White Tale Appears Set to Succeed in Blocking Huntsman/Clariant Deal

Activist investor group White Tale appears set to succeed in blocking the Huntsman/Clariant deal, as it recently increased its own stake and a number of other Clariant shareholdersfeatured

EQT’s Deal for Rice Energy Appears to Have Support of Shareholders

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – JANA Partners recently scored a victory when Amazon announced plans to acquire Whole Foods, a position in which JANA had advocated for a sale of thefeatured

Sabra Health Care REIT Shareholders Voting with Their Feet

The Huntsman/Clariant and Rice Energy/EQT deals have enticed shareholder activists to take stakes in the acquirers in hopes of quashing the deals that the companiesfeatured

Sibanye’s South African Shareholders Still Skeptical of Stillwater Deal

Sibanye Gold’s shareholder vote on its acquisition of US platinum and palladium producer Stillwater is scheduled for April 25. However, local shareholders are still questioning the meritsfeatured

Sibanye Shareholders Hold Mixed Views of Stillwater Deal

Sibanye Gold’s increased equity portion might not be enough to convince shareholders to vote in favor of its takeover of US-based platinum and palladium producer Stillwater, a Southfeatured

Cross-Ownership Suggests Positive SanDisk/Western Digital Vote

Cross-ownership between hard disk drive manufacturer Western Digital and flash memory company SanDisk suggests that shareholders of both companies will support the merger, according to CTFN research. Shares of Western Digital have slid 40% since announcing the acquisition of SanDisk. Still, enough shareholders own stakes in both companies that they would likely vote for the deal … Read Morefeatured

Williams-Energy Transfer Deal Advances Amid Controversy

Despite the unrelenting rout in energy stocks, a chilly reception to the September 2015 announced $37.7 billion Williams Cos. and Energy Transfer Equity merger, and myriad calls for the deal to be abandoned, the transaction is moving ahead, an energy company official and former director of Williams Energy Partners told CTFN. The executive said he … Read Morefeatured

Atmel Investors Likely to Vote for Dialog Deal

Despite recent published speculation to the contrary, Atmel investors will likely vote for Dialog’s buyout if no one else makes a higher offer for the California-based chipmaker, said two hedge fund sources. These sources thought that Dialog shareholders had a higher risk of failing to approve the share issuance to help pay for the Atmel acquisition … Read Morefeatured

Despite Doubts Dialog’s Atmel Aquisition Expected to Complete

M&A activity in the semiconductor industry has been robust year to date and shows no signs of slowing down. At the frenzied pace of consolidation thus far, some 32% of all U.S. publicly traded semiconductor companies would be acquired in 2015, according to FBR. In the first half of the year, the value of deals … Read Morefeatured

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