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An activist's plans for Rowan Cos.

Investor Clifton Robbins may have spinoffs of assets into an MLP in mind. Continue reading

Algonquin Power goes activist on Gas Natural

Algonquin Power insists Gas Natural "immediately" commence a process to maximize shareholder value through the sale of the company. Continue reading

Empyrean Energy puts itself on auction block

After the sale of a partner in the Sugarloaf area of mutual interest in Texas, the oil and gas exploration company may be looking to cash out. Continue reading

U.K. seeks new powers to shape takeovers

Business Secretary Vince Cable aims to develop a "fallback" weapon to intervene in takeovers on national interest grounds when a bidder refuses to negotiate. Continue reading

Outright sale of KBR not so farfetched

Given the deals done in the oilfield engineering sector, one analyst thinks the company better known as Kellogg, Brown and Root may invite interest now that it's considering its strategic options. Continue reading

SEC issues tough guidance for proxy advisory firms

Agency restrictions could have impact on activist investor campaigns. Continue reading

Cash-rich Repsol searches for assets to fill its YPF void

Good opportunities may be limited for the Spanish oil company, which is targeting safe havens after resolving a long-running spat with the Argentine government and encountering problems in Libya. Repsol has $9 billion to spend but is in no hurry. Continue reading

Encana sells Bighorn assets to Apollo's Jupiter Resources

Deal for $1.8 billion is part of seller's multi-billion dollar divestiture program. Continue reading

NiSource eyes potential merger, but price is a sticking point

Informal talks have been held with Dominion Resources, but CEO wants an all-cash deal, sources say. Continue reading

Penny stock promotion puts Tesla's Musk on cover

The electric car maker says it has no connection to the promotion or penny-stock company WindStream. Continue reading

Alstom chooses General Electric for power operations

The sweetened offer includes the transfer of GE train signaling operations to the French company and the establishment of three power equipment joint ventures. Continue reading

Unsolicited bid puts Cleco on the block

With a potential offer from Borealis, the utility taps Goldman to start a sales process. Continue reading

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