Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) Said No Longer Pursuing Sale Jan 30, 2015 07:11AM

Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) is in focus Friday following news that the company might not be on the auction block after all.

According to the NY Post, Dick's has decided to go it solo following talks with private equity firms in recent weeks. CEO Edward Stack, whose family controls most of the retailer's voting stock, wants to keep control of the business.

Along with Stack looking to keep control, PE firms began to feign interest as the recent rise in the price of... (continue reading...)


Sysco, U.S. Foods Merger Remains Uncertain as FTC Bears Down (SYY) Jan 29, 2015 11:21AM

Sysco (NYSE: SYY) is lower Thursday following speculation that it's planned merger with U.S. Foods might not pass regulatory muster.

The NY Post noted late Wednesday that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sent a subpoena to a third-party food distributor this week seeking additional information.

Notably, the subpoena wasn't sent to Blackstone (NYSE: BX)-owned Performance Food Group, which agreed to acquire assets from Sysco that carry about $5 billion in annual... (continue reading...)


Herbalife (HLF) Could be Prime Target as TPG Capital Looks to MLM Segment for Deals (AVP) (NUS) Jan 26, 2015 03:46PM

Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) shares were active Monday following reports that the company have have been a potential takeover target.

The NY Post said TPG Capital was seriously considering an acquisition of Herbalife, which comes as the firm remains focused in the multi-level marketing industry.

Nu Skin (NYSE: NUS) was another target the firm was looking at.

Reports late last week had TPG in talks to acquire Avon Products (NYSE: AVP). Should a deal between the company's not... (continue reading...)


UPDATE: Avon Products (AVP) Jumps on Ongoing Takeover Talk Jan 26, 2015 10:13AM (Updated - January 26, 2015 10:13 AM EST)

Avon Products (NYSE: AVP) gained on ongoing talk about a takeover by private equity firm TPG. Traders discussed potential for a large premium.


UPDATE: Avon Products (AVP) Active; Said to Be in Talks with TPG - DealReporter Jan 22, 2015 01:05PM (Updated - January 22, 2015 1:05 PM EST)

Avon Products (NYSE: AVP) shares surged Thursday after DealReport said it has been in talks with private equity firm TPG on a possible deal.


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