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Taiwan Cement Corp

Taiwan's TCC International receives USD721 million buyout bid from parent company

TCC International Holdings Ltd said it received a buyout offer amounting to HKD5.59 billion (USD721 million) from its parent company, Taiwan Cement Corp, which owns 56.5% of TCC.

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GrainCorp Ltd

ADM sweetens bid for Australia's Graincorp

US-based Archer Daniels Midland Company has increased its offer for agricultural firm Graincorp Ltd by USD200 million to reinforce Australia's agricultural infrastructure through rail enhancement projects.

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Glencore

Teck, Newmont, Blackstone, Magris consortium new contender for Las Bambas in Peru

Teck Resources, Newmont Mining, Magris Resources and private equity firm Blackstone Group are reportedly bidding for Glencore Xtrata's Las Bambas copper mine in Peru. Las Bambas' estimated end-2014 valuation is at USD6.9 billion.

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Kian Joo Can Factory Bhd

Malaysia's Kian Joo receives MYR1.46 billion takeover bid from Aspire Insight

Malaysian packaging solutions firm Kian Joo Can Factory Bhd got a MYR1.46 billion cash takeover bid from privately owned company Aspire Insight Sdn Bhd at MYR3.30 per share.

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Box

California-based Box acquires dLoop to enhance cloud storage security

Cloud storage firm Box has acquired startup dLoop for an undisclosed amount, to increase security using fine-grained data analytics technology, helping Box compete better for large enterprise clients.

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Men's Wearhouse

Men's Wearhouse employs Pac-Man defense on Jos. A. Bank Clothiers

The Pac-Man defense has been used by Men's Wearhouse as it makes a counteroffer to Jos. A. Bank Clothiers which first made a bid to buy Men's Wearhouse this year.

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Private equity offers pour in to Ashland - sources

Ashland, a chemical manufacturer, is in talks with at least seven private equity firms that are all interested in purchasing its water technologies unit in a deal that could fetch upwards of USD 1.5 billion.

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Men's Wearhouse

Men's Wearhouse retaliates by offering a USD1.5 billion bid to acquire Jos A Bank

The USD1.5 billion acquisition bid Men's Wearhouse Inc offered to Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc was the former's form of retaliation after receiving pressure from its largest shareholder Eminence Capital LLC to accept the takeover bid Jos A Bank extended earlier.

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Take-Two Interactive Software Inc

Take-Two's share buyback sees full Icahn exit

The resignation of billionaire Carl Icahn's director appointees in Take-Two Interactive Software Inc's board of directors was part of an earlier agreement should Icahn decide to sell his position in the video game publisher.

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Bayer AG

Bayer in negotiations regarding USD2.4 billion acquisition of partner Algeta

Despite the offer at a 27% premium from yesterday's trading close of Algeta ASA's shares, the Norwegian company said through a spokesperson that it does not guarantee that it will accept Bayer AG's offer.

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Bubbly

Social network Bubbly in talks over possible acquisition

Singapore-based mobile social network for voice Bubbly is in talks with interested partners, including one gaming company, over a possible acquisition, according to the firm's chief executive officer.

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Ansell Ltd.

Ansell to acquire BarrierSafe for USD615 million

Australia-based industrial glove maker Ansell Ltd agreed to purchase US-based hand protection product manufacturer BarrierSafe Solutions International for approximately USD615 million in a transaction subject to US antitrust clearance.

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Diversified Global Asset Management Corp

Carlyle to Buy Investor in Hedge Funds

US-based private equity firm Carlyle Group LP announced its plan to acquire Canada-based investor in hedge funds Diversified Global Asset Management Corp for USD33 million.

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Mylan Laboratories

Mylan, two Indian firms race to buy Bafna Pharma

US-based generic drug manufacturer Mylan and two Indian pharmaceutical firms are in talks to buy Chennai-based Bafna Pharmaceuticals for an undisclosed amount, according to two sources familiar with the transaction.

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