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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Comcast-TW Cable Merger Narrative Takes Surprising Turn

    Where's Claude Rains when you need him? Comcast's pursuit of its $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable has already yielded some interesting political theater as execs from the cable giant run gauntlet in Washington to secure federal approval of the...
  • Laguna businessman indicted in insider-trading case that includes ex-Angels player DeCinces

    A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted a Laguna Beach resident and former eye care company CEO on charges of insider trading, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. James V. Mazzo, who from 2002 to 2009 was CEO of Santa Ana-based...
  • Scandinavian Major Svensk Ramps Up Acquisition and Co-Production Biz

    After signing a strategic distribution and co-production deal with Studiocanal earlier this month, Scandinavian major Svensk Filmindustri is now looking to ramp up acquisition and Nordic co-production activities. Svensk has appointed Jenny Stjernstö...
  • Japan's Rakuten to buy cash-back site Ebates for $1 billion

    Japan's Rakuten to buy cash-back site Ebates for $1 billion
    Rakuten Inc. is buying Ebates Inc. of San Francisco for $1 billion in cash, expanding the Japanese e-commerce company’s global reach. Rakuten, the top Internet retailer in Japan, said it “aims to create the world’s largest product...
  • Discovery Warns FCC of 'Critical Issues' With Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Representatives from Discovery Communications met with FCC officials last week to outline a number of "critical issues" it has with the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable. Discovery is one of the few major media companies to go public with...
  • How some of Illinois' largest companies cut their taxes

    How some of Illinois' largest companies cut their taxes
    The United States generally taxes the income of large corporations at 35 percent, one of the highest rates in the world. It has spurred companies such as Lake Forest-based Hospira to enter talks to buy a French company in a deal that would enable the...
  • Covidien's 3,100 Employees Could Fare Well In Mega-Merger

    What will happen with Covidien and its 3,100 Connecticut employees if a proposed, $43 billion takeover by Medtronic Inc. goes forward? Steve Blazejewski, president of general surgical products at Covidien, wouldn't comment on that when he addressed...
  • Comcast Defends Merger After FCC Chairman Laments Lack of Consumer Internet Choice

    After FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler gave a speech pointing out the lack of high-speed Internet service options for most consumers, some public interest groups saw it as a swipe at industry consolidation, namely Comcast's plans to merge with Time Warner Cable....
  • Tribune Media's Gracenote Acquires Baseline for $50 Million Cash

    Tribune Media Co.'s Gracenote entertainment-metadata division has acquired Baseline, which sells film and TV information services to studios and entertainment providers, for $50 million in cash as the company looks to broaden its footprint and better...
  • FCC should push Comcast to get Internet to more low-income families

     FCC should push Comcast to get Internet to more low-income families
    Promises, promises. To win federal regulators' approval for its acquisition of NBC Universal, cable giant Comcast promised in 2011 to offer low-cost Internet connections to millions of low-income households in its service area for three years. Now,...
  • National Penn to lay off 77 in TF Financial acquisition

    National Penn to lay off 77 in TF Financial acquisition
    Shareholders of TF Financial Corp. voted Wednesday to approve the holding company's acquisition by National Penn Bancshares of Allentown. TF Financial, based in Newtown, Bucks County, owns 3rd Fed Bank, which has $692 million in deposits and 18 full-...