Category Archives: M&A

Google buys Motorola Mobility

On 15th August Google announced it would buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. Motorola Mobility was the mobile phone arm of Motorola and was spun off from the parent company at the beginning of 2011. Motorola Mobility’s 2010 annual report showed … Continue reading

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Myspace – the rise and fall.

News Corp has recently agreed to sell Myspace for $35 million. Myspace, the leading social network before the dominance of Facebook, was purchased by News Corp in 2005 for $580 million. At time of acquisition Myspace was the 5th most … Continue reading

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Mergers and Acquisitions – The deal of the century

While reading Robert Frank’s ‘The Return Of The Economic Naturalist – How Economics Helps Make Sense Of Your World” I came across his comments on the AOL/Time Warner merger in January 2000 http://www.robert-h-frank.com/PDFs/NYT.1.11.00.pdf In Frank’s book he claims its the … Continue reading

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