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.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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

E-books, music... and diapers?

Nov 8, 2010
Along with super discounted books and the latest electronic widget, you can order diapers now at Reporter Jennifer Collins takes a look at Amazon's latest move towards the everyday household products market.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail

Big bucks offered for children's apparel retailer

Oct 11, 2010
Bain Capital offered nearly $2 billion for children's store Gymboree. What makes kid's clothing so appealing to investors? Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail

Wal-Mart eyes Africa for expansion

Sep 27, 2010
The big box chain is looking to tap the African market through the South African chain Massmart.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail

Southwest, AirTran will have to 'keep it simpler'

Sep 27, 2010
Southwest Airlines' acquisition of AirTran means it can expand into new markets, but it also means that it'll have to re-think its "keep it simple" motto and structure.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

U.K. frets over biscuit brand takeover

Sep 27, 2010
The U.K. could be on the receiving end of a foreign takeover bid. The Chinese are reported to be stalking one of Britain's biggest food companies, United Biscuits, and it's causing a flurry of concern. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

The future of NBC Universal sans Zucker

Sep 24, 2010
Once the deal between NBC Universal and Comcast closes, Jeff Zucker will be leaving his post as the TV network and cable giant. So what does this mean for NBC?
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions