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Gaming and Leisure Properties Raises Bid for Pinnacle’s Real Estate

wsj.com — Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. raised its bid for Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.'s real estate in an effort to coax the regional casino company into striking a deal.

Rising Optimism Fuels Deal Rebound

wsj.com — Takeovers are booming as companies gain more confidence about the economy, use stockpiles of cash to reach for future growth and get boosts from low interest rates and the surging stock market. Wednesday's bid by Mylan NV of $28.9 billion for rival drug maker Perrigo Co.

Informatica poised to be taken private in $5 billion deal

marketwatch.com — Informatica Corp. is nearing a deal to be taken private by Permira Advisers LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be the largest U.S. leveraged buyout so far this year.

Informatica Taken Private in $5.3 Billion Deal

wsj.com — Data-software company Informatica Corp. agreed to be bought by Permira Advisers LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for $5.3 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout so far this year. The two private-equity investors will pay $48.75 a share for the Redwood City, Calif., company, according to a statement Tuesday confirming an earlier report in The Wall Street Journal.

Private-equity firm in talks to take stake in Bass Pro Shops

marketwatch.com — Private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners is in advanced talks to take a minority stake in outdoor-recreation gear retailer Bass Pro Shops, according to people familiar with the matter. An investment could value Bass Pro, a seller of fishing, hunting and other outdoor-recreation equipment, at between $4 billion and $5 billion including debt, the people said.

Leonard Green in Talks to Take Stake in Bass Pro Shops

wsj.com — Private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners is in advanced talks to take a minority stake in outdoor-recreation gear retailer Bass Pro Shops, according to people familiar with the matter. An investment could value Bass Pro, a seller of fishing, hunting and other outdoor-recreation equipment, at between $4 billion and $5 billion including debt, the people said.

Health-Care Deals Market Is in the Pink

wsj.com — Deal making among health-care companies continues to improve the well-being of the mergers-and-acquisitions market. Driven by takeovers like AbbVie Inc.'s March agreement to buy cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion, merger activity among health-care companies rose 108% year over year in the first quarter, to $126.4 billion, according to Dealogic.

Intel in Talks to Buy Altera

foxbusiness.com — Intel Corp. ( INTC) is in talks to buy Altera Corp. ( ALTR) in a deal that would be the chip-making giant's largest takeover ever. Terms of the potential deal and its timing couldn't be learned, and it is possible there ultimately won't be one.

Intel in talks to buy Altera

marketwatch.com — Intel Corp. is talks to buy Altera Corp. in a deal that would be the chip-making giant's largest takeover ever. Terms of the potential deal and its timing couldn't be learned, and it's possible there ultimately won't be one.

Intel in Talks to Buy Altera

wsj.com — Intel Corp. is talks to buy Altera Corp. in a deal that would be the chip-making giant's largest takeover ever. Terms of the potential deal and its timing couldn't be learned, and it's possible there ultimately won't be one. With a market capitalization of $10.4 billion Friday afternoon, Altera would be a big bite for Intel, which has...
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May 02, 2015

RT @erikholmwsj: Here's the first mention of Warren Buffett in @WSJ, 50 years ago this month. Story: on.wsj.com/1GOqOYS #BRK50 pic.twitter.com/FymRmWrcXz

Apr 30, 2015

RT @michaeldrisc: The Dead's Kreutzmann: 'You can see by looking at Apple and Microsoft which one took acid.' on.wsj.com/1GsZtss pic.twitter.com/ZXMi4KwLqL

Apr 30, 2015

Battleground for Time Warner Cable and Charter comes into focus as cos set sights on Bright House Networks. @ShaliniWSJ scoopage on the wire

Apr 27, 2015

Time Warner Cable contacted Cox Communications recently to discuss tie up as Charter bid for TWC looms. Scoop crossing wire from @ShaliniWSJ

Apr 22, 2015

ATM maker NCR could soon become cash machine itself, as it explores options incl divestitures, dividend Scoop from @gilliantan @DanaMattioli

Apr 22, 2015

Nice @shayndi explainer on the unfortunately named `Stichting': Mylan uses obscure Dutch legal structure to fight bid on.wsj.com/1biYMcJ

Apr 22, 2015

Gotta be 1st time “douchebaggery” graces? the pages of the WSJ: Real Housewives’ whistleblower scores mlns in payout on.wsj.com/1K4hv8a

Apr 20, 2015

GE moves fast to unload big mid-market lending platform, talks w/Wells. SCOOP @tmannwsj @emilyglazerwsj @danamattioli on.wsj.com/1J2W0XC

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