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PSAM doesn't expect to win Vivendi vote, says source close to activist investor

The New York-based investor is privately resigned to the likelihood its demand for a $9.9 billion payout will fail, but hopes to push Vivendi to explain its M&A plans. Continue reading

Atlantic City emergency manager doesn't recommend a bankruptcy filing

Kevin Lavin has released a turnaround plan for the beleaguered gaming city that has as its centerpiece layoffs, mediation talks and debt refinancing measures. Continue reading

The six oilfield services providers poised to prosper as the energy business rebounds

When conditions finally start improving, Superior Energy, C&J Energy, Oceaneering, Horbeck Offshore, Patterson-UTI and Cameron International are the companies worth watching. Continue reading

Vivendi urges shareholders to reject activist plan to distribute $9.9B of cash

P. Schoenfeld claims that excess cash has weighed on the company's share price and renews a breakup call. Continue reading

Ocwen shrinkage continues as NYSE threatens delisting

The sale of a $25 billion mortgage servicing portfolio to Nationstar is the second such transaction between the two companies. Ocwen insists its liquidity is sufficient. Continue reading

Why Tesla needs an activist spark to ease growing investor anxiety

With the company's technological promise so far vastly outpacing its financial performance, it might be time to add a fresh voice to the board room. Continue reading

Analysts fear bankruptcy filing as Molycorp hires Miller Buckfire

A going-concern warning in the rare earths and molybdenum producer's annual report, and management's refusal to answer questions on the company's capital structure, spooks followers. Continue reading

Brazil's Petrobras slides to new 12-month low as corruption scandal escalates

The embattled oil producer denies a report it wants to delay the publication of results due out in May as investigations into kickbacks widen. Continue reading

For Magnum Hunter, Pioneer and Oasis, midstream assets offer sources of cash

More and more oil and gas explorers and producers are considering selling or spinning off their infrastructure facilities to live another day after the dramatic slide in oil prices. Continue reading

Starboard Value strikes LSB Industries, this time seeking five nominations

LSB Industries Inc. (LXU) is under activist pressure from Starboard Value LP, which is nominating five members to the board, to split itself into two businesses: chemicals and climate control. Continue reading

Getty Images' leverage and cash flow don't provide a pretty picture

S&P has warned that Getty Images' current capital structure could become unsustainable if the private equity-backed company doesn't pick up the pace on its turnaround effort. Continue reading

Seeking a spark, United Technologies puts Sikorsky on the block

The conglomerate is considering options for the helicopter unit amid talk that its depressed stock price could make it a target for activists. Continue reading

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