Mergers and Acquisitions
Jan 29, 2013
OpenTable, one of the biggest online restaurant reservation sites, will pay $10 million for Foodspotting and its hordes of amateur photographers.
Dec 27, 2012
Private-equity group Blackstone plans a public stock offering of SeaWorld Entertainment. The home of Shamu is now profitable but heavily indebted.
Dec 20, 2012
It's another sign the global business world has become less centralized and more diffuse. The company poised to buy the New York Stock Exchange for more than $8 billion is based not in a world financial center, but in Atlanta.
Dec 3, 2012
America’s biggest airline, Delta, is reported to be bidding for a big stake in Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic. The deal could lead to Branson giving up control of the carrier he founded.
Nov 23, 2012
Glencore, the Swiss commodities trading firm, is trying to takeover a mining company called Xstrata. And the deal just got a stamp of approval from European regulators.
Oct 30, 2012
Hollywood insider Sharon Waxman, of The Wrap, breaks down Disney's $4.05 billion deal to buy filmmaker George Lucas' production company, Lucasfilm.
Oct 15, 2012
Softbank, Japan’s No. 3 mobile phone network, agrees to buy a majority stake in Sprint, in a bold bid to take on giants AT&T and Verizon.
Aug 29, 2012
United’s technical team is scrambling to solve the computer problems that caused long lines of angry people. United has struggled with this since acquiring Continental in 2010.
Aug 27, 2012
The separate brands are expected to survive a merger of their parent companies.