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Telecom, Media & Technology

Cardiac medical device M&A may not skip a beat

Following the $3.4 billion acquisition of Thoratec by St. Jude Medical, other cardiac medtech companies could prove attractive. Continue reading

Clinton attacks activist funds with an eye on corporate donors, Iowa diners

Hiking taxes on shorter investor holding periods and having activists disclose their stakes earlier comes right out of the Marty Lipton playbook and would be a boon to corporations Continue reading

Beltway Bandits remain strong despite budget shenanigans

Private equity investors have played an oversized role in the consolidation of government services providers over the past 10 years. And the business has only gotten more competitive. Continue reading

Facing FBI inquiry, BullionDirect seeks Chapter 11

The Austin, Texas, Web-based precious metals trading platform has ceased operations. Continue reading

Why Qualcomm could end up as the biggest proxy fight ever

The battle would be monumental for Jana Partners founder Barry Rosenstein and the sheer scale should give him pause. But he sees vulnerabilities at the tech giant. Continue reading

Tsinghua's bid for Micron would get a long U.S. review

A buyout of the major high tech player has 'all the hallmarks' of a deal that would draw CFIUS scrutiny. Continue reading

TMT, healthcare help carry deal activity to record levels

Six-month M&A in the U.S. hits unprecedented heights, resulting in more than $1 trillion worth of transactions mostly driven by strategic buyers' hunger for growth that they can't achieve organically. Continue reading

Rosetta Stone activists: 'Read our lips -- sell the company'

The language education software make has hired advisers, suggesting that it is preparing for an auction or proxy fight. The insurgents differ on price, but hold 25% of the company. Continue reading

China's video streaming site YY receives $3.7B go-private offer from CEO

Guangzhou, China-based YY receives a go-private offer just three years after listing in the U.S. Continue reading

Monitise shares tumble as Visa Europe prepares to sell stake

The U.K. mobile payments technology company is facing the departure of a former backer, but says it is on track to break even in 2016. Continue reading

Cable One and Liberty Global's LiLAC join frenzied pay TV market

The Graham Holdings spinoff could be either a target or a buyer while John Malone's Latin American business will most likely continue acquiring assets in the region. Continue reading

Online media explosion lowers hurdle to ProSieben, Axel Springer merger

Although TV remains the leading German advertising medium, the Internet may soon surpass print ads. Continue reading

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