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J. Alexander’s questions the seriousness of the Ancora offer

The casual-dining company “doubts” that the acquisition proposal was “bona fide.”

Financing

Is private equity bad for franchising?

Investors’ growth-at-all-costs demands can lead to bad decisions, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Ancora Advisors, which made an offer to buy the company in April, is urging shareholders to vote against board members, kicking off a proxy fight.

Its latest funding round gives the fast-casual pizza chain plenty of cash to accomplish its goals, with a public offering possible down the line.

Jeff Brock, managing partner with Hargett Hunter Capital Management, joins "A Deeper Dive" to discuss the state of mergers and acquisitions.

Pivotal Growth Partners adds Vitality Bowls and Conrad’s Grill to its portfolio of brands it seeks to help reach their next level of growth.

The fast-growing pizza chain plans to reach 1,000 locations in five years after an equity injection led by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

The fast-growing Chinese chain raises more than $570 million in its U.S. offering.

A company operated by Marcus Jundt has a $27 million stalking horse bid to buy the struggling casual-dining chain.

The chain's to-go and catering business has surged, while dine-in business has fallen.

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