By Tapan Panchal LONDON--Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.LN) said Monday that its German unit will invest around 2 billion euros ($2.38 billion) over the next four years to provide ultra-fast-fiber broadband services. The U.K.-listed telecommunications company expects the investment to improve the German unit's service revenue growth by one to two percentage points, compared with previous expectations, and to improve its profitability. Write to Tapan Panchal at [email protected]
Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. has agreed to acquire Allied Building Products Corp. from Irish firm CRH PLC for $2.63 billion in cash, a deal that will expand its footprint to New York and double its size. Beacon, a distributor of roofing materials with a market value of $2.4 billion, said the deal will make it one of the industry’s largest publicly traded firms in North America, with a presence in all 50 states and annual revenue of $7...
LONDON – CRH PLC (CRG.DB) on Thursday reported a 27% jump in first-half pretax profit, and said that it has decided to sell its Americas distribution business to Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. (BECN) for $2.63 billion in cash as part of its portfolio management and capital reallocation strategy. The building materials company added that it will use the proceeds from the divestment to acquire German lime and aggregates business Fels for around 600 million euros ($706.5 million).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".