Entries by Adam Linker

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Mr. Clean…

You hate to kick a company when it’s down, but perhaps buyout hopes and their new “life-altering experiences” business can stop the bleeding at the Sharper Image (SHRP). Or maybe not. After last month’s sales numbers were released, it’s clear that customers aren’t the only ones experiencing free-fall. And sometimes it just seems like the […]

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This little bunny kept a secret…

On Thursday, Energizer (ENR) announced that it planned to buy Playtex (PYX) for $1.16 billion or $18.30 a share. Both companies filed their respective 8Ks on Friday. (Energizer’s is here and Playtex’s is here). But unlike some other recent deals, Playtex waited until the day of the announcement to update its change in control agreements […]

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Half a star…

CKE Restaurants (CKR) gets a gold star, and not just because they use a star in the logo of their Carl’s Jr. chain. In this recently filed proxy the company, which also owns Hardee’s and La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill, tells the dramatic story of former-CEO William Foley’s resignation in 2000 at a time when […]