Acquisitions

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.
Abbott to Buy St. Jude for $25 Billion to Boost Heart Devices
Mergers and Acquisitions

Abbott to Buy St. Jude for $25 Billion to Boost Heart Devices

The company said St. Jude's devices for heart failure, blockages and abnormal heart rhythm complement its range of heart products.
Comcast to Buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion
Acquisitions

Comcast to Buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion

DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg will become chairman of DreamWorks New Media.
Comcast in Talks to Buy Dreamworks Animation for More Than $3 Billion
Comcast

Comcast in Talks to Buy Dreamworks Animation for More Than $3 Billion

An acquisition of DreamWorks by Comcast will bring a breath of fresh air for the company that has held several unsuccessful buyout talks in the past.
'USA Today' Publisher Gannett Makes Unsolicited Bid for Tribune
Acquisitions

'USA Today' Publisher Gannett Makes Unsolicited Bid for Tribune

Gannet offered to buy Tribune Publishing for $815 million earlier this month.
Yahoo

The Slow, Sad Death of Yahoo

Look back at over two decades of turmoil at a company that once sat atop the World Wed Web, and weep.
Marriot's Starwood Acquisition Creates World's Largest Hotel Company
Acquisitions

Marriot's Starwood Acquisition Creates World's Largest Hotel Company

Shareholders for both companies on Friday agreed to a deal, which was valued at $12.41 billion.
Verizon Readies Bid for Yahoo's Web Business, While Google Also Looking for a Piece
Yahoo

Verizon Readies Bid for Yahoo's Web Business, While Google Also Looking for a Piece

Yahoo launched an auction of its core business in February after it shelved plans to spin off its stake in Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba.
Verizon Stakes a Claim on YouTube Traffic With Partial Purchase of AwesomenessTV
Verizon

Verizon Stakes a Claim on YouTube Traffic With Partial Purchase of AwesomenessTV

AwesomenessTV, which has more than 3.6 million subscribers on YouTube, offers videos on everything from beauty tips to life advice aimed at pre-teens and young adults.
Foxconn Seals $3.5 Billion Takeover of Sharp as Executives Seek to Shake Off Doubts
Foxconn

Foxconn Seals $3.5 Billion Takeover of Sharp as Executives Seek to Shake Off Doubts

'I'm not going to sugar-coat the challenges. But I have a clear roadmap in my heart,' the Foxconn chief said of the acquisition.