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Chip Dealmaking May Heat Up With Recent Selloff; More Headaches for GE -- ICYMI

Chip Dealmaking May Heat Up With Recent Selloff; More Headaches for GE -- ICYMI

Friday sell-off hits major indexes; chipmakers fall increasing odds for consolidation; proxy advisers urge GE shareholders to ditch KPMG and more of what you may have missed Friday, April 6.

Bill Ackman Needs a Big Win at ADP or Another Target to Stop the Bleeding

Bill Ackman Needs a Big Win at ADP or Another Target to Stop the Bleeding

The embattled activist is reportedly experiencing significant redemptions as investors seek to flee his fund. A campaign at the payroll processor in 2018 is a real possibility as Ackman has $500 million committed to a co-investment targeting the company

Cerberus Enters Fray for Rent-A-Center: Sources

Cerberus Enters Fray for Rent-A-Center: Sources

The buyout firm is among the final bidders for the rent-to-own retailer. It joins private equity firm Vintage Capital, which The Deal has learned has raised outside funding for its bid.

Icahn to Launch 'Full-Slate' Boardroom Battle at Sandridge

Icahn to Launch 'Full-Slate' Boardroom Battle at Sandridge

The insurgent manager said that his slate if elected would commit to run its own formal strategic review process in a 'fair and timely manner.' Icahn may submit a bid himself.

Google, Amazon or Even Apple Could Buy Tivo

Google, Amazon or Even Apple Could Buy Tivo

With LionTree as an adviser and activist Glenn Welling on a key subcommittee exploring strategic alternatives, a sale of the set-top box and interactive digital TV guide company is a serious possibility.

Rent-A-Center Buyout Expected In Next Month or Two: Sources

Rent-A-Center Buyout Expected In Next Month or Two: Sources

A sale of the rent-to-own retailer is likely to be announced in a month or two, people familiar with the situation said.

China's Review of Qualcomm's NXP Deal in Spotlight After U.S. Blocks Broadcom

China's Review of Qualcomm's NXP Deal in Spotlight After U.S. Blocks Broadcom

Some big investors wonder whether the Chinese regulator, Mofcom, will move to block the chipmaker's acquisition of NXP Semiconductors in retaliation to the Trump administration's move to block Broadcom's hostile $79 a share bid for Qualcomm.

Mnuchin Weighs In as Skeptics Put Broadcom's 5G Pledge in Focus

Mnuchin Weighs In as Skeptics Put Broadcom's 5G Pledge in Focus

Broadcom is hoping its latest letter, this time to Congress will convince an inter-agency, national-security focused review panel to drop its review of the chipmaker's hostile bid to buy Qualcomm.

Activists Push for Gender Diversity at Amazon

Activists Push for Gender Diversity at Amazon

CTW Investment fund is agitating for more women and minorities on the internet e-commerce giant's board in hopes it will lead to greater diversity in its management team.

Akamai Settles With Elliott to Add Directors, Hike Buyback

Akamai Settles With Elliott to Add Directors, Hike Buyback

No strategic review was revealed but one is ongoing at the technology company, TheStreet has learned.