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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Santa Clara’s Applied Materials Acquires Tokyo Electron in $9.3 Billion Deal

Santa Clara-based chip-making equipment manufacturer Applied Materials is acquiring Tokyo Electron Ltd., a rival maker of equipment for production of semiconductors, flat panel displays and solar panels.

09/24/2013

In this handout image provided by Disney, "Star Wars" creator and filmmaker George Lucas meets a group of "Star Wars"-inspired Disney characters Aug. 14, 2010 at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Todd Anderson/Disney via Getty Images)

Disney Completes $4.06B LucasFilm Acquisition

Disney said it has completed its acquisition of San Francisco-based Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.06 billion in cash and stock…

12/21/2012

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Disney Unlikely To Change ‘Star Wars’ Brand After Buying Lucasfilm

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.

10/31/2012

In this handout image provided by Disney, "Star Wars" creator and filmmaker George Lucas meets a group of "Star Wars"-inspired Disney characters Aug. 14, 2010 at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Todd Anderson/Disney via Getty Images)

SF-Based Lucasfilm Being Sold To Disney; New ‘Star Wars’ Films Planned

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.

10/30/2012

Google Mulls Possible Role In Yahoo Bid

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others to acquire Yahoo.

10/22/2011

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Applied Materials Buying Varian Semi For $4.9 Billion

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.

CBS San Francisco–05/04/2011

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