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Ranger Boats goes fishing for sale prospects

Owner Platinum Equity is seeking as much as 10 times Ebitda for the sports boat maker, or more than $200 million. Video

Stephanie Pindyck-Costantino talks domestic oil and gas M&A

Amanda Levin, senior writer at The Deal, sat down with Stephanie Pindyck-Costantino, of counsel at Pepper Hamilton LLP, to talk about the robust domestic oil and gas M&A scene. Video

High bar set for out-of-court restructuring

Lisa Allen, a senior reporter for The Deal, interviews John Madden, a founder and senior managing director at distress-focused financial advisory firm Emerald Capital Advisors, comparing and contrasting the restructuring situations that can find a solution out-of-court with situations that are destined for bankruptcy. Video

Randi Lesnick of Jones Day talks M&A from the lawyer's perspective

Randi Lesnick joins The Deal to talk about the M&A market from the perspective of the lawyers who advise on deals. Randi's firm, Jones Day, persistently ranks among the leaders in M&A deal advisory roles, giving her unique access to the broad spectrum of the deal flow in the market now. Counter to some recent industry research that's suggested deals are drying up, she believes deal flow remains robust, having logged the busy summer that proves her point. Randi agrees that deal pricing, as measured by multiples, has gotten high, but doesn't believe that buyers - whether financial or strategic - are losing discipline. Video

For-profit college restructurings increasingly challenging

Jamie Mason, senior editor at The Deal, talks to Joseph D'Angelo, a partner at Carl Marks Advisory Group, a consulting and investment banking firm focused on middle market companies, about the restructuring tools available to for-profit education companies. Video

Adam Howarth of Partners Group describes PE secondaries market

The market for private equities secondaries investments in many ways mimics the broader PE scene. Adam Howarth, managing director at Partners Group, who co-heads global private equity secondaries, says the market has recovered remarkably from the financial crisis, with deal flow increasingly robust, thanks to investors looking to take advantage of the rich pricing environment, while buyers enjoy accommodating credit markets. Video

eBay comes around, plans to spin off PayPal

Nine months ago, Carl Icahn began agitating for the separation of the two businesses. By April, the activist and eBay settled their differences. Turns out, Icahn had a point. Video

Softbank targets Dreamworks Animation

And, action! Over the weekend reports leaked out that the Japanese telecommunications and internet titan is looking to acquire the studio, in a deal that could top $3 billion dollars. Video

Exelon clinches sale of West Valley facility to Wayzata

The Chicago-based electric utility also reached an agreement to sell its 550-megawatt Quail Run plant in Texas and an announcement is imminent. Video

David Marcus discusses the recent Treasury notice on inversions

Inversion transactions have become a politically controversial topic this year, and the U.S. Treasury Departments Sept. 22 announcement that it is taking the first steps to reduce the tax benefits of such deals garnered significant attention. But those first steps are baby steps. Video

Fox Head likely to field offers from both strategics and PE

Family-run Fox Head Inc. is preparing for a ride around the M&A track as the motocross and action sports apparel company anticipates fielding offers likely to surpass $200 million from both private equity and strategic suitors, The Deal has learned. Video

Toys 'R' Us seeks to refinance debt

The toy retailer is aiming to obtain nearly $1.4 billion in new loans to refinance the company′s debt, as a group of the company's bondholders were said to have retained Moelis to represent their interests in the refinancing discussions. Video

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