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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • IM Global CEO: Film Financing 'Is Not a Very Good Business'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Describing his company as an "international-facing, producing, financing, distribution and licensing studio," IM Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford said business flexibility has been key to survival and growth. Ford was...
  • GE oil business seeks to outpace market, improve margins

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co's fast-growing oil and gas business that supplies equipment and services is improving profit margins and is well-placed to outpace industry growth over the next several years, a top unit executive said in an...
  • National Penn seeks money for acquisitions

    National Penn seeks money for acquisitions
    The biggest bank based in the Lehigh Valley appears to be getting ready to get a little bigger. National Penn Bancshares of Allentown, National Penn Bank's parent, will raise $100 million through the issuance of unsecured, fix-rate senior notes due in...
  • Chiquita delays merger vote, will talk with possible Brazilian buyer

    Chiquita Brands International announced Monday that a vote on a possible merger of the Charlotte, N.C.-based company with an Irish produce firm has been delayed so Chiquita can discuss another possible deal with a Brazilian group. Chiquita officials said...
  • Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?

    Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?
    Walgreen Co. is at a crossroads, but it may not be "at the corner of happy and healthy" as its advertising slogan suggests. The nation's largest drugstore chain is considering a move that would allow it to significantly cut its tax bill and increase...
  • Comcast profit jumps 15% on rise in high-speed Internet customers

    Comcast profit jumps 15% on rise in high-speed Internet customers
    Cable giant Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter profit increased 15% as more customers signed up for its high-speed Internet service. The Philadelphia company added 203,000 high-speed subscribers during the April-June quarter, more than making up for...
  • Merger of Aecom and URS to create giant L.A. construction firm

    Los Angeles construction giant Aecom Technology Corp. — which has worked on downtown L.A. high-rises, World Cup stadiums and New York's new World Trade Center — will buy its San Francisco rival, URS Corp., in a $6-billion deal. The merged...
  • Abbott, AbbVie part of red-hot pharmaceutical deal market

    AbbVie Inc. appears to be on the verge of a $53.7 billion takeover that would change its corporate address to the United Kingdom. Abbott Laboratories agreed Monday to sell part of its generic drug business for $5.3 billion, structuring the sale in a way...
  • 21st Century Fox says it made offer to combine with Time Warner

    21st Century Fox says it made offer to combine with Time Warner
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox recently approached Time Warner about merging the two companies in a deal valued at $80 billion, but the offer was rebuffed. In a statement, 21st Century Fox said it made a formal offer to Time Warner,...
  • Time Warner stock surges after rebuffed Fox offer

    Shares of Time Warner Inc. surged Wednesday after Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox said it had tried to buy the company in a deal valued at $80 billion. Time Warner's board rejected the overture, but the offer drove Time Warner stock up 16% to $82.53...
  • Despite Fox-Time Warner Talks, Media M&A Frenzy Might Not Be Brewing

    Word that Time Warner nixed 21st Century Fox's $80 billion takeover offer spurred many Wall Street analysts and pundits to speculate that the media and entertainment biz is on the cusp of a crazy wave of consolidation. Conventional wisdom is that there's...