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Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014
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Experts say that deals like Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp are just the beginning for megamergers in 2014.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

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

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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.
February 18, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

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

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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.
February 13, 2014 in News and Trends
Cable Wars: Intel Builds a Web TV Service, Sells It to Verizon

Cable Wars: Intel Builds a Web TV Service, Sells It to Verizon

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With this deal, Verizon might be looking to take on cable rival Comcast.
January 21, 2014 in News and Trends
Suntory Snaps Up Jim Beam for $16 Billion

Suntory Snaps Up Jim Beam for $16 Billion

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In a unanimous decision by its board of directors, the maker of Maker's Mark, Laphroaig Scotch whisky and Courvoisier is selling to Japanese beverage company Suntory.
January 13, 2014 in Business Management
Report: U.S. Business Mergers at Highest Levels Since 2001

Report: U.S. Business Mergers at Highest Levels Since 2001

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With deals totaling more than $1 trillion last year, the U.S. accounts for more mergers worldwide than it has in more than a decade.
January 2, 2014 in Management & Operations
Elance and oDesk Announce Merger That Would Create Freelancing Giant

Elance and oDesk Announce Merger That Would Create Freelancing Giant

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Two of the leading platforms for freelance work have signed an agreement to merge, furthering the advance of the freelance economy.
December 19, 2013 in News and Trends
The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

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Health-care products maker Covidien has snatched up Israel-headquartered Given Imaging in an all-cash deal.
December 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Vonage Buys Vocalocity in Bid to Deepen Roots in Small-Business Voice Service Space

Vonage Buys Vocalocity in Bid to Deepen Roots in Small-Business Voice Service Space

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The $130 million deal brings together two providers of Internet-based phone services.
October 10, 2013 in Office Tech
Publicis Omnicom and the Tricky Business of a Merger of Equals

Publicis Omnicom and the Tricky Business of a Merger of Equals

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Organizational psychologist Ben Dattner offers a playbook for leaders attempting to create a common culture after a merger.
July 29, 2013 in Management & Operations

When Are Pay-to-Stay Bonuses a Good Idea?

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Cisco's deal to acquire Sourcefire includes retention bonuses for key executives. Is it worth paying your top employees to stay?
July 23, 2013 in Human Resources
Richard Branson on Thriving After Mergers and Acquisitions

Richard Branson on Thriving After Mergers and Acquisitions

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The Virgin Group has merged with a lot of companies over the years. Here's how its founder has maintained the company's culture.
March 11, 2013 in The 'Treps
Six Business Trends to Watch This Year

Six Business Trends to Watch This Year

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In 2012, it will pay to keep an eye on a few key big-picture trends. Here are the ones that make my list for top insomnia producers.
January 4, 2012 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Lessons Learned from Failed Mergers

Lessons Learned from Failed Mergers

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Buying or selling a company? Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes in these business transactions.
June 21, 2011 in Growth Strategies
Are Younger Entrepreneurs Sellouts?

Are Younger Entrepreneurs Sellouts?

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While a new study says Millennials are twice as likely to sell their business, here are a few reasons older entrepreneurs can be willing to sell, too.
June 13, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs

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