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FrontFour launches proxy fight at OM Group

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

OZ Minerals announces sweeping strategy review

The CEO of Australia's third-largest copper producer says he will consider offers for the company and its assets. Continue reading

Reverse merger market shrank in fourth quarter

Despite the decline in deals, reverse merger companies raised more capital. Continue reading

Tracing the history of 'deal toys'

Commemorative treasures have been exchanged for ages: Silver plate among the financiers of the Hanseatic League, crystal bowls for London bankers, engraved clocks during the Gilded Age. Today, you'd be amazed at what you can do with Lucite. Continue reading

Itochu, Charoen Pokphand invest in Citic

The Japanese and Thai groups' $10.4 billion agreement reflects a Chinese government drive to inject private-sector know-how into state-controlled enterprises. Continue reading

Schlumberger grabs Eurasia stake after share-price plunge

The $1.7 billion agreement with controlling shareholders of the Russian drilling company represents an 81% premium to Monday's closing price. Continue reading

Sika says shareholders on its side over Saint-Gobain deal

Management at the Swiss chemicals group are fighting to overturn a side-deal between members of its founding family and Saint-Gobain which would give the French building materials group de-facto control. Continue reading

Lender lusts put borrowers on a pedestal

Companies looking to refinance in 2014 were being romanced with multiple term sheets. Supply was so robust that beauty contests were commonplace. At the same time, due diligence became more intense and lenders will pounce at the first sign of trouble. Continue reading

Five developments to watch as activism gains steam

With the economy slowly recovering in 2014, activist investors had a field day. So did advisers to companies fighting off their most vocal investors, or those concerned that an activist might put in an appearance. Continue reading

Insurgencies by the numbers

Dissident shareholders went big in 2014: Bigger companies were targeted, funds under management expanded rapidly and insurgents teamed up more frequently than ever before. That dramatic story is reflected in the statistics. Continue reading

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

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