As expected, ARRIS Group signed the final acquisition paperwork regarding its purchase of the Motorola Home business from a subsidiary of Google Inc. (CTDaily, 04/12/13). ARRIS paid Google approximately $2.2 billion in cash and issued to Google 10.6 million shares of its common stock. The cash portion of the consideration was funded through syndicated debt financing and by the sale of 10.6 million ARRIS shares to Comcast. As a result of these securities transactions, Google and Comcast each hold approximately 7.7 percent of ARRIS’ currently outstanding shares.

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First Circuit Swats Maine A la Carte Law

Maine’s attempt to force cable operators to make video channels (and individual programs) available to consumers on an a la carte basis received another blow. On Wednesday, the US Court Appeals of the First

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