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Activists continue to squeeze value out of Jamba

Half a year after activist fund managers got on the juice retailer's board they are already having an impact its franchising and share buyback initiatives. Continue reading

A&P gets green light to tap Fortress DIP

The Montvale, N.J., supermarket operator will use the money to continue operating while in Chapter 11. Continue reading

Claire's Stores may need creativity to beat debt load

PE backer Apollo could try a strategy it used for Caesars Entertainment to help generate liquidity. Continue reading

Shift in C&S Wholesale's deal strategy is predicted

Supermarket consolidation may lead the largest distributor of groceries to think about expansion into the retail part of the business as a way to make up for lost customers. Continue reading

Rosetta Stone activists: 'Read our lips -- sell the company'

The language education software make has hired advisers, suggesting that it is preparing for an auction or proxy fight. The insurgents differ on price, but hold 25% of the company. Continue reading

Moody's says Bain's South African retailer Edcon will default if debt restructuring passes

Edcon's restructuring of $471 million of euro loans will result in deeper-than-expected losses and put the company into default, according to the debt ratings agency. Continue reading

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

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