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Coming soon: Big deals, bigger busts

Finally! Boldface buyouts, blockbuster mergers and some old LBO busts on the way in 2015. Here's a look at some of the themes and headlines likely to dominate the next 12 months. Continue reading

FedEx picks up Genco to bolster e-commerce business

The Pittsburgh reverse logistics provider processes more than 600 million return items annually, generating $1.6 billion in sales. Continue reading

Things get soggy in the oil patch

Troubles among producers are increasing, and not just because the price per barrel is diving. Low interest rates prompted companies to turn increasingly to debt financing to fund capital plans and develop reserves rather than use equity. Those bills are coming due. Continue reading

Barington launches proxy fight at Omnova Solutions

Insurgent starts contest less than a week after sending harsh letter seeking divestitures, buybacks. Continue reading

AeroVironment shareholders ride out expensive expansion

Profits are elusive as the defense contractor invests in new technologies like small drones and electric vehicle charging stations. Continue reading

Nutreco adds advisers as investors await Cargill return

The Dutch animal feed company says Bank of America and Skadden Arps will provide U.S. insight. Continue reading

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

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