Acquisitions

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Acquisitions

Comcast to Buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion

DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg will become chairman of DreamWorks New Media.
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.
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.
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.
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

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

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.