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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Brian Roberts: Comcast's Mild-Mannered Ruler of All Media Sets Watchdogs Howling

    In the cosmic scheme of things, it's fitting that Comcast's game-changing deal to acquire Time Warner Cable came almost 10 years to the day that the cable giant went public with its audacious $66 billion bid to acquire the Walt Disney Co. Disney's board,...
  • Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable could undermine CBS deal

    The new distribution contract CBS Corp. signed with Time Warner Cable Inc. last summer after a bitter fight could be a casualty of Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of the pay-TV operator. According to people familiar with the deal, it does not...
  • Dish Sets Stage for DirecTV Merger with Transfer of Satellites: Analyst

    Dish Network said it is transferring five satellites to EchoStar -- a move that paves the way for a merger with DirecTV, according to Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet. The prospect of a DirecTV-Dish merger has kicked around for years, but Comcast's...
  • Baltimore Sun Media Group to buy City Paper

    Baltimore Sun Media Group to buy City Paper
    The Baltimore Sun Media Group announced Thursday that it is buying the alternative weekly City Paper for an undisclosed price, bringing the city’s two most recognizable print journalism outlets under the same roof. City Paper will remain...
  • Top Men's Wearhouse investor demands negotiations

    Top Men's Wearhouse investor demands negotiations
    Men's Wearhouse disclosed Thursday that its largest shareholder has demanded the company negotiate with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers over the Hampstead-based retailer's acquisition offer. New York hedge fund Eminence Capital, which owns 9.8 percent of Men's...
  • Shareholder moves to force Jos. A. Bank to negotiate with Men's Wearhouse

    Shareholder moves to force Jos. A. Bank to negotiate with Men's Wearhouse
    A New York hedge fund's push to force Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. to negotiate with suitor Men's Wearhouse could make it more difficult for Bank to fight off the rival chain's $1.61 billion hostile takeover attempt. Eminence Capital LLC,...
  • Sundance: Buzz Titles Still Up for Grabs Amid Snoozy Sales

    While festgoers are enjoying unusually warm weather in Park City, the temperature on the acquisition front at this year's Sundance Film Festival has been cool so far, with fewer deals taking longer to materialize and with smaller pricetags. The hesitance...
  • Meruelo Media, buyer of KDAY, prizes L.A.'s diversity

    Meruelo Media, buyer of KDAY, prizes L.A.'s diversity
    Near the intersection of Pico Boulevard and La Brea Avenue is a hodgepodge of Los Angeles culture, shared by Lucy's Mexican drive-in restaurant, Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles and an Asian nail salon. It's now also home to a media upstart with...
  • UTA Makes Big Move Into TV News With Acquisition Of N.S. Bienstock Agency

    Marking another expansion move by a major Hollywood talent agency, UTA has acquired N.S. Bienstock, the preeminent indie outfit representing TV news talent. Deal expands the scope of UTA in an area where the agency previously had very little presence....
  • Viacom Creates Unified Program Acquisitions Unit

    Viacom has created a single group to coordinate acquisition of domestic programming across its U.S. media networks, including BET, Centric, MTV, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite. The new Program Acquisitions Group...
  • Marco Polo Production Finalizes Acquisition Of French Distributor Aventi

    PARIS- Marco Polo Production (MPP) has finalized the acquisition of Aventi Distribution, a French independent home entertainment distributor, for 2 million Euros ($2.7 million). MPP now owns 100% of the company. MPP also recently injected $3 million...