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Why mergers are as complicated as relationships

by , and Aug 9, 2018
Companies date, some break up, others marry and try their odds.
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What consolidation among food distributors means for your dinner

by Erika Beras Jul 30, 2018
U.S. Foods Holding Corp, already among the largest food service distributors in the country, announced today that it is buying five businesses from Service Group of America. It’s a $1.8 billion cash deal that adds up to $3.2 billion in annual sales…

Comcast looks to Sky for international expansion

by Andy Uhler Jul 19, 2018
Why the company is focused on Europe for growth.
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Comcast, Disney in Fox chase

by Reema Khrais Jun 18, 2018
A federal court’s historic decision to let AT&T and Time Warner merge has unleashed other deal talks among giant companies. Just a day after the decision, Comcast renewed its bid for 21st Century Fox assets — a $65 billion offer. Compare…

What the AT&T ruling means for mergers and acquisitions

by Tracey Samuelson Jun 13, 2018
Yesterday … a judge cleared AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Today… Comcast bid $65 billion in cash for 21st Century Fox assets, which Disney is already trying to buy. Coincidence? I think not. The AT&T decision was closely…

Does your dog really need "natural" food?

by Erika Beras Feb 23, 2018
General Mills is set to pay $8 billion for pet food maker Blue Buffalo. That’s the company that markets, among other products, “farm-to-table canine cuisine.” Here’s what’s behind this deal — and why this market is so red hot. Click…

Keurig and Dr Pepper aim for smooth, sweet merger

by Andy Uhler Jan 29, 2018
Keurig Green Mountain, the single-serve coffee pod maker, announced today that it will be merging with Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a deal worth an estimated $20 billion. Merging the hot and cold beverage brands will give a big boost…

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Disney to take on Silicon Valley with Fox merger

by David Brancaccio and Janet Nguyen Dec 14, 2017
The Walt Disney Company is buying 21st Century Fox assets in a deal worth more than $52 billion.
Disney CEO Robert Iger visits FOX Business Network's "Markets Now" at FOX Studios back in 2013.
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Disney reported to be nearing $60 billion deal for a chunk of Fox’s media empire

by Reema Khrais Dec 6, 2017
Rumors of a deal between Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox are getting louder. Multiple sources are reporting that the two entertainment giants are in talks and could strike a $60 billion deal as early as next week. It looks…

Amazon shocks with news of Whole Foods bid

by Adriene Hill Jun 16, 2017
Amazon has agreed to buy Whole Foods in a roughly $13.5 billion deal. It would be Amazon’s biggest acquisition to date, and it’s generating headlines such as “earth shaking.” Whole Foods has been underperforming a little lately. Its growth has…