M&A News: Sprint Nextel, Thermo Fisher, D.E Master Blenders, Royalty Pharma

Noteworthy expenditures of the week
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1. Dish Network made a $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel that may disrupt Sprint’s previous merger deal with SoftBank, the Japanese mobile phone company.

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