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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Pfizer abandons AstraZeneca takeover attempt after rejection

    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. has abandoned its effort to buy British rival AstraZeneca for $117 billion in what would have been the biggest deal ever in the drug industry. The offer represented "full value" for AstraZeneca, the New York drug maker...
  • New York Times Adds Fuel to Fire Against Big Media Mergers

    Joining the chorus of critics railing against the tide of Big Media mergers, the New York Times published an editorial Tuesday opposing Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable, concluding that the $45 billion deal will "concentrate too much...
  • Pilgrim's Pride makes offer to buy Hillshire Brands

    Pilgrim's Pride makes offer to buy Hillshire Brands
    Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has made an unsolicited bid to buy Chicago-based packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co. in a deal valued at nearly $5.7 billion plus debt, the latest shakeup in the food industry. Hillshire said it will review...
  • Budget cutbacks spurring defense mergers

     Budget cutbacks spurring defense mergers
    With protracted federal budget cuts at the Pentagon and NASA on the horizon, aerospace companies across the nation are choosing to combine forces as they vie for fewer dollars and brace for the tough times ahead. In the first quarter of this year, there...
  • New Valeant bid for Botox maker Allergan 'disappointing,' analyst says

    New Valeant bid for Botox maker Allergan 'disappointing,' analyst says
    Valeant on Wednesday boosted its cash-stock offer to buy Irvine company and Botox maker Allergan to $58.30 a share, raising the cash portion by $10, in a deal now worth about $50 billion.  The Canadian company offered its second, improved bid in the...
  • Zimmer to buy Biomet amid flurry of billion-dollar medical deals

    Zimmer to buy Biomet amid flurry of billion-dollar medical deals
    Orthopedic products maker Zimmer Holdings on Thursday announced it will acquire Biomet Inc. in a deal valued at $13.35 billion, including assumption of debt, the companies said.    The proposed acquisition follows a flurry of billion-dollar deals by...
  • ITV Studios Promotes Paul Buccieri to Global Entertainment Chairman

    ITV Studios has expanded the purview of U.S. operations chief Paul Buccieri on the heels of the Brit TV giant's spree of production company acquisitions. Buccieri, who has headed ITV Studios' U.S. operations since 2007, has been upped to chairman of...
  • Fiat Chrysler unveils aggressive five-year plan

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants to turn Jeep into a global brand and bring Alfa Romeo back to the U.S. as part of an aggressive five-year plan unveiled Tuesday. The company is working to meld Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Chrysler Group with Turin, Italy-...
  • Fiat Chrysler to expand Jeep, Alfa Romeo in company overhaul

    Fiat Chrysler to expand Jeep, Alfa Romeo in company overhaul
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants to turn Jeep into a global brand and bring Alfa Romeo back to the U.S. as part of an aggressive five-year plan unveiled Tuesday. The company is working to meld its Michigan-based Chrysler Group with Turin, Italy-...
  • Pilgrim's Pride makes bid for packaged food firm Hillshire

    Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has made an unsolicited bid to buy packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co. in a deal valued at nearly $5.7 billion plus debt, marking the latest shake-up in the food industry. Hillshire, based in Chicago, said...
  • Apple Seals $3 Billion Deal to Acquire Beats Music and Electronics

    Apple has sealed a $3 billion deal to acquire the Beats Music streaming service and Beats Electronics audio gear business founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. The deal marks the largest acquisition in Apple's history. As part of the deal, Iovine and Dr....