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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

Glencore, Xstrata merger approved by EU

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.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, mining, Glencore, Xstrata

Darth Mickey: Disney to buy Lucasfilm

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.
Posted In: George Lucas, Lucasfilm, disney, Star Wars, Mergers and Acquisitions, film

Sprint Nextel to get a $20 billion lifeline

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.
Posted In: Softbank, Sprint, Japan, Mergers and Acquisitions

United Airlines struggles with computer issues after merger

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.
Posted In: Airlines, United Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

Do we need both Hertz and Dollar Thrifty?

Aug 27, 2012
The separate brands are expected to survive a merger of their parent companies.
Posted In: Hertz, Dollar Thrifty, Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

Aetna buys Coventry Health Care in a Medicaid land grab

Aug 20, 2012
The $5.7 billion deal with let Aetna double its number of Medicaid members.
Posted In: medicaid, Medicare, health care reform law, Aetna, Mergers and Acquisitions, Coventry Health Care

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