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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Al Franken Asks Netflix to Chime in on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible congressional opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, is asking Netflix to explain if it will mean the cable giant will have the "power and incentive" to act as a gatekeeper of traffic on the...
  • Hillshire Brands, Treehouse Foods plan acquisitions

    Hillshire Brands, Treehouse Foods plan acquisitions
    Hillshire Brands Co. and TreeHouse Foods Inc. each announced an acquisition on Monday, the latest signals that companies want to cater to diners interested in better-for-you and convenient foods. Both companies have been using acquisitions to grow and...
  • Netflix Keeps Up Growth Spurt, Adding 4 Million Subscribers in Q1

    Netflix slightly exceeded its international forecast for the first three months of the year, adding a net 4 million streaming customers around the world for the period. For the first quarter of 2014, Netflix added 2.25 million U.S. streaming subs, in...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer Lopez's NuvoTV to Acquire Fuse Cabler from MSG

    The parent company of indie cabler NuvoTV, whose shareholders including Jennifer Lopez, has reached a $226 million deal with MSG to acquire the music-centric cabler Fuse. "Music is my first love so the acquisition of Fuse is near and dear to my heart,"...
  • Glendale-based NUVOtv buying Fuse from MSG

    Glendale-based NUVOtv buying Fuse from MSG
    J-Lo has beat Puff Daddy in the quest to buy Fuse. SiTV Media, the parent of the Jennifer Lopez-backed English-language Latino cable network NUVOtv, has entered an agreement with the Madison Square Garden Co. to acquire its music television channel Fuse,...
  • Top 5 tech acquisitions of 2014 so far

    Top 5 tech acquisitions of 2014 so far
    Tech companies have not been shy about spending big bucks on up-and-coming startups in 2014. Facebook in particular has already doled out more than $20 billion in some big-name acquisitions. Google has also had a few transactions, buying two startups...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable to make case for deal this week

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable to make case for deal this week
    Comcast and Time Warner Cable will begin to make the case for their proposed marriage this week with a filing at the Federal Communications Commission and a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The deal, unveiled in February and valued at more...
  • Mallinckrodt to buy Questcor Pharmaceuticals

    Irish pharmaceutical giant Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals said it will pay $5.6 billion in cash and stock for a fast-growing Anaheim bio-pharmaceutical firm that specializes in treating multiple sclerosis, the companies announced Monday. The deal for...
  • Comcast, Time Warner Cable Defend Union as Benefiting 'Millions' in FCC Filing

    Comcast's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable will benefit millions of consumers and businesses -- particularly in enhanced broadband services -- the companies said in a joint FCC filing today. They also dismissed critics' objections that the...
  • Comcast defends Time Warner Cable merger plan in FCC filing

    Comcast defends Time Warner Cable merger plan in FCC filing
    Comcast Corp., already the nation's largest cable and Internet provider, says it needs to get bigger to compete against the formidable giants of Silicon Valley. The Philadelphia-based cable behemoth said in a government filing Tuesday that its...