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Big investments for Indian hydro, wind power

India's Reliance Power and GE place bets on alternative energy provision in India as the country attempts to reduce its reliance on coal while finding urgently needed new sources of electricity. Continue reading

Carmakers face a sales plateau, with an overhaul to follow

Times are good in the auto business right now, but the market could be nearing a peak. Parts suppliers are already adapting to the changing dynamics and carmakers themselves could eventually turn to mergers and acquisitions to stay ahead of the curve. Continue reading

McGraw Hill Financial construction data unit nears sale

Mostly PE firms are in the process as the sector continues to attract financial sponsor interest. Continue reading

Verso debt exchange doubt jeopardizes NewPage merger

Senior subordinated noteholders play 'high stakes game of chicken' as July 30 deadline approaches. Continue reading

Albemarle supercharges battery business in $6.2B deal

Acquires one-time KKR portfolio company Rockwood for $6.2 billion in cash and stock. Continue reading

U.K. seeks new powers to shape takeovers

Business Secretary Vince Cable aims to develop a "fallback" weapon to intervene in takeovers on national interest grounds when a bidder refuses to negotiate. Continue reading

Duluth Metals taps Barclays for strategic review

Duluth Metals, which explores and develops copper, nickel and platinum-group metal deposits, has a 180-day period in which it has the right to purchase Chile-based partner Antofagasta plc's 40% stake in Twin Metals Minnesota LLC. Continue reading

Holcim, Lafarge name disposal candidates

The provisional list of assets on the block includes the U.K.'s Lafarge Tarmac, which the companies value at $3 billion or more. Continue reading

Outright sale of KBR not so farfetched

Given the deals done in the oilfield engineering sector, one analyst thinks the company better known as Kellogg, Brown and Root may invite interest now that it's considering its strategic options. Continue reading

SEC issues tough guidance for proxy advisory firms

Agency restrictions could have impact on activist investor campaigns. Continue reading

Aircraft leasing is a great business. Time to get out

Owners are looking for ways to take advantage of the good times and sell at the top of the market. Chinese banks should rank among the potential buyers, along with smaller companies looking for scale, including one founded by an industry pioneer. Continue reading

Alcoa propels aerospace portfolio in $2.85B deal

Acquisition of Firth Rixson continues CEO Kleinfield's move away from commodity metals toward higher-margin businesses. Continue reading

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