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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

A Giant Merger Is Cleared, Despite DOJ Objections

February 26, 2019 |

A federal appeals court has cleared AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner, rejecting a challenge from the Trump administration, per the AP . The ruling by the US Court of Appeals in Washington came Tuesday in the high-stakes case, approving one of the biggest media marriages ever. The appeals court agreed with…

Tribune Publishing Recently Tried to Rekindle Merger Talks With Gannett

January 17, 2019 |

Gannett was recently approached by Tribune Publishing about reviving merger talks in the weeks before Gannett became the target of a takeover bid by MNG, aka Digital First Media. US Business

In latest defense merger, L3 and Harris agree to form a $33.5-billion military technology giant

October 16, 2018 |

L3 Communications Inc. and Harris Corp. have agreed to merge in an all-stock deal, the two companies announced this week, creating a $ 33.5-billion military technology company.

The combined company would be called L3 Harris Technologies and based in Melbourne, Fla., the home of Harris. The deal…

L.A. Times – Business

Justice Department approves $69-billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna

October 10, 2018 |

CVS Health Corp.’s plan to buy Aetna Inc. for $ 69 billion was cleared by U.S. antitrust regulators Wednesday, paving the way for the nation’s largest pharmacy chain to acquire one of the largest healthcare insurers.

The deal was approved because Aetna has agreed to sell its Medicare prescription-drug…

L.A. Times – Business