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Private Equity Firms Double Down on Technology Deals
Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector

M&A

Renesas, Samsung, Verizon chase auto tech makers
Intersil, Fleetmatics and Harman are some recent targets in the sector

Fundraising

Huron Closes New Fund in 3 Months, Riding PE Fundraising Wave
The Detroit PE firm focuses on lower middle-market companies, like colorful sock maker Sabg

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Restructuring

Distressed Company Watch List


See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as a going concern in SEC filings, including Moko Social, Verso and Progen Pharmaceuticals

Turnaround Tuesday: Cervical Cancer Device Maker Needs Cash


Medical device maker Guided Therapeutics recently reached a contract with the Turkish Ministry of Health, but its product is not yet FDA-approved in the U.S.

Distressed Company Watch List


See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as a going concern in SEC filings, including Bref HR, Guided Therapeutics and Verso Paper

ConAgra to Freshen Portfolio by Spinning Off Frozen French Fries Division


The announcement follows acquisition plans from Kellogg, Post and Snyder's-Lance

Turnaround Tuesday: Verso Paper Warns of Potential Bankruptcy, Hires Restructuring Advisers


To gain scale during the switch from print to digital, the paper company acquired NewPage in January

Distressed Company Watch List


See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as a going concern in SEC filings, including Arch Coal, Verso and Z Trim

Turnaround Tuesday: Arch Coal is Negotiating with Creditors, But May End Up in Bankruptcy Anyway


Low coal prices have hurt the company, which has enough money to operate but not to service its debt

Distressed Company Watch List


See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as a going concern in SEC filings, including Arch Coal, Cell Source and Iveda Solutions

New Flyer Hits the Gas on PE-Backed Motor Coach Deal


KPS Capital bought the target, which makes bus lines for tours and travel between cities, during a 2010 restructure

CIT Weighing a Spinoff of Aircraft-Leasing Business


GE recently agreed to sell its aircraft financing portfolio to Blackstone's Global Jet

Distressed Company Watch List


See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concern in SEC filings, including Gilla, Pharmagen and Yosen Group

Turnaround Tuesday: American Eagle Turns to Herky Hawk and Other Team Mascots for Comeback in Tough Retail Climate


The teen retailer is buying Todd Snyder’s Tailgate Clothing, which sells t-shirts featuring university teams; meanwhile competitor American Apparel filed for bankruptcy in October

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Rewards Biz Viggle Operates with Another New Loan


An affiliate of the business' founder, Robert Sillerman, is giving the company a $10M line of credit

Distressed Company Watch List


See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concern in SEC filings, including Accel Brands, CTI Biopharma and ZaZa Energy

American Apparel's Bankruptcy Underscores Challenges for Retailers


A close look at the turnarounds of Abercrombie, American Apparel, American Eagle, Sears and Wet Seal, plus the opportunities retail troubles give middle-market dealmakers

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Drive-Cam Biz Diversifies with Meat Pies


Concierge Technologies is refocusing on new business opportunities to try to increase revenue

Distressed Company Watch List


See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concern in SEC filings, including Concierge Technologies, U-Vend and World Surveillance

JP Morgan Chase's One Equity PE Group Checks Out 3M's Innovative Library Systems Business


3M's strategic review also resulted in the sale of its French license plate manufacturing business

GE to Sell Corporate-Aircraft Finance Business to Global Jet


The sale continues Jeffrey Immelt's plan to divest alternative investment assets

Newell Rubbermaid Sticks Elmer’s Deal, as The company Continues to Restructure Portfolio


The Rubbermaid food storage product maker will also look to divest the Levolor and Kirsch window shades brands

American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy, Plans Debt-Equity Swap


The retailer is plagued by steep sales declines following the ouster of founder Dov Charney, who is suing the business

NYSE Warns American Apparel of Delisting, Calling Continued Operation “Questionable”


The retailer, which removed founder Dov Charney in 2014, is on the brink of bankruptcy with an impending interest payment