Money Matters - Simplified

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Google buys another advertising firm,Teracent

San Francisco, November 24 -- Giant search engine Google announced its purchase of online display advertising firm Teracent on Monday. Teracent develops ways to serve computer-configured display ads from assorted elements.

Hershey and Ferrero may join hands to buy Cadbury

London, November 18 -- The prospects of 63-year-old Ferrero Spa teaming with Hershey Co. (NYSE: HSY) to bid for Cadbury (NYSE: CBY) are growing after the U.K. confectioner rejected a $16.8 billion unsolicited offer from Kraft Foods Inc.

HP to acquire 3Com for $2.7 billion

Palo Alto and Marlborough, November 11 -- In a bid to become a one stop shop for bigger customers, HP is going to buy 3Com Corporation, a leading provider of networking gears, for $2.7 billion, payable in cash or by way of shares priced at $7.90 per share.

Logitech acquires LifeSize Communications to tap video conferencing market

New York, November 11 -- Logitech International, the world leader in personal peripheral, has acquired LifeSize Communications, for U.S.$405 million in cash.

Google to acquire AdMob for $750 million

San Francisco, November 10 -- Google is poised to acquire AdMob, a company that provides ads on mobile phones. The deal is ranked as the third biggest ever undertaken by the company and has been set for $750 million, payable in stocks.

Denbury Resources to buy Encore Acquisition

Austin, TX, November 2 -- In a deal that would give birth to one of North America's largest oil production and exploration companies, Denbury Resources Inc (NYSE: DNR) agreed to buy Encore Acquisition Co (NYSE: EAC) for $4.5 billion.

Fisker eyes on GM plant

Washington, October 26-- California based Fisker Automotive Inc. plans to manufacture plug-in electric cars in the former General Motors assembly plant at Delaware, people with the knowledge of the situation said Friday.

I Don't Need No Massive Merger

Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) just keeps
chugging along.

Swine Flu Doesn't Need to Save Novartis

Novartis (NYSE: NVS) has lots of moving
parts, making it tricky to analyze, but it looks to me like
the overall picture is pretty healthy.

World's leading ad agencies support Yahoo Microsoft merger

San Fransisco, October 20 -- The Yahoo Microsoft search engine and advertising merger has got a green light from the American Association of Advertising Agencies, and four other major advertising firms.