Buying Yahoo seems to be a pretty good option for Verizon, as apparently wants to be an owner of all the old school internet portals. According to Reuters, Verizon Communications Inc is the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier company. On December 7, its finance chief, Fran Shammo revealed that they have a deep interest in purchasing Yahoo Inc's core business.
Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said it would buy AOL Inc (AOL.N) in a deal valued at about $4.4 billion to gain access to AOL's digital advertising service and content.
Yahoo Inc shareholder Starboard Value LP said the company's spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd was a "good first step" but it could do more, including a share buyback of up to $4 billion.
Packaging companies Rock-Tenn Co (RKT.N) and MeadWestvaco Corp (MWV.N) agreed to form a combined $16 billion company to take on market leader International Paper Co (IP.N) in the United States and abroad.
Activist-investor Starboard Value LP has reiterated that Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) should consider a merger with AOL Inc (AOL.N) and cut costs to improve profits, spurred by media reports that Yahoo is exploring other large-scale acquisitions.
Activist investor Starboard Value LP disclosed stakes in Yahoo Inc and AOL Inc on Friday, nearly two months after it urged the two companies to merge.
Yahoo Inc is expected on Tuesday to outline cost-cutting efforts and give details of how it is evaluating possible acquisitions as it faces pressure from an activist investor, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person who was briefed on the plan.
Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Wednesday it had offered to acquire the remaining shares in RealD Inc RLD.N after raising its stake in the 3D technology licensor.
Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Friday it has acquired a "significant" stake in Yahoo Inc YHOO.O and urged the Internet company to explore a merger with AOL Inc AOL.N.
Activist investor Starboard Value has acquired a 5.6% stake in Darden Restaurants for $374 million. Starboard will become the second activist investor within months to push for a strategy change in the struggling restaurant operator.
According to activist hedge fund Starboard Value, there had been several investors who were willing to pay more for Smithfield Foods than the offered price of China's Shuanghui International Holdings.