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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Staples says Office Depot acquisition 'on track'

    Staples says Office Depot acquisition 'on track'
    The merger of Office Depot and Staples is "right on track," Staples chief executive Ron Sargent said Wednesday. During a conference call to discuss Staples' first-quarter earnings, Sargent said the Massachusetts-based office-supply retailer is...
  • C. Paul Johnson, Chicago banker and 'serial entrepreneur,' dies at 83

    C. Paul Johnson, Chicago banker and 'serial entrepreneur,' dies at 83
    A longtime entrepreneur, C. Paul Johnson bought a Chicago bank in the early 1970s and built a chain of 17 banks with 36 locations before selling it to Milwaukee's Firstar Corp. in 1995. "Paul was a bold leader who had great vision to put this group of...
  • Robert D.H. Harvey

    Robert D.H. Harvey
    Robert D.H. Harvey, a career Baltimore banker who led the effort that resulted in the founding of the old Maryland National Bank and later served as chairman and CEO of Maryland National Corp., died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his Towson home....
  • Office Depot shareholders to vote June 19 on Staples merger

    Office Depot shareholders to vote June 19 on Staples merger
    Office Depot shareholders will meet June 19 in Boca Raton to vote on the retailer's $6.3 billion proposed merger with rival Staples. In a regulatory filing Monday, Office Depot announced a vote on the proposed merger would take place at the company's...
  • AT&T, DirecTV appear optimistic deal soon will be approved

    AT&T and DirecTV appear increasingly optimistic that their $48.5-billion marriage soon will win the blessing of federal regulators. On Friday, the two companies agreed to extend their merger agreement, which had been scheduled to expire Monday....
  • Merger of BGE parent company and Pepco approved

    Despite continuing opposition from critics that include Maryland's attorney general, state regulators approved a $6.9 billion merger between Baltimore Gas and Electric parent Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings in a split vote Friday. In applying for the...
  • Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'

    Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'
    A financial analyst who covers Aetna said this week that the health insurer is poised for a large acquisition and that Humana or Cigna are likely targets. None of the companies would talk about the matter Friday, and the report was strictly one analyst's...
  • Walgreens gets a European makeover, or is it a takeover?

     Walgreens gets a European makeover, or is it a takeover?
    Walgreens, one of the oldest and most famous names in Chicago business, is undergoing a European makeover. Some would call it a takeover. Scotland native Alex Gourlay, 55, is in charge of the drugstore chain's nearly 8,300 stores across the country....
  • People on the Move: Lawyers accepted into Distinguished Counsel group

    People on the Move: Lawyers accepted into Distinguished Counsel group
      Leadership Peter L. Gladstone and Jeffrey A. Weissman, Gladstone & Weissman P.A. principals, and Christopher W. Rumbold, formerly a partner with the firm, have been selected as members of the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of...
  • Tribune Publishing earnings fall as advertising declines

    Tribune Publishing earnings fall as advertising declines
    Tribune Publishing's earnings fell about 75 percent in the first quarter as advertising revenue declines exceeded cost savings, the company said Wednesday. Chicago-based Tribune Publishing, which includes the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and eight...
  • Half-baked objections: Why the FTC is wrong to block the Sysco-US Foods deal

    Half-baked objections: Why the FTC is wrong to block the Sysco-US Foods deal
    Almost everything you eat in a restaurant — from the salmon entree to the flour in the chocolate cake — is delivered to the kitchen via food distributors and specialty purveyors. In Chicago you drive past these big trucks and small vans...