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Vocus to Open Books to Suitor KKR

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Vocus Communications has agreed to open its books to private-equity suitor KKR & Co., which has pitched a takeover offer worth about $1.66 billion.

Monogram Residential to Be Acquired by Greystar Star-Led Group

Monogram Residential Trust Inc. said Tuesday it agreed to be acquired by Greystar Growth and Income Fund LP, an investment group led by Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC.

Prosecutors in Martin Shkreli Trial Seek Gag Order

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have asked a judge to prevent Martin Shkreli from making public commentary about his ongoing securities-fraud trial, saying the high-profile defendant had "embarked on a campaign of disruption" and was "making a spectacle of himself and the trial."

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Activists May Spoil Clariant and Huntsman's Chemical Romance

Two New York investors have teamed up to overturn the "merger of equals" planned between chemical companies Huntsman and Clariant.

J.P. Morgan Returns to Dealmaking With Approach for Worldpay

J.P. Morgan made a preliminary approach for U.K. payments business Worldpay, potentially marking one of the biggest deals the U.S. bank has done since the financial crisis.

Italy Formally Takes Control of Monte dei Paschi

The Italian government took control of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, injecting $6.1 billion into the troubled lender as part of a broad plan to bring one of Europe's weakest banks back to health.

Why J.P. Morgan May Be Getting Its Deal Making Game On

A possible J.P. Morgan bid for U.K. firm Worldpay comes as the payments sector has been a hive of activity in recent years and is seen as ripe for consolidation.

Clariant, Huntsman Deal Under Threat From Activist Investors

Clariant's bid to create a $14 billion chemicals giant through a merger with U.S.-based Huntsman has come under attack from a group of the Swiss company's largest shareholders who are pushing to derail the transaction.

Disney's Channels: Children Are Tuning Out

It's not just ESPN. Ratings have fallen significantly at Disney's biggest television brands, led by Disney Channel and Freeform, which reach children, teens and young adults.

Uber Suffers Setback in Trying to Quash Criminal Convictions in France

Uber faced a new hurdle in lifting a French court's criminal convictions leveled on the company and two of its executives.

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July 04, 2017 21:16 ET (01:16 GMT)