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Heineken sells Mexican packaging unit to Crown

The Dutch brewer unwinds part of its 2010 purchase of Femsa's brewing operations through a $1.23 billion deal with Philadelphia-based Crown. Continue reading

Broken levy: How U.S. tax law encourages inversions

As companies seek better treatment by relocating overseas, pressure builds to reform a system rooted in the imperial era. As one critic points out, "doing nothing borders on the irresponsible." Continue reading

Marijuana investor plans hedge fund to invest in reverse mergers

Leslie Bocskor is also forming a consulting firm to assist state governments in setting up regulatory guidelines for cannabis use. Continue reading

Toys 'R' Us bondholders form group to seek covenant relief

A bid to enhance its turnaround efforts may include using its real estate to obtain better debt terms. Continue reading

Sorbee may be a sweet little M&A thing

An active market for candy makers have some believing that the producer of sugar-free treats could be a good fit with a small strategic player. Continue reading

Novartis to buy stake in Gamida Cell

Agrees to pay $35 million for 15% of the Israeli developer of stem cell-based medicines, with option to acquire remaining interest. Continue reading

American Media's financial story needs a new rewrite

The National Enquirer's publisher embarks on yet another restructuring. Will this one sell papers? Or, given AMI's new digital strategy, will it sell clicks? The company's balance sheet may be better shape, but industry trends are still working against it. Continue reading

RadioShack's last best hope may be another refinancing

But unless the retailer stabilizes revenue and improves margins, outcome may be the same. Continue reading

German fashion house Bogner puts itself on the block

Skiwear and upscale fashion company Willy Bogner has asked Goldman Sachs to run a process it hopes will fetch about $1 billion. Continue reading

TPG drinking KKR's lunch at Treasury Wine

TPG Capital may eventually set off a bidding war with its surprise bid for Australia's Treasury Wine Estates. But so far its offer has come on the same terms as an existing approach from KKR and Rhône Capital, gaining access to the winemaker's data room. Continue reading

Proxy advisor backs four dissidents at Bob Evans

Sandell is seeking to have Bob Evans split and consider a real estate sale-lease back. Continue reading

Lululemon founder sells half his stake to Advent

Deal brings to an end, for a time, any acquisition or buyout speculation. Continue reading

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