Mergers and Acquisitions


AOL to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million

Feb 7, 2011
AOL's still looking to shake its dial-up image from the nineties and move into 2011. The company hopes the purchase of The Huffington Post -- and its new network of hyper-local news sites -- will help the company into the realm of media and entertainment. David Gura explains.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

Comcast takeover brings up concerns about NBC news divisions

Jan 29, 2011
In its merger with NBC Universal, Comcast will now be overseeing NBC's news divisions. Some worry it could compromise news operations.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions

Sara Lee splits

Jan 28, 2011
That old slogan, "Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee" doesn't apply anymore. After years of declining business, and failed attempts to sell itself, Sara Lee is splitting into two companies. One domestic. One foreign. And, yes, there will still be cheesecake.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Comcast era at NBC begins

Jan 27, 2011
Comcast gains control of NBC Friday, seeking to restore the network's lineup of shows after a string of primetime fiascos.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions

'Poison pill' tactic used to fend off hostile takeover

Jan 22, 2011
Two companies are currently in a legal battle that could dramatically alter the way publicly traded companies change hands in the U.S. One company is using the "poison pill" tactic, which increases the number of shares to make a takeover prohibitively expensive.
Posted In: Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

Attention from regulators may be costing Google business

Jan 14, 2011
After news came that Google was trying to buy out a airline data firm, the U.S. Justice Department started looking into the deal. Google's used to government attention, but it may also now be costing the company some business. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Airlines, Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

ITT splits into three companies

Jan 12, 2011
Manufacturing conglomerate ITT announced today that it's splitting into three separate companies, focusing on aerospace and defense, industrial products and water management. Bob Moon explains why the decision to split a large conglomerate can be a good idea.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Mergers and Acquisitions

Investors more confident about retail companies

Dec 23, 2010
Investors, like private equity firms, are eyeing companies like Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts. Prices are still low and there's signs that the economy is slowly, but surely, in recovery.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail, Wall Street

Why Google may want Groupon

Nov 30, 2010
Marketplace Jennifer Collins looks into why Google may offer billions for the coupons website.
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Weekly Wrap: Ireland's debt, company buyouts

Nov 26, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Felix Salmon from Reuters and New York Times Dealbook contributor Heidi Moore about Ireland's debt crisis and the latest in buyouts.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions