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CVS Health to acquire Omnicare in $12.7B deal

CVS said the deal will expand its ability to dispense prescriptions in assisted living and long-term care facilities, serving the senior patient population. Video

Zombie private equity funds are sitting on significant assets

Zombie private equity funds are funds that are warehousing significant unrealized investment assets beyond the expected hold period, according Christopher Torrente, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Torrente told The Deal's senior editor, Jamie Mason, that zombie private equity funds represent a significant segment of the private equity fund market. Video

Schulte Roth & Zabel's John Pollack Discusses M&A Study

John Pollack, a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, discusses findings from the recently released Private Equity Buyer/Public Target M&A Deal Study. Pollack is the principal author of the study, which looked at transactions valued at more than $100 million. Video

Why DuPont came out on top in proxy fight with Nelson Peltz

Though the proxy advisory firms sided with the activist, institutional investors are doing their own research, and can't be counted on to vote according to the firms' recommendations. Video

AOL's sale to Verizon could ignite takeover interest in Rubicon

As Verizon's $4.4 billion bid to take over AOL was viewed as a move to bolster the acquirer's position in ad tech and digital content, those looking to compete may pursue Rubicon to fill that need. Video

Nirad Jain of Bain & Company speaks on private equity in healthcare

Nirad Jain, a partner at Bain & Company, speaks with healthcare reporter Laura Cooper about trends in private equity, as it pertains to healthcare. Video

Ann's strategic review culminates in $2.2B sale to Ascena

Ascena Retail Group is acquiring Ann -- the parent company of Ann Taylor and Loft -- for $47 per share in cash and stock in a deal valued at $2.2 billion. Video

Discussing distress in the retail industry with Cole Schotz

Retailers continue to struggle due in part to increased competition and decreasing foot traffic in malls. Michael Sirota, co-chair of Cole Schotz PC's bankruptcy and corporate restructuring department outlines the issues the industry is facing. Video

Healthcare Software Provider Mediware Hits the Auction Block

Mediware, a software provider catering to the healthcare industry, has retained investment bank William Blair for a sale of the company. Video

Affinity Gaming hires adviser for strategic review

As the casino operator runs out of time on a buyout offer from its largest investor Z Capital Partners, it brings on Deutsche Bank as adviser. Video

Retail executives now need to be more than great merchandisers

With legacy brick-and-mortar retailers under siege by changes in consumer tastes, e-commerce and competition from off-price discounters, to name but a few, there is more pressure than ever to find the kind of executive who is not only a great merchandiser, but also understands all of the challenges,. An executive needs to grasp marketing, technology and e-commerce in addition to merchandising, according Les Berglass, the CEO of executive search firm Berglass + Associates. Video

Brink's could face a proxy battle down the road

Last week, Starboard Value's Jeff Smith reported owning an 8.2% stake in the armored-car transport company, and that could mean trouble if it doesn't improve its share price. Video

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