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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Rite Aid buys pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for $2 billion

    Rite Aid's $2-billion acquisition of a pharmacy benefits manager steers the drugstore chain toward a potentially lucrative focus for healthcare companies: finding ways to tame customer costs. The nation's third-largest drugstore chain is buying...
  • Office Depot CEO could walk with $39 million after merger

    Office Depot CEO could walk with $39 million after merger
    After less than two years on the job, Office Depot CEO Roland Smith could receive $39 million if the Staples-Office Depot merger is finalized, executive pay experts say. Smith, 60, would leave with a $7 million severance, roughly twice his salary and...
  • CVS Health meets 4Q profit expectations, tops revenue forecasts, as specialty drug sales rise

    CVS Health's fourth-quarter earnings climbed more than 4 percent in a performance that matched Wall Street expectations even though the pharmacy chain's decision to quit tobacco sales delivered an anticipated blow to its drugstore business. The...
  • Gregg Pollack on Code School sale: Deal includes stock, cash

    Gregg Pollack on Code School sale: Deal includes stock, cash
    I sat down with Gregg Pollack to talk about the $36 million acquisition of his company, Orlando-based Code School, by Pluralsight. The two computer coding education companies are now operating jointly, with Pollack in charge of the Orlando location....
  • Walgreens names new CFO

     Walgreens names new CFO
    Walgreens Boots Alliance has a new chief financial officer. George Fairweather, formerly the group finance director at Alliance Boots, has been appointed global chief financial officer effective Feb. 20, replacing Tim McLevish. The company was formed...
  • Stonegate reports jump in net income, loans

    Stonegate reports jump in net income, loans
    Stonegate Bank increased its loans, deposits and net income in the fourth quarter as the state's economy expanded. The Pompano Beach-based bank's net income rose to $5.2 million, or 49 cents per share, at the end of the fourth quarter, compared with a...
  • SkyMall's bankruptcy had less to do with its absurd catalog than you think

    SkyMall's bankruptcy had less to do with its absurd catalog than you think
    On the surface, the bankruptcy of SkyMall seems to be easily explained and none too surprising. The publisher of those seat-back catalogs brimming with useless crapola thumbed through by millions of air passengers, SkyMall ostensibly became the victim...
  • Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95

    Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon, who ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years, held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the two major stock exchanges. Mr. Gordon, 95, died Tuesday in Boston after a...
  • Staples Buys Office Depot For $6 Billion

    Staples Buys Office Depot For $6 Billion
    NEW YORK — The rapidly changing tools of the work place and the way we shop has led to another major consolidation in the retail office supply business as Staples announced the $6 billion acquisition of rival Office Depot. The cash-and-stock...
  • Howard Bancorp's 2014 earnings rise five-fold after acquisition of failed bank

    Howard Bancorp's 2014 earnings rise five-fold after acquisition of failed bank
    The parent company of Ellicott City-based Howard Bank reported strong growth and a more than five-fold increase in its earnings in 2014, driven largely by its acquisition of a failed Rising Sun bank. For the year, Howard Bancorp reported earnings of $10....
  • Starboard urges Staples merger with Office Depot

    Activist investment firm Starboard Value LP called for a merger between office supply companies Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. in a letter Tuesday.  The investor bought a stake in Staples and increased its investment in Office Depot last month,...