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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

PetSmart to be acquired by BC Partners for $8.7B

Pushed by activist Jana Partners, retailer agrees to PE consortium buyout. Continue reading

Vertical Bridge picks up portfolio of iHeartMedia towers

The radio group run by MTV co-founder Bob Pittman acquires 411 broadcast towers for as much as $400 million. Continue reading

Fed's tough capital plan focuses on short-term funding

Big banks need to raise $21 billion. Continue reading

Hudson Pacific picks up EOP portfolio for $3.5B

The REIT will pay $1.75 billion cash and issue 63.5 million shares to target's backer, Blackstone. 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

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

A nightmare before Christmas

Once upon a time, struggling retailers could hold out until after the holidays before deciding whether to file for bankruptcy. But for four once-hot companies struggling to stay afloat in a rapidly evolving business, Black Friday sales might not be enough this year. Continue reading

Jana unveils potential board slate for PetSmart

Activist investor Jana Partners LLC is looking to turn up the heat on pet products retailer PetSmart Inc. (PETM), as private equity firms KKR & Co. LP (KKR) and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC are apparently preparing a joint offer.... Continue reading

Carlyle extends ride with Addison Lee

The buyout firm plans to seek U.S. acquisition targets for the London-based minicab operator rather than sell the business. Continue reading

Exclusive: Perry Ellis holds talks with bankers

As activist investors hover, the retailer reviews its options. 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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