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Elon Musk knew SolarCity was going broke before merger with Tesla, lawsuit alleges

September 24, 2019 |

A new court filing suggests Elon Musk and board members knew SolarCity was in deep financial trouble when they pushed for a merger.

L.A. Times – Business

CBS-Viacom merger reunites the storied network with Comedy Central, MTV and Paramount Pictures

August 14, 2019 |

The third time’s a charm for Viacom and CBS as the companies’ boards approve a $ 12-billion deal to combine the two businesses, to be named ViacomCBS.

L.A. Times – Business

This Media Merger Will Create Massive US Newspaper Owner

August 6, 2019 |

Two of the country’s largest newspaper companies have agreed to combine in the latest media deal driven by the industry’s struggles with a decline in printed editions. GateHouse Media, a chain backed by an investment firm, is buying USA Today owner Gannett Co. for $ 12.06 a share in cash…

Viacom, CBS move closer to merger with tentative agreement on management structure

August 3, 2019 |

Although CBS will likely absorb the smaller Viacom, the Viacom leader will become CEO for the combined company

L.A. Times – Business

Fiat withdraws merger bid after Renault delays decision on combination

June 5, 2019 |

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles withdrew its plan to merge with Renault, after the French carmaker’s board failed for a second day to reach a conclusion on the proposal, according to people familiar with the matter.

Renault’s board met late into Wednesday in Paris. France, which owns a 15% stake in the…

L.A. Times – Business

Gannett’s stock climbs on report of merger talks with Gatehouse Media

May 31, 2019 |

Shares of Gannett Co., the publisher that owns USA Today, climbed as much as 9% Thursday on a report that it has held talks with Gatehouse Media about a possible merger that would unite the two largest newspaper chains in the U.S.

Gannett also has discussed deals with Tribune Publishing Co. and…

L.A. Times – Business

Fiat and Renault: a merger driven by industry pressures — and subject to politics

May 28, 2019 |

Emmanuel Macron has traded plenty of verbal blows with Matteo Salvini on subjects ranging from immigration to public spending to the future of the European Union.

The Europhile French president and the nationalist Italian deputy prime minister have finally found common ground, however: the car…

L.A. Times – Business

Fiat proposes merger with Renault in latest auto industry jolt

May 27, 2019 |

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV proposed a merger with Renault SA to create the world’s third-biggest carmaker as manufacturers scramble for scale to tackle an expensive shift to electrification and autonomous driving.

The transaction would be structured as a 50-50 ownership through a Dutch holding…

L.A. Times – Business

Fiat Chrysler puts merger offer to Renault board

May 27, 2019 |

Fiat Chrysler puts merger offer to Renault boardThe plan, finalised in overnight talks with Renault, was being discussed at a meeting of the French group’s board early on Monday, and sent shares in both companies sharply higher. The deal would create a carmaker selling 8.7 million vehicles annually with a strong presence across key regions, automotive markets and technologies, FCA said. The “broad and complementary brand portfolio would provide full market coverage, from luxury to mainstream,” FCA added.

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T-Mobile and Sprint are considering concessions to save their merger, sources say

May 14, 2019 |

T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp., fighting to win regulatory clearance for their $ 26.5-billion merger, are considering possible concessions to salvage the deal, according to people familiar with the situation.

Among the top options being discussed is the separation and potential sale of their…

L.A. Times – Business