DealZone

Deals wrap: AOL looks to Huffington Post

February 7, 2011

A sign is pictured on Wall St. near the New York Stock Exchange in New York November 25, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson AOL will buy The Huffington Post for $315 million, relying on the high-profile liberal pundit who co-founded the influential website to rescue it from the dustbin of Internet history.  The Wall Street Journal looks at the good and the bad of the deal. Felix Salmon asks if AOL is really the right parent for the unique and very valuable Huffington Post Media Group.

Danaher agreed to buy medical diagnostics company Beckman Coulter for $5.8 billion cash, moving further into its growing medical technology business.

Blackstone Group has taken a majority stake in San Diego’s historic Hotel del Coronado. The private equity firm has been active in buying U.S. commercial real estate such as hotels, retail property and warehouse space from distressed owners and others who need cash.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will buy the 19.9 percent it does not own of Wesco Financial, in a deal worth about $547.6 million, the companies said.

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