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Broken levy: How U.S. tax law encourages inversions

As companies seek better treatment by relocating overseas, pressure builds to reform a system rooted in the imperial era. As one critic points out, "doing nothing borders on the irresponsible." Continue reading

Toys 'R' Us bondholders form group to seek covenant relief

A bid to enhance its turnaround efforts may include using its real estate to obtain better debt terms. Continue reading

Sorbee may be a sweet little M&A thing

An active market for candy makers have some believing that the producer of sugar-free treats could be a good fit with a small strategic player. Continue reading

Wendel pursues break-up of Materis

The French private equity house says its portfolio company Materis is in exclusive talks to sell its cement additives business Chryso to LBO France. A disposal would be the latest in a series of Materis units Wendel has pushed to reduce the company's debt. Continue reading

American Media's financial story needs a new rewrite

The National Enquirer's publisher embarks on yet another restructuring. Will this one sell papers? Or, given AMI's new digital strategy, will it sell clicks? The company's balance sheet may be better shape, but industry trends are still working against it. Continue reading

German fashion house Bogner puts itself on the block

Skiwear and upscale fashion company Willy Bogner has asked Goldman Sachs to run a process it hopes will fetch about $1 billion. Continue reading

TPG drinking KKR's lunch at Treasury Wine

TPG Capital may eventually set off a bidding war with its surprise bid for Australia's Treasury Wine Estates. But so far its offer has come on the same terms as an existing approach from KKR and Rhône Capital, gaining access to the winemaker's data room. Continue reading

Lululemon founder sells half his stake to Advent

Deal brings to an end, for a time, any acquisition or buyout speculation. Continue reading

Investcorp sells SourceMedia

Observer Capital emerges to take on the financial services publications group. Continue reading

Perry Ellis said to be prepping for a sale

With activists pushing for a review, the family that controls the company starts to consider options. Continue reading

Topps' future, backers' exit both tied to digital success

The sports trading card and collectibles company has three apps and is catering to gamers, which may improve Madison Dearborn and Tornante's ability to cash in their seven-year investment. Continue reading

European market moves toward covenant-lite loans

Investors' hunger for yield drives increasingly sponsor-friendly terms in the middle market as well as in larger deals, says Marborough Partners. Continue reading

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