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Wet Seal, dELiA*s, Cache and Body Central: Zombies of retail

These struggling apparel banners are hoping for a surge in consumer spending during the holidays to give them some life. Video

Wet Seal, a struggling retailer, hires adviser to study options

The company, which already has activist Clinton Group as a major investor, brought back former CEO Ed Thomas to try to effect a turnaround. But the cash burn has continued. Video

Australian manufacturing company Orica sells its chemical business to Blackstone Group

After marketing its chemical business for more than a year, Australian manufacturing company Orica Ltd. is selling the unit to funds advised by Blackstone Group LP for a relatively low Ebitda multiple, reports The Deal's Tatjana Kulkarni. Video

Expect more settlements in activist campaigns, advisers say

David Rosewater, the co-head of activism practice at Schulte Roth Zabel, tells The Deal's Paula Schaap that he expects the trend of more settlements in activist campaigns to continue into 2015. Video

Uptick in dual activist campaigns at companies expected in 2015

Damien Park, managing partner of proxy advisory firm Hedge Fund solutions tells The Deal's Paula Schaap that activist situations are up 10% year-over-year and he expects it to continue in 2015. Video

Trouble in Casinoland: Caesars, Revel, Trump roll snake eyes

The three operators are on a losing streak and it's not clear whether their luck will change. Video

Credit Suisse snags sellside role for pipeline auction

National Gas Pipeline Co. of America will likely fetch about $3.6 billion. Elsewhere, Brookfield Infrastructure took first round bids for the sale of Cross Sound Cable, which should go for about $200 million. Video

Alliant Techsystems, Orbital Sciences proceed with merger plan

A spectacular rocket launch failure last month threatened the proposed combination of the two aerospace giants. But the partners are pushing ahead with steps toward closing the deal. Video

The Deal talks M&A with EY

The Deal's Jeff Kanige speaks with EY's Richard Jeanneret about the M&A environment in 2014 and EY's annual Capital Confidence Barometer. Video

Caesars Entertainment Operating Unit plans Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s debt-laden operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. (CEOC), is working to finalize a restructuring plan for a prearranged bankruptcy filing and is hoping to get its bank lenders on board with the effort by early December, according to sources familiar with the situation. Video

Vector Capital's ChyronHego purchase is one of few LBOs in 2014

In what represents one out of a relatively low number of leveraged buyouts this year, private equity firm Vector Capital Management LP announced Nov. 17 the acquisition of broadcast graphics technology company, ChyronHego Corp., for $108 million. Video

Perry Ellis, under activist pressure, interviews investment banks

The process, which includes Peter J. Solomon and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, began a few months ago, with the initial aim of mandating a financial adviser to conduct a strategic review. Video

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