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Public PE Firms Rebound After Under-Performing for Most of 2014

By Bob O'Brien

The shares prices of publicly traded private equity firms posted a disappointing performance for most of the first half of 2014.

11:07AM 07/22/14

Pressure Mounts on PetSmart Management to Consider a Sale

By Bob O'Brien

Investors are barking at PetSmart to consider some initiatives to return more money to shareholders, calls that could lead to a sale of the pet products retailer.

11:41AM 07/18/14

U.S. Airlines See Rising Competition From Emerging Market Carriers

By Bob O'Brien

This week, Emirates Airline of Dubai confirmed that it's placed a huge order for Boeing's 777X aircraft, with an eye on those domestic opportunities.

11:15AM 07/10/14

Avon Products Could be Ripe for Activists' Intervention, or Not

By Bob O'Brien

Avon Products has been struggling for a decade with reorganization plans that could unlock some of the value of the direct-sales beauty products retailer, but without significant progress.

11:19AM 07/01/14

Shakeup in Ranks of Home Shopping Networks Hints at Changes

By Bob O'Brien

ValueVision Media has settled a seven month battle with a hedge fund investor, Clinton Group, by replacing its chief executive and changing the ranks of its board members.

11:14AM 06/24/14

Strategic Maneuvers in Valeant-Allergan Takeover Battle Continue

By Bob O'Brien

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has launched its latest strategy in the hostile bidding for Botox maker Allegan Inc.

01:58PM 06/18/14

Alibaba Rolls Up Rest of Chinese Mobile Services Provider UCWeb

By Bob O'Brien

Alibaba Group Holding, China's largest E-commerce company, awaiting its highly touted IPO, moves to roll up the balance of UCWeb, one of China's largest mobile services providers.

11:04AM 06/11/14

Dave & Buster's Revisits IPO After Prospect of Sale Fades

By Bob O'Brien

Talks to sell the Dave & Buster's chain of restaurants and sports game entertainment centers have fallen through, mounting another challenge to the efforts of its private equity sponsor.

11:35AM 06/05/14

Seagate to Buy Avago's Flash Business in Another Complex Deal

By Bob O'Brien

For Seagate, the acquisition will help it keep pace with rival Western Digital, which upped its flash storage operations back in December with a deal to buy the operations of Virident Systems.

11:37AM 05/30/14

A Potential Stumbling Block for the AT&T/DIRECTV Merger

By Bob O'Brien

There could be a stumbling block on the road to completion of AT&T's $67 billion bid for satellite broadcaster DIRECTV, and it may come as a surprise that it's the National Football League.

12:49PM 05/20/14

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