Mergers and acquisitions

FILE - In this April 12, 2019 file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during an event with President Donald Trump on the deployment of 5G technology in the United States, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. Pai says he plans to recommend the agency approve the $26.5 billion merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, saying it’ll speed up 5G deployment in the U.S. Pai also said Monday, May 20 that the combination will help bring faster mobile broadband to rural Americans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 20, 2019 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key federal regulator says he plans to approve wireless carrier T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he agreed to back the deal because the two companies had...
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May 10, 2019 - 8:55 am
MILTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware-based craft beer company Dogfish Head Brewery is being acquired by the Boston-based brewer of Sam Adams beer in a $300 million cash and stock deal. The Boston Beer Company announced Thursday that it had entered into definitive agreements to acquire all of the equity...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, the Winston razor and Harry's face lotion are on display at the headquarters of Harry's Inc., in New York. Harry's, the upstart shaving company, is being acquired by the owner of Schick razors for $1.37 billion, which was announced Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 09, 2019 - 2:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If you can't beat them, join them. The owner of Schick razors is acquiring upstart shaving company Harry's for $1.37 billion, continuing a trend of consolidation in the shaving industry, where established brands have struggled with the rise of digital-savvy newcomers. About 79% of...
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May 07, 2019 - 8:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — AB Inbev, the world's biggest brewer and the owner of brands like Bud and Stella Artois, is considering listing some of the shares of its Asian business on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The company, which is based in the Belgian town of Leuven, said Tuesday that the move would lower...
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Shareholders in overflow rooms watch on a big screen as Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, left, and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger preside over the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, May 4, 2019. An estimated 40,000 people are thought to be in town for the event, where Buffett and Munger spend hours answering questions. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
May 04, 2019 - 2:45 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tens of thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders return to Omaha every year to learn from Warren Buffett and celebrate the company he built through acquisitions and investments. But with the 88-year-old Buffett and 95-year-old Charlie Munger leading the company, it's hard for...
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FILE - In this undated, file photo provided by Occidental Petroleum Corp., Occidental President and CEO Vicki Hollub poses for a photo. Hollub was taken by surprise when she heard that oil and gas company Anadarko had accepted a buyout offer from rival Chevron. (Occidental Petroleum Corp. via AP, File)
April 30, 2019 - 11:15 am
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is financing a bid by Occidental Petroleum for Anadarko, potentially upending Chevron's $33 billion offer for the energy company. Anadarko Petroleum accepted a buyout bid from Chevron earlier this month, but said Monday that it is now...
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CEO Werner Baumann, right, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Werner Wenning, left, shake hands during the annual general meeting of the Bayer stock company in Bonn, Germany, Friday, April 26, 2019. Following the record acquisition of U.S. biotech and seed company Monsanto, Bayer's agricultural business has become a risk for the German chemical company. Bayer is facing enormous cost if the U.S. court will find Monsanto's glyphosate to be causing cancer. Since the take-over of Monsanto in June 2018, Bayer lost around half of its value in market capitalization. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 26, 2019 - 7:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — Bayer's top managers are facing shareholders amid discontent over the fallout from the German company's acquisition of Monsanto, the maker of Roundup weed killer. Chairman Werner Wenning told the annual general meeting in Bonn on Friday that company leaders "very much regret" falls in...
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A small boat with two German police officers speeds over the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 25, 2019 - 4:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are halting talks on a possible merger that would have created Germany's biggest financial institution. Deutsche Bank said Thursday that "after careful analysis" its management board has concluded that a combination with its rival "would not have created...
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April 16, 2019 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Martha Stewart brand is getting a new home. Sequential Brands Group, which bought the Martha Stewart brand nearly four years ago for about $353 million, said Tuesday that it is selling it to Marquee Brands for about $175 million. As part of the deal, Marquee will also acquire...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, Sprint Corporation Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure, left, speaks with T-Mobile US CEO and President John Legere during the House Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sprint and T-Mobile shares are falling after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of their $26.5 billion merger. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 16, 2019 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint and T-Mobile shares fell after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of the companies' $26.5 billion merger . The Journal said that Justice Department antitrust personnel, who are reviewing the takeover, questioned the companies'...
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