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$85 Billion Acquisition Of Time Warner Closed By AT&T A Day After Court Ruling In Its Favor

Following indications that no delay is being sought by U.S. antitrust regulators, the $85 billion deal to acquire media company Time Warner Inc was closed on Thursday by AT&T Inc which is the second largest wireless carrier in the U.S.   President Donald Trump had opposed the deal after...

Court Clears Path For AT&T To Buy Time Warner, Overrules Trump Opposition

A wave of possible corporate mergers would begin after the court approval of the AT&T Inc deal to take over Time Warner Inc for $85 billion. The court decision was also a strong rebuttal of the effort by the U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to prevent the merger.   The deal...

Qualcomm And China Regulators To Meet To End Deadlock Over The $44 Billion NXP Deal: Reports

Media reports suggest that executives form Qualcomm Inc are set to meet Chinese anti-trust regulators this week in Beijing in its effort to convince them to clear the proposed $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV.   The proposed takeover has been stalled temporarily in the trade...

$2.3 Billion EMI Deal To Make Sony The Largest Play In Music Publishing Industry

Sony Corp is to become the largest music publisher in the world following its decision to take over EMI for an investment of about $2.3 billion. Sony Corp said on Tuesday.   Since taking over as the CEO of Sony, for Kenichiro Yoshida this was is the largest deal that will see the company...

Vodafone To Take Over Some Of Liberty’s European Assts For $21.8 Billion

Vodafone would now be able to offer superfast cable TV, broadband and mobile in Europe after its taking over of Liberty Global’s assets in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for a deal worth $21.8 billion. This will also help the company to take on its rivals in the region.  ...

Irish Pharma Firm Shire To Be Acquired By Japanese Company Takeda For £46bn

In a deal that took months of negotiations and a once dead end, Irish drugmaker Shire will now be bought over by Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical in a deal that is worth £46 billion.   Since March this year, there had been five offers for UK-listed Shire made by Takeda. The final agreement ends...

Deal Nearing Between Nestle And Starbucks For Bagged Coffee Business Of The Later

The business of Starbucks Corp that is engage in selling of bagged coffee and drinks in supermarkets is being sought to be bought over by Nestle, the largest coffee company in the world. sources and reports have said that the two companies are close to striking a deal soon.    The news...

Investment Manager Says Sainsbury’s-Asda Merger Forced By Amazon Threat

According to an investment manager, the rising threat from Amazon for the retail players in the U.K. retail industry is the cause of the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Walmart’s Asda, The retailers want to create a protection for themselves by growing in size through the deal.   On...

At Least 20,000 US Jobs Could Be Lost From A Proposed Merger Of T-Mobile And Sprint

The number of major US wireless providers would be reduced to three after the combination of T-Mobile and Sprint. The two companies announced the merger on Sunday to form a single new company.   The venture will allow the companies to save money by merging networks and by closing stores and...

Fujifilm And Xerox Merger Temporarily Stopped By U.S. Court Ruling

A court ruling has temporarily blocked the merger of Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s with U.S. firm Xerox Corp following the court awarding a win to activist investors of Xerox in the case of a suing the company to stop the merger.   The deal was opposed in the lawsuit demanding addition of his own...

EU Gives Approval For Acquisition Of Monsanto By Bayer – Deal Is Worth $62.5 Billion

The mega acquisition of U.S. company Monsanto by German conglomerate Bayer has been approved by the antitrust body of the European Union. The deal is worth $62.5 billion.   Arguably, over one forth of the total seed and pesticides market of the world would cone under control of the new...

$54 Billion Deal For Express Script Buyout By Health Insuring Company Cigna

In a move that is reflective of the impetus for restructuring in the insurance companies to reduce cost pressures by growing bigger, pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co was announced to by bought by U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp for a proposed deal worth about $54 billion.  ...
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