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Islanders' owner sells minority stake before Brooklyn move

Under the terms of Charles Wang 's sale, sports valuation specialist Michael Rapkoch said the team could be worth up to $530 million, and the new owners will take control in two years. Video

Why Potential Acquirers Might Want to Take A Bite Out of PetSmart

With activist investor Jana Partners pushing for pet supply retailer PetSmart to put itself up for sale, lo and behold, the company said it would do just that hiring financial and legal advisers to vet potential acquirers. It's a smart move for a company in a hot sector, but there are questions about whether the math makes sense. The Deal's senior consumer and retail reporter Richard Collings crunches the numbers to find out how a deal might work and what the potential valuation would be. As well, Collings reports on where bids are likely to come from and potential obstacles to a deal that should have investors barking with glee. Video

Andy Levine of Jones Day discusses the future of Chinese M&A

Andy Levine, an M&A partner at Jones Day in New York, believes that increased buying activity by Chinese companies will be a key driver of global M&A over the next decade. The Chinese have been big buyers of natural resources in Australia, Africa and South America, and Shuanghui International Holdings' purchase of Smithfield Foods last year was a sign of China's increased interest in U.S. companies. The deal stirred some protectionist rumblings in the U.S., but CFIUS approved the transaction, and Levine believes that decision is a positive sign for the future of Chinese M&A activity in the U.S. Video

Wayfair flles for IPO with plans to raise $350M

The home products retailer also scores a single-letter ticker symbol, W, leaving just four such symbols available. Video

National Enquirer owner gets new financing, time for turnaround

Two funds have opted to help the magazine′s parent company, American Media, with a package that values it at $515 million. But that comes at a price. Video

Bidders are looking to gobble up Crumbs

Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. is set to go to auction on Aug. 21, if competing bids are received by Aug. 19. Whether or not there will be competing bidders for the cupcake retailer remains to be seen, but it has a stalking horse bidder waiting in the wings with an offer just under $7 million. Video

Bankrupt Craft may seek royalties from former Navy Seal's book

The potential for litigation comes as a Clint Eastwood-directed movie based on Chris Kyle's autobiography, "American Sniper" is slated for December release. Video

Clock ticks for RadioShack as default protection price rises

Hedge fund BlueCrest Capital has offered to give the company a $250 million refinancing package, but second-lien debtholders are balking at the company′s plans to shutter stores. Video

Kinder Morgan consolidates MLPs, creates U.S. energy giant

The new company will have an estimated enterprise value of $140 billion, ranking behind just Chevron and Exxon. Video

Duke Energy on track for Midwest power generation sale

Though AES recently pulled the sale of its unregulated power generation business, sources say a similar auction by Duke Energy is going strong. Video

Digital strategy is key to Topps trading cards sale

A lot has changed in the trading card model since private equity spent $385 million to buy the company back in 2007. Video

Private Equity's Inversion Excursion: Pepper Hamilton Talks Tax

Pepper Hamilton LLP's Joan Arnold, a partner who heads the firm's tax group, says Pfizer's play for AstraZeneca isn't the only inversion deal being sought. There are no shortages of U.S. companies looking to buy a foreign asset and re-incorporate itself overseas to save on American tax bills. There are private equity firms, as well, that may consider making smaller moves to save a bundle on tax obligations as well. Elsewhere, in other sectors, investors in InterContinental Hotels Group want that company to sell itself to a U.S. buyer, in another potential inversion deal. Video

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