Deals

Jul12, 2018

Disney invests in eSports

Are eSports real sports? ESPN signed a deal this week with video-game company Activision Blizzard. The deal gives ESPN the TV rights to popular action game Overwatch. The deal will put Overwatch on many channels, including ABC, ESPN, and ESPN…
Jul12, 2018

Broadcom purchases CA Technologies

Broadcom not blowing away investors Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom announced its acquisition of software firm CA Technologies for $19 billion. The deal will expand the horizons of a company that focuses solely on semiconductors – now, Broadcom will have access to…
Jul12, 2018

Justice Department will appeal AT&T -Warner

AT&T-Warner not over yet The Justice Department reported on Thursday that it will appeal AT&T’s acquisition of Warner, which Judge Richard Leon approved last month. Judge Leon ruled that the merger did not break any antitrust laws, and if it…
Jul11, 2018

Fox raises bid for Sky

Sky’s the limit for Fox 21st Century Fox announced on Wednesday that it has upped its bid for UK broadcaster Sky to $32.5 billion (£24.5 billion). Fox has been deadlocked in a bidding war with Comcast over Sky since April, and…
Jul11, 2018

Lyft acquires Motivate

Lyft expands portfolio with bikes Lyft announced on Monday that it will acquire bike-sharing giant Motivate for an undisclosed amount. Motivate is the parent company of popular bike-sharing networks like Citi Bike in New York and the Bay Area, and…
Jul10, 2018

Boeing and Embraer form partnership

Boeing and Embraer diversify, gain an edge on competitors Boeing and Brazil-based jet manufacturer Embraer announced on Thursday that they are partnering in a deal worth $4.75 billion. This quid pro quo deal will help Boeing and Embraer compete in…
Jul03, 2018

Amazon buys PillPack for $1 billion

Amazon adds to its portfolio PillPack, a Boston-based pharmacy startup, has just made a $1 billion deal with Amazon, from which the two co-founders will make $100 million each. The five-year-old company uses software to speed up the refill and…
Jun27, 2018

Kraft Heinz interested in acquiring Campbell Soup

Can food manufacturers survive? Campbell Soup has been struggling recently as soup sales have dropped, but that could all change if Kraft Heinz acquires the company. After Kraft Heinz announced that their interest in Campbell Soup, Campbell’s (CPB) stock price…
Jun27, 2018

AT&T acquires AppNexus

AT&T acquires another company On Monday, AT&T announced that it will purchase programmatic advertising firm AppNexus for somewhere between $1.6 and $2 billion. AppNexus competes with companies like Google and Facebook, who also use their cloud computing software to best…
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