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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.
Posted In: exit strategy, venture capital, Investing, early-stage investing, angel, finance, IPO, acquisition, equity, shares, stock, stake

How a poison pill works

Mar 23, 2015
Want to deter a company from buying you out? Use a poison pill!
Posted In: whiteboard, poison pill, merger, acquisition, takeover, hostile takeover, M&A, proxy fight, tender offer, buyout, accounting, business, investment banking
Dogs behind the window at a PetSmart Inc. store in New York.

Private equity's PetSmart maneuver

Dec 15, 2014
PetSmart, with its brick-and-mortar allure, sells for $8.7 billion.
Posted In: petsmart, buyout, BC partners, acquisition
A man walks by a sign at a Merck plant in Rahway, New Jersey.

Merck invests in new antibiotics

Dec 8, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies have stayed away from developing new antibiotics even though deaths from drug-resistant infections are rising.
Posted In: antibiotics, merck, acquisition

Chuck E. Cheese sold for nearly $1 billion

Jan 16, 2014
That's a lot of tokens.
Posted In: Chuck E. Cheese, acquisition, children

Waze: A volunteered, social sort of surveillance?

Jun 10, 2013
Google scoops up the crowd-sourced social mapping app, where users volunteer their location and traffic details. How does volunteer surveillance data compare to the PRISM/NSA variety?
Posted In: acquisition, waze, Google

Yahoo spends a cool billion on cool

May 20, 2013
Marissa Mayer is looking to the Tumblr acquisition to help change the DNA of Yahoo, from old and tired to young and hip.
Posted In: Yahoo!, Yahoo, tumblr, acquisition, Mergers and Acquisitions

Has Marissa Mayer's acquire-to-hire strategy for Yahoo paid off?

Apr 16, 2013
Since becoming Yahoo CEO last summer, Marissa Mayer has embarked on a takeover strategy: Buy companies to get their talent. As Yahoo reports earnings, we find out if it worked.
Posted In: Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, acquisition

Spam maker Hormel to buy Skippy peanut butter

Jan 3, 2013
The company best known for canned and deli meats is taking Skippy off the hands of the huge food conglomerate Unilever for a cool $700 million.
Posted In: Food, peanut butter, acquisition

UPS buys Dutch shipping rival for $6.8 billion

Mar 19, 2012
The U.S. shipping giant said Monday it will acquire Europe's No. 2 delivery company, TNT Express, in effort to expand its global reach.
Posted In: UPS, TNT Express, shipping, acquisition

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