Mergers and acquisitions

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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FILE - In this March 26, 2018, file photo, passengers wait for Grab car outside a shopping man in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Japan's top automaker Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $1 billion in Grab, the leading ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia, the company said Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
June 13, 2018 - 1:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $1 billion in Grab, the leading ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia, the company said Wednesday. Toyota said it reached a deal with Grab Holdings to strengthen the existing partnership to grow in mobility services in the region...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores, in New York. The fate of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, a massive media deal opposed by the government that could shape how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies, rests in the hands of a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon is expected to announce in court Tuesday, June 12, 2018 his decision in the biggest antitrust trial in years. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 12, 2018 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the resolution of the AT&T-Time Warner antitrust case (all times local): 9:55 p.m. 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...
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FILE- In this March 22, 2018, file photo, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. 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. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 12, 2018 - 8:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, potentially ushering in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon green-lit the merger without...
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Toshiba Memory President Yasuo Naruke, right, and Bain Capital Japan chief Yuji Sugimoto, left, bow at the beginning of their joint press conference Monday, June 4, 2018, in Tokyo. The buyers of the memory operations at Toshiba Corp. are promising to invest in technology development and manufacturing facilities to stay competitive. (AP Photo/Nicola Shannon)
June 04, 2018 - 3:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — The buyers of Toshiba Corp.'s memory device operations are promising to invest in technology development and manufacturing facilities to stay competitive, although they stopped short of giving a specific monetary amount or naming a new factory site. The 2 trillion yen ($18 billion)...
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June 04, 2018 - 3:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG said Monday that it plans to complete its purchase of U.S. seed and weed-killer maker Monsanto Co. this week after receiving all the required approvals from regulators. Bayer said in a statement that it plans to complete the acquisition on...
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Sony Corp. President Kenichiro Yoshida speaks as characters from Peanuts are shown at a press conference at the company's headquarters Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. is investing 1 trillion yen ($9 billion) mostly in image sensors over the next three years. Sony Corp. said last week that it is buying a stake in Peanuts Holdings, the company behind Snoopy and Charlie Brown. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 22, 2018 - 6:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to spend $2.3 billion acquiring an additional 60 percent stake in EMI Music Publishing, home to the Motown catalog and contemporary artists like Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams. Sony already owns 30...
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May 17, 2018 - 7:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — PayPal is buying financial services startup iZettle for $2.2 billion to expand its digital payment service into thousands of brick-and-mortar stores in Europe and Latin America. The deal announced Thursday marks the largest acquisition in PayPal's 20-year history and...
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May 14, 2018 - 12:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp.'s music unit is buying a stake in Peanuts Holdings, the company behind Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Sony Music Entertainment said Monday it signed a deal with DHX Media, based in Nova Scotia, Canada, to acquire 49 percent of the 80 percent stake DHX...
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FILE - This Thursday March 5, 2015 file photo shows parked Boeing 737-800 aircrafts belonging to budget carrier Norwegian at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle on Friday May 4, 2018, rejected a takeover offer from British Airways' parent company. (Johan Nilsson/TT via AP, File)
May 04, 2018 - 9:30 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has rejected a takeover offer from British Airways' parent company. Norwegian Air Shuttle says its board "unanimously rejected" the offer because it "undervalued NAS and its prospects." No financial details were disclosed. The board...
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