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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • 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...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable execs grilled by lawmakers

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable execs grilled by lawmakers
    Senior executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable were grilled for more than three hours Wednesday about their proposed merger by a mostly skeptical Senate Judiciary Committee concerned that the more than $40-billion deal would be bad for consumers and...
  • Comcast, TW Cable Execs Grilled By Skeptical Senators at Merger Hearing

    Senators grilled Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives on an array of competitive concerns over their proposed merger at a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday, but one of the most frequently asked questions was very simple: Will consumers see higher...
  • Comcast, Time Warner Cable Remain Among Most-Hated TV Providers: Survey

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable -- in the midst of a $45 billion proposed merger to create a cable colossus with 30 million subscribers -- are stuck in the bottom of the barrel in terms of customer satisfaction, according to a new survey. But it's worth...
  • Facebook buys Oculus VR in major bet on virtual reality

    Facebook buys Oculus VR in major bet on virtual reality
    SAN FRANCISCO — A tiny Irvine company founded by a 21-year-old Cal State Long Beach drop-out may play a leading role in Facebook's next major bet on the future of the Internet: that virtual reality will change the way people experience the Web....
  • A DirecTV-Dish merger would face high hurdles

    Once again there is speculation that satellite broadcasters Dish and DirecTV are in merger talks, this time courtesy of a story in Bloomberg. These stories have been popping up about every six months. Typically, the stocks of both companies get a nice...
  • Madison Ave. Giants Omnicom, Publicis Halt Affair As Personalities Thwart Merger

    One of the world's biggest advertising companies, Omnicom Group, is known for the work it does for Pepsi, while its French contemporary, Publicis Groupe, has been an important advisor to Coca-Cola. Just like those two fervent soda competitors, the two...
  • Horizon Pharma in deal to buy Ireland's Vidara for $660M

    Horizon Pharma in deal to buy Ireland's Vidara for $660M
    Deerfield-based Horizon Pharma Inc. said Wednesday it will move its headquarters to Ireland as part of a reverse merger with Dublin-based Vidara Therapeutics International Inc. valued at $660 million. The deal, which is expected to close mid-year, is...
  • After Disney's Maker Buy, More Deals In Store for Multichannel Networks

    With Disney's blockbuster $500 million-plus deal to buy Maker Studios, look for dealmaking activity in the online multichannel network space to continue apace. MCNs are "now top-of-mind for all the major studios," said Peter Csathy, CEO of Manatt Digital...