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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Maryland joins federal opposition to Sysco merger

    Maryland joins federal opposition to Sysco merger
    Maryland has joined nine other states, the District of Columbia and the Federal Trade Commission in opposing a merger of the country's two largest food distribution companies on grounds that the union would create a near-monopoly in this region and...
  • Prime issues a misleading defense of its actions in hospital merger deal

    Prime issues a misleading defense of its actions in hospital merger deal
    Prime Healthcare, the exceptionally aggressive hospital chain that recently backed out of a deal to buy six California medical facilities, is unhappy with my coverage of the affair. In a letter published Sunday by The Times, the Ontario, Ca.-based chain...
  • Office Depot-Staples merger could affect real estate market

    Office Depot-Staples merger could affect real estate market
    Former Office Depot CEO Steve Odland had a grand plan for a global headquarters in 2006. Two years later, employees moved into a majestic building rising above Military Trail at Clint Moore Road in Boca Raton that overlooks a golf course. Seven years...
  • Blue Shield seeks to avoid disclosing its price for Care1st

    Blue Shield seeks to avoid disclosing its price for Care1st
    Nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California, already under scrutiny for its huge cash reserves and lack of disclosure, is refusing to say how much it's spending to acquire a Monterey Park insurance company and is seeking confidentiality from state...
  • Pentaho founder sticks to Orlando

    Pentaho founder sticks to Orlando
    When Richard Daley shopped his big data company Pentaho to investors, some venture capitalists wanted him to move the firm to Silicon Valley. But Daley, a 53-year-old lifelong Floridian, rejected those calls. "They were very specific saying, 'We won't...
  • Orlando-based HR tech firm 'gobbling up' smaller companies

    Orlando-based HR tech firm 'gobbling up' smaller companies
    Orlando-based HR software firm PlanSource, which now occupies almost the entire second floor of the downtown Exchange Building, is expanding again. Having grown organically for the past several years, PlanSource announced that it bought software company...
  • Opponents of sale of OneWest seek investigation

    Opponents of sale of OneWest seek investigation
    A leading public advocacy group that had opposed the sale of Pasadena's OneWest Bank asked federal regulators for a formal investigation into what it called the bank's efforts to "buy community support" for the deal. The Greenlining Institute, in a...
  • Patriot National reports $10.4M in annual profit

    Patriot National reports $10.4M in annual profit
    In its first earnings reported since going public, Patriot National Insurance of Fort Lauderdale had $10.4 million in profits in 2014 compared with a net loss of $6.2 million the year before. The company, which provides technology, claim processing...
  • For-Profit Chains Eyeing Manchester, Rockville Hospitals

    For-Profit Chains Eyeing Manchester, Rockville Hospitals
    An odd thing happened after Eastern Connecticut Health Network asked the four big nonprofit hospital systems in Connecticut to send in takeover proposals. "All of a sudden the phone rings," said Peter Karl, CEO of ECHN, the parent company of...
  • Can the Exelon-Pepco merger be in the public interest?

    Can the Exelon-Pepco merger be in the public interest?
    When Chicago-based Exelon sought to buy Baltimore's Constellation Energy — and with it, Baltimore Gas & Electric — Maryland was able to secure a strong settlement that included not just a one-time rate credit but also assorted commitments...
  • Orbitz cast wide net in search of acquisition partner

    Orbitz cast wide net in search of acquisition partner
    Chicago-based Orbitz Worldwide talked with more than a dozen companies about an acquisition before agreeing last month to sell itself to Expedia in a deal that, if completed, will reap a $20 million payday for its CEO, according to a regulatory filing...