Acquisitions

News and Articles About Acquisitions

Unilever Spends Big for Men's Grooming Brand Dollar Shave Club
Unilever

Unilever Spends Big for Men's Grooming Brand Dollar Shave Club

Unilever is allegedly paying $1 billion in cash for the Venice, California-based company.
SoftBank Founder Challenges Investors to 'Feel the Force' of His $32 Billion ARM Gamble
Softbank

SoftBank Founder Challenges Investors to 'Feel the Force' of His $32 Billion ARM Gamble

SoftBank Corp. founder Masayoshi Son has divided investors and analysts with his latest "crazy idea."
Activia Maker to Acquire U.S. Organic Foods Group Whitewave in $12.5 Billion Deal
Acquisitions

Activia Maker to Acquire U.S. Organic Foods Group Whitewave in $12.5 Billion Deal

The purchase will help the French company to pursue affluent consumers by adding WhiteWave's popular health food offerings such as Silk almond milk, Earthbound Farm Organic salad and Horizon organic milk to its product range.
Hershey Rejects $23 Billion Mondelez Takeover Offer
Acquisitions

Hershey Rejects $23 Billion Mondelez Takeover Offer

The snub underscores the challenges Mondelez Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld faces in wooing Hershey's controlling shareholder, the Hershey Trust, a $12 billion charity created by the eponymous company's founder a century ago.
Apple Reportedly in Talks to Buy Jay Z's Tidal
Apple

Apple Reportedly in Talks to Buy Jay Z's Tidal

The talks are said to be 'exploratory.'
Google's New Acquisition Makes it More Likely Fiber Service Will Come Your Way
Performance Ignited

Google's New Acquisition Makes it More Likely Fiber Service Will Come Your Way

Webpass has deployed its 'superfast' connections in five US markets.
Twitter Buys Machine-Learning Firm Magic Pony to Boost Image Content
Twitter

Twitter Buys Machine-Learning Firm Magic Pony to Boost Image Content

'Magic Pony's technology ... will be used to enhance our strength in live and video (imagery) and opens up a whole lot of exciting creative possibilities for Twitter,' Jack Dorsey wrote.
4 Ways to Develop a Better Exit Strategy
Acquisitions

4 Ways to Develop a Better Exit Strategy

Build a great business first. The rest will follow.
Joel Trammell
Salesforce to Buy Demandware for About $2.8 Billion
Salesforce

Salesforce to Buy Demandware for About $2.8 Billion

The deal will help Salesforce open a new front as it look to take away more market share from traditional software providers such as Oracle and SAP.
Bayer Defies Critics With $62 Billion Monsanto Offer
Acquisitions

Bayer Defies Critics With $62 Billion Monsanto Offer

The unsolicited proposal, which includes debt, would be the largest foreign takeover by a German company if accepted.
Oracle Co-CEO Says it Did Not Buy Sun Micro to Sue Google
Copyright Infringement

Oracle Co-CEO Says it Did Not Buy Sun Micro to Sue Google

Safra Catz told jurors that the point of the acquisition was to protect its products that relied on Sun's software.
My Post-Acquisition Report Card
Exit Strategy

My Post-Acquisition Report Card

Planning your exit through a merger or acquisition takes a lot of study and preparation. Do your homework.
Brenton Hayden
Expedia Posts Surprise Profit as Acquisitions Pay Off
Expedia

Expedia Posts Surprise Profit as Acquisitions Pay Off

Last year, Exedia bought rivals Orbitz Worldwide Inc. for $1.3 billion and Travelocity for $280 million.
Rovi to Buy DVR Maker TiVo for $1.1 Billion
Mergers and Acquisitions

Rovi to Buy DVR Maker TiVo for $1.1 Billion

The new company will be called TiVo and led by Rovi Chief Executive Tom Carson.