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  • Thu, Feb. 4, 12:57 PM
    • Hasbro (HAS +1.2%) and Mattel (MAT +5.2%) have held talks about a merger, according to a breaking Bloomberg report.
    • The companies are the two of the largest toy companies in the world and would carry quite a bit of clout and leverage (think Disney) if their distribution channels were combined.
    | Thu, Feb. 4, 12:57 PM | 25 Comments
  • Feb. 28, 2014, 7:01 AM
    • Mattel (MAT) says it will buy Mega Brands for C$17.75 per share.
    • The deal gives an enterprise value of close to $460M for the Canadian company.
    • Mega Brands specializes in the construction-toy market.
    | Feb. 28, 2014, 7:01 AM
  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:36 PM

    Mattel (MAT -1.2%) is closing in on a deal to acquire Hit Entertainment, the U.K. owner of Thomas the Tank Engine, for just over £500M, Sky News reports. A deal could make sense in beefing up its portfolio for preschool kids, but a Caris analyst calls the deal rumor "far fetched," noting that Mattel hasn’t been very acquisitive in the past decade.

    | Oct. 17, 2011, 2:36 PM