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Phones 4u calls up insolvency administrators

The private equity-backed cellphone retailer lines up PricewaterhouseCoopers as administrators after losing its last distribution partnership with a network provider. Continue reading

Exploring the newly opened Mexican energy business

McDermott Will & Emery's Daniel Chavez expects activity to pick up as companies inside the country and outside seek partners. Amid regional instability, the U.S. neighbor takes center stage for investors interested in Latin America. Continue reading

Digity could make waves as IPO, merger candidate

As the company continues rolling up radio stations, observers are broadcasting bigger things for it. Continue reading

Angie's Boomchickapops up on the auction block

Campbell Soup is said to be a potential buyer as the natural food sector pops. Continue reading

General Mills buys Annie's for $820M

Deal is at a rich multiple for the bunny-themed organic mac and cheese maker. Continue reading

FMC to buy Auriga's Cheminova

The Philadelphia buyer plans to sell its Alkali Chemicals unit to help it digest the $1.8 billion purchase of the crop-protection products maker. Continue reading

Tibco founder looks for a rebound

Fresh off his purchase of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, Vivek Ranadivé has faced shareholder criticism. Continue reading

Thoma Bravo inks $2.5B deal for Compuware

Activist shareholder Elliott Management, which took two board seats in January, supports the buyout. Continue reading

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

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