18 PM
Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is jumping into a heated battle over the purchase of six struggling nonprofit Catholic medical centers in California by the fast-growing Ontario hospital chain Prime Healthcare Services Inc.
The sale of the nonprofit...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A supermarket David is gulping down a Goliath.
Next spring, Southern California shoppers will see a new name replacing some of their old grocery standbys: Haggen Inc.
The tiny Pacific Northwest chain is buying 146 Vons, Pavilions, Albertsons and...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Los Angeles engineering design firm Aecom Technology Corp. finalized its acquisition of rival URS Corp. Friday, completing a $6-billion deal that makes it the largest publicly traded company in Los Angeles.
The two California construction and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:38 PM
AbbVie is blaming the Obama administration for pulling the plug on its $55 billion proposed acquisition of Irish drugmaker Shire, asserting that the largest corporate deal of the year no longer made economic sense under new federal tax regulations.
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The board of directors of Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. recommended that shareholders reject the acquisition of European rival Shire, saying recent changes to U.S. tax rules eliminated some of the financial benefits of the $52-billion deal.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland, which will soon be based in Chicago, said Monday it will buy Swiss-German natural ingredient company Wild Flavors for $3 billion, a move aimed at diversifying the company and helping brands appeal to consumers...