Square Enix Acquires 20% Stake in ‘Battalion 1944’

Square Enix announced that the company has become a 20 percent shareholder in indie game developer Bulkhead Interactive. Bulkhead Interactive is the same developer behind games like “The Turing Test” and “Battalion 1944.” The team will continue to work as part of a collaboration with Square Enix Collective on the upcoming “Battalion 1944” while it […]

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Ackman Reveals Stake in Starbucks

William Ackman said his activist hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management LP has built a roughly 1.1% stake in coffee giant Starbucks Corp.
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21st Century Fox to Sell Sky Stake to Comcast

21st Century Fox said it would sell its 39% stake in Sky worth roughly $ 15 billion to Comcast Corp. after losing an auction for full control of the European pay-TV giant.
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Apple shares hit all-time high after Buffett raises stake

Legendary investor Warren Buffett raises his stake in the world’s most valuable company to 5%.
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Walmart Takes on Amazon With $15 Billion Bid for Stake in India’s Flipkart

Walmart is near a deal to invest around $ 15 billion for a roughly 75% stake in Flipkart Group, India’s largest e-commerce company, taking its battle with Amazon to India.
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Rodgers purchases minority stake in Bucks

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was announced Friday as a limited partner in the Bucks’ ownership group during the team’s playoff game against the Celtics.
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Gronkowski buys stake in Derby horse Gronk

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has bought a minority stake in Gronk, the racehorse named after him.
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Ubisoft Ends Long-Running Battle with Investor Vivendi, Tencent Acquires New Stake

The long-running battle between Ubisoft and Vivendi has finally come to an end, with Vivendi agreeing to sell its entire stake in Ubisoft.

The agreement stipulates Vivendi will sell all of its shares in Ubisoft, which amounts to 27.3% of Ubisoft’s share capital (and 30,489,300 shares). Ubisoft will buy back all shares owned by Vivendi, and Vivendi agrees not acquire any shares in Ubisoft for the next 5 years.

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Chinese social media and game development giant Tencent will also enter as long-term investors in Ubisoft as part of the transaction.

Tencent and Ubisoft have signed a strategic partnership agreement to expand Ubisoft’s reach in China moving forward. According to Ubisoft, Tencent will operate, publish, and promote “several of Ubisoft’s most successful titles on PC and mobile in the Chinese market.”

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Uber Near Deal to Exit Southeast Asia for Stake in Rival Grab

Uber is in advanced talks to turn over most of its Southeast Asia operations to local rival Grab, ending a costly fight for market share in the fast-growing region.
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NFL playoff picture: What’s at stake in Week 17

Three berths, a first-round bye, home-field advantage in the AFC and the NFC South crown are still up for grabs. Here’s everything on the line Sunday.
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SoftBank Succeeds in Tender Offer for Large Uber Stake

SoftBank Group won its bid to buy a major stake in Uber Technologies at a steep discount to the company’s previous valuation in a deal that gives the world’s biggest tech investor sway over the most valuable U.S. startup.
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SoftBank Succeeds in Tender Offer for Large Uber Stake

SoftBank Group won its bid to buy a major stake in Uber Technologies at a steep discount to the company’s previous valuation in a deal that gives the world’s biggest tech investor sway over the most valuable U.S. startup.
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SandRidge Adopts ‘Poison Pill’ After Carl Icahn Increases Stake

SandRidge’s board adopted a so-called poison pill that would make it more difficult for activist investor Carl Icahn to increase his stake as he criticizes SandRidge’s plan to buy Bonanza Creek.
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Fosun Buys Majority Stake in Caruso, Umberto Angeloni Leaves Helm

MILAN – Caruso is receiving an injection of funds from Fosun, its Chinese partner since 2013. At the same time, Umberto Angeloni, chairman and chief executive officer of the Italian men’s wear company Raffaele Caruso SpA, is leaving his role this month.
He is succeeded by his eldest son Marco Angeloni, chief operating officer of the label, who first joined the company in 2010. Marco Angeloni has an MBA from French business school Insead, and previously worked at Bain & Co.
While financial details were not disclosed, sources say Fosun has increased its stake from 35 percent to the majority in Aplomb Srl, Umberto Angeloni’s and Ruggero Mangoni’s holding company. This will allow to further expand business globally. The two partners will continue to hold a minority share in Caruso.
Umberto Angeloni, who spearheaded Brioni’s growth from 1990 until 2007 and turned it into a luxury lifestyle brand, bought the 35 percent stake in Caruso through Aplomb in 2008. Caruso at the time was a public company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.
Angeloni was also instrumental in building the label, setting in motion a retail plan that included the opening of important flagships in New York and Milan, and conceiving a communication and

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China’s Tencent Buys 12% Stake in Snap

Snap disclosed in a regulatory filing that Chinese giant Tencent bought a 12% stake, a vote of confidence in the struggling social-media and camera company.
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Goldman Sachs mulls its £750k Weinstein Co stake

Investment banking firm Goldman Sachs says it is exploring options for its £750,000 stake in The Weinstein Company.
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Tharanco Buys Majority Stake in Nick Graham Brand

