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Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner  Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has withdrawn its bid to purchase US entertainment giant Time Warner for an estimated $80bn (£47bn) Time Warner rejects Fox takeover bid  US media giant Time Warner has rejected an initial takeover approach from rival 21st Century Fox estimated at $80bn Apple agrees to $3bn Beats deal  Apple has confirmed it will buy headphone maker and music-streaming service provider Beats Electronics AT&T agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion  AT&T Inc. agreed to buy satellite TV provider for $95 per share to give telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers Microsoft and Nokia complete mobile phone unit deal   Microsoft has completed its purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.44bn euros ($7.5bn; £4.5bn) Facebook buys virtual reality firm  Facebook has announced it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company which specialises in virtual reality products, for around $2bn World's largest banana firm created  Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge to create the world's largest banana company, worth about $1bn Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19bn Peugeot signs rescue deal with China's Dongfeng Motor Comcast buys Time Warner Cable  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 Porsche faces 1.8bn euros lawsuit Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2bn Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam drinks group in $16bn deal VW eyes $7bn N America investment Google buys military robot-maker American Airlines and US Airways merger finalised American Airlines and US Airways settle merger suit Blackberry abandons sell-off plan Blackberry agrees possible sale Microsoft to buy Nokia phones unit Vodafone sells stake to Verizon   Vodafone has sold its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to telecoms group Verizon Communications in one of the biggest deals in corporate history Vodafone's Verizon talks 'advanced' US moves to block airlines merger Blackberry to explore sale option Merger makes world's biggest ad firm Piano maker Steinway sold for $438m China to buy US pork firm for $4.7bn Tumblr 'will boost Yahoo revenue' Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn' Warren Buffett in $28bn Heinz deal  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  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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08-05 Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner Manhattan
C. 07-16 Time Warner rejects Fox takeover bid New York
3. 05-28 Apple agrees to $3bn Beats deal San Francisco Bay Area
E. 05-18 AT&T agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion Dallas
5. 04-25 Microsoft and Nokia complete mobile phone unit deal Microsoft
6. 03-25 Facebook buys virtual reality firm San Francisco Bay Area
H. 03-10 World's largest banana firm created Ireland
8. 02-19 Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19bn San Francisco Bay Area

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Microsoft pays $2.5bn for Minecraft maker Mojang  Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, for $2.5bn. The title has sold over 54 million copies Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner Time Warner rejects Fox takeover bid Apple agrees to $3bn Beats deal AT&T agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion Microsoft and Nokia complete mobile phone unit deal Facebook buys virtual reality firm World's largest banana firm created Comcast buys Time Warner Cable
Sep.15   Sweden
Aug.5   Manhattan
Jul.16   New York
May.28   San Francisco Bay Area
May.18   Dallas
Apr.25   Microsoft
Mar.25   San Francisco Bay Area
Mar.10   Ireland
Feb.13   Philadelphia



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Merger and Acquisition, 21st Century, Time by Topic
Time Merger and Acquisition High Tech Business
2014
09/15 Microsoft pays $2.5bn for Minecraft maker Mojang
08/05 Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner
07/16 Time Warner rejects Fox takeover bid
05/28 Apple agrees to $3bn Beats deal
05/18 AT&T agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion
04/25 Microsoft and Nokia complete mobile phone unit deal
03/25 Facebook buys virtual reality firm
03/10 World's largest banana firm created
02/19 Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19bn
02/18 Peugeot signs rescue deal with China's Dongfeng Motor
02/13 Comcast buys Time Warner Cable
02/02 Porsche faces 1.8bn euros lawsuit
01/29 Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo
05/28 Apple agrees to $3bn Beats deal
04/25 Microsoft and Nokia complete mobile phone unit deal
03/25 Facebook buys virtual reality firm
02/19 Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19bn
01/29 Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo
01/13 Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2bn
2013
12/16 Google buys military robot-maker
12/09 American Airlines and US Airways merger finalised
11/12 American Airlines and US Airways settle merger suit
11/04 Blackberry abandons sell-off plan
09/23 Blackberry agrees possible sale
09/02 Vodafone sells stake to Verizon
09/02 Microsoft to buy Nokia phones unit
09/01 Vodafone's Verizon talks 'advanced'
08/13 US moves to block airlines merger
02/14 Warren Buffett in $28bn Heinz deal
02/05 Dell to be bought back by founder
12/16 Google buys military robot-maker
11/04 Blackberry abandons sell-off plan
09/23 Blackberry agrees possible sale
09/02 Vodafone sells stake to Verizon
09/02 Microsoft to buy Nokia phones unit
09/01 Vodafone's Verizon talks 'advanced'
08/12 Blackberry to explore sale option
02/05 Dell to be bought back by founder
2012
10/30 Disney buys firm behind Star Wars
High Tech Business
2012 2012
High Tech Business
2011
05/10 Microsoft buys phone firm Skype
05/10 Microsoft buys phone firm Skype
2010
10/24 Singapore bourse launches ASX bid
High Tech Business
2010 2010
High Tech Business
2009
11/12 British Airways, Iberia close to merger
11/03 General Motors cancels Opel sale
07/23 VW prepares to take over Porsche
05/29 Germany picks Magna to save Opel
High Tech Business
2009 2009
High Tech Business
2008
11/03 Itaś and Unibanco to merge operations
09/17 Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal
09/14 Barclays quits Lehman sale talks
05/03 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
03/16 JPMorgan to acquire Bear Stearns
02/01 Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo
05/03 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
02/01 Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo
2007
07/31 Murdoch wins Dow Jones battle
07/03 Blackstone buys Hilton for $26bn
High Tech Business
2007 2007
High Tech Business
2006
10/09 Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn
01/24 Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal
10/09 Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn
2004
12/15 Sprint to Buy Nextel in $36 Billion Deal
High Tech Business
2004 2004
High Tech Business
2001
09/03 HP buying Compaq for $25 billion
01/10 American Airlines buys TWA
High Tech Business
2001 2001
High Tech Business
2000
12/14 AOL, Time Warner merger approved
01/24 AOL planned to purchase Time Warner
01/24 AOL planned to purchase Time Warner

