Microsoft's Big New Move In Mobile Ads

Jan.15.16 | About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)


Microsoft buying mobile ad network.

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is buying mobile ad network InMobi after both Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Google (GOOG/GOOGL) held talks but were not able to reach a deal. The target has been asking for a price around $2 billion. The deal partners know each other well as Microsoft is InMobi's largest customer. An announcement could come shortly.

AB InBev

The DOJ issued a second request in its review of the AB InBev (NYSE:BUD) acquisition of SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY).


Canyon Capital sent a letter the board of Yahoo! asking the company to sell the core business, assets, or the whole company.


The EC approved the Ball (NYSE:BLL) acquisition of Rexam (OTCQX:REXMD) subject to the divestiture of twelve European plants.


The definitive proxy statement was filed for the CVR (NYSE:UAN) acquisition of Rentech (NYSE:RNF).

Progress Software

Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) is exploring strategic alternatives and has spoken with private equity firms about an acquisition. More to come in future editions of M&A Daily

Done deal.

Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC) successfully completed its acquisition of PMC - Sierra (NASDAQ:PMCS).

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The tender offer for the Pinnacle (NYSE:PF) acquisition of Boulder Brands (NASDAQ:BDBD) has been successfully completed.

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ACE (NYSE:ACE) completed its acquisition of the Chubb.

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