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Mergers and Acquisitions


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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Where eBay-Skype went wrong

Sep 1, 2009
EBay has reached a deal to sell most of its stake in Internet phone calling company Skype to private investors. Bob Moon reports on how eBay ended up buying something it didn't need or want.
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Marvel deal gives Disney man power

Aug 31, 2009
Disney is acquiring Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, which will give the Mouse House access to superheroes like Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. Jeremy Hobson reports on how each company benefits.
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Disney, Marvel form new league

Aug 31, 2009
Disney is paying a healthy $4 billion for Marvel Entertainment. Where will Disney see payback? Bill Radke marvels at the deal with marketing professor Ken Wilbur, who explains why this could indicate a change-up in Disney's strategy.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions

Impact of P&G selling off its drug unit

Aug 24, 2009
Retail analyst Marshall Cohen talks with Bill Radke about why Procter & Gamble has sold its prescription drug unit to Irish drug company Warner Chilcott. And health care strategist Les Funtleyder weighs in on what the deal means for the future of the drug industry.
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