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Why DuPont won and Peltz lost the biggest proxy fight in years

The activist's history counted for little and big investors were generally happy with CEO Ellen Kullman. Trian's small stake didn't help, nor did Peltz's lack of experience with proxy fights. Continue reading

China Inc. goes private -- one mediocre piece at a time

Beijing's restructuring of state-owned enterprises will generate some opportunities for foreign investors, but in a seller's market the government is always looking out mainly for itself. Continue reading

Syngenta lets Monsanto approach wither, says offer is too low, complicated

The Swiss crop chemicals company may still be a target after its board rejects the $45 billion takeover proposal. Continue reading

Transport firm Quality Distribution taken private by Apax in $800 million deal

The purchase, which is subject to a go-shop provision and shareholder approval, would give Quality more flexibility to pursue consolidation Continue reading

Royal Adhesives & Sealants finds home with American Securities

The sealant company was sold three months after The Deal reported the company was being shopped by its PE backers. Continue reading

Holcim, Lafarge shop U.S. assets as Summit Materials signs up to $450M deal

The merger partners still need buyers for three terminals and two grinding operations to ease their $46 billion combination past the FTC. Continue reading

Why Triumph Group needs more than a new CEO to keep unhappy investors at bay

The aerospace supplier's sprawling operations should be streamlined, a job that an outside buyer, like United Technologies or Alcoa, could perform more quickly and efficiently. Continue reading

As DryShips works to pay down debt, negative headwinds could loom

The maritime transportation company is selling some ships to its CEO, but a major hedge fund investor has reduced its stake, and an industry consultant is negative on the sale. Continue reading

Lafarge, Holcim make early CEO appointment for merged company

The decision to install senior Lafarge executive Eric Olsen at the helm follows shareholder concern about a leadership vacuum at the combined entity. Continue reading

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

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