Mergers and Acquisitions http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/mergers-and-acquisitions The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Mergers and Acquisitions en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:00 GMT 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 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235993 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235993 Geoff Weiss 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. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235434 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235434 Benjamin Young 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. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235262 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235262 David Chait 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. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235141 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235141 Geoff Weiss 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. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:16:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235091 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235091 Benjamin Kabin 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. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:19:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235086 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235086 Geoff Weiss 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. Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234318 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234318 Aaron Skonnard 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. Mon, 19 May 2014 16:07:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234050 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234050 Geoff Weiss 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." Tue, 13 May 2014 18:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233852 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233852 Geoff Weiss "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. Fri, 09 May 2014 15:58:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233762 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233762 Geoff Weiss 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. Fri, 09 May 2014 12:54:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233754 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233754 Jason Fell 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. Thu, 08 May 2014 22:34:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233749 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233749 Lauren Covello 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. Thu, 01 May 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233564 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233564 Geoff Weiss 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. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233497 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233497 Catherine Clifford 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. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231711 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231711 Patti Domm 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. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231583 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231583 Ben T. Smith, IV 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. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:27:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231506 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231506 Catherine Clifford 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. Cable Wars: Intel Builds a Web TV Service, Sells It to Verizon With this deal, Verizon might be looking to take on cable rival Comcast. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230990 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230990 Brian Patrick Eha With this deal, Verizon might be looking to take on cable rival Comcast. Suntory Snaps Up Jim Beam for $16 Billion 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. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230800 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230800 Brian Patrick Eha 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. Report: U.S. Business Mergers at Highest Levels Since 2001 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. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230609 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230609 Geoff Weiss 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.