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Sorbee may be a sweet little M&A thing

An active market for candy makers have some believing that the producer of sugar-free treats could be a good fit with a small strategic player. Continue reading

Novartis to buy stake in Gamida Cell

Agrees to pay $35 million for 15% of the Israeli developer of stem cell-based medicines, with option to acquire remaining interest. Continue reading

American Media's financial story needs a new rewrite

The National Enquirer's publisher embarks on yet another restructuring. Will this one sell papers? Or, given AMI's new digital strategy, will it sell clicks? The company's balance sheet may be better shape, but industry trends are still working against it. Continue reading

RadioShack's last best hope may be another refinancing

But unless the retailer stabilizes revenue and improves margins, outcome may be the same. Continue reading

German fashion house Bogner puts itself on the block

Skiwear and upscale fashion company Willy Bogner has asked Goldman Sachs to run a process it hopes will fetch about $1 billion. Continue reading

TPG drinking KKR's lunch at Treasury Wine

TPG Capital may eventually set off a bidding war with its surprise bid for Australia's Treasury Wine Estates. But so far its offer has come on the same terms as an existing approach from KKR and Rhône Capital, gaining access to the winemaker's data room. Continue reading

Proxy advisor backs four dissidents at Bob Evans

Sandell is seeking to have Bob Evans split and consider a real estate sale-lease back. Continue reading

Lululemon founder sells half his stake to Advent

Deal brings to an end, for a time, any acquisition or buyout speculation. Continue reading

Perry Ellis said to be prepping for a sale

With activists pushing for a review, the family that controls the company starts to consider options. Continue reading

Ecko Unlimited secures confirmation

The former clothing designer and retailer is ready to conclude its liquidation in bankruptcy court. Continue reading

Topps' future, backers' exit both tied to digital success

The sports trading card and collectibles company has three apps and is catering to gamers, which may improve Madison Dearborn and Tornante's ability to cash in their seven-year investment. Continue reading

Target up for Web deals

After its hacking problems, ancillary online brands could be the way back for the retailer. Continue reading

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