updated - October 19, 2019 Saturday EDT
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced in a press release that it has filed an administrative complaint against Staple, Inc.’s proposed $6.3 billion acquisition of Office Depot, Inc., citing reduced market competition.
Ferrovial SA, one of the largest global infrastructure operators and city services managers, has announced in a press release that it has submitted an offer to acquire 100 percent of all shares of Broadspectrum Ltd for 1.35 Australian dollars per share.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has announced in a press release that Charles E. “Chuck” Williams, the founder and director emeritus of the company have died. Williams, who was 100-years-old, died of natural causes.
Amazon.com Inc. announced in an event in Chicago that it will start rolling out thousands of Amazon-branded tractor-trailers, according to a report from Wired. The new tractor-trailers are to help make deliveries more efficient.
Avon Products Inc. is in advanced talks to sell its North American business to Cerberus Capital Management LP, a private equity firm, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. Barington Capital Group LP, a private equity investor who led a group that collectively owns a three percent stake in Avon, warns the cosmetics maker against the transaction with Cerberus.
Subway has named Joseph Tripodi, the former CMO of Coca-Cola, to be the company’s new CMO, effective immediately, according to a report from Adweek. Tripodi will be replacing Tony Pace, who announced in July that he will be leaving the company, effective September 30, 2015, to start his own marketing firm.
Google has announced in a blog post that it will be adding 842 megawatts of renewable energy capacity to power its data centers. The investment is the largest purchase of renewable energy made by a non-utility company.
Sandell Asset Management Corp. has released a copy of the letter, published in Business Wire, that it sent to Bob Evans Farms, Inc. board of directors, urging them to consider selling BEF Foods, its packaged foods business, to Post Holdings Inc. Post Holdings, the maker of Honey Bunches of Oats and Grape-Nuts cereal, would be interested in the deal and could potentially pay more than $950 million for the packaged foods business.
Motorola Solutions Inc. has announced in a press release that it will be acquiring Airwave Solutions Ltd. for £817.5 million or approximately $1.2 billion. The acquisition expands Motorola’s Managed & Support Services business.
KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced in a press release that it will be acquiring a benznidazole program from Savant Neglected Diseases, LLC, a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company. The program is used for the treatment of Chagas Disease.