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.

Aetna letter sparks controversy

Aug 17, 2016
The insurer warned the DOJ of quitting some health exchanges if merger were challenged.
Former Aetna chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini.
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Does Softbank's deal with ARM signal a UK fire sale?

Jul 18, 2016
Brexit made the pound cheaper and British companies potentially more attractive
People arrive at a shareholders' meeting for Japanese mobile communications giant SoftBank in Tokyo on June 22, 2016.

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Regulator pressure kills Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger

May 2, 2016
The oil industry slowdown also helped derail the merger.
A Halliburton facility in Louisiana. 

How companies decide where to list their shares

Mar 16, 2016
As stock exchange operators consolidate, the differences between exchanges matter less.
This picture shows brokers at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, on February 26, 2016. Frankfurt stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse revealed Friday that in the proposed tie-up with the London Stock Exchange the merged group would be based in the British capital.

Chinese companies continue to invest in United States

Mar 14, 2016
Another Chinese company with deep pockets is shopping in America. Anbang Insurance Group has an offer on the table for Starwood Hotels, threatening the $12.2 billion dollar deal Marriot struck to buy Starwood. This comes as more and more Chinese…
A Sheraton Hotel sign stands in downtown Brooklyn on March 14, 2016 in New York City. A fight for the Starwood Hotel chain, which Sheraton is a member of, is underway following a $14 billion buyout offer Monday from a consortium led by China's Anbang Insurance Group.  
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