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Richard Collings

Richard Collings is the senior writer for consumer products and retail, focusing mostly on M&A. Prior to joining The Deal, Richard was a reporter for Mergermarket, where he covered apparel, footwear, retail and personal care, as well as mergers and private equity. Richard was also an associate editor for Investment Management Weekly, a publication of then Thomson Media, where he wrote about money management, following public retirement funds and their money managers.
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Golden Gate Likely to Take Ownership as PacSun Files for Bankruptcy

Pacific Sunwear has opted to file for bankruptcy to implement a reorganization plan backed by San Francisco's Golden Gate Capitals.

Sainsbury Bags Argos' Parent Home Retail Group for $1.7 Billion

U.K. food retailer J Sainsbury on Friday secured Home Retail Group plc's backing for a £1.16 billion ($1.66 billion) takeover.

Credit Suisse Ups Cost Cuts to $4.4 Billion, Abandons Businesses

Credit Suisse's CEO Tidjane Thiam on Wednesday accelerated his restructuring efforts at the Swiss bank .

Aeropostale's Stock Unravels on Poor Fourth Quarter Results

Struggling mall-based retailer Aéropostale Inc. ARO has brought in advisers to help it explore a sale or restructuring, reports The Deal's Jamie Mason.

Burberry Stock Held in Check as Takeover Rumors Dispelled

London-based luxury clothier Burberry Group once again found itself the subject of takeover rumors early in the week which caused shares to spike.

AMC Agrees to Buy Carmike Cinemas for a Blockbuster $1.1 Billion

AMC Entertainment on Thursday announced it had reached a $1.1 billion cash-and-debt deal to buy Carmike Cinemas, the country's biggest movie theater operator.

Retail Group Chico's May Be a Target for Activist Investors

Women's clothing retailer Chico's may soon find itself in the cross-hairs of an activist campaign.

Asahi to Buy Beer Brands Peroni and Grolsch With $2.9B Offer

Asahi Group won an auction for SABMiller's Grolsch, Peroni and Meantime beer brands, after making an offer worth $2.87 billion.

Alere's Stock Spikes Following News of Its Impending Buy by Abbott

Shares of Alere soared on Monday on word that Abbott Labs would acquire the company in a deal valued at $7.9 billion.

Smith & Wesson to Diversify Beyond Guns With Acquisitions

Smith & Wesson is looking to diversify, the company announced on Tuesday during an investor presentation at an industry trade show in Las Vegas.

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