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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Biz News: Irvine Pavilions to become Haggen store

    The Pavilions supermarket at 3901 Portola Parkway in Irvine will become a Haggen Food & Pharmacy in 2015 as part of Haggen's planned acquisition of 146 stores, including the Albertsons at 3049 E. Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar. Haggen, a grocery chain...
  • Graco to buy four companies

    MINNEAPOLIS Industrial pump and spray maker Graco Inc. rang in the New Year with four international acquisitions worth $185 million, the company said Friday. The largest of the deals, for High Pressure Equipment of Erie, Pa., was for $160 million....
  • Ferrara Candy boss Sal Ferrara, Lemonheads inspiration, dies

    Ferrara Candy boss Sal Ferrara, Lemonheads inspiration, dies
    When Salvatore Ferrara II was born by forceps, his temporarily misshapen appearance inspired his dad to call the new lip-puckering candy he invented “Lemonheads.” That was the joke told by family patriarch Nello Ferrara, who invented...
  • Though cheered by Wall Street, most mergers don't work out for buyers

    — Wall Street's big business — helping companies buy other companies — is hotter than it's been in years. When pharmaceuticals giant Actavis said it was buying Allergan Inc. in Irvine and Halliburton said it would take over rival oil-...
  • Abrupt Exit Of UTC Chief Louis Chênevert Leaves Questions

    Abrupt Exit Of UTC Chief Louis Chênevert Leaves Questions
    In a surprising decision, United Technologies Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Louis R. Chênevert has retired. The abrupt move shocked many when it was announced early Monday, leaving investors and analysts wondering why Chênevert would choose to...
  • Lenovo closes $2.91 billion deal for Motorola phone unit

    China's Lenovo Group said Thursday it has closed its $2.91 billion acquisition of the Motorola handset unit from Google, paving the way for a fresh assault on the U.S. smartphone market. The purchase comes as Lenovo, the world's leading maker of PCs,...
  • Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing

    Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing
    Samsung said its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows phones raised antitrust problems once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business, according to a court filing. The filing late on Thursday stems from Microsoft Corp's lawsuit...
  • Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv

    Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv
    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. could become a $10 billion company under a deal the Hunt Valley-based owner of skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities announced Friday to acquire Chicago-based Aviv REIT Inc. The companies struck a stock-for-...
  • National CineMedia, Screenvision Merger Opposed by Justice Department

    The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division is suing to block the proposed merger of cinema advertising networks National CineMedia and Screenvision. Bill Baer, assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division, said that if the $375 million...
  • Japanese firm Otsuka to buy Avanir Pharmaceuticals for $3.5 billion

    The merger wave sweeping the healthcare business caught up another Southern California company Tuesday as Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Aliso Viejo agreed to be acquired for about $3.5 billion in cash. Japanese drug giant Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.,...
  • Norwegian completes $3B Prestige acquisition

    Norwegian completes $3B Prestige acquisition
    Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has completed its acquisition of upscale cruise operator Prestige Cruises International for $3.025 billion in cash and stock. The previously announced deal includes the assumption of debt, the parent company of...