Reporter at Reuters covering healthcare, consumer and retail M&A olivia.oran@thomsonreuters.com

Family Dollar shareholders expected to vote for Dollar Tree merger: sources

reuters.com — The vote, which is scheduled for Thursday, comes after influential proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services said Dollar Tree's proposal was in the best interest of shareholders and was more likely to close as it faces fewer antitrust hurdles than the Dollar General offer.

Family Dollar shareholders expected to vote for Dollar Tree merger -sources

reuters.com — The vote, which is scheduled for Thursday, comes after influential proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services said Dollar Tree's proposal was in the best interest of shareholders and was more likely to close as it faces fewer antitrust hurdles than the Dollar General offer.

Exclusive: Salix Pharma working with advisers to explore options - sources

reuters.com — Raleigh, North Carolina-based Salix, whose chief executive officer, Carolyn Logan, stepped down earlier this month, has not yet formally decided whether it will pursue a sale now or wait until it hires a new CEO, the people said this week. The sources asked not to be identified because the deliberations are confidential.

Exclusive: Top investors push Aegerion to oust CEO, consider sale - sources

mobile.reuters.com — Calls for Beer's ouster present yet another challenge to the embattled CEO, who became embroiled in a messy divorce battle involving Jefferies Group LLC head healthcare banker Sage Kelly, who has since resigned. Kelly's wife alleged in divorce papers that Beer was part of a group of executives who partied with the banker using illegal drugs, according to press reports.

Actavis aims to add Allergan CEO to its board: sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton Allergan Chief Executive David Pyott speaks during an interview in New York July 8, 2014. Actavis CEO Brent Saunders is trying to recruit Pyott to join the board and is working through corporate governance issues, the people said, asking not to be named because the matter is private.

Exclusive: Top investors push Aegerion to oust CEO, consider sale - sources

reuters.com — The shareholders have communicated to Aegerion's board of directors their concerns over the drugmaker's weak share price and the credibility of management led by Beer, the sources said this week, asking not to be named because the conversations are private.

Dick’s Sporting Goods explores going private: sources

mobile.reuters.com — Analysts have pegged Dick's Sporting Goods as a potential buyout target, in part because its share performance has lagged peers. At Tuesday's close, the stock had fallen 15 percent in the last 12 months, compared with a 6 percent rise for the Standard & Poor's 500 Sector Discretionary index.

Exclusive: Dick’s Sporting Goods explores going private - sources

uk.reuters.com — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (DKS.N) is holding early-stage conversations with a handful of buyout firms about going private, according to people familiar with the matter. There is no formal sale process for the sporting goods retailer, these people said on Wednesday, and the Coraopolis, Pennsylvania-based company could still decide not to go forward with a deal if the preliminary talks do not pan out.

Meineke franchise owner Driven Brands up for sale -sources

reuters.com — Charlotte, North Carolina-based Driven Brands, owned by private equity firm Harvest Partners LP, is working with investment bank Harris Williams & Co on the potential sale, the people said this week. The sources asked not to be identified because the sale process is confidential. Representatives for Driven Brands, Harvest Partners and Harris Williams declined to comment.

Coach nearing deal to buy Stuart Weitzman -source

reuters.com — The deal could be announced as early as this week, the person said. New York-based Coach, known for its Poppy handbags, has struggled to keep up with its fast-growing affordable luxury competitors, particularly Kate Spade & Co and Michael Kors Holdings Ltd, whose handbags are rapidly gaining popularity in North America.
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Jan 26, 2015

@jtoonkel are you tweeting while simultaneously moderating a panel with the Winkelvi twins? #likeaboss

Jan 22, 2015

Family Dollar shareholders approve Dollar Tree merger, confirming Reuters late night scoop reuters.com/article/2015/0… $FDO

Jan 20, 2015

Walgreens announces it is selling infusion biz to Madison Dearborn Partners, confirming @Reuters story $WAG

Jan 20, 2015

Salix Pharma, recovering from inventory issues, working w advisers to explore options including potential sale reut.rs/1BAdvuM $SXLP

Jan 20, 2015

Salix Pharma up 6.5 pct on @Reuters story the company is working w advisers to explore options, including potential sale $SXLP

Jan 15, 2015

Actavis trying to court Allergan CEO David Pyott to join board. Story with @CarolineHumer $ACT $AGN #JPM15 reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 14, 2015

Top investors at embattled biotech Aegerion urge company to oust CEO, consider sale reuters.com/article/2015/0… $AEGR #JPM15

Jan 08, 2015

Valeant CEO Pearson says co to focus on small, private deals in 2015, improving stock price, confirming last month's Reuters story $VRX

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