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The social networking deal

Apr 9, 2012
A quick look at the social media landscape, and not everyone is happy about the Facebook-Instagram deal.
Posted In: Facebook, instagram, Mergers and Acquisitions

Is this the beginning of merger season?

Apr 2, 2012
The beauty and fragrance company Coty went public with its offer to buy rival Avon for about $10 billion -- that's an offer Avon so far has rejected. And Express Scripts and Medco -- two companies that process prescriptions at the drug store -- have gotten federal approval for their merger.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, mergers, avon

Avon rejects $10 billion takeover offer by Coty

Apr 2, 2012
Coty is world's biggest perfume maker, making scents for the likes of Calvin Klein and Stetson. In a statement, Avon said it wants nothing to do with the offer.
Posted In: avon, coty, perfume, Mergers and Acquisitions

Avon hopes to rebound without help of Coty

Apr 2, 2012
The door-to-door make up company Avon got a buyout offer this morning from Coty for $10 billion. Coty is world's biggest perfume maker. It makes perfume for the likes of Calvin Klein and Stetson. In a statement, Avon said it wants nothing to do with the offer.
Posted In: avon, Mergers and Acquisitions

The first step to merger: Buying domain names?

Mar 13, 2012
U.S. Airways is reportedly interested in a possible merger-type deal with American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp. One way it is showing its affection? Buying up domain names.
Posted In: domain names, US Airways, airline industry, Mergers and Acquisitions

$90 billion mining merger would alter industry

Feb 7, 2012
The world's largest commodities trader Glencore has agreed to buy mining giant Xstrata to create a global giant in coal, zinc and copper mining and production.
Posted In: commodities, mining, Glencore, Xstrara, Mergers and Acquisitions

Glencore, Xstrata to form commodities giant

Feb 7, 2012
The merged trading and mining company would create a soup-to-nuts commodities giant that could impact prices of everything from, yes, soup to nuts.
Posted In: merger, Mergers and Acquisitions, Xstrata, Glencore

Anti-trust concerns end AT&T/T-Mobile merger

Dec 20, 2011
AT&T has backed out of a deal to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion.
Posted In: AT&T, T-Mobile, Mergers and Acquisitions, anit-trust

AT&T Gives Up Bid for T-Mobile

Dec 20, 2011
AT&T announced it is giving up its effort to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion, despite its claims that the move would actually help consumers
Posted In: AT&T, Mergers and Acquisitions, T-Mobile

The AT&T merger's trust issues

Dec 20, 2011
The government put up road blocks to the AT&T and T-Mobile merger than eventually led to its demise. What was everyone so afraid of?
Posted In: AT&T, Mergers and Acquisitions, anti-trust

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