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Chicago's DHR is still hopeful of a deal with troubled CTPartners

Privately held DHR International Inc. remains intent on buying CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (CTP), despite the CEO of the target recently turning down an offer valued at $61 million. Adding to the uncertainty is a New York Post report detailing alleged sexual discrimination against CTPartners employees. Video

Talking private equity trends with Alvarez & Marsal

Low interest rates and alternative financing sources are just two of the many things affecting private equity deals right now, according to Paul Aversano, managing director at Alvarez & Marsal LLC. In a recent studio interview, Aversano discussed the conditions both buyers and sellers are facing at this time. Aversano, who is also the global practice leader for the firm's transaction advisory group, also outlined how low interest rates will continue to affect the M&A market and the pressure that PE firms are feeling to transact. Video

Ocwen Financial to review capital structure, strategic options

The mortgage servicer has drawn ire from regulators and investors as investigations have revealed violations such as backdated letters related to home foreclosures. Video

Merger Talk Episode 1: Oil & Gas

Mark Aiello Vice President and General Manager of RR Donnelley's Venue Virtual Data Room speaks with Ali Akbar, Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets about the oil and gas market in the first installment of Merger Talk. Video

For distressed companies, remnant assets can be a boon

Ronald Sussman, President of Financial Recovery Strategies, is on a mission to raise awareness about remnant assets, which are off-balance-sheet assets that companies may not be aware of. Video

March M&A takes off with multi-billion tech, healthcare deals

March madness has nothing on Wall Street as the first Monday in the month kicks off with several multi-billion dollar deals, including NXP's acquisition of Freescale Semiconductors. Video

Sandell pushes for combination of CBS radio and Cumulus

The activist fund has pitched CBS on a combination of its radio business with Cumulus Media, sources told The Deal. Video

Iberdrola inks deal to acquire UIL for $3B

Deal comes just two months after UIL had to terminate its $1.86 billion offer for Philadelphia Gas Works after the city council blocked the transaction. Video

The gaming industry has winners and losers, from Vegas to Atlantic City

Despite the cache of Las Vegas as a gaming mecca, even Caesars Entertainment Corp. and the unfinished Fontainebleu have found themselves in bankruptcy court. According to James Patrick Shea, a Las Vegas-based partner at Armstrong Teasdale LLP, the odds are even worse for casino operators in Atlantic City. Shea hopes to see a resolution soon for the Fontainebleu--he is advising the Chapter 7 trustee in that case. For Atlantic City, the prognosis is not so good, given the heated competition for gaming dollars in that market. The Deal's Senior Reporter Lisa Allen has the details from Las Vegas. Video

PulsePoint weighs strategic options, possible sale

The venture capital-backed provider of software that automates the buying and selling of advertising, might also pursue an IPO or private equity recapitalization, according to CEO Sloan Gaon. Video

In the healthcare industry, rapid change leads to distress

Companies in segments across the entire healthcare industry, from hospitals to long-term care centers to device manufacturers, to name a few, are struggling in this time of rapid change. Thomas Califano, a partner at DLA Piper LLP, explains what that means for these companies and for the investment firms that are interested in acquiring them. For-profit companies that want to acquire non-profit healthcare operators must heed regulatory challenges and a unique political landscape, he explained. The Deal's Senior Reporter Lisa Allen has the details, reporting from the TMA Distressed Investing Conference in Las Vegas. Video

Trust Indenture Act making waves in recent restructurings

The Trust Indenture Act of 1939 is not a new area of law and it is also not a very robust area of case law, Ronald Sarubbi, a partner of the financial transactions and restructuring group at Perkins Coie LLP said. Video

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