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Three truckers set to drive M&A activity into high gear

With supply and demand moving back into balance and buyers on the prowl, the time is right for would-be sellers to hit the market. Continue reading

Apax buys specialty chemicals distributor Azelis from 3i

London-listed private equity firm 3i announces the sale of a chemicals distributor it has owned since early in 2007. Continue reading

EC launches in-depth probes of GE/Alstom, Cargill/ADM deals

Regulators are concerned that GE's $12.9 billion agreement will leave only Siemens as a significant competitor in the European heavy-duty gas turbine market. Continue reading

For ITT, the time has come to put its balance sheet to work

The manufacturer could again be a target for activists if it doesn't find growth and that could mean a sale of the entire company. Continue reading

From one CEO to another: Activism with a lighter touch

Two Wall Street veterans recruit a team of corporate chieftains at Hudson Executive Capital. The firm won't engage in proxy fights; instead, it will take a collaborative approach to strategic dealmaking. Continue reading

Tronox's alkali deal culminates three-year search

The titanium dioxide maker showed persistence in getting the world's largest producer of soda ash, having made a play for another DuPont unit before that. Continue reading

Harris in $4.7B takeover of Exelis

The rival Pentagon suppliers have vied in recent years for contracts, including Harris' air traffic control system modernization project. Continue reading

Nine defense contractors that stand to win big with the new budget

Boeing, Lockheed, ManTech and Esterline rank among the potential beneficiaries as international tensions push up an already robust spending plan proposed by the Obama administration. And Northrop Grumman is worth watching as the sector returns to M&A. Continue reading

Baker Botts takes its quest to the top

The law firm had to defend its bankruptcy fees and wants to be paid for that work. One appellate panel refused to award the compensation, but others have ruled the other way. The issue is now before the Supreme Court. Continue reading

CRH cements $7.3B deal for Holcim, Lafarge assets

The Irish company, which will become the world's third-ranked building materials company if the transaction closes, expects to shed some of the portfolio it's agreed to acquire. Continue reading

After Icahn appears, Manitowoc splits per instructions

Manitowoc's CEO argues that separation will attract long-term investors and improve valuation. Continue reading

FrontFour launches proxy fight at OM Group

Activist investor says industrial manufacturer could be 'very attractive' to potential suitors. Continue reading

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