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Exclusive: Chat-service firm Slack taps Goldman Sachs to lead IPO - sources

Dec 07 2018

Slack Technologies Inc, a provider of chat and direct messaging services for businesses, has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc to lead its initial public offering (IPO) next year as an underwriter, people familiar with the matter said.

Former NBA player Bridgeman in the lead to buy Sports Illustrated magazine: sources

Dec 07 2018

Ulysses Lee "Junior" Bridgeman, a former U.S. basketball player who became a fast-food mogul, is in the lead to acquire Sports Illustrated magazine from U.S. media company Meredith Corp for about $150 million, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

TIBCO to buy data management firm Orchestra Networks: sources

Dec 04 2018

TIBCO Software Inc, a large privately-held business software provider, is acquiring French data management company Orchestra Networks in a move that will bolster its ability to help clients organize customer data, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Exclusive: Nexstar clinches $4.1 billion deal to acquire Tribune Media - sources

Dec 02 2018

Nexstar Media Group Inc has reached an agreement to acquire Tribune Media Co for about $4.1 billion, a deal which would make it the largest local U.S. TV station operator, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

EXCLUSIVE-Nexstar clinches $4.1 bln deal to acquire Tribune Media -sources

Dec 02 2018

Dec 2 Nexstar Media Group Inc has reached an agreement to acquire to Tribune Media Co for about $4.1 billion, a deal which would make it the largest regional U.S. TV station operator, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Exclusive: Logitech in talks to acquire headphone maker Plantronics - sources

Nov 23 2018

Logitech International SA, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, is in discussions to acquire Plantronics Inc, a U.S. maker of Bluetooth earpieces and gaming headsets, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Dell sweetens tracking stock offer, Icahn drops opposition

Nov 15 2018

Dell Technologies on Thursday raised its offer to buy back shares tied to its interest in software maker VMware to $23.9 billion from $21.7 billion, prompting billionaire investor Carl Icahn to abandon his campaign to scupper the deal.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Dell sweetens VMware tracking stock offer with higher price, board seat

Nov 15 2018

Nov 15 Dell Technologies on Thursday raised its offer to buy back shares tied to its interest in software maker VMware to $120 per share, sweetening the deal for shareholders with an additional $5 billion in cash.

Veritas Capital, Elliott clinch $5.5 billion acquisition of Athenahealth - sources

Nov 11 2018

Private equity firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliott Management have agreed to acquire U.S. healthcare software maker Athenahealth Inc for $5.5 billion (4.26 billion pounds) in cash, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

World News

Canada warns U.S. not to politicize extradition cases

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday warned the United States not to politicize extradition cases, a day after President Donald Trump said he could intervene in the affair of a Chinese executive detained in Canada at Washington's request.