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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Hillshire Brands to buy Pinnacle Foods in $6.6-billion deal

    Hillshire Brands Co. said Monday it is buying Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a deal worth about $6.6 billion, adding household names such as Mrs. Butterworth's and Duncan Hines to its pantry of foods. The Chicago company, the maker of products including Ball...
  • Hillshire Brands to acquire Birds Eye, Vlasic maker Pinnacle Foods

    Hillshire Brands Co. is making a big bet on the power of combinations such as Jimmy Dean sausage with Birds Eye vegetables or a Vlasic pickle alongside a sandwich made with Hillshire Farm lunchmeat as it gets ready to buy Pinnacle Foods Inc. for about $4....
  • Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]

    Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]
    The cable company is one entity everyone likes to hate. Perhaps this knee-jerk animosity is to blame for the rush to condemn Comcast's proposed $44 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Critics complain that combining the nation's two largest cable...
  • Digiplex CEO on Carmike Deal: 'We're Fast-Forwarding Into a National Platform'

    Digiplex Chairman and CEO Bud Mayo wants a bigger stage to preach his gospel of alternative content. Now that Carmike Cinemas has announced plans to purchase his more than 200 screens across 21 theaters in a deal worth north of $45 million, he's about to...
  • Abbott to buy CFR Pharma for nearly $3 billion

    Abbott to buy CFR Pharma for nearly $3 billion
    One month after Abbott Laboratories Chief Executive Miles White told investors he was actively seeking to augment the company through acquisitions, the Lake County medical products giant said it will acquire Chilean generic pharmaceutical company CFR...
  • Asian Film Buyers Guide

    The theatrical market in the Asian-Pacific region is now the largest single component of global box office, worth $11.1 billion in 2013, the year when it overtook both North America ($10.9 billion) and Europe-Middle East-Africa (also $10.9 billion). And...
  • Layoffs to Hit Disney's Maker Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

    Layoffs are coming to Maker Studios, the multichannel network recently acquired by Walt Disney Co. Approximately 10% of the 380 employees are expected to be pink-slipped as early as this week, according to sources inside the Los Angeles-based firm. A...
  • Tribune Co. 1Q profit falls 30 percent

    Tribune Co. 1Q profit falls 30 percent
    Tribune Co. said Tuesday that its net income declined by 30 percent in the first quarter, as gains in broadcast revenues were offset by double-digit publishing declines and higher expenses. Net income was $41.1 million, or 41 cents per share, compared...
  • Tribune net income falls 30%; revenue up 21%

    Tribune net income falls 30%; revenue up 21%
    Tribune Co. said Tuesday that its net income fell 30% in the first quarter, as gains in broadcast revenue were offset by double-digit publishing declines and higher expenses. Net income was $41.1 million, or 41 cents a share, compared with $58.4...
  • Comcast investor meeting draws protest over Time Warner Cable deal

    Comcast Corp. was hoping to focus on its financial achievements and the benefits of its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable during its annual shareholders meeting, but the cable giant continues to be dogged by concerns that it is already too big and...
  • Former Xbox Exec Paul Davidson to Expand The Orchard into Film and TV

    The Orchard has turned to Paul Davidson to help the company grow its film and television distribution business. Davidson, a former executive at Microsoft's Xbox division as well as with traditional Hollywood ventures such as New Line Cinema, Fox, ABC,...