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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • AbbVie board calls off Shire acquisition

    AbbVie board calls off Shire acquisition
    North Chicago-based drugmaker AbbVie has pulled the plug on its plan to buy Dublin-based Shire, recommending shareholders vote against the planned $55 billion takeover following new U.S. tax rules. Shire stands to be paid a break-up fee of about $1.64...
  • AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire

     AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire
    AbbVie's surprise announcement late Tuesday that it is having second thoughts about its proposed acquisition of Shire raises numerous questions about the future of the deal. The North Chicago-based drugmaker said its board of directors will take...
  • Virginia Company Bank shareholders to vote on merger

    Virginia Company Bank shareholders to vote on merger
    After getting regulatory approvals, there is only one hurdle left in Newport News-based Virginia Company Bank's merger with Tappahannock-based Eastern Virginia Bank: the go-ahead from Virginia Company shareholders, according to Virginia Company Bank...
  • Norway's Yara CFO to lead CF Industries talks after CEO fired

    Norwegian fertilizer maker Yara International has fired Chief Executive Joergen Ole Haslestad, saying he was unsuitable to lead merger talks with Deerfield-based CF Industries which would continue under its finance chief. Yara and CF said last month they...
  • FCC Seeks Carriage Contracts in Comcast-TWC, AT&T-DirecTV Merger Reviews

    The FCC says it is establishing "unique protections" to keep sensitive program carriage and retransmission contracts confidential as it reviews the proposed mergers of Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. The agency's request for such...
  • Exelon has been a good partner [Letter]

    Exelon has been a good partner [Letter]
    Having worked closely with Exelon and its subsidiary Constellation for several years now, I wanted to share my perspective on the debate about the company's proposed merger with Pepco Holdings ("Coalition calls for rejection of Exelon-Pepco merger," Oct....
  • Class action lawsuit accuses Millennial Media of misleading investors

    Class action lawsuit accuses Millennial Media of misleading investors
    A class action lawsuit accuses Millennial Media executives of hiding information that reflected poorly on the company, and, once released publicly, sent the company's stock price tumbling. The Mississippi state pension system's complaint, filed in...
  • Murdoch's News Corp. to buy parent of Realtor.com for $950 million

    Murdoch's News Corp. to buy parent of Realtor.com for $950 million
    Rupert Murdoch is moving into the online real estate business. Murdoch's News Corp. announced a deal Tuesday to buy Move Inc., operator of Realtor.com, the nation's third-largest real estate listings website, for $950 million. The purchase, expected...
  • Consumers, Hollywood Wait for Answers on the Comcast-TWC Merger

    Many people have chimed in on the plans by Comcast, the nation's top cable and Internet provider, to merge with Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable operator and No. 3 ISP. But perhaps no one was so public as a man who confronted Comcast CEO Brian Roberts...
  • Starz meets with 21st Century Fox about possible acquisition

     Starz meets with 21st Century Fox about possible acquisition
    Executives with Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and Starz met Tuesday to discuss a possible acquisition of the premium cable movie service, a deal that could expand Murdoch's reach into homes across the country. Starz Chief Executive Chris Albrecht...
  • CF Industries in merger talks with Norwegian company

    CF Industries in merger talks with Norwegian company
    Since going public in 2005, Deerfield-based CF Industries Holdings Inc. has become a leading supplier of nitrogen fertilizer in North America. On Tuesday, the company signaled its global ambitions. Or it signaled that it wants to thwart the possibility of...