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Charter Communications acquires Time Warner Cable Inc. for USD 78.7 billion
26-May-2015 | Cable TV | M&A
Charter Communications, Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. agreed to a merger which valued Time Warner Cable at USD 78.7 billion. Charter will provide USD 100 in cash and shares of a new public parent company (New Charter) equivalent to 0.5409 shares of Charter for each Time Warner Cable share outstanding. By revenues, Charter is the fourth-largest US cable TV operator (after Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Cox Communications). Time Warner Cable had FY 2014 revenues of USD 22.8 billion.
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Altice acquires a 70% stake in the cable TV operator, Suddenlink for USD 6.37 billion
20-May-2015 | Cable TV | M&A
Altice acquired a 70% stake in the cable TV operator, Suddenlink from existing shareholders (BC Partners, CPP Investment Board and Suddenlink`s management) who will retain a 30% stake. Suddenlink is the seventh largest US cable operator with 1.5 million residential and 90,000 business customers (primarily focused in Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas and Arizona). In 2014, Suddenlink generated revenues of USD 2.3 billion. The acquisition values Suddenlink at an enterprise value of USD 9.1 billion.
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DC Thomson acquires 100% of the publisher, Shortlist Media
15-May-2015 | Magazines | M&A
UK publisher DC Thomson acquired 100% of the publisher, Shortlist Media (publishes free weekly magazines Shortlist and Stylist); DC Thomson had previously been a long-term investor (invested at launch in 2007).
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Ridesharing app, Lyft raises USD 150 million (led by Icahn Enterprises)
15-May-2015 | Online car sharing | Investments
The investment company, Icahn Enterprises led a funding round of USD 150 million in the online ridesharing company, Lyft. Icahn`s share of the investment was USD 100 million. The company`s mobile app facilitates P2P ridesharing. Lyft operates across the USA and has not yet expanded internationally.
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Auchan/Ruentex Group invest in Chinese online retailer,
15-May-2015 | Ecommerce | Investments
The Chinese joint venture of French retailer, Groupe Auchan SA and Taiwanese conglomerate Ruentex Group - known as Sun Art Retail Group Ltd. - has acquired a 54.5% stake in, an online grocery store. Sun Art operates 372 supermarkets in China under the name of Auchan or RT-Mart.
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Dentsu Aegis Network acquires branded content agency, John Brown Media
14-May-2015 | Content Agency | M&A
The marketing services group, Dentsu Aegis Network acquired John Brown Media, a leading branded content agency. Established in 1987, the UK-based firm John Brown Media also has offices in South Africa, Hong Kong and Dubai. Its range of services include print and digital publishing, content management, website strategy and film production. It has 225 employees.
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Social media company Brand Networks acquires advertising technology firm, Shift for USD 50 million
14-May-2015 | Social media | M&A
Social marketing company Brand Networks has acquired social advertising company, Shift for USD 50 million (cash and equity deal). SHIFT is a leading cross-network social advertising platform for brands and agencies; it brings together data, advertising and marketing teams to maximize efficiency and ROI.
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