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Telecom, Media & Technology

'Not everything is for sale,' Bouygues says as it rejects $11B telecoms bid

The conglomerate claims its telecom business is poised for rapid growth, and that a sale to Drahi's Numericable-SFR would struggle to win clearances and cost too many jobs. Continue reading

American Idol producer Core Entertainment misses loan payment

An analyst believes that the private equity-backed production studio may be trying to set up a capital structure that would allow it to operate within a different corporate structure. Continue reading

At Shutterfly, a rebuke to the CEO sets the stage for a proxy fight

Shareholders strongly endorsed activist Marathon Partners and the firm's criticisms of the company's executive pay practices. With two representatives now on the board, Marathon can agitate for a sale. Continue reading

Canada's BitGold raises C$21M to fund gold storage, wallet platform

The upsized, bought-deal financing brought Friedberg Mercantile on as an investor. Continue reading

Kirk Kerkorian, legendary dealmaker, dies at 98

The billionaire Investor known for his role in helping to build Las Vegas, also launched memorable forays into film studios, airlines and automakers. Continue reading

At Applied Micro, a new director opens the door to a billion-dollar sale

Longtime shareholder Christopher Zepf joins the chipmaker's board amid a cash burn that was already increasing the pressure to do a deal. Continue reading

The five worst boards of 2015

Executive compensation is the most common problem among these vulnerable companies, with entrenched directors and undemocratic voting methods also drawing criticism. Continue reading

SPAC Global Defense to merge with defense contractor STG in $165.5M deal

The special purpose acquisition company plans to fund a portion of the purchase, and future M&A, with debt financing. Continue reading

Influential cyber-security investor Shlomo Kramer backs LightCyber

The security company looks for aberrant network behavior that signals the presence of attackers. Continue reading

How to score major returns in minor league baseball with taxpayer cash

First, find a club with a dilapidated stadium. Next, convince another city to build a ballpark. Third, move into that new park. Finally, sell the team after its value soars. Continue reading

How Dish and T-Mobile USA can get on the same wavelength

Charlie Ergen has been amassing spectrum and a deal with the wireless operator would finally put it to use. All they have to do is close a massive valuation gap. Continue reading

MidOcean Partners struggles to put rocky performance in past

PE sponsor's track record littered with setbacks, dividend recaptures. Continue reading

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EU's Vestager talks tough on telecoms

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