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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Ackman, Valeant partner in bid to buy Botox maker Allergan

    Activist investor Bill Ackman is partnering with a Canadian pharmaceutical company in an effort to buy Allergan Inc., the Irvine company that makes the popular wrinkle treatment Botox. Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. have already...
  • Netflix Bolsters Al Franken's Arguments Against Comcast-TWC Merger

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible Capitol Hill lawmaker to oppose Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable, is pointing to Netflix's experience as an example of why the transaction should be blocked. Netflix earlier this week announced...
  • Comcast to swap customers with Charter in an effort to ease TWC deal

    Cable companies Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications have agreed to a complex $19.5-billion deal to divvy up subscribers — including parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and Ventura counties. Comcast is already attempting to take over Time Warner...
  • Magellan Health To Move Headquarters From Avon To Arizona

    Magellan Health Services Inc. announced Tuesday it is moving its headquarters in the next few months from Avon to Scottsdale, Ariz. The change follows a shift in leadership to a chairman and CEO who lives in a Scottsdale suburb. The company also has a...
  • BGE parent company to acquire D.C.-based Pepco

    BGE parent company to acquire D.C.-based Pepco
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s parent struck a $6.9 billion deal Wednesday to acquire Pepco Holdings Inc., 16 years after BGE walked away from a protracted effort to buy its southern neighbor. Chicago-based Exelon Corp.'s purchase of Pepco Holdings...
  • Office Depot reports loss but claims bigger savings from merger

    Office Depot reports loss but claims bigger savings from merger
    Office Depot's new chief executive Roland Smith said Tuesday that he expects annual cost savings from the company's merger with rival OfficeMax to be more than $600 million by the end of 2016. Previous executives had estimated between $400 million and...
  • Irish company to buy Cadence Pharmaceuticals of San Diego

    An Irish pharmaceutical company agreed to acquire Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. in San Diego for about $1.3 billion in an effort to boost its specialty drugs portfolio. Dublin-based Mallinckrodt agreed to pay $14 a share for the company, a 26% premium...
  • Sinclair earnings drop as broadcaster pays off debt

    Sinclair earnings drop as broadcaster pays off debt
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. capped a year of strong broadcast revenue growth and station acquisitions with a 33 percent jump in fourth-quarter sales but a drop in profit as the Hunt Valley company paid off debt. The broadcaster reported income of $2....
  • Comcast Creates 'World-Class Company' With Time Warner Cable Acquisition

    Comcast Corp. has swooped in to strengthen its hand as the nation's largest cable company with its acquisition agreement for Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $45.2 billion. The Philadelphia-based media giant that also owns NBCUniversal will gain...
  • Questions and answers about Comcast-Time Warner merger

    Questions and answers about Comcast-Time Warner merger
    How will Chicago area consumers be affect by the Comcast/Time Warner deal? The companies are claiming that U.S. consumers will benefit from “technological innovations,” eventually, including better video and faster broadband speeds. ...
  • Brian Roberts: Comcast At 'Unique Cross-Section' Of Media, Technology

    Bigger, bolder and faster -- that's the spin from Comcast on the benefits of its $45.2 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable. Comcast is swallowing up its nearest rival among cable operators in order to gain the scale necessary to make a bigger splash...