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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Privacy groups urge FTC to probe Facebook's deal to buy WhatsApp

    Privacy groups urge FTC to probe Facebook's deal to buy WhatsApp
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. The privacy groups...
  • KPMG buys Baltimore software company Cynergy Systems

    KPMG buys Baltimore software company Cynergy Systems
    Tax giant KPMG LLP has acquired Cynergy Systems Inc., a Baltimore-based company that builds and designs software and mobile applications, for an undisclosed sum. Through the acquisition, KPMG sought to add more services for companies looking to use...
  • Jos. Bank to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse for $1.8 billion

    Jos. Bank to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse for $1.8 billion
    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers finally liked the look of Men's Wearhouse's takeover offer as the Hampstead-based retailer accepted a $1.8 billion buyout Tuesday. The deal would pay Bank's stockholders $65 a share cash, $10 more than Men's Wearhouse initially...
  • NRG Energy gets OK to buy Midwest Generation parent

    NRG Energy gets OK to buy Midwest Generation parent
    A federal bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday approved the sale of all assets and operating companies of Edison Mission Energy -- parent of Illinois coal plant owner Midwest Generation -- to New Jersey-based NRG Energy Inc. for $2.6 billion. The deal --...
  • Time Warner Cable CEO: Comcast Deal Is a 'Dream Combination'

    Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus, a lame duck with Comcast's pending $42 billion takeover of the No. 2 cable operator, called the proposed merger a "dream combination" that will accelerate innovation and efficiency of the combined company. Marcus, who...
  • Jos. Bank chairman to get up to $5.8 million payout in sale to Men's Wearhouse

    Jos. Bank chairman to get up to $5.8 million payout in sale to Men's Wearhouse
    The chairman of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. will receive a payout of up to $5.8 million as part of the chain's acquisition by Men's Wearhouse in a $1.8 billion deal. Bank Chairman Robert N. Wildrick will be paid $3.5 million under a two-year noncompete...
  • Netflix to pay Comcast for smoother online video streaming

    Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast to ensure the subscription service's movies and TV shows stream seamlessly in a deal that underscores the power of distribution in the digital era — and could mean higher rates for consumers. The nation's...
  • Men's Wearhouse ups bid for Jos. A. Bank by 10 percent

    Men's Wearhouse ups bid for Jos. A. Bank by 10 percent
    Men's Wearhouse sweetened its hostile bid for Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. on Monday, raising its price more than 10 percent in a deal that hinges on Bank dropping its plans to buy Eddie Bauer. Houston-based Men's Wearhouse boosted its...
  • Peoples Gas parent Integrys being bought for $5.7 billion

    Peoples Gas parent Integrys being bought for $5.7 billion
    It was just before Christmas that Gale Klappa, chairman and CEO of Wisconsin Energy Corp., asked Charlie Schrock, his counterpart at Chicago-based Integrys Energy Group Inc., out to dinner. Sitting in a restaurant in Chicago, Klappa didn’t mince...
  • Allergan urges shareholders to reject Valeant buyout offer

    Allergan Inc., the Irvine company that makes Botox, is urging shareholders to reject a buyout offer from a Canadian pharmaceutical firm. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. said last week that it will take its acquisition offer directly to...
  • Lawmakers Press AT&T, DirecTV on Whether Merger Will Lead to Lower Prices

    The CEOs of AT&T and DirecTV were pressed on Capitol Hill on whether their proposed $49 billion merger, pitched as a way to achieve cost efficiencies, would lead to lower prices for consumers, but neither company committed to such a scenario. Instead,...