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Owner of Village Voice in active talks with potential buyers

But industry sources believe Voice Media Group's best chance for selling the iconic alternative weekly newspaper is finding a local publisher willing to try to turn it around. Continue reading

Dole execs hit with $148M fine

False projections lowered price of management buyout, prompting Laster to assess $148M award. Continue reading

Garnero SPAC acquiring Brazilian men's clothing retailer Grupo Columbo

Brasilinvest founder Mario Garnero's acquisition vehicle plans to shore up Grupo Colombo's balance sheet with up to $100 million in new capital. Continue reading

Stock market volatility creates opportunities for merger arbs

Widening spreads offer bigger returns on slam-dunk deals and make risky transactions more attractive. The only worry is that financing might dry up. Continue reading

A&P sells pharmaceutical assets to Rite Aid

The Montvale, N.J., debtor wants to close the sale quickly so that customers can keep filling prescriptions. Continue reading

Why Ethan Allen won't avoid a fight by merely redecorating

Tom Sandell is pushing the furniture retailer to sell itself or monetize its real estate, and he doesn't give up easily. Continue reading

Small but dutiful: How to pursue change without filing

Activists with stakes below the 13D threshold can still wage successful campaigns. It's just a matter of building credibility among other shareholders. Continue reading

Contagious Gaming infected by enthusiasm for Sportech takeover

Shares in the TSX Venture Exchange-listed company rise sharply on its first comments about a potential purchase of its larger U.K. peer. Continue reading

FTC Commissioner Wright steps down

Surprise resignation leaves the agency leaning more Democratic. Continue reading

Why Nestlé or General Mills could go after Mondelez

With Kraft Heinz temporarily sidelined, other suitors may be tempted despite the target's rich valuation. Continue reading

Handicapping Ackman's options at Mondelez

With a takeover defense in place, the activist may have to forego a proxy fight at the snack foods maker. Continue reading

Bill Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square takes stake in Mondelez

Mondelez, a popular target for activists, is viewed by Pershing as a consolidation candidate. Continue reading

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