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Three oil services companies looking to take advantage of the maelstrom

The swoon in prices has sent oilfield equipment and services providers reeling, but Superior Energy, Oceaneering International and Forum Energy could make a killing. Continue reading

Apax buys specialty chemicals distributor Azelis from 3i

London-listed private equity firm 3i announces the sale of a chemicals distributor it has owned since early in 2007. Continue reading

Apollo, CVC sell Brit to Fairfax

The majority owners of the specialist insurer sign up to a $1.9 billion offer less than a year after the target's London IPO. Continue reading

Rite Aid sees wider margins in $2B Envision deal

The cash and stock acquisition of TPG Capital-backed pharmacy-benefit manager follows rival CVS' successful purchase of Caremark. Continue reading

Investment funds stay plugged in to utilities, driving acquisitions

The prevailing view among vendors and targets is that valuations are unlikely to get improve any time soon, so the time to sell or divest is now. The result: a perfect recipe for dealmaking. Continue reading

Tronox's alkali deal culminates three-year search

The titanium dioxide maker showed persistence in getting the world's largest producer of soda ash, having made a play for another DuPont unit before that. Continue reading

A place where dealmaking isn't small potatoes

Idaho business brokers are finding their bounty in food and agriculture M&A. Many niche companies are started as a hobby and then get sold to larger companies that can take them nationwide. Continue reading

Macy's gets makeover with Bluemercury

The retailer is paying $210 million for the beauty brand, which will still operate its stores separately. Continue reading

Loss legacy: The trials of older airlines

The collapse of Cyprus Airways reflects a bigger crisis among former European flag carriers, which have struggled to cut costs and whose future hinges on preserving the long-haul market for themselves. 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

Five Point takes aim at oil and gas industry's pain

The private equity firm, which raised $450 million, plans to buy pipeline and storage assets from distressed sellers. Continue reading

EIF puts two hydroelectric plants up for sale

Energy investment firm, now part of Ares Management, hires Goldman to lead sale process. Continue reading

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Canada's Fairfax shells out $1.9 billion for Brit

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