Irish bookmaker Paddy Power confirms takeover talks with fantasy sports company FanDuel after landmark US ruling

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for FanDuel Paddy Power Betfair confirms takeover talks with US fantasy sports startup FanDuel. Talks are ongoing and a deal is not guaranteed. The talks come after a landmark ruling from the US Supreme Court on Monday that opens the door for legalised sports betting in the US. LONDON — Irish bookmaker […]

Silicon Valley Finale Recap: Can Pied Piper Survive a Hostile Takeover?

It’s another Silicon Valley season finale, which means Richard is once again in danger of losing everything. But the man does grow a nifty beard, doesn’t he? Richard celebrates the launch of his decentralized PiperNet by donning a truly dorktastic Peter Pan costume and tooting away on a flute. But just two months later, the […]

EU approves Bayer’s $62.5bn takeover of GMO & pesticide giant Monsanto

Germany’s Bayer won EU antitrust approval on Wednesday for its multi-billion-dollar purchase of Monsanto. The mega-merger is expected to reshape the agrochemicals industry. Read more The deal will create a giant company with control of more than a quarter of the world’s seed and pesticides market. The European Commission said Bayer had addressed its concerns […]

Ubisoft fights off takeover by entertainment giant Vivendi

Ubisoft is finally free of Vivendi. The entertainment titan behind the Universal Music Group and Dailymotion kept buying more and more Ubisoft shares since 2015 to the point that it became the video game publisher’s largest stakeholder. While Vivendi said that it was only interested in a seat in Ubisoft’s board, the video game publisher […]

Theatre Royal Haymarket sale: After #MeToo, all-female group's takeover bid gains momentum

It was announced earlier this month that the venue’s 68-year lease is to go on sale, with the freehold currently owned by the Crown Estate. Bossy, the group set up by Jonna Blode Hanno and Laura Thomasina Haynes, boasts 13000 members on Facebook and set up a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to take over […]

Facebook WARNING: New virus could takeover over your computer to mine Bitcoin

Facebook users’ machines could be taken over and used to mine cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin and Litcoin, security experts have warned. The new malware – dubbed Digmine – affects desktop versions of Facebook Messenger when running inside the Google Chrome web browser, Trend Micro researchers have claimed. Digmine works by hijacking the processing power in a […]

Boeing In Talks for a Potential Takeover of Embraer

Boeing In Talks for a Potential Takeover of Embraer Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]

A Surprise Business-Class Takeover on Cathay Pacific

A Surprise Business-Class Takeover on Cathay Pacific Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include all […]

Vivendi says it won’t make hostile takeover bid for Ubisoft in near-term

Media conglomerate Vivendi spent perhaps $ 683 million acquiring about a quarter of the stock of French video game publisher Ubisoft over the past year or so. But Vivendi said Thursday that it has no plans to make a hostile takeover of Ubisoft, maker of games such as Assassin’s Creed, in the next six months. Paris-based […]