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Mergers and Acquisitions

Bank of America Ready to Ease Merrill Into Fold

September 15, 2008
Announcing the acquisition in New York, Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis wore a broad grin in describing what he called ‘the strategic opportunity of a lifetime’ to merge the world’s most renowned retail brokerage force with one of the country’s largest consumer banks.
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USIS Announces Plan to Merge With HireRight

June 10, 2008
The announcement comes a few months after word of another potential deal in the background checking arena. In February, publishing and information firm Reed Elsevier said it planned to acquire data broker ChoicePoint for $4.1 billion.
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