Mergers and Acquisitions


Pfizer looking for generics deal

Mar 18, 2010
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is hoping to make a deal with a generic drug maker to diversify. Marketplace's Gregory Warner reports why Pfizer is shifting its strategy and what it wants from a generics deal.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

Phillips-Van Heusen buys Hilfiger

Mar 15, 2010
Time's Kate Betts talks with Bill Radke about whether the Phillips-Van Heusen acquisition of Tommy Hilfiger will change the fashion landscape and how the deal will work.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Justice Department stops health merger

Mar 9, 2010
The Obama administration has blocked the merger of two Michigan insurers. The companies dropped their plans after the Justice Department threatened to sue. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

AIG restructures, aims to earn money

Mar 8, 2010
AIG has decided to sell one of its biggest units, American Life Insurance Co., to MetLife for about $15 billion. It's the second deal in a week for AIG. Jeremy Hobson reports on what's left of the insurer.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Wall Street

Businesses gear up to start spending

Mar 4, 2010
With consumers starting to spend a little, there's also new evidence that big businesses are feeling flush with cash and ready to jump in. Mitchell Hartman reports.
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AIA sale will help pay AIG's U.S. debts

Mar 1, 2010
AIG is selling off AIA, its Asian life insurance division, to British financial services company Prudential. The $35 billion deal will help AIG pay its debt to U.S. taxpayers. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Mergers and Acquisitions

Coke hopes deal puts fizz back in biz

Feb 25, 2010
The Coca-Cola Company is buying the North American bottling operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises in a deal worth $12 billion. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Sears plans to franchise auto centers

Feb 18, 2010
Sears has been working on ways to extend its most popular brands outside its stores. It plans to market Die Hard batteries through other retailers and will franchise its Sears Auto Centers. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

Keeping global beer biz in the heartland

Feb 16, 2010
After nearly a year and a half under new Belgian owners, North American beer conglomerate AB-InBev has no plans to leave its St. Louis headquarters. Adam Allington explores the pros and cons of that decision.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

NBC to viewers: Speak now or never

Feb 10, 2010
Over the next few weeks, NBC will be airing an announcement on the proposed merger between media giants NBC Universal and Comcast. The public has about a month to raise objections to the deal. Why should they care? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions