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T-Mobile’s Acquisition Of Sprint Could Be Closed By Q1 Of 2019

Even as a review is being recommenced on the acquisition of US firm telecom form Sprint by T-Mobile US by the regulator Federal Communications Commission (FCC), T-Mobile is hopeful that it would be able to close the deal in the first quarter of next year itself, according to the company’s CFO...

US Healthcare Firm Athenahealth To Be Acquired By Veritas Capital & Elliott For $5.5B

U.S. healthcare software maker Athenahealth Inc is to be acquired by a joint collaboration between the private equity company Veritas Capital and the hedge fund Elliott Management for a cash value of $5.5 billion, said media reports quoting people familiar with the developments.   The US...

U.S. Online Dating Site eharmony Bought By Germany's Prosieben

U.S. online dating site eharmony has been bought by Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media, said the German firm on Monday. This is the first move of any significance by the firm ever since the company formed a joint venture on e-commerce with General Atlantic.   ProSieben’s Parship dating franchise...

$2.1-Billion Acquisition Of Japan Cosmetics Firm Ci:Z Offered By Johnson & Johnson

With the aim of strengthening its international innovation pipeline, 230 billion yen (US$2.05 billion) in cash would be expended by U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson to acquire the remaining of the outstanding shares that it still does not own in the Japanese skincare firm Ci:z...

eBay To Acquire Motors.Co.Uk To Rival Autotrader

Motors.co.uk, a car search website, is set to be acquired by the bidding platform eBay as the later gets ready to compete with Autotrader.   The deal – the value of which was not disclosed, would be conducted between the online shopping giant and Cox Automotive, which is the current owner of...

$600 Million Dialog Deal By Apple For Control Over Critical Chip Tech

Apple Inc is set to expend $600 million to take control of the power management technology which is at the core of functioning of the iPhones from the Anglo-German chip designer Dialog Semiconductor which also essentially puts the latter - a German-listed company, in the role of a supplier to the...

Comcast To Get Entire Of Sky As Fox Agrees To Sell Its Minority Stake In Sky

Following the win in the blind bidding process for British broadcaster Sky, Comcast is set to completely take over the company with Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox agreeing to sell off its 39 per cent stake in Sky.     Fox said in a statement that the stake of the company in the...

Renesas To Buy US Firm IDT To Advance Market Share In Automated Vehicles

In its effort to strengthen its position in the semiconductors for self-driving cars market, Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp will be acquiring Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDT) for in a deal worth $6.7 billion.   There is a tough competition between global chipmakers to get a better...

Costa Coffee Is To Be Bought By Coca Cola For From £3.9bn

The Costa Coffee chain will be acquired by the soft drinks giant Coca Cola for a deal that is worth almost £3.9bn.   This acquisition would result in Coca Cola being transformed into the largest coffee chain in the UK virtually overnight and provide a platform for the soft drinks...

$10.5bn Deal Struck By BP To Buy BHP's US Shale Oil And Gas Assets

UK based oil major BP will acquire the shale oil and gasfields in the US belonging to the Anglo-Australian miner BHP for $10.5bn in a deal that would be the biggest in the last two decades for a UK firm’s biggest acquisition.   While industry experts said that the deal would...

$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...
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