Money Matters - Simplified

Mergers & Acquisitions

Is the AT&T/T-Mobile deal in danger?

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Julius Genachowski took steps Tuesday to thwart AT&T's proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA.

Sony to buy Ericsson's share in Sony Ericsson

Sony Corp. is buying out Telefon AB LM Ericsson's 50 percent stake in their joint venture Sony Ericsson for €1.05 billion, or about $1.46 billion, in a bid to integrate smartphones into its consumer electronics portfolio.

Google, PE firms to acquire Yahoo?

In a move that may combine the two internet search engines, Google Inc. is in talks with two private equity firms about providing them finances to buy Yahoo Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

Broadcom acquires networking chip maker NetLogic

Wireless chipmaker Broadcom Corp. announced Monday that it is buying smart chip maker NetLogic Microsystems in a bid that would enhance its range of chipmaking technology for more advanced networks.

Sprint goes to court against AT&T, T-Mobile merger

The proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger faces another hurdle, this time from Sprint Nextel Corp.

Justice Department sues to thwart AT&T, T-Mobile deal

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the federal court Wednesday to thwart AT&T's proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA.

Skype in talks to acquire start-up GroupMe

In a move to carve a niche for itself in the burgeoning group messaging serviec market, Skype has agreed to takeover start up GroupMe.

Duke LifePoint to takeover PMH

Duke LifePoint Healthcare, is a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Hospitals, is acquiring Person Memorial Hospital (PMH).

While the terms and conditions have yet not been disclosed, the transaction will be subject to revie

News Corp sells off ‘MySpace’

In a deal influenced by its loss in Q2 of 2011, the world's third-largest media corporation, Murdoch's News Corp has sold its social networking site MySpace to Specific Media, an online advertising company.

Coca-Cola FEMSA, Grupo Tampico to merge in $790mn deal

Grupo Tampico, a Mexican bottler, is all set to merge with the world’s leading coke bottler, Coca-Cola FEMSA, in a $790 million (9.3 billion pesos) share-cum-cash agreement, Coca-Cola FEMSA announced Tuesday.