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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Consumer groups urge California regulators to oppose big cable TV deal

    Consumer groups urge California regulators to oppose big cable TV deal
    A coalition of California consumer groups fighting a huge nationwide cable TV merger is asking state telecommunications regulators to oppose it. The groups spelled out their arguments with the Public Utilities Commission late Wednesday and urged the...
  • Abbott completes purchase of Russian drug company

    Abbott completes purchase of Russian drug company
    Abbott Laboratories said late Thursday it completed its $305 million acquisition of Veropharm, a leading Russian pharmaceutical company. The deal gives Abbott access to a portfolio of about 100 medicines that specialize in central nervous system,...
  • Todd Lundy, consultant to law and accounting firms, dies at 76

    Building on his background as a certified public accountant, Todd Lundy found success as a consultant to law firms and accounting practices firms on matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions to partner compensation. "He was a very smart, shrewd...
  • Merger speculation drives up Office Depot stock

    Merger speculation drives up Office Depot stock
    Office Depot's stock has leapt since activist shareholder Starboard Value LP made moves last week aimed at merging the Boca Raton-based retailer and rival Staples. Starboard disclosed Thursday that it had increased its stake in Office Depot to 10...
  • Japanese firm Otsuka to buy Avanir Pharmaceuticals for $3.5 billion

    The merger wave sweeping the healthcare business caught up another Southern California company Tuesday as Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Aliso Viejo agreed to be acquired for about $3.5 billion in cash. Japanese drug giant Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.,...
  • Tribune Media reports lower third-quarter earnings

    Tribune Media reports lower third-quarter earnings
    Tribune Media saw earnings decline by 24 percent in the third quarter, due in part to losses associated with its former publishing business, which it spun off in August. The Chicago-based company reported net income of $38 million, or 38 cents per...
  • Exclusive: Some unhappy Yahoo investors asking AOL for rescue

    Exclusive: Some unhappy Yahoo investors asking AOL for rescue
    At least two top-10 Yahoo Inc shareholders are so unhappy with Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's turnaround efforts that they are making a direct plea to AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong to explore a merger and run the combined company. Their move follows an...
  • Virginia rocket-maker Orbital moves forward on $4.5 billion merger

    Virginia rocket-maker Orbital moves forward on $4.5 billion merger
    A prospective $4.5 billion merger between Orbital Sciences Corp. and its biggest supplier, Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK), has won approval from the U.S. Department of Justice following an antitrust review. Orbital is the Dulles-based space...
  • Concerns and opposition in proposed Exelon-Pepco merger

    Concerns and opposition in proposed Exelon-Pepco merger
    The staff of the Maryland Public Service Commission and the state agency responsible for advocating for residential utility customers are raising concerns about a proposed merger between utility giant Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings. While the PSC staff...
  • Taiwan Company To Buy Hartford-Based Conning For $240 Million

    Conning Holdings Corp. of Hartford, an asset manager known for its insurance research, will be acquired for $240 million by Cathay Holdings Corp., a financial holding company in Taipei, Taiwan. Most of Conning's workforce, 220 of its 289 employees,...
  • Tyson gets a sales boost from Hillshire

    Helped by its recent acquisition of Chicago-based Hillshire Brands, Tyson served up quarterly results Monday that exceeded analysts' expectations and said the integration of Hillshire is going well. Tyson included one month of results from Hillshire,...