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Venoco warns that buyout debt is haunting it

Cash flow from operations may not be enough to pay debt or support a refinancing some 18 months after the oil company leveraged up by nearly $1 billion for a going-private transaction. Continue reading

Novartis reshapes itself through GSK, Eli Lilly deals

The Swiss company announces four multi-billion dollar transactions including the $16 billion purchase of GlaxoSmithKline's oncology business. Continue reading

PE buyers likely to look at purer-play H&R Block

After shedding its banking unit, the tax preparer has the established brand name, widespread branch network and predictable earnings that financial players crave, industry analysts say. Continue reading

Sotheby's, Third Point battle over poison pill

Judge sets preliminary hearing date to review shareholder rights plan ahead of annual meeting. Continue reading

Citic Pacific unveils assets deal with parent

The Hong Kong-listed metals, mining and real estate company will sell shares to Citic Group to finance the $37 billion assets injection. Continue reading

Johnson Controls acquires Air Distribution for $1.6B

Purchase of PE-backed air ventilation parts maker continues JCI's shift away from automotive industry and toward its roots as a maker of building products. Continue reading

Private equity and retailers court each other

With consumers flocking back to stores, some companies are looking more like potential targets. Continue reading

Proxy advisers back Starboard in Darden fight

ISS and Glass Lewis provide activist with a boost in its efforts to block Red Lobster sale. Continue reading

Rhode Island default on 38 Studios debt a real threat

Question is, did impropriety play a role in the videogame development company started by a Red Sox pitcher? Continue reading

CVC Capital inks Flint Group sale

The European private equity firm finds a $3 billion exit for the inks and print consumables group in deal with Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking and Koch Equity Development. Continue reading

Thomas H. Lee eyes tactics switch on seventh fund

Private equity firm, which is targeting up to $5 billion, looks to hold investments for a shorter time. Continue reading

Brookstone enters Chapter 11 to sell equity

Spencer Spirit Holdings is set to acquire all of the retailer's shares in a $146.27 million deal that will be tested at auction. Continue reading

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