Mergers and Acquisitions

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Going Organic: General Mills Scoops Up Annie's for $820 Million

Annie's, best known for its line of mac and cheese, markets 150 products and is in more than 35,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada.

In $11 Billion Deal, Burger King Scoops Up Tim Hortons and Heads to Canada

It's official: Burger King is buying coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons for approximately $11 billion, with financing help from Warren Buffet.

Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons, Move to Canada

Burger King and Tim Hortons announced on Monday that they are discussion a merger, with Burger King corporate potentially moving to Canada.

I Gave My Business Away. Here Are 3 Reasons Why.

Would you simply give your business away instead of selling it for a profit?

YouTube Snaps Up App That Helps Startups Create Marketing Videos

Previously little-known Directr has joined YouTube’s video advertising team, the companies announced.

Sprint Shelves Bid for T-Mobile, Calls in New CEO

After months of languishing in regulatory limbo, a proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is now off.

Square Scoops Up Fancy Food Delivery Startup 'Caviar'

Caviar, which delivers meals from high-end restaurants that don't typically offer delivery, represents new territory for the electronic payments company.

Zillow to Acquire Chief Competitor Trulia in $3.5 Billion Deal

Following a six-week courtship, two mega real-estate listings websites are joining forces to create a colossal database of digital listings.

Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring

Even when a company is small, it can grow in a hurry by acquiring a compatible company that is even smaller.

Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base

Getting customers to notice your startup in a sea of competitors can be tough. Using the ‘roll-up’ strategy, entrepreneurs are able to acquire new customers -- quickly.

Etsy Snags Parisian Startup in Largest Acquisition Yet

Etsy has scooped up 'A Little Market' -- a Paris-headquartered digital marketplace that also specializes in handmade crafts -- for a reported $100 million in cash and stock.

Oracle Inks $5.3 Billion Deal to Buy Micros Systems

The deal marks Oracle's biggest buy in four years, and comes just days after a disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report.

Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million

The deal signals that the connected home industry is rife with potential and gaining tremendous steam.

10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

If you aren't afraid to fail, quit your day job, hire people smarter than yourself or work very hard, you can succeed.

AT&T and DirecTV Ink $49 Billion Merger

As the television industry continues to evolve and the mobile market matures, players within the telecommunications industry are seeking to band together and scale up.

If Apple Buys Beats, What Else Will It Buy? Pretty Much Anything, Says Funny or Die.

"Folks," says an actor portraying Apple CEO Tim Cook in a new spoof by Funny or Die, "we got a lot of fun stuff we’re gonna buy."

How Culture Clash Killed a $35 Billion Merger

Roughly one year after trumpeting a merger that could have created the biggest ad agency on the planet, Omnicom and Publicis are right back where they started.

Music Mogul and Entrepreneur Dr. Dre: I'm the 'First Billionaire in Hip Hop'

In an expletive-riddled video recording, the famous rapper and entrepreneur behind Beats Electronics seemingly confirm's Apple's $3.2 billion offer to buy the company.

Hear That? Apple May Buy Beats Electronics in $3.2 Billion Mega Deal.

Looking to amplify its 'cool' factor, Apple is reportedly in talks to buy the premium headphone maker.

Another Mega Merger: AT&T Reportedly Eyeing $40 Billion Purchase of DirecTV

A new report alleges telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about a merger that could be worth as much as $40 billion.

The $19 Billion WhatsApp Deal Was Big, But Not the Year's Biggest (Infographic)

So far in 2014, there have been three M&A deals larger than Facebook's $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp.

Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014

Experts say that deals like Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp are just the beginning for megamergers in 2014.

How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

While there are many books, resources and advisers dealing with M&As at large corporations, there isn't a whole lot of information about acquiring small companies. Here are a few tips to make the road less bumpy.

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.

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