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The Untouchables: Where insurgents fear to tread

Up to now, companies in highly regulated industries were safe from activists. That may be changing in this era of de-regulation, with some of the checks on activists that existed a couple of decades ago falling away. Continue reading

Scientific Games denies Bally deal has funding woes

Financing to be topped off by notes offer that will launch within two weeks, CEO says. Continue reading

Starboard presses RealD bid, more moves may be in wings

The activist fund may consider a proxy fight or tender offer to push RealD into strategic review. Continue reading

Modi starts small and slow in India

"Big-bang" reforms may have been lacking from the prime minister's first five months in power but a steady flow of smaller initiatives and the right political mood music mean the business and investment community remain on side, for now. Continue reading

Sports advisory quarterback moves from Citi to Park Lane

Rick Perna, who got his start at SocGen 17 years ago, joins former NFL player Andrew Kline at the Los Angeles boutique investment bank. Kline calls his new colleague "one of the best, if not the best, banker in the sports world right now." Continue reading

At long last, VCs are drawn to financial services

Fintech may propel banking from the brick-and-mortar era into an app-driven future and early-stage investors have shed their traditional disdain for the sector. Like so much else in the tech world, the change is being driven by smartphones. Continue reading

MSG considers breakup in nod to activist pressure

The corporate home of the New York Knicks and Radio City Music Hall will also add two independent directors to its board, buy back $500 million class A shares. Continue reading

AMC no zombie amid cross-border content deals

Producer of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad invests $200 million for a 49.9% stake in BBC America. Continue reading

Hudson Bay sues Worlds to force cut in warrant price

The dispute centers on an error in an SEC filing by the patent monetization company. Continue reading

Lenders to get control of UniTek, will provide DIP - source

Sources said lenders led by private equity firms Littlejohn & Co. and New Mountain Capital will swap debt for equity and provide as much as $43 million in post-petition financing. Continue reading

TPG sells stake in RentPath to Providence

The two buyout firms will hold equal ownership interests in the rental housing guide publisher. Continue reading

Third Point tells Amgen: Break it up

Amgen plans to expound on plans for the company at its Oct. 28 investor meeting. Continue reading

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