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Kansas City Southern chugs uphill, making it an easier target

With railroad shares under pressure from declining energy shipments, Canadian Pacific gets an opening to make another run at a rival. Continue reading

Analysts fear bankruptcy filing as Molycorp hires Miller Buckfire

A going-concern warning in the rare earths and molybdenum producer's annual report, and management's refusal to answer questions on the company's capital structure, spooks followers. Continue reading

Holcim, Lafarge discuss new role for Lafont as merger salvage operation continues

The Lafarge CEO could become co-chairman, while Lafarge's CFO has emerged as a candidate to head the combined group, according to sources. Continue reading

Smells like deal spirit: ADM leads consolidation round in flavors and fragrances

The agricultural giant's acquisition of Wild Flavors last year is likely to be followed by a spate of new transactions. Continue reading

Why TimkenSteel would be vulnerable to an impatient activist

A slumping stock price and a rival's investment suggests the steel producer could be a takeover target. Continue reading

Jones-Blair closes deal with Denmark rival Hempel after garnering interest from larger strategics

Performance coatings business Jones Blair Co. closed a deal to sell itself to Hempel AS, after the privately held business received a number of takeover interest from strategics. Continue reading

Starboard Value strikes LSB Industries, this time seeking five nominations

LSB Industries Inc. (LXU) is under activist pressure from Starboard Value LP, which is nominating five members to the board, to split itself into two businesses: chemicals and climate control. Continue reading

Seeking a spark, United Technologies puts Sikorsky on the block

The conglomerate is considering options for the helicopter unit amid talk that its depressed stock price could make it a target for activists. Continue reading

Verisk moves into energy, chemicals and mining risk with Wood Mackenzie purchase

The insurance and healthcare data analysis specialist provides an exit for private equity owner Hellman & Friedman with the $2.8 billion deal. Continue reading

Piercing the once-impregnable steel veil at dual-share companies

Insurgents are finding ways to apply pressure, especially where the nature of the ownership is depressing stock prices. Continue reading

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

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