Recent Developments in Antitrust

IHOP buys Applebee’s for $1.9 billion

July 16, 2007 at 1:42 pm

IHOP Corporation announced its plans to buy Applebee’s International Inc. for $25.50 per share, as the newly restructured company seeks growth outside its pancake chain. IHOP franchises almost all of its restaurants, and believes it can improve the currently struggling chain by franchising a majority of Applebee’s 508 company-operated restaurants. […]

Yahoo takes control of Right Media

July 12, 2007 at 1:45 pm

In the race to build a more powerful marketing vehicle, Yahoo Inc. made its move by taking control of Right Media two weeks after Google agreed to buy DoubleClick in April. Right Media creates an open exchange to help buyers and sellers trade digital media more effectively, and Yahoo is […]

XM and Sirius Proposed Merger

July 9, 2007 at 1:36 pm

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. are the only two corporations authorized by the Commission to provide satellite radio service in the United States. On March 20, 2007 they submitted an application to the FCC requesting permission to combine into a single entity. Each entity would […]