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PE-backed apparel retailer Hot Topic acquires Star Wars merchandise seller GeekNet

Hot Topic, a portfolio company of Sycamore Partners, bolts on the purveyor of Star Wars, Marvel and Star Trek-branded merchandise, paying a 122% premium. Continue reading

After lengthy pursuit, Malone and Charter reach $78.7 billion Time Warner Cable deal

Charter will also roll up Bright House Networks. Continue reading

Rubicon Project basks in the reflected glow of AOL's sale to Verizon

The Los Angeles-based provider of advertising technology is an attractive, but potentially expensive target for strategics. Continue reading

Seeding the cloud with cash for 15 years and counting

Catalyst Investors' fund targets SaaS, communications infrastructure and business and consumer services. Continue reading

Equinix vies to disconnect Telecity from Interxion hookup

The Redwood City, Calif. data center operator argues that its $3.5 billion proposal is better for the U.K. target's shareholders. Continue reading

Buyout firms get SaaS-y with enterprise software providers

The advent of a predictable revenue stream and a sector full of companies in transition have attracted both private equity firms and activist investors -- often to the same target. Continue reading

CyrusOne's latest acquisition enhances its appeal as a takeout target

Followers of the telecom services provider believe its $400 million deal for Cervalis will widen its geographical footprint and diversify its customer base, making it more attractive to suitors. 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

Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron abandon merger plan

Both companies plan to embark on share buybacks after Justice Department objections smothered the 19-month-old agreement. Continue reading

France's Capgemini agrees to pay $4B for Apax-backed Igate

The deal will boost Capgemini's exposure to the fast-growing North American IT services market and provide a handsome payout for Igate's 30% shareholder. Continue reading

Arris picks up Pace to expand and relocate, saving on taxes

The latest tax inversion deal will create a trans-Atlantic video systems company with $8 billion in sales. Continue reading

BlackBerry looks to boost security, and its software makeover, with the purchase of WatchDox

Blackstone, Gemini Israel Funds, Shasta Ventures, Millennium Technology Value Partners and serial cyber-security investor Shlomo Kramer exit the document security company Continue reading

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