Following reports that Sprint and T-Mobile want to join forces, an assistant attorney general tells the NYT that he sees no consumer benefit in reducing the number of US carriers.
The mergers and acquisitions market is picking up, but it's by no means a given that open-source companies will fare well, unless they deliver strategic value to would-be buyers.
In a review of the 100 biggest takeovers since 2005, Bloomberg ranked the Sprint-Nextel deal as the third worst for shareholder value
In the corporate world, there's probably nothing more exciting--or risky--as mergers and acquisitions. Why do companies merge? Why do they fail?
Consolidation comes to green tech: Oil refiner Valero snaps up the ethanol refineries of bankrupt VeraSun while solar developer Recurrent Energy buys another company's project pipeline.
Roy Bostock wraps up $3.1 billion merger deal for Northwest Airlines, while simultaneously handling Yahoo's own megabillion buyout offer from Microsoft.
In the first quarter of 2008, a study says there were 56 venture-backed deals, 41 deals of which were related to information technology.
Don Reisinger can't stand video game mergers and acquisitions and is sick and tired of derivative gameplay. Are his concerns well-founded?
What do open source's acquisitions tell us about the value open source brings to a company?
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