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Fox likely to maintain credit rating in Time Warner deal

Fitch Ratings notes that sale of European pay-TV interests to BSkyB would leave Rupert Murdoch's company with $7.2 billion in net cash. Continue reading

Activists fight dual-class warfare and family affairs

With activism becoming mainstream, corporate characteristics once certain to keep the barbarians at bay now constitute invitations to slug it out. But those structures can still make it difficult to prevail in a proxy campaign. Continue reading

BSkyB strikes European pay-TV deal with 21st Century Fox

The U.K. company will pay its largest shareholder $9 billion for Sky Italia and its majority stake in Sky Deutschland. Continue reading

Houston Regional Sports quietly seeking buyers

The Houston Astros and Rockets must file a term sheet for a sale of the TV network owner with their joint venture partner, Comcast, by July 31. Continue reading

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Visant bonds trade up as it refocuses

High-yield notes trade at level not seen since the busted American Achievement deal. Continue reading

McGraw Hill Financial construction data unit nears sale

Mostly PE firms are in the process as the sector continues to attract financial sponsor interest. Continue reading

Covenant trip overshadows Paycom's sales growth

The payroll software provider's need for a waiver on a debt covenant as well as a lackluster stock debut has been disappointing, but analysts remain optimistic given the company's revenue performance. Continue reading

These five boards could be the worst

A look at some egregious pay practices, over-the-top takeover defenses and generally poor governance. There may be some groups that are even more awful, but we haven't found them. Continue reading

As bond trading rises, Avaya weighs asset sales

Increase in volume for PE-backed IT company's debt viewed as a bet on a buyout or divestitures. Continue reading

Content is king in Murdoch's Time Warner bid

Analysts divided on whether failed bid is merely 'empire-building' or race to find value in consolidation. Continue reading

Fox confirms Time Warner approach

Target rejected formal $80 billion offer from Rupert Murdoch's film and TV group in June. Continue reading

U.K. seeks new powers to shape takeovers

Business Secretary Vince Cable aims to develop a "fallback" weapon to intervene in takeovers on national interest grounds when a bidder refuses to negotiate. Continue reading

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