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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Media executives predict growth and mergers in 2014

    Media executives predict growth and mergers in 2014
    The improving global economy has given media executives confidence for fiscal improvement in 2014 -- a year that could be punctuated by mergers and acquisitions in the media and entertainment sectors, according to a new report. Consulting firm Ernst &...
  • Wall Street would cheer Time Warner Cable sale but media watchdogs worry

    Wall Street would cheer Time Warner Cable sale but media watchdogs worry
    Time Warner Cable might have its own cord cut. Two big cable operators — Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications — are interested in acquiring Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable operator, which boasts more than 1 million...
  • Sale of Riverside Press-Enterprise not closed; Belo threatens suit

    Sale of Riverside Press-Enterprise not closed; Belo threatens suit
    A planned sale of the Riverside Press-Enterprise to the owner of the Orange County Register has not yet closed three days after the deadline, according to the newspaper’s current owner. In a statement published after the close of the stock market,...
  • Trade Commission gives go-ahead to Office Depot, OfficeMax merger

    Trade Commission gives go-ahead to Office Depot, OfficeMax merger
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday gave approval to a proposed $1.2-billion merger of Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax, concluding that the move won't harm competition. The Trade Commission, which in 1997 blocked the merger of Office Depot Inc....
  • Occidental Petroleum to sell stakes in Middle East, North Africa

    Occidental Petroleum to sell stakes in Middle East, North Africa
    Occidental Petroleum Corp. is selling off a minority stake in Middle East and North Africa oil fields along with other assets in an effort to boost value for shareholders. The Westwood oil and gas giant said those decisions come as part of a push to...
  • Is Obamacare forcing Bonnie Doon Ice Cream out of business?

    Is Obamacare forcing Bonnie Doon Ice Cream out of business?
    This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details. Maybe you’ve heard about the beloved local ice cream company that’s been forced to close its doors because of Obamacare? Earlier this week, Newt Gingrich shared the dreadful...
  • Cinedigm acquires entertainment assets of Gaiam Inc.

    Cinedigm acquires entertainment assets of Gaiam Inc.
    Cinedigm Corp. said it has agreed to acquire the entertainment assets of Gaiam Inc., a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content, for $51.5 million. The acquisition, the largest to date for Cinedigm, is the latest move by the...
  • SFX Entertainment misses beat in stock market debut

    SFX Entertainment misses beat in stock market debut
    There wasn't much to rave about on the first day of trading for electronic dance music promoter SFX Entertainment Inc. Shares of SFX, founded by entertainment entrepreneur Robert F.X. Sillerman, fell $1.11, or 8.5%, to $11.89 on Wednesday, after its...
  • Temporary staffing firm On Assignment booms as U.S. economy improves

    Temporary staffing firm On Assignment booms as U.S. economy improves
    Sometimes, employers aren't looking for a long-term, committed relationship. That's where On Assignment Inc. comes in. The Calabasas firm provides skilled employees — many of them in the technology field — to companies looking for...
  • Dial Global becomes WestwoodOne ahead of Cumulus acquisition

    Dial Global becomes WestwoodOne ahead of Cumulus acquisition
    Dial Global, the New York-based radio programming company, has changed its name to WestwoodOne, reviving the better-known brand. WestwoodOne, which Dial Global bought in 2011, was one of the most recognizable names in the radio industry for decades....
  • BreitBurn Energy finds there's still black gold in them thar wells

    BreitBurn Energy finds there's still black gold in them thar wells
    More than 25 years ago, Stanford University petroleum engineering graduates Halbert S. Washburn and Randall H. Breitenbach had a brainstorm. The major U.S. oil companies were abandoning oil fields nationwide for cheaper crude opportunities abroad. Why...