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Microsoft pays $2.5bn for Minecraft maker Mojang


September 2014 ... more > Top ^
Sep.15   Sweden
  Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, for $2.5bn. The title has sold over 54 million copies


August 2014 ... more > Top ^
Aug.5   Manhattan


July 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jul.16   New York


May 2014 ... more > Top ^
May.28   San Francisco Bay Area
May.18   Dallas


April 2014 ... more > Top ^
Apr.25   Microsoft


March 2014 ... more > Top ^
Mar.25   San Francisco Bay Area
Mar.10   Ireland


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Feb.19   San Francisco Bay Area
Feb.18   France
Feb.13   Philadelphia
Feb.2   Germany


January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.29   San Francisco Bay Area
Jan.13   San Francisco Bay Area
  Illinois
  Germany


year 2013 Top ^

Dec.16   Boston
Dec.9   USA
Nov.12   USA
Nov.4   Canada
Sep.23   Canada
Sep.2   Microsoft
  London
Sep.1   USA
Aug.13   Washington
Aug.12   Canada
Jul.28   France
Jul.1   New York
May.30   China
May.20   San Francisco Bay Area
May.19   San Francisco Bay Area
Feb.14   Pittsburgh
Feb.13  USA  American and US Airways 'to merge'
Feb.5   Texas


year 2012 Top ^

Oct.30   Southern California
  Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn


year 2011 Top ^

May.10   Microsoft Microsoft buys phone firm Skype

year 2010 Top ^

Oct.24   Singapore Singapore bourse launches ASX bid


year 2009 Top ^

Nov.12   London British Airways, Iberia close to merger
Nov.3   Detroit General Motors cancels Opel sale  GM has cancelled plans to sell a majority stake in its European car business Opel, including its UK brand Vauxhall Jul.23   Germany VW prepares to take over Porsche
  Europe's biggest carmaker, Volkswagen, plans to buy German sports car firm in stages while retaining the latter's independence
May.29   Berlin Germany picks Magna to save Opel  Germany has agreed a deal with Canadian car parts maker, to take over Opel, part of the European wing of US carmaker GM   Austria Magna 'agrees to buy GM Europe'

year 2008 Top ^

Nov.3   Brazil Itaś and Unibanco to merge operations
Sep.17   United Kingdom Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal
  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   New York Barclays quits Lehman sale talks May.3   Microsoft 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   New York JPMorgan to acquire Bear Stearns  JPMorgan Chase has said it is to buy Wall Street's 5th-largest investment bank for $2 a share Feb.1   Microsoft 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
Jan.2  Hong Kong  Singapore Airline bid hits trouble

year 2007 Top ^

Jul.31   New York Murdoch wins Dow Jones battle  Media tycoon has won his battle to take over the American media giant, publisher of the Wall Street Journal Jul.3  Southern California  Blackstone buys Hilton for $26bn

year 2006 Top ^

Oct.9   San Francisco Bay Area Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn   Google is buying video-sharing website for $1.65bn in shares. The companies will continue to operate independently Jan.24  San Francisco Bay Area  Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal

year 2004 Top ^

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

year 2001 Top ^

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

year 2000 Top ^

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