Tag Archives: Mergers and Acquisitions

Shire Rings In The New Year With Deal To Buy NPS Pharmaceuticals For $5 Billion

Shire Brushes Its Shoulder Off and cuts deal for NPS.       In October, Shire’s (Nasdaq – SHPG) ill-fated $52 billion deal with AbbVie died due to hysteria over tax inversions. “The deal is the largest casualty yet of … Continue reading

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Dick’s Sporting Goods May Be A Private Equity Target

There has been some commentary that Dick’s Sporting Goods may be a good candidate for PE firms and is contemplating an LBO. According to the article, at a premium, Dick’s could be valued at just under $8 billion. Looking at … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal: Activist Funds Gearing Up For A Big 2015

Activist investors to continue providing employment support to analysts. WSJ reports that activist investors have raised billions of dollars for campaigns that may take shape in 2015.  For those of us who review companies and deals for investors, we say … Continue reading

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Zynga Ride Continues With Acquisition Of Mobile Gaming Company And More Layoffs

Zynga sees surge after news of acquisition and layoffs and earnings release. NaturalMotion acquired by Zynga Yesterday, Zynga announced that it had acquired NaturalMotion, a creator of mobile games and animation software. Zynga will pay $391 million in cash and … Continue reading

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After Dell Pushes Back Record Date for Buyout, Hedge Funds Respond By Buying Dell Shares

Shorter term investors looking for a quick exit now eligible to vote on the Michael Dell/Silver Lake buyout. The much-discussed Dell buyout previous had a record date of June 3, meaning you had to be a stockholder on that day … Continue reading

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