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2017-06-16 Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7bn Seattle
C. 2016-09-07 US media firm Liberty Media to buy Formula 1 USA
3. 2016-09-05 Bayer offers $65bn to win control of Monsanto Germany
E. 2015-11-23 Pfizer, Allergan’s $160 billion deal New York
F. 2015-08-10 Google unveils surprise restructuring under Alphabet San Francisco Bay Area
G. 2015-05-26 Charter Communications to merge with Time Warner Cable New York
7. 2015-03-25 Kraft shares soar on Heinz merger USA
I. 2014-08-05 Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner Manhattan

Microsoft buys phone firm Skype  Microsoft has confirmed that it has agreed to buy internet phone service for $8.5bn, making it Microsoft's largest acquisition General Motors cancels Opel sale
Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7bn  Seattle: Online retail giant Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a $13.7bn (£10.7bn) deal that marks its biggest push into traditional retailing yet US media firm Liberty Media to buy Formula 1 Bayer offers $65bn to win control of Monsanto   Germany: Germany's Bayer has raised its offer for Monsanto to $65bn (£49bn), or $127.50 a share, in a bid to create a global seeds and pesticides gia... Pfizer, Allergan’s $160 billion deal  New York: Pharmaceutical giants' merger would create the world’s largest drugmaker with high-profile products such as Botox, Lipitor and Viagra Google unveils surprise restructuring under Alphabet  San Francisco Bay Area: Under the rebranding, Google will retain its best-known businesses, such as search, apps, YouTube and Android Charter Communications to merge with Time Warner Cable  New York: Charter Communications, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The deal values TWC at $78.7 billion Kraft shares soar on Heinz merger  US food giant Heinz is to merge with Kraft Foods Group, creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in... Microsoft pays $2.5bn for Minecraft maker Mojang. Sweden Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner. Manhattan Time Warner rejects Fox takeover bid. New York Apple agrees to $3bn Beats deal. San Francisco Bay Area AT&T agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion. Dallas Microsoft and Nokia complete mobile phone unit deal Facebook buys virtual reality firm. San Francisco Bay Area World's largest banana firm created. Ireland Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19bn. San Francisco Bay Area Comcast buys Time Warner Cable  Philadelphia: Comcast has confirmed a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $45bn, creating a company that could control 3/4 of the US cable industry Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo. San Francisco Bay Area Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2bn. San Francisco Bay Area Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam drinks group in $16bn deal. Illinois VW eyes $7bn N America investment. Germany American Airlines and US Airways merger finalised Vodafone sells stake to Verizon   London: Vodafone has sold its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to telecoms group Verizon Communications in one of the biggest deals in corporate histor... Warren Buffett in $28bn Heinz deal   Pittsburgh: Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company and private equity firm 3G have agreed to take over the food company, famous for its ketchup Dell to be bought back by founder  Texas: Michael Dell has said that he will buy back the world's number three PC manufacturer that he founded and that carries his name for $24 Disney buys firm behind Star Wars

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  Southern California: Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn

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  Detroit: GM has cancelled plans to sell a majority stake in its European car business Opel, including its UK brand Vauxhall

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   United Kingdom: British bank Barclays said it had reached a deal to purchase key units of U.S. investment bank, as global markets continued to worry
Sep.14 Barclays quits Lehman sale talks  New York: Barclays has pulled out of talks to buy most of troubled investment bank because it was unable to obtain guarantees May.3 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo  Microsoft has dropped its 3-month-old bid to buy internet firm because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price Mar.16 JPMorgan to acquire Bear Stearns  New York: JPMorgan Chase has said it is to buy Wall Street's 5th-largest investment bank for $2 a share Feb.1 Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo
  Microsoft has offered to buy the search engine company for $44.6bn in cash and shares. The offer is 62% above Yahoo's closing share price

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Jul.31 Murdoch wins Dow Jones battle
  New York: Media tycoon has won his battle to take over the American media giant, publisher of the Wall Street Journal Jul.3 Blackstone buys Hilton for $26bn  Southern California: U.S. private equity group is buying the global hotels chain for $26bn in an all-cash deal, paying $47.50 for each Hilton Hotels Corporation ...

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Oct.9 Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn
  San Francisco Bay Area: Google is buying video-sharing website for $1.65bn in shares. The companies will continue to operate independently Jan.24   Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal  San Francisco Bay Area: Disney has agreed a $7.4bn deal to buy the animation firm behind films including Toy Story and The Incredibles

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Dec.15 Sprint to Buy Nextel in $36 Billion Deal

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Sep.3 HP buying Compaq for $25 billion
. San Francisco Bay Area Jan.10 American Airlines buys TWA

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Dec.14 AOL, Time Warner merger approved
. Washington Jan.24 AOL planned to purchase Time Warner
  America Online plan is the biggest merger ever was greeted as a historic day for corporate America

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