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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • 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....
  • Post chooses Minnesota as HQ for cereal business, NJ office closing

    ST. LOUIS Post Holdings is consolidating its Post Foods and MOM Brands cereal businesses, with its headquarters to be based in suburban Minneapolis, and closing an office in New Jersey. MOM Brands' president Chris Neugent will lead the newly named Post...
  • 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...
  • Mednax to acquire telemedicine firm for $500 million

    Mednax to acquire telemedicine firm for $500 million
    Sunrise-based Mednax, a national medical group, has reached an agreement to acquire one of the nation's largest telemedicine companies, Virtual Radiologic Corp., for $500 million, Mednax said Tuesday. Virtual Radiologic, based in Eden Prairie, Minn.,...
  • 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...
  • AOL's video a key lure for Verizon in $4.4-billion acquisition

    AOL's video a key lure for Verizon in $4.4-billion acquisition
    Nearly everybody, it seems, carries a smartphone. As a result, everything's going mobile. So why, then, would Verizon, already the nation's largest wireless carrier and a giant in mobile communications, want to pay $4.4 billion to buy an old-line...
  • Verizon deal extends four-year surge in AOL's stock price

    Verizon deal extends four-year surge in AOL's stock price
    AOL Inc.'s stock price soared Tuesday in response to the merger agreement with Verizon Communications Inc., extending a four-year rally in AOL's shares. After the companies said Verizon would buy AOL for $50 a share, or $4.4 billion, AOL's stock...
  • US Airways likely to stop flying this fall

    After more than 75 years of flying, the end is near for US Airways. American Airlines plans to shut down the venerable carrier over a 90-day stretch that could begin as soon as July, which would mean a final departure around October. American executives...
  • 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...