Stories tagged: acquisition
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Coffee giant JAB to buy Panera Bread chain for $7.5 billion
JAB Holding Co. agreed to buy Panera Bread Co. for about $7.5 billion, adding a fast-growing U.S. bakery chain to a food empire that spans coffee, bagels and doughnuts.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Amazon buys Souq.com with Middle East e-commerce set for takeoff
Amazon.com has agreed to buy Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com, betting that e-commerce in the Middle East is poised to take off.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
$143 billion deal could bring together the makers of Velveeta and Vaseline
Kraft Heinz, the maker of Velveeta, Kool-Aid and Grey Poupon, on Friday said it had made an offer to buy Unilever for $143 billion in what could be the largest …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Coca-Cola buys AB InBev Africa unit for $3.2 billion
Coca-Cola Co. will pay $3.15 billion to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev out of an African bottling joint venture after the Budweiser brewer’s takeover of the U.S. beverage company’s partner in the …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
Fitbit buys software assets from smartwatch startup Pebble
Fitbit Inc., the fitness band maker, has acquired software assets from struggling smartwatch startup Pebble Technology Corp., a move that will help it better compete with Apple.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Alaska Airlines gets U.S. approval to buy Virgin America
Alaska Air Group Inc. won U.S. antitrust approval for its acquisition of Virgin America Inc., a takeover that extends years of consolidation in the industry and expands Alaska Air’s access …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
After its acquisition of DirecTV, AT&T looks at Time Warner merger
After its acquisition of satellite television service DirecTV, telephone giant AT&T Inc. might be setting its sights on an even bigger prize, Time Warner Inc.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Westlake Chemical buying Axiall for $2.33 billion
Westlake Chemical Corp. has agreed to buy Axiall Corp. for about $2.33 billion, ending a monthslong takeover battle and creating a top producer of chemicals including chlorine and plastics.
Sat., April 2, 2011, midnight
Providence’s purchase of heart centers derailed
Providence Health Care’s plan to buy two large cardiology practices in Spokane may have been abandoned in the wake of a ruling by federal antitrust regulators. The Federal Trade Commission …
Thu., March 2, 1995, midnight
New Media Cuts Deal To Buy Journal Cowles Publishing Subsidiary Acquires Business Tabloid
FOR THE RECORD CORRECTION: Norn Thorpe was assistant business editor at The Spokesman-Review when he resigned to edit the Journal of Business in 1986. A Thursday story reported his former …