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DineEquity not likely to acquire where it eats

Industry observers think the owner of Applebees and International House of Pancakes should look at the fast-growing pizza space for expansion. Continue reading

Joe's Jeans looks for deal with lenders

The denim apparel maker is in default on its debt for failing to comply with the Ebitda covenant on its term loan. Continue reading

A nightmare before Christmas

Once upon a time, struggling retailers could hold out until after the holidays before deciding whether to file for bankruptcy. But for four once-hot companies struggling to stay afloat in a rapidly evolving business, Black Friday sales might not be enough this year. Continue reading

Jana unveils potential board slate for PetSmart

Activist investor Jana Partners LLC is looking to turn up the heat on pet products retailer PetSmart Inc. (PETM), as private equity firms KKR & Co. LP (KKR) and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC are apparently preparing a joint offer.... Continue reading

Shaving startup Harry's scores $75M round - sources

Financing values the New York e-commerce company at roughly $350 million. Continue reading

Activist investor proposes a marriage for EveryWare

M&A Clinton Group said it has sent a letter to the board of CSS Industries saying that the seller of tableware is interested in a merger worth more than $300 million -- even though the latter defaulted on a term loan earlier this year. Continue reading

Carlyle extends ride with Addison Lee

The buyout firm plans to seek U.S. acquisition targets for the London-based minicab operator rather than sell the business. Continue reading

Activists find help in the shadows

Companies have used private detectives for years. Now, dissident shareholders are hiring their own gumshoes. With everybody watching everybody else, at least one group wins: The investigation firms. Continue reading

Exclusive: Perry Ellis holds talks with bankers

As activist investors hover, the retailer reviews its options. Continue reading

Procter & Gamble's Duracell is sold for $3B

A complicated transaction with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was set up to make the deal tax efficient, a P&G specialty. Continue reading

Churchill Downs reels in Big Fish Games

The Kentuck Derby operator is on the hook for up to $855 million as it joins race for mobile gaming assets. Continue reading

Foer to step down after 17 years leading AAI

Longtime deputy Diana Moss to take over group that is a frequent critic of mergers. Continue reading

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