Mergers and Acquisitions

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Office Depot, meet OfficeMax

Feb 20, 2013
This morning, OfficeMax and Office Depot confirmed that they're merging to better compete in the marketplace.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, office depot, staples, Retail

An OfficeMax, Office Depot merger could spell bad news for big-box stores

Feb 19, 2013
While many market analysts have been touting the recent spate of mergers and acquisitions as a sign of business confidence, the trend might be more out of necessity.
Posted In: office depot, Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail, big box

Merger enthusiasts take note: A lot of mergers end badly

Feb 18, 2013
Multibillion-dollar deals involving Dell, American Airlines and Heinz may portend another boom in giant mergers and buyouts. But historians warn most mergers go bust.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, American Airlines, Dell, Warren Buffett

The economy + Valentine's Day = True Love?

Feb 15, 2013
On Thursday, American Airlines and US Airways officially announced their long-rumored merger. And Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said it made a match with Ketchup giant Heinz, in a deal worth billions.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, State of the Union, Congress, sequestration

Mergers and acquisitions ramp up with American Airlines and Heinz deals

Feb 14, 2013
Investors are digesting a mega airlines merger and major ketchup acquisition this morning. Is the activity a coincidence or part of a larger trend?
Posted In: American Airlines, Warren Buffett, Heinz ketchup, Mergers and Acquisitions

American, US Airways may marry out of need

Feb 7, 2013
American is emerging from bankruptcy. US Airways needs a big brother. Will the latest deal to create the biggest airline happen this time?
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, US Airways, American Airlines

OpenTable buys food photo app

Jan 29, 2013
OpenTable, one of the biggest online restaurant reservation sites, will pay $10 million for Foodspotting and its hordes of amateur photographers.
Posted In: OpenTable, foodspotting, Food, Mergers and Acquisitions, photography, website

Sha-moolah! SeaWorld plans to go public

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.
Posted In: seaworld, Mergers and Acquisitions

NYSE's new parent is from Atlanta

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.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, NYSE

Delta flirts with buying a stake in Virgin Atlantic

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.
Posted In: Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Mergers and Acquisitions, Richard Branson

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