| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:29 AM
The planned merger of Omnicom Group Inc. in New York and Publicis Groupe in Paris into the world's biggest advertising firm gives the combined company lots of clout.
The deal was designed to give the new company more leverage when negotiating...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Calling their union “the world’s first truly global trade book publishing company,” Penguin and Random House finalized on Monday morning a merger that brings together two legacy publishers, at a time when the rise of the Kindle, among...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Smithfield Foods Inc. may be worth less as a whole than its separate parts, according to an activist investor asking the Virginia pork giant this week to reconsider its recent $4.7-billion sale to a Chinese meat producer.
Last month, Shuanghui...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SGN, the social gaming company led by Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, has acquired Carlsbad-based game developer Mob Science, the shop behind “Legends: Rise of a Hero,” the company said Thursday.
The deal will add Mob Science’s 11...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Business research and analytics giant IHS Inc. said Monday it has signed an agreement to acquire automotive information and marketing firm R.L. Polk & Co. for $1.4 billion.
Polk is the 15th acquisition that rapidly expanding IHS, based in Colorado,...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:43 AM
In a move to bolster its cloud computing services, IBM has purchased Dallas company SoftLayer for a reported $2 billion.
"The acquisition will strengthen IBM’s leadership position in cloud computing and will help speed business adoption of...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:09 PM
State and federal authorities cleared the way Friday for Tesoro Corp. to buy BP's Carson refinery, the Arco brand and other assets, and the Texas oil giant agreed to California restrictions on prices, jobs and retrofits to protect the environment.
| May 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Tesoro Corp. won federal and state clearance for its purchase of BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion, an acquisition that would further concentrate the state's fuel-making capacity into only two players — Tesoro and...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:56 AM
With the acquisition of MetroPCS, T-Mobile is picking up 9 million new customers, more wireless spectrum and a stock exchange ticker symbol.
The company, which has been renamed T-Mobile U.S., debuted Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, trading...
| Apr 16, 2013
Satellite TV provider Dish Network says it's thinking only of customers as it offers $25.5 billion to buy Sprint Nextel, the third-biggest U.S. wireless company.
"A transformative Dish/Sprint merger will create the only company that can offer...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 10:49 AM
Beats by Dre, the Santa Monica-based maker of high-end headphones founded by rap pioneer Dr. Dre and veteran music executive Jimmy Iovine, is expected to shortly announce a deal to acquire digital music service MOG, according to executives familiar with ...