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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Dear Comcast: Please Don't Say It's All About the Consumer

    Comcast's decision to swoop in and acquire Time Warner Cable -- which was being pursued by Charter Communications -- makes a good deal of practical sense. As they say in sports circles, you can't coach size. Just please, don't try to spin, position or...
  • Twitter users lash out at Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger

    Twitter users lash out at Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger
    Comcast’s deal to buy Time Warner Cable is not fantastic, it’s “#ComCrapstic,” according to some Twitter users. The proposed $45-billion transaction has sparked social media solidarity among those who hate Comcast, Time Warner...
  • Comcast plans a media powerhouse

    Comcast Corp. already produces movies, television shows and national and local news programs while operating theme parks and the largest pay-TV system in the U.S. And now, with one bold stroke, the Philadelphia conglomerate could dominate the flow of...
  • Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal would create formidable giant

    Comcast Corp.'s $45.2-billion stock deal for Time Warner Cable would create a media juggernaut with revenue approaching $100 billion and more than 30 million customers, including more than 1.5 million in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. "We view...
  • Men's Wearhouse ups bid for Jos. A. Bank by 10 percent

    Men's Wearhouse ups bid for Jos. A. Bank by 10 percent
    Men's Wearhouse sweetened its hostile bid for Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. on Monday, raising its price more than 10 percent in a deal that hinges on Bank dropping its plans to buy Eddie Bauer. Houston-based Men's Wearhouse boosted its...
  • Jos. A. Bank to acquire Eddie Bauer in deal worth $825 million

    Jos. A. Bank to acquire Eddie Bauer in deal worth $825 million
    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers said Friday it plans to buy outdoor retailer Eddie Bauer, a move the company said sets a path for long-term growth and analysts said increases Bank's options as it faces a hostile takeover bid by rival Men's Wearhouse. The $825...
  • Jos. Bank shareholder accuses retailer of 'desperate tactics' in bid for Eddie Bauer

    Jos. Bank shareholder accuses retailer of 'desperate tactics' in bid for Eddie Bauer
    Eminence Capital LLC, a shareholder that's suing Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. for rejecting a $1.6 billion takeover bid from rival Men's Wearhouse, accused the Hampstead-based men's retailer Tuesday of resorting to "desperate tactics" to protect management...
  • U.K.'s ITV Buys 'Teen Wolf' Producer DiGa Vision

    LONDON -- The U.K.'s leading commercial broadcaster ITV has acquired a controlling stake in DiGa Vision, the New York-based independent producer of reality and scripted programming, including "Teen Wolf." The acquisition reps another step forward in ITV'...
  • Jos. A. Bank starts buyback of up to $300 million shares at $65 each

    Jos. A. Bank starts buyback of up to $300 million shares at $65 each
    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said Wednesday it has started buying back up to $300 million worth of its shares at $65 each, a step toward its planned acquisition of retail chain Eddie Bauer. The Hampstead-based men's apparel retailer said the offer will...
  • Brian Roberts: Comcast's Mild-Mannered Ruler of All Media Sets Watchdogs Howling

    In the cosmic scheme of things, it's fitting that Comcast's game-changing deal to acquire Time Warner Cable came almost 10 years to the day that the cable giant went public with its audacious $66 billion bid to acquire the Walt Disney Co. Disney's board,...
  • Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable could undermine CBS deal

    The new distribution contract CBS Corp. signed with Time Warner Cable Inc. last summer after a bitter fight could be a casualty of Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of the pay-TV operator. According to people familiar with the deal, it does not...