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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Pfizer Sales Pitch On Research: No Mention Of Groton

    If the situation weren't so pathetic, Connecticut's Pfizer-watchers could laugh as the company tries to snooker British politicians this week into thinking the drug behemoth's proposed, $106 billion takeover of AstraZenica makes sense. The Brits ought to...
  • Hillshire Brands to acquire Birds Eye, Vlasic maker Pinnacle Foods

    Hillshire Brands Co. is making a big bet on the power of combinations such as Jimmy Dean sausage with Birds Eye vegetables or a Vlasic pickle alongside a sandwich made with Hillshire Farm lunchmeat as it gets ready to buy Pinnacle Foods Inc. for about $4....
  • UK Lawmakers Grill Pfizer Executive On Bid For AstraZeneca

    LONDON — U.S. drugmaker Pfizer hinted it could raise its proposed $106 billion offer if AstraZeneca would only engage in talks, as its boss was grilled by UK lawmakers on his commitment to British research spending and jobs. In response,...
  • Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]

    Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]
    The cable company is one entity everyone likes to hate. Perhaps this knee-jerk animosity is to blame for the rush to condemn Comcast's proposed $44 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Critics complain that combining the nation's two largest cable...
  • PPL merger would be with company founded by former executives of Goldman Sachs

    Thirty-five years ago, when a New Jersey-based outfit called General Public Utilities was irresponsibly cutting corners to increase profits, an Allentown-based outfit known as PP&L was emerging as one of nation's best-run utility companies. GPU, the...
  • Jos. A. Bank posts quarterly loss related to merger with Men's Wearhouse

    Jos. A. Bank posts quarterly loss related to merger with Men's Wearhouse
    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., likely a few weeks away from finalizing a $1.8 billion deal to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse, posted a $37.1 million first-quarter loss stemming from merger-related expenses. In what is probably its last earnings report as...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Tech Industry Trade Group Opposes Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Industry trade group the Computer & Communications Industry Assn. is urging federal regulators to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, concluding that it would give the combined company "even more ability to successfully...