• A spree of high-profile hacks over the past year has led to record-breaking VC activity in cybersecurity. But that trend isn't carrying over to M&A.
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• Sandell Asset Management has acquired a stake in Barnes & Noble and urged it to go private. Could the US bookstore chain fetch the 60% premium Sandell thinks it merits from a buyout industry burned, if not burned out, by retail?
• While Michael Kors' takeover of Jimmy Choo for nearly £900 million might prove the perfect fit, a look at the data reveals that European apparel and accessories M&A is going out of fashion.
• The ongoing Flipkart-Snapdeal saga may soon come to an end, as the two Indian ecommerce companies have agreed on a merger price.