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Starboard presses RealD bid, more moves may be in wings

The activist fund may consider a proxy fight or tender offer to push RealD into strategic review. Continue reading

At long last, VCs are drawn to financial services

Fintech may propel banking from the brick-and-mortar era into an app-driven future and early-stage investors have shed their traditional disdain for the sector. Like so much else in the tech world, the change is being driven by smartphones. Continue reading

Few options remain on CEC Entertainment's menu

Apollo-backed operator of Chuck E Cheese could look to Texas for its next deal. Continue reading

Activist investors search for 'magical' properties

Investors seeking to unlock value in restaurant companies are increasingly calling for real estate assets to be spun off. The move can provide a quick payoff, but may leave the company in a precarious financial situation. Continue reading

Sandell's plans for Bob Evans may include M&A

Restaurant chain's BEF Foods could be worth $450 million in a sale, analyst says. Continue reading

Tesco's Lewis hints at restructuring as profit plunges

Chairman Richard Broadbent resigns after accounting errors led to a major profit overstatement. Continue reading

ShoreTel hires Blackstone following hostile Mitel bid

Analyst thinks Mitel Networks will have to offer up to $10 per share to open talks. Continue reading

Apple supplier GT Advanced set for key hearing

The diversified technology company looks to shutter its sapphire plants and to keep certain information under seal. Continue reading

Jimmy Choo bravely steps onto London market after IPO

The luxury shoemaker prices its stock at the bottom of an indicative range to value its equity at about $876 million. Continue reading

RadioShack negotiates store closings with lender

Retailer is looking as though it will have an agreement to shutter its target number. Continue reading

Aldermore steps back from IPO, but Jimmy Choo marches on

British small business lender Aldermore and its private equity owner decide the public markets are not a good risk just now, but luxury footwear maker Jimmy Choo is still ready to kick off an initial public offering. Continue reading

Working on the A[ctivist]-Team

Dissidents find teaming up helps cover costs and drive insurgencies at larger companies. But the members of the group must stay on the same page and share the same goals if a target agrees to sell itself. Continue reading

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