Mergers and Acquisitions


Private-equity firm quietly makes deals

Aug 8, 2008
Private-equity firms invested just $50 billion in the U.S. in the first half of this year, compared to $300 billion last year. Private equity is a notoriously private business. But Amy Scott got a rare look at how one firm is adapting.
Posted In: Investing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Wall Street

BA, American Airlines get closer

Aug 4, 2008
As turbulence continues in the airline industry, British Airways and American Airlines want to huddle together to cut costs. Stephen Beard reports the union may benefit both carriers, but it's not a marriage.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

Indian company interested in Hummer

Aug 1, 2008
An Indian tractor company is interested in General Motors' Hummer. Scott Jagow talks to reporter Mehul Srivastava in New Delhi about the company's interest in breaking into the U.S. market and why they're getting involved.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

Does Roche have Genentech's Rx?

Jul 21, 2008
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche says it wants to buy California-based Genentech, maker of three of the best-selling cancer drugs in America. But Genentech's not going to come as cheap as Roche is hoping -- if the deal goes down at all. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

Anheuser-Busch less bitter to InBev

Jul 11, 2008
After keeping the foreign brewer at bay, Anheuser-Busch is warming up to takeover bids from Stella Artois producer InBev. Kyle James reports the potential deal would create the world's largest brewer.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Dow Chemical to buy Rohm and Haas

Jul 10, 2008
Dow Chemical is paying more than $15 billion for Rohm and Haas, a maker of specialty chemical products. Alisa Roth has more details about the deal and why Dow considers it "game-changing" for the company.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

New media seeking day in the sun

Jul 9, 2008
Media titans are in Idaho this week for the 25th Sun Valley conference, but the same old big media isn't making money like it used to. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports it may be time for media Web sites to shine.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

InBev: Get on board or get off board

Jul 7, 2008
If the board of directors isn't on your side, why not try to have them replaced? That's what InBev is attempting to do with the heads of Anheuser-Busch to help its bid for the company. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Microsoft still searching for Yahoo

Jul 2, 2008
Apparently, Microsoft's not used to rejection. Despite being rebuffed, the computer giant is still looking for a way to get a piece of Yahoo's search market. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

Blockbuster takes back Circuit City bid

Jul 2, 2008
Blockbuster has taken back its billion-dollar bid for electronics chain Circuit City. Weak sales and stiff competition are partially to blame. Amy Scott reports Circuit City may still be looking for a buyer.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions