Mergers and Acquisitions


U.K. sours on Ticketmaster-Live Nation

Oct 8, 2009
There's word that regulators in Britain aren't keen on the merger between Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Stephen Beard reports.
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GE in talks to sell NBC to Comcast

Oct 2, 2009
General Electric reportedly is in negotiations to sell part of NBC to cable giant Comcast. But it's not clear if Vivendi, which owns 20% of NBC, is ready to sell. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions

CBS-GlobalPost deal ups int'l coverage

Sep 28, 2009
CBS is looking to save cash by partnering with international news Web site Jeremy Hobson reports the deal may be a model for news organizations looking to beef up foreign coverage.
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More mergers on the way?

Sep 28, 2009
After a long period where it seems like no one has bought anything, the markets have seen a flurry of activity lately. Is this a sign of things to come? Not necessarily. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Wall Street

What we can learn from all the mergers

Sep 28, 2009
Health-care conglomerate Abbott Laboratories and document company Xerox shelled out a combined $11 billion to expand their opportunities. Bob Moon reports on what's behind the recent pickup in mergers.
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Solvay purchase good for Abbott

Sep 28, 2009
Abbot Laboratories will pay almost $7 billion for the pharmaceutical unit of Belgian company Solvay, a move which will help Abbot diversify its products. Alisa Roth explores this and other big pharma mergers going on lately.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

Barclays will make BlackRock a leader

Sep 23, 2009
U.S. fund manager BlackRock was given the OK to buy a chunk of assets from major British bank Barclays. The new firm will have $2.8 trillion worth of funds under its belt, making it the world's biggest money manager. Stephen Beard reports.
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Does Cadbury have merger appetite?

Sep 15, 2009
Kraft Foods is denying it will unload any of its brands to pay for a possible acquisition of Cadbury. Joel Rose reports the candy maker may be holding out for a better bid, or may go it alone.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Why all the bidders for BusinessWeek?

Sep 11, 2009
News service provider Bloomberg is making a bid to buy BusinessWeek, one of several parties interested in the magazine. But isn't print media dying? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Kraft vying for British candy Cadbury

Sep 7, 2009
Despite the dire financial climate, Kraft is offering to buy British candy giant Cadbury for $16 billion. How can Kraft afford it? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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