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Allergan Hopes To Eat To Prevent Being Eaten

Aug 20 2014 | 8:14am ET

Allergan Inc. is still seeking an acquisition target to avoid becoming one itself.

The pharmaceutical company, the object of a $53 billion Pershing Square Capital Management-backed hostile takeover bid, has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals and at least one other company about a tie-up.

 

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Dollar General Says Family Dollar CEO More Interested In Keeping Job

Aug 21 2014 | 6:15am ET

The bidding war for Family Dollar Stores took another twist yesterday when Dollar General—which this week offered nearly $9 billion for its rival—accused Family Dollar CEO of misleading it.

Macquarie Closes Van Eyk Funds

Aug 21 2014 | 6:14am ET

Macquarie Group has shut four Van Eyk funds after they were forced to suspend redemptions due to illiquid investments made by a British hedge fund.

Cohen Backing Minor-League Football Team

Aug 21 2014 | 6:13am ET

After several failed attempts to buy a Major League Baseball team, Steven Cohen is consoling himself with a minor-league football team.

Journalist Schwartz Joins Hedge Fund

Aug 21 2014 | 6:12am ET

Former Forbes magazine and Bloomberg editor Peter Schwartz has left journalism for the hedge fund industry.

Summer Road Backs Moore Capital Vet's Maiden Hedge Fund

Aug 20 2014 | 3:03pm ET

Moore Capital vet Jonathan Cheng has launched his own hedge fund with the backing of a family office.

JMI Equity Raises $1B For Latest P.E. Fund

Aug 20 2014 | 12:10pm ET

Private equity firm JMI Equity has closed its largest fund to date—the $1 billion JMI VIII growth equity fund.

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Q&A: Quad Advisors’ Borish Is Looking For Real Traders, Not Index Huggers

Aug 20 2014 | 1:43pm ET

Peter Borish, who served as founding partner and director of research at Tudor Investment Corp., has become the chief strategist and trading coach at Quad Advisors, a New York-based hedge fund incubator and accelerator. Borish spoke recently with FINalternatives' Mary Campbell about what attracted him to Quad Advisors, what being a trading coach involves and why nobody wants his 1999 cell phone.

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