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Lampert cleverly gives Sears a short-term loan

The retailer's CEO has affiliates of the hedge fund he controls provide a $400M loan at only 5%. Continue reading

NII Holdings files for Chapter 11

The wireless services provider in Latin America missed nearly $119 million in interest payments last month and will look to negotiate a reorganization plan. Continue reading

Twinlab goes public again via reverse merger

The transaction follows a management buyout that implied a $150 million valuation to the vitamin maker. Continue reading

Heineken confirms, rejects SABMiller bid

News of the proposal comes as speculation mounts about an AB InBev offer for the Dutch brewer's unsuccessful suitor. Continue reading

Phones 4u calls up insolvency administrators

The private equity-backed cellphone retailer lines up PricewaterhouseCoopers as administrators after losing its last distribution partnership with a network provider. Continue reading

Dollar General goes hostile with Family Dollar bid

Takes $9.1 billion offer directly to target's shareholders despite prior rejection on antitrust concerns. Continue reading

Angie's Boomchickapops up on the auction block

Campbell Soup is said to be a potential buyer as the natural food sector pops. Continue reading

General Mills buys Annie's for $820M

Deal is at a rich multiple for the bunny-themed organic mac and cheese maker. Continue reading

Sprinklr makes another social media splash

Founder and CEO Ragy Thomas strikes third acquisition this year in purchase of Branderati. Continue reading

As Seen On TV has defaulted on two notes

The direct marketer is warning that it may not have the wherewithal to repay a senior secured note that comes due next April. Continue reading

Luxury goods groups LVMH, Hermès strike peace deal

LVMH agrees to distribute a 23.1% Hermès stake worth close to $8 billion to shareholders including chairman and CEO Arnault, ending almost four years of speculation about a potential takeover offer. Continue reading

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

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