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Wilbur Ross: Man over-board?

The W.L. Ross chairman is a director at 17 companies, committees and clubs. Governance experts suggest that he is spread too thin. Continue reading

OCI Resources may pique interest of PE firms

Although the soda ash producer likely will not attract takeover interest from the three largest strategic players, the company could attract PE buyers and fetch up to $1.2 billion. Continue reading

Molycorp reaches restructuring deal with senior noteholders

The Greenwood Village, Colo., rare earths mining company hopes to implement a debt-for-equity swap while in Chapter 11. Continue reading

CTPartners' asset sale won't save it from bankruptcy

DHR International has agreed to non-binding terms to buy 17 offices from the C-suite recruitment firm, which still won't collect enough proceeds to meet its obligations. Continue reading

American Idol producer Core Entertainment misses loan payment

An analyst believes that the private equity-backed production studio may be trying to set up a capital structure that would allow it to operate within a different corporate structure. Continue reading

Home Properties sells itself to Lone Star for $7.6B

Multifamily REIT Home Properties agrees to sell itself in two parts, with Lone Star acquiring a majority of the company. Continue reading

Noranda's stock tumbles after it hires Morgan Stanley for review

The aluminum producer, which was backed by Apollo Global Management until last month, is evaluating strategic alternatives as it deals with a heavy debt load. Continue reading

At Shutterfly, a rebuke to the CEO sets the stage for a proxy fight

Shareholders strongly endorsed activist Marathon Partners and the firm's criticisms of the company's executive pay practices. With two representatives now on the board, Marathon can agitate for a sale. Continue reading

Kenan Advantage Group finds home with Omers Private Equity

Canadian private equity firm acquires the liquid bulk tran sporter in a deal worth more than $1 billion after an auction process, sources said. Continue reading

G-III, home to Ivanka Trump and Calvin Klein, hunts for more brands

The clothing conglomerate's sweet spot for acquisitions is about $500 million in sales, and it is primarily targeting women's wear brands. Anne Klein would fit the bill nicely. Continue reading

SPAC Global Defense to merge with defense contractor STG in $165.5M deal

The special purpose acquisition company plans to fund a portion of the purchase, and future M&A, with debt financing. Continue reading

How to score major returns in minor league baseball with taxpayer cash

First, find a club with a dilapidated stadium. Next, convince another city to build a ballpark. Third, move into that new park. Finally, sell the team after its value soars. Continue reading

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