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Spark Networks SE's (LOV) shares gained around 9 percent in the extended trading on Thursday after the dating company announced a definitive agreement to acquire dating app Zoosk, Inc. Under the deal terms, Spark will buy Zoosk's shares with a combination of cash and stock valuing the company at approximately...

The E.W. Scripps Co. (SSP) is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NXST) for $580 million as part of the planned divestiture of a total of nineteen stations in fifteen markets by Nexstar Media related to agreed merger deal between Nexstar and Tribune...

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NXST) and Tribune Media Co. (TRCO) announced Wednesday that Nexstar has entered into definitive agreements to sell a total of nineteen stations in fifteen markets for an aggregate $1.32 billion in cash following the acquisition of Tribune Media by Nexstar. Under the terms...

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. or 21CF (FOXA, FOX) announced Tuesday the completion of the distribution of all issued and outstanding shares of Fox Corp. common stock to 21CF stockholders, other than holders of the shares held by subsidiaries of 21CF, on a pro rata basis. 21CF and FOX are now each...

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. (JLL), a provider of real estate and investment management services, has agreed to acquire all the outstanding shares of HFF, Inc. (HF) in a cash and stock transaction with an equity value of about $2 billion, the two companies said Tuesday. The transaction has been unanimously...

Performance Food Group Company (PFGC) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eby-Brown Company LLC, a U.S. distributor of pre-packaged candy, snacks, specialty beverages and tobacco products in the convenience industry. The acquisition will allow PFG's Vistar segment to strategically...

Starboard Value LP, a stockholder of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY), said Tuesday it has issued an investor presentation opposing Bristol-Myers' proposed merger with Celgene Corp. (CELG), which it believes is ill-advised and not in the best interests of Bristol-Myers shareholders. It urges all shareholders...

J Sainsbury plc (JSAIY.PK, SBRY.L) and Asda Group Limited have recently submitted to the Competition and Markets Authority their responses to the CMA's Provisional Findings and Notice of Proposed Remedies. The companies noted that they have found the CMA's analysis of their proposed merger to contain...

Hg, the Manager of HgCapital Trust plc (HGT.L), announced Tuesday the sale of Foundry, a developer of high-end visual effects or VFX and 3D design software, to diversified technology company Roper Technologies (ROP) for 410 million pounds in cash. Foundry is headquartered in London, with offices in...

fisworldpay-march18.jpg Shares of Worldpay, Inc. were gaining around 12 percent in London after the eCommerce and payments technology company announced its agreement to be merged with FIS, a U.S. financial services technology company. The combination of stock and cash values Worldpay at an enterprise value of approximately $43 billion, including the assumption of Worldpay debt.

FIS (FIS) and Worldpay, Inc. (WP, WPY.L) announced a definitive merger agreement. The combination of stock and cash values Worldpay at an enterprise value of approximately $43 billion, including the assumption of Worldpay debt, which FIS expects to refinance. At the closing, Worldpay shareholders will...

BioLife Solutions, Inc. (BLFS) announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held Astero Bio Corp. for an upfront cash payment of $8.0 million. In pre-market activity, BioLife shares were gaining around 1.8 percent to trade at $17.20. Astero Bio is an innovator in...

Canada's Bombardier Inc. (BBD_B.TO, BBD_A.TO) confirmed Thursday the conclusion of the previously announced sale of its flight and technical training activities to CAE, for an enterprise value of $645 million. Net proceeds are expected to be approximately $500 million after the assumption of certain...

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