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Daniel Yi, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, MedMen

High-end marijuana retailer MedMen just spent $682 million on the largest US cannabis acquisition in history

MedMen, one of the booming cannabis industry's most recognizable brands, acquired medical marijuana retailer PharmaCann in a $682 million stock transaction. It's the largest cannabis acquisition in the US to date.

Merger mania sees $60 billion of deals in just 3 days

Over the weekend, the saga of the bidding war for Sky finally reached its conclusion when US broadcasting giant Comcast outbid Fox for the British company in a deal that values it at more than $40 billion.

Sirius XM agrees to pay $3.5 billion in stock for Pandora to create the world’s largest audio-entertainment company

Sirius XM Holdings will acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion in all-stock transaction, creating the world's largest audio-entertainment company, the two sides announced Monday.
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson speaks on a panel in 2015.

The CEO of a company often called the future of healthcare reveals why medical care is moving into homes and out of hospitals

The lines around what defines a healthcare company have been changing drastically. As companies merge, they're betting that the future of healthcare will no longer be at the hospital but at pharmacies, and eventually, at home.
Rupert Murdoch

Disney’s $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets gets the greenlight from shareholders

Shareholders have approved a $71 billion deal that merges some of 21st Century Fox's film and television assets with Disney. Disney is purchasing the assets, which exclude the Fox News and Fox Business networks, for $38 a share.
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield

$5 billion Slack just swallowed one of its biggest rivals as it rallies against Microsoft

$15 billion Atlassian is selling the IP for Stride and HipChat to Slack, one of its biggest rivals in the work chat space.

Comcast drops out of the $71 billion bidding war for 21st Century Fox assets, handing Disney victory

Comcast ended its bidding war with Disney for some of 21st Century Fox's assets. The company announced Thursday that it would focus on its offer for Sky. Comcast's CEO congratulated Disney and said Fox had created a "desirable and respectable company."
AT&T Inc. CEO Randall Stephenson

The Justice Department will appeal the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger

The Justice Department has moved to appeal the $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner. The deal, which has been nearly two years in the making, was approved by Judge Richard Leon one month ago.

Susan Wojcicki convinced Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and the Google board to buy YouTube, and it all started with ‘a purple Muppet singing a nonsen...

Susan Wojcicki saw the potential for user-generated videos when Google launched Google Videos, Google's own free video-sharing website, and saw an investment opportunity in YouTube when it scaled faster than Google Videos but couldn't afford to stand on its own.