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  • Dell to Interview Banks for IPO in Lieu of Tracking-Stock Acquisition

    Dell Technologies Inc. is exploring the possibility of launching a traditional IPO instead of going public through a proposed acquisition that has met resistance from several investors.

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  • Brazil’s Natura Recently Approached Avon About a Takeover

    The companies aren’t in serious talks and Avon, which has received other expressions of interest, is focused on turning itself around and reviving its shares, a person familiar with the matter said.

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  • Japan’s Pioneer to Get $500 Million Investment From Private-Equity Firm

    Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia has agreed to invest roughly half a billion dollars in Pioneer, likely becoming the controlling shareholder, in another example of overseas investors taking a role in restructuring venerable Japanese brands.

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  • Justice Department Nearing Antitrust Approval of Health Mergers Combining CVS-Aetna, Cigna-Express Scripts

    Antitrust enforcers are preparing to give the green light to two major deals in the health-care industry, CVS Health’s planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna and Cigna’s planned purchase of Express Scripts.

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  • Getty Family to Regain Majority Stake of Getty Images

    Stock-photo leader Getty Images Inc. will return to majority ownership by the Getty family, roughly six years after private-equity firm Carlyle Group Inc. bought a majority stake.

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  • Japanese Chip Maker Renesas in Talks to Buy Integrated Device Technology

    Renesas Electronics is in the late stages of negotiations to acquire California-based Integrated Device Technology for about $6 billion, seeking to strengthen its position as a major provider of autonomous-driving components.

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  • Yum China Rejects Private Buyout Offer at $46 a Share

    Yum China has rejected a private buyout offer from a consortium of investors that valued the restaurant operator at more than $17 billion.

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  • KKR in Talks to Acquire Fiat Chrysler’s Magneti Marelli Auto Parts Unit

    U.S. buyout firm KKR is in talks to acquire Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ global auto parts business Magneti Marelli.

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  • Dealpolitik: Lessons From the Latest Mess Facing CBS’s Board

    Directors can’t be passive observers when it comes to compliance issues, particularly on matters as volatile as sexual harassment.

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  • Kodak Explores Sale of Flexible-Packaging Division

    Film pioneer Eastman Kodak Co. is exploring a sale of its flexible-packaging division, which makes printing plates that are used to label packaging for consumer goods and could fetch more than $400 million in a sale.

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  • Arconic Draws Interest From Buyout Firms

    Aerospace-parts maker Arconic is the subject of takeover interest from private-equity firms including Apollo Global Management, according to people familiar with the matter.

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  • Perry Ellis Agrees to Go Private After Bid From Former Executive Chairman

    Perry Ellis International agreed to go private in a deal valued at $437 million, four months after founder George Feldenkreis made a bid for the apparel maker.

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  • LBO Volume Surges as KKR, Others Put $1 Trillion Cash Pile to Work

    Private-equity firms are ramping up leveraged-buyout deals this year, but concerns are rising about their ability to spend an influx of cash profitably, especially with equity valuations running near all-time highs.

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  • Coinbase Expands With Deal for Broker-Dealer Keystone Capital

    Coinbase, one of the leading cryptocurrency and bitcoin businesses, is acquiring a securities dealer that the company hopes will allow it to move into the red-hot coin-offerings market.

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  • Chinese Company in Talks to Buy One of Indonesia’s Largest Gold Mines

    Pengxin International Mining’s deal for the Martabe gold mine, hasn’t been finalized, but a $1.5 billion price tag would represent a doubling in its value from two years ago.

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  • Saint-Gobain, Sika Settle Takeover Fight

    Compagnie de Saint-Gobain and Sika AG struck an agreement to end their long-running legal dispute, bringing the French building-material company’s pursuit of a controlling stake in Swiss-based Sika to a close.

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  • Jobs Site Glassdoor Snapped Up by Japanese Firm in $1.2 Billion Deal

    California-based online portal Glassdoor agreed to be acquired in all-cash transaction by human-resources firm Recruit Holdings—the latest in a string of overseas acquisitions by Japanese companies.

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  • Cohu Bags Rival U.S. Chip Tester Xcerra After Chinese Deal Thwarted

    California semiconductor-testing company Cohu has agreed to acquire its Massachusetts-based rival in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $627 million, months after Xcerra scrapped a deal to sell itself to a Chinese firm.

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  • Surging Fuel Demand Prompts Marathon Petroleum’s $23 Billion Deal

    Marathon Petroleum’s $23 billion deal to buy rival Andeavor will create the largest American oil refiner amid a surge in oil prices and growing global demand for fuels.

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  • Japan’s Aeon to Invest in Online Retailer Boxed.com

    The investment would make Aeon one of the top shareholders of Boxed, in the latest example of established retailers trying to tap the knowledge of startups.

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  • Sam Zell and Goldman Sachs Invest in Argentine Real Estate

    A venture led by Sam Zell’s Equity International and Goldman Sachs is investing more than $300 million in Argentine real estate, a vote of confidence in the economic overhaul being pursued by the three-year-old government of Mauricio Macri.

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  • Carlyle-Led Consortium to Buy Akzo Nobel’s Chemicals Unit for $12.6 Billion

    A consortium led by Carlyle Group agreed to buy the specialty chemicals business of Akzo Nobel for $12.6 billion including debt, as the competition for bigger, riskier deals between cash-rich buyout firms heats up.

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  • SoftBank Considers $1 Billion Investment in Chinese Truck-Hailing Firm

    SoftBank is looking to invest $1 billion in a Chinese truck-hailing company backed by Tencent and a private-equity firm co-founded by billionaire Jack Ma.

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  • Saudi Sovereign-Wealth Fund Moves to Buy Stake in World’s Largest Talent Agency

    Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund is moving to buy a stake in Endeavor, the world’s largest talent agency, Saudi officials said, as the kingdom builds an entertainment industry with a once-unthinkable partner: Hollywood.

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  • China’s HNA Makes Big Gain on Sale of Stake in Hilton Timeshare Unit

    HNA Group’s sale of its 25% stake in Hilton Grand Vacations sold at a price of $46.25 a share, raking in a big profit for the Chinese conglomerate as it continues to unload U.S. holdings.

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