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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Tyson Foods joins fight for Hillshire Brands

    Tyson Foods joins fight for Hillshire Brands
    Tyson Foods Inc., one of the nation's largest poultry producers, on Thursday offered about $6.2 billion for Hillshire Brands Co., topping the bid a major rival made just two days earlier for the Chicago-based maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot...
  • Starcom MediaVest CEO leads digital transformation

    Starcom MediaVest CEO leads digital transformation
    As global CEO of Chicago-based Starcom MediaVest Group, Laura Desmond, 49, is one of the most powerful and influential women in advertising. The southwest suburban native leads a staff of more than 7,300 employees across 132 offices around the world,...
  • Chicago billionaire Mark Walter looks at big picture in LA sports deals

    Chicago billionaire Mark Walter looks at big picture in LA sports deals
    When the WNBA was searching for an owner for the failing Los Angeles Sparks, the league's president called Chicago billionaire and Los Angeles Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter — and not Walter's more famous business partner, Earvin "Magic"...
  • Defy Media Acquires Viacom Digital Game Assets

    Digital media company Defy Media has acquired Viacom's gaming digital properties Addicting Games, GameTrailers and Shockwave, while in return Viacom has taken a minority equity stake in Defy. Viacom and Defy, formed last year by the merger of Alloy...