Vertical Consolidation in Health Care

Additional consolidation in the health care industry is underway. Concerns about consolidation creating oversized companies naturally escalate in segments of the health care industry such as pharmaceuticals, distribution and insurance. A recent AMA study found that the prices of labor, pharmaceuticals, devices and administrative costs explain the almost double cost of health care in the […]

The Tortuous Path to Winning TimeWarner, Sky and Fox

Walt Disney Co., Comcast, and Rupert Murdoch’s Fox organization are vying to gain control of Sky Plc, a high value satellite broadcast and production asset based in Europe.  Sky is a leader in pay-TV services in the UK, and regional markets including Germany and Italy. Sky also sells broadband and mobile phone services, and it […]