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ShoreTel hires Blackstone following hostile Mitel bid

Analyst thinks Mitel Networks will have to offer up to $10 per share to open talks. Continue reading

Caesars to enter into formal talks with bank lenders

Some observers believe the troubled casino operator will try to convince these powerful creditors to become involved in some large decisions, while others feel a prenegotiated bankruptcy filing is the likeliest outcome. Continue reading

Cleco goes to infrastructure investor group for $4.7B

After it got no traction with a sale process last year, an unsolicited bid kicks off an auction. Continue reading

Permira books $3.5B exit from Arysta LifeScience

Sale to Martin Franklin's chemicals rollup Platform Specialty Products provides the London firm with a 1.7 times return on investment. Continue reading

Aldermore steps back from IPO, but Jimmy Choo marches on

British small business lender Aldermore and its private equity owner decide the public markets are not a good risk just now, but luxury footwear maker Jimmy Choo is still ready to kick off an initial public offering. Continue reading

Riverbed to explore options after lowering Q3 projections

The move is needed to placate suitor and critic Elliott Management. Continue reading

Encana unloads Alberta natural gas properties

Deal comes directly after Canadian oil and gas giant's $7.1 billion buy of West Texas' Athlon Energy. Continue reading

TABcom, Foster & Smith hit the auction block

Online pet retailers are expected to fetch buyers in a rapidly consolidating sector. Continue reading

Red Alder, ADW Capital take a swing at ClubCorp

The two hedge funds want the golf club operator to recast its assets into a REIT through a breakup. Continue reading

Treasury Wine loses sparkle as it spurns $3B bids

The world's No. 2 wine producer claims shareholder support for its decision to reject offers from KKR teamed with Rhone Capital, and from TPG. Continue reading

Don't swallow that poison pill! Use a buyout shop instead

Companies under siege from activists may turn to private equity firms as 'white squires.' Playing such a role represents a potentially profitable new business opportunity, but it also cuts against the buyout industry's traditionally collaborative approach. Continue reading

Mandalay's baseball team sales are a home run

The company is still trying to sell its Erie, Pa., club, but it's sold four others at healthy multiples. Continue reading

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