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Advance Auto Parts Shakes Things Up Under the Hood to Appease Starboard

Advance Auto Parts Shakes Things Up Under the Hood to Appease Starboard

The auto parts retail chain is ousting its CEO, replacing four directors, adding a board seat for the dissident fund's CEO, Jeff Smith, and closing 30 stores.

HomeAdvisor Seen as Best Pick Among Angie's List of Suitors

HomeAdvisor Seen as Best Pick Among Angie's List of Suitors

Activist TCS Capital Management, which increased its stake to 9.1%, argues that such a tie-up would yield significant cost savings and end a hostile marketing feud.

Quadrangle Capital Exits Ntelos Holdings Just in Time

Quadrangle Capital Exits Ntelos Holdings Just in Time

The firm maneuvered a decade’s worth of buyouts, breakups, shutdowns and sales but managed a sale as regional wireless carriers go extinct.

Rudolph, Chip-Equipment Suppliers Likely Next on M&A Hit List

Rudolph, Chip-Equipment Suppliers Likely Next on M&A Hit List

Dialog Semiconductor's offer for Atmel may signal that tie-ups among chipmakers may be peaking and that the next dealmaking frontier in the space will involve the companies that serve them.

Activists to Push Real Estate Sell-and-Lease Strategies Despite Tax Issues

Activists to Push Real Estate Sell-and-Lease Strategies Despite Tax Issues

Activist investors will continue to pressure companies to sell real estate and then lease it back despite new guidance from the Internal Revenue Service.

Activist Puts Ethan Allen at $41/Share, Urges Sale or Spinoff

Activist Puts Ethan Allen at $41/Share, Urges Sale or Spinoff

Activist Tom Sandell nominated six dissident directors after suggesting the interior design and furniture company should consider a sale or real estate spinoff.

Whirlpool Trips Up Middleby Acquisition of AGA With Last-Minute Bid

Whirlpool Trips Up Middleby Acquisition of AGA With Last-Minute Bid

Middleby was planning to buy AGA, the British kitchen-range maker. But rival appliance maker Whirlpool has made a last-minute offer, threatening to burn Middleby's carefully prepared acquisition.

ASB Bancorp's Top Stakeholders Demand a Sale

ASB Bancorp's Top Stakeholders Demand a Sale

The small North Carolina bank is an underperformer that activist shareholders say won't be able to solve its problems on its own. But it has plenty to offer potential acquirers.

Xerox to Buy RSA Medical: Here's Why Its Push Into Health Care Makes Sense

Xerox to Buy RSA Medical: Here's Why Its Push Into Health Care Makes Sense

With pressure rising on companies to keep medical costs down, smart tech firms like Xerox can bring their skills to bear on making health care cheaper and more efficient.

Ethan Allen Can't Dodge This Proxy Fight by Merely Redecorating

Ethan Allen Can't Dodge This Proxy Fight by Merely Redecorating

Activist investor Tom Sandell and his fund, Sandell Asset Management, are pushing the furniture retailer to either sell itself or monetize its real estate, and he doesn't give up easily.