Many business attorneys, CPAs, and other licensed corporate professionals were hard at work over the weekend, closing deals and forming new partnerships. Here’s a round-up of what happened over the weekend across the globe:
On Sunday, in one of the biggest energy deals in recent years, Kinder Morgan agreed to buy the El Paso Corporation, a natural gas exploration and pipeline company, for about $20.7 billion in cash and stock, in one of the biggest energy deals in recent years. Kinder Morgan will become the nation’s biggest player in the business of transporting natural gas, with more than 80,000 miles of pipelines.
Proctor & Gambles settled a trademark dispute with a Connecticut businesswoman running a skin-care line called Wella, not to be confused with P&G’s Willa line. The woman will be allowed to operate her business as Wella.
Occupy Wall Street moves to Japan, where Occupy Yoido is attempting to make a statement to Japan’s financial district.
Also on Sunday, the National Association of Letter Carriers announced that it had hired Mr. Bloom and Lazard, the financial advisory and asset management firm, to develop a strategy to revitalize the deficit-laden postal service.
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