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  • An Eye-Opening IPO

    How network-security company Fortinet pulled off a solid offering in a shaky market. February 23, 2010

  • Detroit Breakdown: IRS Denies Spin-off Treatment

    In what appears to be a case about a Ford Motor Co. tax-free spin-off, the IRS says payments "originating" as a result of the transaction should be included in gross income. February 22, 2010

  • Tech Deals Come Alive

    Despite a flat revenue outlook for 2010, pent-up demand unleashes an M&A flurry in the sector. February 19, 2010

  • Obama Budget to Spark Tax Debates

    President Obama's proposed 2011 budget is replete with tax proposals, many that are "hostile" to business. Here's a breakdown of the potential changes. February 16, 2010

  • Middle-Market Deals: All Systems Go

    It could be a boom year for midsize M&A, with conditions significantly improved since last fall. February 11, 2010

  • Spreadsheets and Banking Fee Deductions

    Determining whether "success-based" banking fees are deductible in M&A transactions takes some patience. But in a hypothetical case, the IRS ruled on how to treat the work of an accounting firm that was not directly involved in the deal. February 8, 2010

  • Cablevision Shoots for an MSG Spin-off

    The cable television giant sets a date to divest its Madison Square Garden network in what appears to be a tax-free transaction. February 1, 2010

  • King-Size PE Funds Underperform

    Buyout funds larger than $4.5 billion lost 31.4% over one year and 3.1% over three years, raising caution among investors, says Preqin. January 13, 2010

  • Best of 2009: Tax

    In a year when corporate profits took a beating, Congress and the IRS provided tax relief for companies with reported net operating losses. January 6, 2010

  • Venturing Back

    A bad year for venture-backed deals ended with signs of hope for 2010. January 5, 2010

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