AT&T’s Three-Year Strategic Plan Appeases Activist Investor
Amid pressure from Elliott Management, the telecom and media giant announced a plan to cut costs and pay down debt.
Elliott Management Discloses $3B Stake in AT&T
The activist investor believes AT&T is deeply undervalued, citing its "irreplaceable assets, enormous earnings power and an ability to win in key markets."
The Key to M&A Success: Brutal Honesty
When M&A deals are booming, it's important for CFOs to remember that volume fuels mistakes as well as success.
U.S. Appeals Loss in AT&T-Time Warner Trial
The appeal, if successful, would unravel AT&T's takeover of Time Warner but legal experts see it as a long shot.
AT&T to Buy Adtech Firm AppNexus
The acquisiton is seen as part of a push to compete with Google and Facebook in online advertising.
Brookfield to Buy AT&T Data Centers
AT&T said it will use revenue from the data-center sale to pay down its substantial debt load.
Time Warner CFO Leaving in Post-Merger Reorg
Howard Averill's departure after four years as CFO is part of AT&T's effort to put its own management structure on its new acquisition.
DoJ Sues to Block AT&T’s Bid for Time Warner
Antitrust regulators say the deal would force other distributors to “pay hundreds of millions of dollars more per year” for Time Warner programming.
Accounting Estimates Changing at Record Pace
A trendy change in pension accounting methodology is responsible for many of the revised assumptions on which future estimates are based.
Using cost discipline, astute capital investments, and operational know-how, these 20 CFOs aim to guide their companies to a growth-filled future.