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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions

    In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions
    Whenever Baltimore-area companies sell themselves to out-of-state firms, economists and local leaders alike bemoan the loss. Another headquarters gone. Fewer corporate decision-makers here. Possible job cuts. But Silicon Valley's deals for two...
  • Vidcon: Maker Studios, Jeffrey Katzenberg Tout Future of Online Video

    The YouTube platform is building the foundation for a strong future, according to some industry leaders who took to the stage Thursday at Vidcon, a conference for online video programming held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Fresh off the acquisition...
  • Frontier, AT&T Union Reach Deal, Ending Feud As Hearings Start

    Less than two months ago, the situation was dire between Frontier Communications and the Connecticut union representing 2,200 AT&T workers who would join Frontier after a proposed merger. On May 2, negotiators for the Communications Workers of America,...
  • U.S. senators seek review of proposed Valeant buyout of Allergan

    Seven U.S. senators have asked the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to review the proposed acquisition of Botox maker Allergan Inc. by a Canadian company, saying the deal could increase consumer pricing and curtail the development of new...
  • Prime Focus World merges with effects studio Double Negative

    Prime Focus World merges with effects studio Double Negative
    Prime Focus World, the Hollywood-based entertainment services company, has merged with British effects studio Double Negative. The transatlantic merger is the latest sign of the globalization of Hollywood's visual effects business. It will make the...
  • Visual Effects Giants Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Merge

    Updated 9:00 a.m. PDT -- Prime Focus World and Double Negative have agreed to merge in a deal that represents a major shakeup at the top of the visual effects business. The combined entity will be the world's largest provider of visual effects, animation...
  • 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,...
  • Should net neutrality rules stop T-Mobile's music streaming offer?

    Should net neutrality rules stop T-Mobile's music streaming offer?
    When T-Mobile announced the other day that it would exempt streaming music services from its wireless data caps, I thought it was the best reason yet for Washington to stop the company from being swallowed up by Sprint. But some consumer advocates thought...
  • Foreign investment in Chicago supports jobs, study says

    Foreign investment in Chicago supports jobs, study says
    The number of Chicago-area jobs with foreign-owned companies has grown 40 percent in a generation, from 1991 to 2011, but the pace of this rise has slowed over the past decade, according to a report released Friday by a Washington think tank. The...
  • Hampton company to be sold to Swiss firm in $1.7 billion deal

    Hampton company to be sold to Swiss firm in $1.7 billion deal
    A Swiss company announced this week that it plans to buy Hampton-based Measurement Specialties by the end of the year. TE Connectivity plans to acquire the local company, which makes sensors and sensor-based systems, for $1.7 billion, or $86 a share,...
  • Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]

    Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]
    The cable company is one entity everyone likes to hate. Perhaps this knee-jerk animosity is to blame for the rush to condemn Comcast's proposed $44 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Critics complain that combining the nation's two largest cable...