With the deal, the largest in the software maker’s history, Microsoft will gain Activision’s nearly 400 million monthly users and access to some of the world’s most popular games.
Rejected three times, Unilever suggests it will keep fighting to acquire a giant in the world of pain relievers, toothpastes and cold treatments.
The deal, valued at around $550 million, could help the media company reach its goal of 10 million subscriptions ahead of schedule.
In the latest blockbuster catalog deal, Warner has agreed to buy David Bowie’s songs for about $250 million, bringing nearly all of the star’s work under one corporate roof.
Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tina Turner and others have all sold rights to their music for eye-popping prices. Here’s why.
A prospective investor in Digital World Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company that is merging with President Donald J. Trump’s social media start-up, says he was removed from a slate of board nominees without warning and deprived of shares he was owed.
Sony Music Entertainment buys the Boss’s entire corpus, including classics like “Born to Run,” for an estimated $500 million or more.
The Biden administration has challenged the deal over concerns it would harm authors, but the publisher said that argument is a misunderstanding of how the book industry works.
Trading in the merger partner’s warrants, which allow holders to buy shares later, spiked several times before the Trump Media agreement was made public.
Anna Wintour is the embodiment of the glory days of the magazine dynasty. Now she is pitching its global, digital future.
The proposed deal would give Nvidia control over computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on.
Still a hit in print, the weekly chronicle of celebs and ordinary people who make news is set to become the property of a company specializing in informational websites.
The pending deal to sell the Trump International Hotel, often the subject of controversy during his presidency, comes after years of financial losses at the property.
The Biden administration’s rejection of the proposed publishing merger reflects a changing atmosphere in Washington toward consolidation.
The former president began discussing a deal with a ‘blank check’ company early this year. Investors weren’t told.
Facebook said on Thursday that it was rebranding as Meta, taking a step to distance itself from the controversies it faces. How has this corporate strategy worked for other companies?
The payments firm squelched talk that it was seeking the social media platform “at this time.” A deal might have been worth about $45 billion.
A merger with a so-called blank check company is poised to give the former president access to hundreds of millions of dollars.
The co-working operation is being absorbed into a special-purpose acquisition company. It must contend with new dynamics in commercial real estate.
If completed, it would be the largest consumer internet deal of the past decade.
DuPont factories pumped dangerous substances into the environment. The company and its offspring have gone to great lengths to dodge responsibility.
A high-flying German media giant is ahead on digital media but seems stuck in the past when it comes to the workplace and deal-making.
Fees from advising corporate clients on mergers and other deals raised bottom lines across Wall Street. Bankers say it’s a good sign for the recovery.
People, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly and more than 40 other magazines would become part of the same company as Serious Eats and Investopedia.
Many virtual private network services that were meant to protect your web browsing can no longer be trusted. Here are other ways.
Unlike any other streamer, Amazon brings hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue and the power of a vast network of other lines of business to the fight.
The deal could result in the sale of the struggling automaker’s Ohio factory to Foxconn. Lordstown is under federal investigation and needs more cash to mass-produce an electric pickup truck.
The seizure of the top two leaders of HNA comes as speculation swirls over whether Beijing will bail out another troubled giant, Evergrande.
The deal with ConocoPhillips comes with oil prices high, Permian production strong and Shell under pressure to move faster to cut carbon emissions.
After the merger with Canadian Pacific, the railroad will connect Canada, the United States and Mexico.
The United States has about 100,000 public chargers, far fewer than Europe and China. It needs 10 times as many, auto experts say, to complete the switch from combustion engine vehicles.
Dominique Lévy, Brett Gorvy, Amalia Dayan and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn will become LGDR, a one-stop shop for artists and collectors.
Flush with capital, the funds have gone bargain hunting in Britain, snapping up everything from supermarkets to defense companies.
From “son of” to mogul in his own right: Robert Allbritton just became the unlikeliest winner of the new media sweepstakes.
The publishing giant will take control of Politico, Politico Europe and the Politico’s tech news site, Protocol. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Over two decades, during a tumultuous time for American business, he winnowed an unwieldy corporation and fended off corporate raids.
New regulatory scrutiny and high-profile blowups have revived longstanding concerns about the public shell companies. But many backers seem undaunted.
Silicon Valley is in the spotlight, but harmful concentrations of corporate power are mostly found in older and less glamorous industries.
New outbreaks have companies weighing their options.
The digital media companies that once seemed to have a lock on the future are making plans to get bigger and pay back their investors.
Regulatory pressure forced his special purpose acquisition company to abandon a proposed investment in Universal Music Group.
A longtime real estate investor and former Goldman Sachs executive decided to take an electric truck company public. Chaos ensued.
A look at some of the ventures that have sprung up, fueled by a new sense of mission in American journalism and by the sheer quantities of money available.
Not since the government sued to break up Microsoft in the late 1990s has there been greater demand for people who know the ins and outs of corporate competition law.
The digital media company, which will merge with a publicly listed shell company in what is known as a SPAC deal, also lined up about $150 million in debt financing.
The digital publisher is said to be on the verge of announcing a SPAC merger that would take the company public.
Royal Dutch Shell, though still reliant on profits from fossil fuels, is investing more in renewable energy. Critics say the changes have to come quicker.
By joining forces, the two institutions hope to bounce back from the severe losses brought by the coronavirus.
The husband-and-wife team atop Soho China had already been keeping a lower profile than they did during an earlier, freer era of the country’s economic revival. Now they are selling their real estate business to Blackstone.
Representative David Cicilline’s bipartisan package takes aim at tech companies and would be the biggest antitrust reform in decades. But is it too little, too fragmented and way too late?