Mergers & Acquisitions

NWS: News Corp. Embraces Romance Novel Publisher Harlequin in $413M Deal

News Corp. is buying Canadian romance publisher Harlequin for $415 million. NWS stock sell slightly in Friday morning trading. More 

EXC, POM: Exelon to Buy Pepco Holdings in $6.8B Deal

Exelon says it will purchase Pepco Holdings for $27.25 a share in an all-cash deal that will create a utility provider with almost 10 million customers. More 

It’s Official: The Biggest Private Equity Deal Ever Has Gone Bust

The biggest private equity deal in history has been put out of its misery, and Energy Future Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. More 

FURX, FRX: Forest Labs to Buy Furiex for $1.5B

Forest Labs, which is being purchased by Actavis PLC for $25 billion, says it will acquire Furiex Pharmaceuticals for $1.5 billion. More 

AZN, PFE: Pfizer Confirms Interest in Buying AstraZeneca

Pfizer says it has approached AstraZeneca about a possible $100 billion merger deal, sending AZN stock surging in Monday trading. More 

FB: Facebook Buys Fitness Tracking App ‘Moves’

Facebook has purchased the fitness tracking app called "Moves" and will use the app's creators to help make its services more simplified and efficient. More 

AGN: Allergan Stock Soars on Ackman, Valeant Takeover News

Allergan and Valeant saw their stocks skyrocket following the news of a potential takeover from Bill Ackman and his firm. More