Latest On Merger

  • Fox To Time Warner: We Are Done

    One day after withdrawing their offer to buy Time Warner, Rupert Murdoch and top deputy Chase Carey made clear they have moved on from the deal. In making those comments, which came as Fox reported fiscal fourth quarter 2014 earnings, the company puts the pressure squarely on Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes to perform.

    Peter Lauria 4 months ago 10 responses

  • AT&T Hopes History Doesn’t Repeat Itself

    Sixteen years ago, in 1998, AT&T’s then-Chief Executive C. Michael Armstrong spent close to $100 billion buying up cable companies to pursue an ambitious plan to bundle video, internet, and phone service. It did not go well. And now, with its DirecTV deal, AT&T is basically trying to do it again.

    Peter Lauria 7 months ago 3 responses

  • Center Stage

    The proposed $45 billion mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable put the spotlight squarely on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. The FCC and Department of Justice will conduct the merger review, looking at such factors as market concentration, pricing power, and broadband access, among other issues, to determine approval or rejection.

    businesspluginfeed 10 months ago respond

  • All Smiles

    Two of the advertising industry’s biggest companies, Omnicom and Publicis, announced a $35 billion deal over the weekend. The combination creates a behemoth with a combined $23 billion in revenue and vaults it above WPP as the world’s largest ad agency.

    businesspluginfeed a year ago respond

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    Deal Code Name Challenge

    Bankers and lawyers negotiating deals often use code names to prevent press leaks. As the deal economy has grown, they have become an integral part of Wall Street M&A culture. Test your knowledge with our code name quiz.

    Peter Lauria a year ago 4 responses