The SPAC craze, explained

Mar 5, 2021
Investors are piling into “blank-check” companies. Some experts are worried.
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Adidas trying to figure out what to do with Reebok

Dec 15, 2020
Reebok turned a profit in 2018 but the success was short-lived.
Reebok athletic shoes on display in 2019. The sportswear industry has become more competitive since Adidas acquired the brand.
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Salesforce is buying messaging app Slack for $27.7 billion

It's Salesforce's largest acquisition yet.
Marc Benioff, founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce
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The proposed S&P and IHS Market merger is all about consolidating data services

Nov 30, 2020
As Wall Street trading now relies heavily on computers and AI, data used to analyze various sectors is a valuable commodity.
Trading on Wall Street these days is different from what it used to be even 15 or 20 years ago.
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S&P Global buys IHS Markit in $44B deal for data companies

Nov 30, 2020
Data collection has become pivotal on Wall Street as algorithms and high-speed trading overtake the traditional picking of stocks.
Douglas Peterson, S&P Global CEO, will hold that title at the combined company.
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Mergers and acquisitions have a very good summer

Sep 30, 2020
Why has there been a corporate rush to buy and sell, and what do trends within those deals mean.
Recessions can shift what kinds of business deals are made, and corporations see value in diversifying their portfolios.
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Click on this! A story about a merger in online sponsored content

Jul 23, 2020
The Justice Department is reportedly comfortable with the merger of Taboola and Outbrain.
The Taboola booth at a digital marketing exposition in Germany. The company plans to join forces with Outbrain.
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Executives doing deals don't want their private jets to be tracked

Jan 21, 2020
A Federal Aviation Administration rule change means more (potentially sensitive) information is out in the open.
Courtesy Cessna Corp/Newsmakers

Will you be paying in cash or stock? How companies buy other firms.

Nov 7, 2019
The difference between paying in cash, stock or a combination of the two says a lot about the nature of the merger itself. It also can reflect how the companies feel about the overall economy.
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Should Verizon get a data-breach discount for Yahoo?

Oct 14, 2016
Verizon lawyer says massive 2014 hack of user accounts could have a "material" impact on merger.
Verizon raised the "material adverse impact" issue in its merger with Yahoo.
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