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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Virginia rocket-maker Orbital moves forward on $4.5 billion merger

    Virginia rocket-maker Orbital moves forward on $4.5 billion merger
    A prospective $4.5 billion merger between Orbital Sciences Corp. and its biggest supplier, Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK), has won approval from the U.S. Department of Justice following an antitrust review. Orbital is the Dulles-based space...
  • Concerns and opposition in proposed Exelon-Pepco merger

    Concerns and opposition in proposed Exelon-Pepco merger
    The staff of the Maryland Public Service Commission and the state agency responsible for advocating for residential utility customers are raising concerns about a proposed merger between utility giant Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings. While the PSC staff...
  • Japanese firm Otsuka to buy Avanir Pharmaceuticals for $3.5 billion

    The merger wave sweeping the healthcare business caught up another Southern California company Tuesday as Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Aliso Viejo agreed to be acquired for about $3.5 billion in cash. Japanese drug giant Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.,...
  • Power grid market monitor says PPL power plant spinoff would hurt competition

    Power grid market monitor says PPL power plant spinoff would hurt competition
    Speaking to an investor conference last week, PPL Corp. CEO William H. Spence said the company's plan to spin off its PPL Supply division and combine it with power plant operator Riverstone Holdings to create Talen Energy will launch a new force in the...
  • 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...
  • Tyson gets a sales boost from Hillshire

    Helped by its recent acquisition of Chicago-based Hillshire Brands, Tyson served up quarterly results Monday that exceeded analysts' expectations and said the integration of Hillshire is going well. Tyson included one month of results from Hillshire,...
  • Adonel Concrete expanding as real estate rebounds

    Adonel Concrete expanding as real estate rebounds
    A Miami-based concrete company says it paid $3.2 million for two manufacturing plants in Palm Beach County. Adonel Concrete's deal follows another recent acquisition by the company: 2.5 acres for a concrete plant at Commercial Boulevard and Powerline...
  • Oasis Outsourcing to be acquired by private equity firm

    Oasis Outsourcing to be acquired by private equity firm
    Oasis Outsourcing of West Palm Beach, a provider of human resources management services to small and medium-sized businesses, has been acquired by a Connecticut private equity company in Connecticut. The acquisition by Stone Point Capital of Greenwich,...
  • United Technologies CEO Announces Immediate Retirement

    United Technologies CEO Announces Immediate Retirement
    In a surprising move, United Technologies Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Louis R. ChĂȘnevert has informed the company’s board of directors of his immediate retirement, the company announced Monday. The board tapped Gregory J. Hayes, the...
  • Though cheered by Wall Street, most mergers don't work out for buyers

    — Wall Street's big business — helping companies buy other companies — is hotter than it's been in years. When pharmaceuticals giant Actavis said it was buying Allergan Inc. in Irvine and Halliburton said it would take over rival oil-...