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AT&T Win Unleashes Wave of Investors' Bets on Next Big M&A Deal

9 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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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

9 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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AT&T buys Time Warner: Welcome to the media's merger mania

9 days ago   |   By NBC News

A judge has ruled that AT&T can buy Time Warner deciding that the merger does not harm consumers. With a handful of other large media mergers being discussed, will this ruling open the door to a merger mania?
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M&A gates open with judge's blessing on AT&T-Time Warner merger

9 days ago   |   By Reuters

A federal judge on Tuesday gave a ringing endorsement to AT&T Inc's planned acquisition of Time Warner Inc without any conditions, opening the door for companies such as Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc to pursue deals to buy creators of media content.
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