M & A wrap: Hulu auction at risk

September 19, 2011

The auction of online video site Hulu has been slowed by recent developments which could derail it completely, according to sources familiar with the process.

Diversified manufacturer Tyco is moving to separate its businesses into three independent publicly traded companies, becoming the latest U.S. conglomerate to do so.

Consumer groups will try to convince the Federal Reserve this week that rubber stamping the Capital One takeover of ING’s online banking unit would prove that “too big to fail” is alive and well.

The troubles at Yahoo are proving to be a headache for AOL, that other deeply challenged Internet company trying to turn around its fortunes, reports Jennifer Saba.

“Google’s slogan may be don’t be evil, but a growing chorus of antitrust regulators in the United States and Europe want to know if the company has lived up to that creed,” reports the NYT.

“The great threat to competition for wireless data and mobile phones is not mergers—it’s government failure to free enough spectrum to meet demand,” reports the WSJ.

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