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The name of the game in West Texas oil and gas these days: consolidation

Dec 22, 2020
The Diamondback-QEP deal demonstrates the urge to merge while energy prices are weak.
Rail cars carrying crude oil near Odessa, Texas. Sluggish markets are driving companies to find partners.
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Apple's acquisition of Intel's smartphone modem business is all about control

Jul 26, 2019
The iPhone manufacturer is buying the ability to make its own modem chips.
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Here’s why this conglomerate snapped up Pret A Manger

May 30, 2018
Maybe you’ve never heard of the international food conglomerate JAB. But you probably consume some of its products, like Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread and Peet’s Coffee. JAB is a Luxembourg-based holding company run by a secretive German billionaire family. And it’s making quite an impression on the food and beverage business lately. Back in […]

Amazon puts a Ring on it

Feb 28, 2018
Amazon’s purchase of Ring, a maker of video doorbells, could help it solve its problems with package theft by making it easier for packages to be delivered inside people’s homes. But Ring’s greater value may come in the extra juice it gives Amazon in the battle to dominate the connected home. Click the audio player […]

Disney announces deal with Fox

Dec 14, 2017
A look at the ways Disney will now have an advantage in the streaming landscape.

Verizon to purchase Yahoo for $4.8 billion

Jul 25, 2016
The phone company is vying for Yahoo users in an effort to ramp up digital ad revenue.
Verizon is snagging Yahoo's core business for nearly $5 billion.
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SoftBank to buy ARM for $32 billion

Jul 18, 2016
The Japanese conglomerate SoftBank has been looking for a splashy acquisition.
An ARM processor in a Hewlett-Packard printer.
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The all-important exit strategy, explained

May 19, 2015
Smart investors don't put their money into a venture without an exit strategy.
An exit off the Westbound 1-80.
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How a poison pill works

Mar 23, 2015
Want to deter a company from buying you out? Use a poison pill!
People shop in a mall on in New York City. 
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Private equity's PetSmart maneuver

Dec 15, 2014
PetSmart, with its brick-and-mortar allure, sells for $8.7 billion.

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