Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquisitions

4 Ways to Develop a Better Exit Strategy

Build a great business first. The rest will follow.
Microsoft

What Does Microsoft Stand to Gain From its $26.2 Billion Acquisition of LinkedIn?

We'll give you a hint: It gives the Windows maker a network of professionals that will potentially buy its services.
Microsoft

Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

'Today is a re-founding moment for LinkedIn,' Reid Hoffman, chairman of LinkedIn's board, said in a statement.
Verizon

Verizon to Submit $3 Billion Bid for Yahoo's Internet Business

Yahoo is expected to hold at least one more round of bidding, and the offers could change by the final round, the paper reported.
Radicals & Visionaries

How Former PepsiCo CEO Roger Enrico Transformed the Corporation Into a Food and Beverage Giant

Enrico, who died at age 71 on June 1, helped Pepsi rival Coke and dive deeper into the food business.
Mergers and Acquisitions

Twitter Met With Yahoo to Discuss Merger

A news report, citing sources close to the talks, said execs at the two firms had met several weeks ago and had spent several hours looking at whether a strategic combination might make sense.
Johnson & Johnson

J&J to Buy Hair Care Products Maker Vogue for $3.3 Billion

The transaction, slated to close in the third quarter, is not expected to have an impact on the company's 2016 sales or earnings forecasts.
Staples

Staples CEO to Step Down After Office Depot Deal Termination

The decision comes three weeks after a U.S. federal judge ordered to halt the deal because of antitrust concerns.
Mergers and Acquisitions

HP Enterprise to Merge IT Services Unit With Computer Sciences

HPE is expected to have $33 billion in annual revenue after the spinoff and will concentrate on its remaining enterprise group that includes its cloud services business and makes servers, routers and switches.
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.
Automakers

Nissan Buying $2.2 Billion Controlling Stake in Scandal-Hit Mitsubishi Motors

The deal is a lifeline for Mitsubishi Motors, which is mired in its third scandal in two decades and has had $3 billion wiped off its market value
exits

3 Business-Exit Plans That Actually Work

Not having a plan for selling your business is like not having a will.
Staples

How Staples Plans to Come Back After U.S. Killed Office Depot Merger

The office supplies giant is going after smaller companies.
Mergers and Acquisitions

Krispy Kreme Agrees to $1.35 Billion Takeover

Buyer is German conglomerate JAB Holding Company.
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.