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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • Walgreen CEO to retire

    Walgreen CEO to retire
    Walgreen CEO Greg Wasson will step down after the company completes its acquisition of European counterpart Alliance Boots, the company said Wednesday, a decision that didn't surprise company observers and investors. Chairman James Skinner will become...
  • Consumer groups ask PUC to deny Comcast, Time Warner merger

    Consumer groups ask PUC to deny Comcast, Time Warner merger
    A coalition of California consumer groups fighting a huge nationwide cable TV merger is asking state telecommunications regulators to oppose it. The groups filed legal opposition briefs with the Public Utilities Commission late Wednesday urging the...
  • New UTC Chief Clears The Air In First Analyst Meeting

    New UTC Chief Clears The Air In First Analyst Meeting
    NEW YORK — In his first analyst meeting as chief executive of United Technologies Corp., Gregory Hayes said Thursday the company has a strong future, even as it released earnings projections that were far short of what Wall Street expected. Hayes...
  • 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...
  • Impact Networking to build new headquarters in Mettawa

    Impact Networking to build new headquarters in Mettawa
    Rising up from the ashes of the Great Recession, Impact Networking is back on track and ready to start construction on a new headquarters in Mettawa. The 30,000-square-foot, two-story office building at 13875 W. Boulton Blvd. will house 75 employees when...