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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

What Google wants with travel guide Frommer's

Aug 13, 2012
Mergers and acquisitions news today as Google adds guidebook company Frommer's to its travel and entertainment quiver. What does the search company want to do with the old-school guidebook?
Posted In: search engines, media, Travel, Mergers and Acquisitions, Google, Frommer's

Microsoft vs. Google: A tale of two earnings reports

Jul 20, 2012
After the close on Wall Street yesterday, Microsoft announced its first quarterly loss ever. And Google announced a $2.8 billion profit for the quarter. Two very different situations -- but they might just share a theme.
Posted In: Microsoft, Google, mobile, Mergers and Acquisitions

In weather forecasting wars, opposites do attract

Jul 3, 2012
Cable's The Weather Channel seeks to bolster its forecasting credentials by acquiring Weather Underground, weather buffs' favorite source for learning which way the wind blows.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Weather Channel, Weather Underground

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