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Coming soon: Big deals, bigger busts

Finally! Boldface buyouts, blockbuster mergers and some old LBO busts on the way in 2015. Here's a look at some of the themes and headlines likely to dominate the next 12 months. Continue reading

Atos to buy Xerox IT outsourcing business

The $1.1 billion acquisition comes on the heels of the French group's $760 million purchase of cloud computing specialist Bull. Continue reading

Investors get fired up at Gas Natural CEO

Some believe company should sell itself, though all agree on need for management change. Continue reading

Things get soggy in the oil patch

Troubles among producers are increasing, and not just because the price per barrel is diving. Low interest rates prompted companies to turn increasingly to debt financing to fund capital plans and develop reserves rather than use equity. Those bills are coming due. Continue reading

Vertical Bridge picks up portfolio of iHeartMedia towers

The radio group run by MTV co-founder Bob Pittman acquires 411 broadcast towers for as much as $400 million. Continue reading

Revel turns to backup bidder to salvage sale

The bankrupt Atlantic City casino will seek court approval of a sale to Polo North Country Club after Brookfield Property Partners bailed just days from closing the deal. Continue reading

Castle Union considers proxy fight at Procera Networks

Activist fund that wants the company sold, would have to propose a slate by the end of January. Continue reading

Fed's tough capital plan focuses on short-term funding

Big banks need to raise $21 billion. Continue reading

Aberzombie CEO Jeffries departs teen retailer

A shake-up at the top may clear the way for a sale of the company. Continue reading

ABI report calls for overhaul of outdated Ch. 11

A commission issues a 400-page call for reform of a bankruptcy code that has become too expensive for debtors and doesn't account for financial markets, credit and derivative products and corporate structures much different from those when Congress enacted it. Continue reading

Barington launches proxy fight at Omnova Solutions

Insurgent starts contest less than a week after sending harsh letter seeking divestitures, buybacks. Continue reading

RadioShack claims no defaults on term loan

Retailer provides a blow-by-blow account of why it says term loan lenders have no case. Continue reading

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