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Midweek M&A Madness

Here are some potential target ideas, rumored or official, to jumpstart your deal pipeline.

Our sources are various news reports and the Buyouts “Seeking Buyers” list. For prior lists, see below.

Allied Capital is selling Callidus Capital Management, its high yield, high risk loan unit, Bloomberg reported. The unit has $3.8 billion under management.

AutoImmune Inc., a Pasadena-based biopharmaceutical company involved in the development of treatments for inflammatory disease, has retained Junewicz & Co. as its financial advisor for the evaluation of strategic alternatives.

IMS Health has retained Deutsche Bank Securities as its financial advisor as its explores strategic alternatives. Reuters reported that IMS had received an initial round of bids last week and that it might make a decision as early as November on whether to sell the company. The report stated that Private equity firm TPG TPG.UL had submitted an offer and that Silver Lake and BC Partners had submitted a joint bid.

Harley-Davidson is seeking buyers for MV Augusta, a Varese, Italy-based motorcycle maker which it purchased in 2008.

The New York Times will not sell the Boston Globe, but it continues to seek buyers for its other Massachusetts newspaper, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

COPIA, a Napa, California-based cultural program director, which is bankrupt, is seeking a buyer for the company.

Bank of America is nearing a deal to sell First Republic Bank to a group of investors led by General Atlantic Partners.

Edge Petroleum Corp., a Houston, Texas-based oil and gas exploration company, is seeking a buyer for the company.

Enbridge Energy Partners LP is seeking a buyer for its non-core natural gas pipelines in Texas.

Allied Irish Banks PLC of Ireland was seeking a buyer for its 22.64 percent in M&T Bank Corp, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based bank holding company.

PTC Alliance Corp., a Wexford, Penn.-based steel company is seeking a buyer for the company.

Stamford Industrial Group Inc. is seeking a buyer for subsidiary Concord Steel, a Stamford-Conn.-based maker of steel elevator parts.

Treasure Island Yacht & Tennis, a Florida-based fitness club, is seeking a buyer.

Bankrupt Vectrix Corp., a Middletown, R.I.-based maker of scooters and two-wheeled electric vehicles, is seeking a buyer.

Visteon Corp., a Michigan-based auto parts maker, is seeking a buyer for its Highland Park factory.

Cash Minerals Ltd., a Toronto-based natural resources company, is reviewing strategic alternatives.

Valero, an NYSE-listed energy refiner, is now mulling “strategic alternatives” for any or all of its 16 refineries.

GSC Investment Corp., a New York-based specialty finance company, continues to work with the investment banking firm of Stifel Nicolaus & Company as it actively evaluates strategic alternatives.

Inspiration Mining Corporation, a Toronto-based mining business, has retained Clarus Securities Inc. to assist in a review of the Company’s strategic alternatives.

View Prior Lists here.