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The Confidential Insurgent: Is IBM a realistic target?

In The Deal's first virtual roundtable, our activism experts debate the vulnerability of Big Blue. Continue reading

Nokia agrees to make $16.6B offer for Alcatel-Lucent

After agreeing to limit job cuts, the partners gain backing from the French government for the creation of a European telecom-network equipment "champion." Continue reading

As Hillary Clinton opens her presidential bid, TV companies anticipate an avalanche of ad dollars

Gannett, Tribune, Scripps and other broadcasters will benefit from what should be a record level of campaign spending. Beware the spike in valuation that results. Continue reading

BlackBerry faces long odds as it attempts a leap into software

CEO John Chen expects rapid gains in mobile enterprise software and BlackBerry Messenger in fiscal year 2016. He'd better be right. Continue reading

How Prattle Analytics takes the guesswork out of interpreting Federal Reserve commentary

Founder Evan Schnidman goes beyond the "briefcase indicator" in telling investors what they're doing wrong -- and how to do it right -- when listening to the central bank. Continue reading

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

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

Lexmark doubles enterprise software sales in $1B Kofax acquisition

The buyer touts the tax benefits of purchasing the Bermuda-domiciled target. 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

Vitesse sale, early in the consolidation process, shines a light on others

Microsemi will buy the chipmaker for nearly $390 million in a deal that could soon force Atmel and Silicon into play. Continue reading

Scripps Networks goes global by buying TVN majority stake

The media company has agreed to acquire a 52.7% interest in the Warsaw television company for nearly $1.5 billion, including assumed debt. Continue reading

Corralling the unicorns: The next wave of billion-dollar startups

The cash held by big Silicon Valley acquirers is more than double the combined valuation of the best potential targets. Do the math. Continue reading

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