Mergers and acquisitions

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 17, 2018 - 8:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs says profits jumped 44 percent in the second quarter compared with a year ago, driven by the investment bank's core franchises: advising companies on mergers, acquisitions and other deals, and its trading business. The New York-based bank said Tuesday that earnings...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2014 file photo, Paul Singer, founder and CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation, speaks at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, in New York. Former owner Li Yonghong missed the deadline of Friday, July 6, 2018 to repay part of a loan worth more than 300 million euros from the U.S.-based hedge fund and Elliott has repossessed the holding company in Luxembourg that Li used to buy seven-time European champion Milan in April 2017. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, files)
July 11, 2018 - 7:20 am
MILAN (AP) — Elliott Management has promised to inject 50 million euros ($66 million) in capital after taking over Italian club AC Milan. Former owner Li Yonghong missed Friday's deadline to repay part of a loan worth more than 300 million euros from the U.S.-based hedge fund and Elliott has...
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July 03, 2018 - 1:25 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media startup Uzabase is acquiring Quartz, a New York-based online business news platform, from Atlantic Media. Uzabase's deal with the U.S. media company is valued at between $75 million and $110 million, depending on Quartz's financial performance, and expected to close...
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June 30, 2018 - 5:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Thyssenkrupp and India's Tata Steel say they've signed a deal to merge European steel operations into a new firm. Under the agreement signed Saturday, each company will hold a 50 percent stake in the Netherlands-based joint venture called Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel B.V. The...
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June 19, 2018 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle-hardened Army commander nominated to take over U.S. military operations in Afghanistan warned senators Tuesday that if America leaves the fight too rapidly, there is a risk Islamic State militants could merge with al-Qaida and plan attacks against the U.S. or its allies...
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June 15, 2018 - 2:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T and Time Warner say they have a clear path to complete their newly approved merger. Their lawyer says the Justice Department has signaled it won't ask for a postponement while it ponders an appeal of a judge's ruling. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018, file photo, the logos for Time Warner and AT&T appear above alternate trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A federal judge has approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner, potentially ushering in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies. AT&T and Time Warner say they now have a clear path to complete their newly approved merger. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 14, 2018 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T has completed its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner, one of the biggest media deals ever. A federal judge approved the combination just two days earlier over objections by the Trump Justice Department that it would hurt consumers. The merger could shape the way...
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June 14, 2018 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T and Time Warner say they have a clear path to complete their newly approved merger. Their lawyer says the Justice Department has signaled it won't ask for a postponement while it ponders an appeal of a judge's ruling. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled...
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FILE - This March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Disney has made a $52.4 billion all-stock offer for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox, including the studios behind the “Avatar” movies, "The Simpsons" and "Modern Family," along with National Geographic. Marvel would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, reuniting X-Men with the Avengers. But Comcast has said it is preparing an all-cash offer that is superior to Disney’s. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 13, 2018 - 10:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast will likely bid for Fox's entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would control even more channels on its...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, clouds are reflected in the glass facade of the Time Warner building in New York. The judge presiding over the government's legal effort to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner will likely deliver his verdict on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 13, 2018 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brace yourself for a likely new era of media megamergers. AT&T's victory over the government's attempt to block its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner underscores just how much the way people watch — and pay for — TV has changed. It also highlights how corporate America wants...
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