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15 years later, lessons from the failed AOL-Time Warner merger. Gerald Levin of Time Warner, left, with Stephen Case of America Online, announcing A.O.L.'s $165 billion deal to acquire Time Warner ...


Internet AOL to buy Time Warner in historic merger. In a stunning announcement, America Online says it will acquire Time Warner to create the world's largest media company.


The merger occurred at the height of the “dot-com bubble,” a time when AOL’s value was grossly inflated. Its stock price plummeted within a few years of the merger, causing huge losses for AOL Time Warner. Furthermore, the AOL and Time Warner divisions remained at odds with each other and did a poor job integrating their products.


The deal, if approved, calls for Time Warner shareholders to receive 1.5 shares of the new company for every share of Time Warner stock they own. AOL shareholders will receive one share of the new ...


AOL, Time Warner to Merge America Online said Monday it was buying entertainment colossus Time Warner in a deal that will create the world's largest media and online services company.


Last updated 3/21/14. On February 11, 2000, America Online, Inc. (AOL) and Time Warner Inc. (Time Warner) filed joint applications under Sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. §§ 214, 310(d), requesting Commission approval of the transfer of control to AOL Time Warner of licenses and authorizations controlled by AOL and by Time Warner or its affiliates or


The transaction was spun to the world as a merger of equals, but in reality AOL, with its more valuable stock, was acquiring Time Warner. AOL would own 55 percent of the new company and Time ...


2000: America Online agrees to purchase Time Warner for $165 billion in what would be the biggest merger in history. The company is renamed AOL Time Warner. The company is renamed AOL Time Warner.


America Online’s frothy stock price made it worth twice as much as Time Warner’s with less than half the cash flow. On the 10th anniversary of the merger, Stephen M. Case, a co-founder of AOL, and Gerald M. Levin, former head of Time Warner, tell The New York Times why they did it and why it failed.


Time Warner's decision last week to spin off AOL marks the end of a spectacularly failed merger. One that, Larry Kramer says, actually could have worked. AOL will likely become its own company ...