Mergers and acquisitions

The daily business briefing: May 18, 2021
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Business briefing

The daily business briefing: May 18, 2021

Fiat Chrysler drops bid for Renault
Fiat calls of Renault merger offer
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Fiat Chrysler drops bid for Renault

AT&T now owns Time Warner
AT&T Time Warner merger.
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AT&T now owns Time Warner

T-Mobile agrees to buy Sprint in $26 billion deal
A T-Mobile store in San Francisco.
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T-Mobile agrees to buy Sprint in $26 billion deal

Comcast makes $31 billion offer for Britain's Sky, outbidding Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox
Comcast bids on Sky
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Comcast makes $31 billion offer for Britain's Sky, outbidding Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox

Britain's competition regulator rules that Murdoch's purchase of Sky is 'not in the public interest'
British regulator blocks Murdoch takeover of Sky
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Britain's competition regulator rules that Murdoch's purchase of Sky is 'not in the public interest'

Disney agrees to buy 20th Century Fox, other 21st Century Fox film and TV assets for $52.4 billion
Disney agrees to buy 20th Century Fox
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Disney agrees to buy 20th Century Fox, other 21st Century Fox film and TV assets for $52.4 billion

Meredith Corp. agrees to buy Time Inc. for $3 billion, with Koch financing
Time Inc. sells to Meredith Corp.
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Meredith Corp. agrees to buy Time Inc. for $3 billion, with Koch financing

Rupert Murdoch reportedly tried to buy CNN — twice
Rupert Murdoch.
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Rupert Murdoch reportedly tried to buy CNN — twice

Conservative media companies join opposition to Sinclair's purchase of Tribune TV stations
Conservative media firms join fight against Sinclair-Tribune merger
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Conservative media companies join opposition to Sinclair's purchase of Tribune TV stations

Michael Kors to buy upscale shoe brand Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion
Jimmy Choos on the red carpet
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Michael Kors to buy upscale shoe brand Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion

Judge blocks Anthem-Cigna insurance merger on antitrust grounds
Anthem buys Cigna.
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Judge blocks Anthem-Cigna insurance merger on antitrust grounds

AT&T reaches $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner
AT&T and Time Warner logos
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AT&T reaches $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner

British American Tobacco makes $47 billion offer for U.S. rival Reynolds
Cigarette brands of Reynolds American
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British American Tobacco makes $47 billion offer for U.S. rival Reynolds

Bass Pro Shops to buy rival Cabela's in $4.5 billion deal
Bass Pro Shops is buying Cabelas
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Bass Pro Shops to buy rival Cabela's in $4.5 billion deal

Apple is reportedly in talks to buy Jay Z's Tidal music service
Apple is reportedly in talks to buy Jay Z's Tidal
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Apple is reportedly in talks to buy Jay Z's Tidal music service

Bayer makes $62 billion cash offer for Monsanto
Bayer offers $62 billion for Monsanto
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Bayer makes $62 billion cash offer for Monsanto

FCC chairman recommends approving Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, with conditions
Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York City.
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FCC chairman recommends approving Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, with conditions

Britain's Daily Mail is reportedly making a bid for Yahoo
Yahoo sign at company headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif
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Britain's Daily Mail is reportedly making a bid for Yahoo

Alaska Airlines agrees to buy Virgin America, creating 5th-biggest U.S. airline
Alaska Airlines agrees to buy Virgin America
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Alaska Airlines agrees to buy Virgin America, creating 5th-biggest U.S. airline

Marriott expected to buy rival Starwood Hotels after China's Anbang drops $14 billion bid
Starwood Hotels will be bought by Marriot, after Chinese insurer drops out
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Marriott expected to buy rival Starwood Hotels after China's Anbang drops $14 billion bid

Taiwan's Foxconn buying Japanese electronics pioneer Sharp for $3.5 billion
Foxconn is buying Sharp for $3.5 billion
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Taiwan's Foxconn buying Japanese electronics pioneer Sharp for $3.5 billion

Dow Chemical, DuPont announce $130 billion merger plan
Dow Chemical and DuPont are attempting to merge
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Dow Chemical, DuPont announce $130 billion merger plan

Dow Chemical and DuPont are reportedly in advanced merger talks
Dow Chemical and DuPont are in advanced merger talks
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Dow Chemical and DuPont are reportedly in advanced merger talks

Europe's Altice is buying Cablevision for $17.7 billion
Altice is buying Cablevision
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Europe's Altice is buying Cablevision for $17.7 billion

Teva agrees to buy Allergan unit for $40.5 billion, creating generics giant
Teva agrees to buy Allergen Generics for $40.5 billion
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Teva agrees to buy Allergan unit for $40.5 billion, creating generics giant

Dish Network, T-Mobile reportedly in merger talks
T-Mobile is reportedly in merger talks with Dish Network
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Dish Network, T-Mobile reportedly in merger talks

Charter Communications confirms $55.3 billion merger bid with Time Warner Cable
A Time Warner Cable vehicle
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Charter Communications confirms $55.3 billion merger bid with Time Warner Cable

Verizon agrees to buy AOL for $4.4 billion
Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion
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Verizon agrees to buy AOL for $4.4 billion

Nokia agrees to buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion
Nokia is buying Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion
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Nokia agrees to buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

Shell is buying BG for $70 billion, creating world's largest liquified natural gas company
Royal Dutch Shell is buying BG for $70 billion
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Shell is buying BG for $70 billion, creating world's largest liquified natural gas company