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Telecom, Media & Technology

As time goes by, shareholders gain power but add little

An alternative to single or dual class structures, popular in France, seems to have no effect on valuation. Few U.S. companies adopt the scheme, which encourages long-term holdings. Continue reading

SpaceX explosion benefits a rival now, but clouds the future for both

The failure levels the playing field for Orbital ATK, which experienced its own crash late last year. The issues could force NASA to spread its business to more vendors. Continue reading

'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

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