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Stock market volatility creates opportunities for merger arbs

Widening spreads offer bigger returns on slam-dunk deals and make risky transactions more attractive. The only worry is that financing might dry up. Continue reading

Posted on August 27, 2015 8:08 AM




FTC establishes guidelines to combat unfair competition

Republican commissioners had pressed for boundaries on use of Section 5 powers. Continue reading

Posted on August 20, 2015 8:00 AM




FTC Commissioner Wright steps down

Surprise resignation leaves the agency leaning more Democratic. Continue reading

Posted on August 18, 2015 8:24 AM




CVS builds a muscular stake in Medicare

Deal will grow CVS Health's MinuteClinic walk-in clinic franchises and provide Target customers with expanded pharmacy care programs. Continue reading

Posted on June 15, 2015 3:21 PM




In its Steris challenge, the FTC sees through Synergy Health's big X-ray sterilization plans

The British target was intending to invade the U.S. market with new technology that would have disrupted its merger partner's business. Those designs now imperil the $1.9 billion deal. Continue reading

Posted on June 3, 2015 8:21 AM




Comcast faces limited options in appeasing regulators wary of another mega-media deal

Discussions begin over possible concessions to address concerns about Time Warner Cable acquisition. Continue reading

Posted on April 20, 2015 4:30 PM




Insurgents know no bounds when it comes to the FTC

Antitrust hurdles? What antitrust hurdles? Activists often don't see any real regulatory problems. Continue reading

Posted on March 30, 2015 9:20 AM




Starboard eyes Staples, Office Depot combination

Regulator's sign-off on Office Depot-Office Max deal means another will likely pass muster. Continue reading

Posted on December 11, 2014 10:35 AM




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

Posted on September 10, 2014 1:59 PM




Visant bonds trade up as it refocuses

High-yield notes trade at level not seen since the busted American Achievement deal. Continue reading

Posted on July 24, 2014 8:57 AM




Integrated Device Technology shines after deal failure

The semiconductor products maker may be a takeover target itself now that its market positions and management have been rejuvenated ever since antitrust regulators blocked the proposed 2012 merger. Continue reading

Posted on July 10, 2014 8:50 AM




Activist Biglari loses in effort to sell Cracker Barrel -- again

Preliminary results show that majority of shareholders voted against Biglari's proposal. Continue reading

Posted on April 23, 2014 2:28 PM




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