• On The Verge Of Merge: The AT&T And Time Warner Story

    7 days ago - By NPR

    The AT&T and Time Warner merger was approved by a federal judge Tuesday afternoon. (Image credit: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Breakingviews TV: Screen burn

    7 days ago - By Reuters

    June 13 - What's next after AT&T got the green light to buy Time Warner? More deals are likely, but the logic and benefit for viewers is uncertain at best, argues Jen Saba. Meanwhile, the shadow of Netflix continues to loom.
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  • Why AT&T-Time Warner Win Opens the Dealmaking Gates: QuickTake

    7 days ago - By Washington Post


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  • More Leaders Should Follow the Example of the CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner

    7 days ago - By Fortune

    Judge Richard Leon's powerful approval of the AT&T-Time Warner deal is the satisfying resolution of a story we don't see often enough. Two excellent CEOs decided to do something that was smart for both their companies. When the Justice Department tried to block the deal, they made the risky, high-stakes decision to fight back in the antitrust trial of the decade. Now it appears the deal will happen.
    But wait-this is how things are supposed to work. So why is that unusual? Here's why.
    Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes was willing to sell his company at a good price and then leave when the deal...
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  • AT&T Win Unleashes Wave of Investors' Bets on Next Big M&A Deal

    7 days ago - By Fortune

    After AT&T Inc. got clearance to buy Time Warner Inc. late Tuesday, investors were quick to bet that a broader wave of mergers is coming.
    Takeover speculation sent shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. up the most in almost five months on Wednesday, while Discovery Inc. - another potential media target - climbed as much as 4.7 percent. CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc., the subjects of on-again, off-again merger talks, also rose.
    AT&T's victory in a long legal battle with the Justice Department is expected to give a green light to a wide swath of companies mulling possible deals. The...
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  • Wall Street Flat, Media Stocks Jump After AT&T Ruling

    7 days ago - By NY Times

    U.S. stocks were flat on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy announcement, while media shares got a boost from a court approval for AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.
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  • AT&T and Time Warner's court victory was the final hurdle to clear before an M&A explosion - and now the floodgates are open

    AT&T and Time Warner's court victory was the final hurdle to clear before an M&A explosion - and now the floodgates are open

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    On Tuesday, a judge approved the merger of Time Warner and AT&T, ending a lengthy regulatory process that involved the US Department of Justice suing to block the deal.
    The ruling portends big things ahead for other so-called vertical mergers, many of which are still pending, including a pair of massive, high-profile healthcare deals.
    Meanwhile, there are multiple market forces in play that suggest M&A activity could be set to explode further.
    When AT&T and Time Warner finally received approval for their blockbuster $85 billion merger on Tuesday, everyone involved in the deal rejoiced...
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