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Samsung sells stakes in Chemicals and Defense subsidiaries

The Korean conglomerate is selling the stakes to rival chaebol Hanwah Corp., as it simplifies its structure and offloads holdings. Continue reading

Visteon in talks to shed Halla stake

Deal with Korean private equity firm Hahn would split the autoparts maker's climate control business from its auto electronics operations. Continue reading

Cliffs to study exit for Eastern Canadian iron ore ops

Having amended its debt covenants, the iron ore and coal producer said it could close its Bloom Lake development, since the potential $1.2 billion investment needed to make it viable isn't achievable within an acceptable time frame. Continue reading

SunEdison acquires First Wind in $2.4B deal

Transaction for its publicly traded yieldco gives SunEdison a big entry into the wind market. Continue reading

Activists find help in the shadows

Companies have used private detectives for years. Now, dissident shareholders are hiring their own gumshoes. With everybody watching everybody else, at least one group wins: The investigation firms. Continue reading

Dow divests Angus Chemical for $1.2B

Sale of the additives business to Golden Gate is response to pressure from Third Point. Continue reading

Vicwest sells itself to two strategic acquirers

Sale to Kingspan and Ag Growth will return about $197 million to shareholders. Continue reading

Transfield demands Ferrovial share purchase embargo

The Australian outsourced services provider confirms it's collating limited due diligence information for its Spanish suitor as it lays out criteria for the talks. Continue reading

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

Albemarle reiterates support for Rockwood purchase

The buyer says synergies from the acquisition may be greater than initially expected. Continue reading

Permira books $3.5B exit from Arysta LifeScience

Sale to Martin Franklin's chemicals rollup Platform Specialty Products provides the London firm with a 1.7 times return on investment. Continue reading

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