Mergers & Acquisitions
Disney said it has completed its acquisition of San Francisco-based Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.06 billion in cash and stock…
Experts say The Walt Disney Co. has earned credibility with diehard fans by keeping its fingerprints off important film franchises like those produced by its Marvel Entertainment and Pixar divisions.
Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind “Star Wars,” from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It’s also making a seventh movie in the “Star Wars” series.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others to acquire Yahoo.
Applied Materials Inc. said it will buy Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. for $4.9 billion, gaining access to a leading supplier of ion implantation equipment used by chipmakers.