April 2, 2015

Simon Property Group Inc. has withdrawn a roughly $22 billion offer to purchase California-based mall operator Macerich Co.

September 17, 2014

The heated battle for Family Dollar Stores rages on, with Family Dollar on Wednesday rejecting a $9.1 billion takeover bid from rival Dollar General and reaffirming its support of its deal with Dollar Tree.

September 10, 2014

Dollar General Corp. is upping the ante in its $9.1 billion bid to purchase Family Dollar Inc. by making a hostile takeover offer to Family Dollar stockholders of $80 per share.

August 21, 2014

Citing antitrust concerns, Family Dollar Stores on Thursday firmly rejected a takeover offer by larger competitor Dollar General, and said it favors a smaller deal with potential buyer Dollar Tree.

November 4, 2013

Men’s Wearhouse again rejected a $2.3 billion takeover bid by Jos. A. Bank, refusing to allow it confidential access to its books.

October 17, 2013

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. reportedly may consider a hostile takeover bid for Men’s Wearhouse.

September 17, 2013

Safeway Inc. announced that it has adopted a one-year stockholder rights plan, or a “poison pill,” to discourage an unfriendly takeover.

August 22, 2013

J.C. Penney Co. isn’t taking any chances. The retailer on Thursday announced it has adopted a one-year shareholder’s rights plan to protect itself against any future hostile takeover efforts.

August 16, 2013

Alco Stores reportedly has received a takeover bid from its largest shareholder, Everbright Development Overseas Ltd., which is larger than the bid it received on July 25 from Argonne Capital.

July 6, 2012

Christopher & Banks Corp. has rejected Aria Partners’ unsolicited $64 million takeover offer, saying it was not in the best interest of stockholders.

May 16, 2012

The Talbots and Sycamore Partners extended the exclusivity period for the private equity firm's non-binding $214.6 million takeover offer to May 22.

March 3, 2011

Family Dollar Stores on Thursday said its board rejected a takeover bid by an activist investor, saying it "substantially undervalues the company."

February 15, 2011

Jo-Ann Stores announced Tuesday that it has received no other takeover bids after a nearly two-month "go-shop" period.

December 8, 2010

Casey's General Stores reported on Wednesday that the costs of its recapitalization plan and its defense against hostile bids by competitor Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard take a bite out of its second-quarter net income.

September 30, 2010

Alimentation Couche-Tard has given up its months-long battle to acquire Casey’s General Stores....

September 19, 2010

Proxy-advisory firm Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS) said it has recommended that Barnes & Noble shareholders...

September 1, 2010

Alimentation Couche-Tard on Wednesday increased the value of its hostile bid to buy Casey’s General...

August 11, 2010

In its continuing fight against takeover, Casey’s General Stores president and CEO Robert J. Myers...

August 3, 2010

Barnes & Noble said it is exploring strategic alternatives, including putting itself up for sale....

July 21, 2010

Canadian c-store chain Alimentation Couche-Tard said Thursday it has raised its offer to acquire Casey’s...

July 12, 2010

Barnes & Noble board member Michael Del Giudice suggested in his testimony Tuesday that shareholders...

July 11, 2010

The chairman of Barnes & Noble Inc., Leonard Riggio, testified Friday that the poison pill...

July 11, 2010

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is giving Casey’s General Stores’ shareholders more time to warm up...

June 28, 2010

Equity manager ClearBridge Advisors on Monday sent a letter to the board of Casey's General...