mergers

Budweiser and Miller Parent Companies Agree to Merge in $104 Billion Deal

Looks like Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer company, and SABMiller, its top competitor, will indeed join forces to create one giant beer company.

Spredfast, Mass Relevance Unite Social Marketing Systems

Social media marketing firms Spredfast and Mass Relevance announced a merger today. Spredfast, whose CEO Rod Favaron will lead the joint company, helps brands manage their social content and plan engagement with their fans and followers.

Xaxis Merger Chases Programmatic Vision

The new Xaxis—now merged with 24/7 Media—officially unfurled its new corporate structure today. The union of the two entities, which are companion companies under WPP Group, created a supersized programmatic advertising platform, according to the announcement today.

Publicis-Omnicom Merger May Raise Antitrust Concerns [Updated]

The merger of Publicis and Omnicom to form the world's largest ad conglomerate is bound to raise more than a few eyebrows in Washington where regulators could add conditions to or even block the proposed $35 billion deal.

Amazon Reportedly Buys Siri Competitor for $26M

Amazon has purchased Evi, a British startup that builds voice recognition software similar to Siri, for $26 million, TechCrunch reported, crediting unnamed sources as representatives from Amazon, Evi, and ven

AdMedia: So, Here’s the Deal for 2013

Not robust, but healthy with more reasonable prices. That’s how leaders of marketing firms and media outlets view the 2013 marketplace for mergers and acquisitions, in a new poll from AdMedia Partners.

Turnaround Projects AOL, Yahoo Now Takeover Targets?

For struggling tech giants AOL and Yahoo, the word of choice for executives describing their company’s strategy has been “turnaround.” But with both stocks trading at considerable discounts, some think a new word might be filtering into their vocabulary: “takeover.”

Wall Street Not Blessing Google-Motorola Marriage?

Why isn’t Wall Street warming to the Google-Motorola marriage?

Google’s Motorola Buy Protects Android in Growing Patent War

Amid an intensifying patent war in the mobile technology space, Google announced Monday morning that it plans to acquire handset manufacturer Motorola Mobility for about $12.5 billion

Did Comcast Fool the FCC?

Do the conditions that the Federal Communications Commission imposed on the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal have any real teeth?