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The Untouchables: Where insurgents fear to tread

Up to now, companies in highly regulated industries were safe from activists. That may be changing in this era of de-regulation, with some of the checks on activists that existed a couple of decades ago falling away. Continue reading

Modi starts small and slow in India

"Big-bang" reforms may have been lacking from the prime minister's first five months in power but a steady flow of smaller initiatives and the right political mood music mean the business and investment community remain on side, for now. Continue reading

Western Gas buys Nuevo Midstream for $1.5B

Deal implies a five times return for Nuevo backer Encap Flatrock Midstream. Continue reading

TPG puts Alinta Energy on the block

The private equity firm has appointed Lazard to find a buyer for its Australian gas and electricity retailer. The Sydney company could be worth as much as $3.54 billion. Continue reading

Brookfield charges up Cross Sound Cable auction - sources

Sale of the transmission company could fetch as much as $200 million. Continue reading

Shell sets IPO price range for U.S. pipeline operator

The Anglo-Dutch group expects proceeds of at least $711 milion from the sale of almost a third of Shell Midstream Partners. Continue reading

Cleco goes to infrastructure investor group for $4.7B

After it got no traction with a sale process last year, an unsolicited bid kicks off an auction. Continue reading

Clinton Group prods Atlantic Power to restart sales process

Industry sources say management is likely holding out for a higher price. Continue reading

White House holds back on Ralls appeal

Decision to seek Supreme Court review won't come until after a lower court remand plays out. Continue reading

Working on the A[ctivist]-Team

Dissidents find teaming up helps cover costs and drive insurgencies at larger companies. But the members of the group must stay on the same page and share the same goals if a target agrees to sell itself. Continue reading

Statoil sells Azerbaijan gas stake to Petronas

The $2.3 billion sale of the Shah Deniz holding reflects the Norwegian group's drive to raise proceeds for new projects. Continue reading

Encana unloads Alberta natural gas properties

Deal comes directly after Canadian oil and gas giant's $7.1 billion buy of West Texas' Athlon Energy. Continue reading

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