Mergers and Acquisitions The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Mergers and Acquisitions en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:30:00 GMT I Gave My Business Away. Here Are 3 Reasons Why. Would you simply give your business away instead of selling it for a profit? Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:30:00 GMT Simon Cohen YouTube Snaps Up App That Helps Startups Create Marketing Videos Previously little-known Directr has joined YouTube’s video advertising team, the companies announced. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:30:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:49:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:05:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT Benjamin Young 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. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT David Chait 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. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:20:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:16:00 GMT Benjamin Kabin 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. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:19:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:00 GMT Aaron Skonnard 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. Mon, 19 May 2014 16:07:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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." Tue, 13 May 2014 18:15:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Fri, 09 May 2014 15:58:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Fri, 09 May 2014 12:54:00 GMT Jason Fell 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. Thu, 08 May 2014 22:34:00 GMT Lauren Covello 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. Thu, 01 May 2014 16:30:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:15:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:00:00 GMT Patti Domm 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. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:30:00 GMT Ben T. Smith, IV