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|Sunday, April 01, 2007|
The winning strategy
Mergers and acquisitions once again dominate the year’s deals.
By Brent Bullock
Mergers and acquisitions once again dominated the deal landscape in Oregon, with 104 making the 2006 Big Deals list. Though that was a slight fall-off from the 108 in 2005, and deals worth more than $50 million also experienced a small drop, 2006 saw the continued strategic expansion of Oregon companies.
PacifiCorp was the biggest deal for the second time in seven years. Its $10.9 billion sale in 1999 to Scottish Power, then the second-largest utility in the United Kingdom, marked the first foreign acquisition of a U.S. utility and set a record for the largest transaction in Oregon history. But the once highly strategic combination became less of a good fit as time passed. Seeing the prospect of nearly doubling its size in one fell swoop, Mid-American Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of the Warren Buffet-led Berkshire Hathaway, seized on Scottish Power’s desire to sell by purchasing the bulk of PacifiCorp for $9.4 billion.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
There are 278 companies licensed to operate as brewery, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Here are three new beer-making hubs slated to open soon.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY COURTNEY SHERWOOD | Photos by Jason E. Kaplan
Pacific Seafood, one of the world’s largest processors, is rebranding as a more transparent and consumer-friendly operation. A controversial CEO and monopoly accusations from coastal fishermen complicate the tale.
Monday, March 02, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
Portland-based healthcare provider ZoomCare said it plans to “remake American healthcare” by expanding its on-demand urgent care model to emergency, surgery, dental and primary care, among others.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Cycling to work is all the rage. But not everyone wants to arrive at the office messy, sweaty — and unfashionable.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
As the costs of college mount, and as employer demand for software developers soars, coding schools and classes are popping up everywhere.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Baseball is returning to Portland and city officials are hoping economic opportunity comes with it.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
BY TAMSEN LEACHMAN | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
It is important to understand the EEOC’s priorities, and ensure that your leadership understands the shifting expectations of regulators and the heightened standards to which you (and they) may be held.
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