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Jurassic World is just the beginning for theaters and movie tech providers

With the latest Hunger Games and Star Wars installments slated for the holidays, the industry could produce five billion-dollar films -- and a compelling narrative at RealD, starring Starboard Value. Continue reading

Electrolux faces fight with DOJ over buying GE appliance unit

The DOJ said the transaction would harm home builders and other 'contract channel' customers. Continue reading

As time goes by, shareholders gain power but add little

An alternative to single or dual class structures, popular in France, seems to have no effect on valuation. Few U.S. companies adopt the scheme, which encourages long-term holdings. Continue reading

To win a proxy fight, win the heart of a qualified board nominee

As insurgencies proliferate, investors and targets are fishing in the same limited pool of candidates. Experienced executives are the ideal recruits -- and companies may have an advantage over activists. Continue reading

How Tempur Sealy changed the insurgency game

The SEC's approval of H Partners' proxy card in its "just vote no" campaign against the company opens the door for other activists to get preliminary vote tallies. Continue reading

G-III, home to Ivanka Trump and Calvin Klein, hunts for more brands

The clothing conglomerate's sweet spot for acquisitions is about $500 million in sales, and it is primarily targeting women's wear brands. Anne Klein would fit the bill nicely. Continue reading

The five worst boards of 2015

Executive compensation is the most common problem among these vulnerable companies, with entrenched directors and undemocratic voting methods also drawing criticism. Continue reading

MidOcean Partners struggles to put rocky performance in past

PE sponsor's track record littered with setbacks, dividend recaptures. Continue reading

Why Oscar Mayer could be on the slicer at Heinz following the Kraft merger

Divestitures are certainly on the menu after the $55 billion deal closes and the iconic meats business was conspicuously absent from a post-announcement discussion of expansion plans. Continue reading

Salus seeks to convert RadioShack case to Chapter 7

The electronics retailer's prepetition lender says the debtor no longer has a viable business to reorganize. Continue reading

For its Perry Ellis campaign, Legion Partners had friends in high places

The activist used seed money and a big helping of gravitas from CalSTRS. And while the duo withdrew their proxy contest, they forced important changes at the apparel company. Continue reading

Why some investors dread proxy campaigns

Sure, stockholders will welcome a Peltz or Ackman. But debt holders get agita when one of them shows up. Continue reading

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