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Atlantic City bond offering attracts hedge funds as buyers

While the $40.56 million was raised under a New Jersey program, one credit pundit worries about impairment during a bankruptcy despite a legal opinion to the contrary. Continue reading

At Stanley Black & Decker, a retooling would boost growth

The company hinted at a spinoff of its security operations, a move that could strengthen its balance sheet to enough to resume buying up rivals. Continue reading

China Inc. goes private -- one mediocre piece at a time

Beijing's restructuring of state-owned enterprises will generate some opportunities for foreign investors, but in a seller's market the government is always looking out mainly for itself. Continue reading

Affinity Gaming hires Deutsche Bank to advise on strategic review

The casino operator is short on time as a buyout offer from its largest investor, private equity firm Z Capital, is set to expire on May 19. Continue reading

At Brink's, two activists find weaknesses in the corporate armor

The company's margins and share price badly lag its main rival; while its too late for a proxy fight this year, Jeff Smith and Mario Gabelli won't wait long. Continue reading

Cooler heads prevail: Why mediation is growing as a tool in bankruptcy

Warring parties prefer backroom discussions instead of intense litigation battles in court. But timing is everything and the choice of mediator is crucial. Continue reading

Corinthian Colleges files for Chapter 11 to liquidate

The for-profit education company faced a $30 million fine from the U.S. Department of Education and recently closed its campuses. Continue reading

Why Chesapeake Energy's struggles continue in the post-McClendon era

The oil and gas company successfully detangled its rat's nest and shed $6 billion in assets, but production cuts and debt stand in the way of a full recovery. Continue reading

RadioShack heading for IP sale, round three of store lease auctions

The electronics retailer won approval of bidding procedures for its intellectual property and the final tranche of its store leases. Continue reading

At Tempur Sealy, high-end and low-end products are strange bedfellows

The mattress giant has few options beyond bringing in new leadership to cut costs. Breaking up the company would allow the upmarket side to thrive. Continue reading

Alliance Trust hoists white flag in battle with activist investor Elliott

Two of the hedge fund's three nominees will join the board of the investment trust. Continue reading

State courts grow in popularity as forums for liquidations

UCC Article 9 sales become a less costly, hassle-free alternative to those done via a bankruptcy. Continue reading

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