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Media deals heating up, but private equity players absent

A scene is heating up again, with some big sponsors trying to exit mega-deals. Univision Communications Inc.'s sale has long been rumored, but the company is trying to downplay near-term exit expectations. Elsewhere, the Weather Channel is expected to hit the block. But PE firms aren't going to be bidding on either, and will likely leave the sales to strategics. Now, there are questions whether PE firms will spend time on any more media transactions, with some spectacular blowups in LBO shops' rearview mirror, as well as industry shifts that could make some sectors go secular. Video

Atlantic Power to stay independent; Renewable sales likely

The announcement was a huge disappointment to investors and sent the stock tumbling by 33% yesterday. The company's renewable energy operations remain attractive assets. Video

Activist investing: What to expect from this year's proxy season

What's likely to happen during the coming proxy season is the subject of Paula Schaap's interview with Damien Park, founder and managing partner of Hedge Fund Solutions, an adviser to funds and corporations on issues related to activism. Video

Blackstone-backed Travelport seeks $480 million in IPO

The buyout giant moves closer to exiting its 8-year-old investment in the travel services company. Video

ArcLight retains Morgan Stanley to shop Bayonne plant

The New York City region has a high level of energy demand so the process is expected to be competitive. The sale price is estimated to be in the $500 million to $1 billion range. Video

Silicon Valley Banking on plenty of second half activity

Silicon Valley has played host to some of the biggest plot lines that Wall St. has focused on for the last several years, and next, there could be a tech deal boom on the way -- and plenty of other catalysts for investors. Mounir Gad is vice president of Silicon Valley Bank's LBO group, and he's seeing activity among PE firms doing late-stage venture deals, as well as tons of strategic buyers lining up capital from LPs in new funds. Video

Welcome to the Wide World of Sports: Mergers and Acquisitions

Although the Ray Rice scandal has taken over the sports headlines, there have been a number of deals announced this week in the sports arena. Video

David Marcus talks with Lisa Allen about forum selection bylaws

Delaware Chancellor Andre Bouchard on Sept. 8 upheld the validity of a corporate bylaw that selected North Carolina federal courts as the exclusive jurisdiction for fiduciary duty claims brought by shareholders of First Citizens BancShares Inc. against the company, which agreed in June to combine with First Citizens Bancorporation Inc. Video

Angie′s Popcorn, Talenti likely to join Annie's on M&A menu

Not only will food giants be looking to buy growth by picking up companies in the fast growing segment, but private equity firms are also seeking to invest. Video

NorthWestern clears major regulatory hurdle with PPL deal

NorthWestern Corp. cleared a major regulatory hurdle on September 4th when the Montana Public Service Commission voted in favor of approving its acquisition of a group of hydroelectric power plants from PPL Montana, a subsidiary of PPL Corp. Video

Trump casinos file for bankruptcy again, Atlantic City stuggles

Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. has filed for bankruptcy again following years of a contracting gaming market in Atlantic City, N.J. Other casino closures in Atlantic City this year include Revel AC, Showboat Atlantic City and Atlantic Club Casino Hotel. Video

Applied Materials responds to sector needs with deals

Semiconductor company Applied Materials is in the process of finalizing its deal to buy Tokyo Electron -- a more than $9 billion deal, which, when it is completed, would result in a company with about a $28 billion market cap. Video

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