Yahoo's board may end up taking the advice of an activist investor, and keep its stake in Alibaba-- while selling off the core Internet search and display advertising business that built the company. The move suggests that its current focus on mobile, advertising, online video and social media, aka Mavens, isn't providing fast-enough change to a profitable status.
With Windstream having recently completed the spinoff of its wireline assets into its publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), analysts are now speculating that CenturyLink is next in line to take a similar move.
Comcast will invest $4 billion in a new strategic investment spinoff, with Michael Angelakis stepping down from his CFO position to run it. Angelakis will invest $40 million of his personal wealth into the new venture.
Major League Baseball is reportedly in talks with various investors about a spinoff of its highly successful digital media operation.
Graham Holdings announced that it will spin off Cable One as an independently traded company in 2015, news that sent share prices upward nearly 13 percent for the investment conglomerate.
Nasdaq shares for Windstream Communications' holding company ended trading Tuesday, July 29 up 12.35 percent after the company revealed that it was spinning off its copper and fiber assets into a real estate investment trust (REIT) and leasing them back.
Keysight Technologies is the name selected by Agilent Technologies for the electronic measurement company that it expects to spin off early November 2014.
Vivendi has made it official that it will separate its telecom unit from its growing media and content activities and has named Vincent Bollore as its new chairman.
The suggestion that a more powerful Verizon Wireless could lead to the demise of FiOS--as first suggested in a FierceIPTV commentary--gained some market cred this week with members of the financial community.
French media and telecom giant Vivendi, already in the process of trimming businesses that are not core to its entertainment media business, could eventually trim the telecom part of its portfolio, an executive with the firm suggested during a conference call with analysts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.