Nick Graham has a new partner.
Tharanco Group Inc. has acquired the majority stake formerly held by Iconix Brand Group in NGX LLC, the company that owns the Nick Graham trademarks, WWD has learned. Tharanco will also partner with Graham’s sales and marketing company, NGL, to distribute the brand’s collection of men’s dress shirts and furnishings.
“This deal will bring significant resources to allow the brand to grow even faster. The team at Tharanco is committed to make this brand reach the scale I know we can get to…” Graham said.
It also brings together two of the best-known names in the men’s wear industry: Graham and Tharanco chief executive officer Michael Setola, a veteran of Salant Corp. and Oxford Industries who joined Tharanco nine years ago.
“Nick is a rare talent in the industry,” said Setola. “What he has and his team have created in three years is nothing short of remarkable. I know we can take this even further, and we look forward to helping him build the global brand that he envisions.”
He said the designer has “a unique perspective on the consumer and the brand is well-positioned from a value perspective, it’s not too top-end or low-end.”
Since starting his brand three

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The Taylor Swift Groping Trial, Day 1: What’s at Stake

A Colorado radio host sued the star, saying she falsely accused him of groping her, which led to his firing. She countersued. Now they’re in court.
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SoftBank Boosts Bet on Ride Hailing With Play for Stake in Uber

SoftBank Group is angling for a piece of Uber Technologies, a move that would further the grand ambitions of SoftBank’s charismatic founder and muddy the mix of alliances in the global ride-hailing business.
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SoftBank Boosts Bet on Ride Hailing With Play for Stake in Uber

SoftBank Group is angling for a piece of Uber Technologies, a move that would further the grand ambitions of SoftBank’s charismatic founder and muddy the mix of alliances in the global ride-hailing business.
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MPAA Sells Stake in D.C. Headquarters As It Is Slated for Redevelopment

The MPAA has sold an 80% condominium interest in its Washington DC headquarters, just blocks from the White House, to Trammell Crow Co., which plans a major transformation of the structure. Trammell Crow plans to transform the 150,000 property into a much more modern, glassy design, including a rooftop lounge and terrace and a membership… Read more »

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American Airlines CEO ‘Not Happy’ About Qatar Plan to Buy 10% Stake

Qatar Airways said it intends to buy as much as 10% of American Airlines Group—a brash approach by the state-owned carrier that American Chief Executive Doug Parker called “puzzling and strange.”
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Carl Icahn Takes Stake in Bristol-Myers

Carl Icahn has taken a stake in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., making him the second big activist to pressure the company following disappointment in its cancer-treatment efforts.
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Adele vs. Beyoncé: What’s at Stake for the Grammys?

This year, issues of race and identity may rise to the forefront as the awards take place in a heightened political climate.
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Blackstone in Talks for Stake in Energy Transfer Partners Assets

Private-equity firm Blackstone Group is in talks to take a stake in assets owned by Energy Transfer Partners LP, according to people familiar with the matter, as the natural-gas pipeline owner seeks to complete its $ 21 billion sale to a sister company.
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Glencore, Qatar Buy Stake in Russian Oil Producer Rosneft

Russia sold a 19.5% stake in state-controlled oil giant PAO Rosneft to a consortium formed by Glencore PLC and Qatar in a deal valued at $ 11.3 billion, bringing much-needed cash to Russia.
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Jeffrey Tambor’s Golden Globes Transparent Nomination: ”Lives Are at Stake”

Jeffrey Tambor was going to party tonight whether or not he received a Golden Globe nomination this year.

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Artémis Buys 30% Stake in Courrèges

PARIS — There’s a reason Courrèges has been loosening the purse strings lately: WWD has learned that Artémis SA, French billionaire François Pinault’s family holding company, has taken a 30 percent stake in the Space Age label.
Courrèges recently staged its first catwalk show in 13 years, marking the debut of Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant as artistic directors of women’s wear.
Patricia Barbizet, chief executive officer of Artémis, was spotted at the show held in the basement of the Opéra Bastille in Paris, but a spokeswoman for Courrèges said at the time that she was there as a longtime friend of co-owner Jacques Bungert.
Bungert and Frédéric Torloting, the former Young & Rubicam executives who bought Courrèges from founders André and Coqueline Courrèges in 2011, said last year they were in talks to sell a minority stake in the company. They have made no further comment on the subject since.
Market sources said Artémis made the acquisition some time ago, without establishing a precise time frame. Officials at Artémis and Courrèges declined to comment.
Bungert and Torloting initially set about relaunching Courrèges through collaborations with companies including the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., Eastpak, Evian, Alain Mikli and La Redoute. With the appointment of Meyer

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Light up the entrance to your home with a beautiful nativity story pathway marker set By Roman Inc. Item #169926 Illuminated with 50 mini-lights (10 lights per piece) Approx dimensions of each scene: 10H x 7W String length between each scene is 42 Lead cord 9, tail 72 Total string length 21′ Material(s): Metal/PVC Indoor/outdoor use Ground stakes included Ground stakes read from left to right: When they arrived in Bethlehem, the only place with room for them to stay was a humble stable Mary wrapped newborn Baby Jesus in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in the manger An angel proclaimed, ‘I bring you tidings of great joy-today the Savior is born’ Wise Men from the East followed the Star of Bethlehem to find the New Born King When they came upon Baby Jesus, they bowed before Him and presented him with gifts

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Obamacare and the Supreme Court: What’s at Stake

Millions of consumers could lose health insurance subsidies in dispute over language in the law
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Qatar Ups Stake in Milan Development

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Qatar Ups Stake in Milan Development

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