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Austrian F1 Grand Prix

CVC say they are under no pressure to sell F1

Formula One's commercial rights holders CVC Capital Partners are under no pressure to sell their controlling stake in the sport and want to keep it, co-chairman Donald Mackenzie told Reuters on Saturday.

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Healthcare

Health insurer Centene adds muscle with $6.3 billion Health Net deal

U.S. health insurer Centene Corp will buy smaller rival Health Net Inc for $6.3 billion, underscoring the healthcare industry's rush to bulk up to negotiate better prices with suppliers and hospitals, and attract new customers.

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Macaroni and ketchup merger

Heinz completes Kraft purchase, Buffett joins board

H.J. Heinz Co on Thursday completed its purchase of Kraft Foods Group Inc, creating the third largest food and beverage company in North America and fifth largest worldwide.

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PayPal

PayPal to buy digital money transfer provider Xoom

PayPal Inc said it would buy digital money transfer provider Xoom Corp (XOOM.O) for $890 million as it muscles into a growing international remittance market and expand in countries like Mexico, India and China ahead of a spinoff from eBay Inc (EBAY.O).

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Novartis International AG

Novartis buys pain drug firm Spinifex for $200 million upfront

Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG (NOVN.VX) boosted its presence in pain management on Monday by agreeing to buy U.S.-Australian biotech firm Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, the companies said in separate statements on Monday.

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General Electric

Element to buy majority of GE Capital's fleet ops for C$8.6 bln

Canada's Element Financial Corp (EFN.TO) said it will buy General Electric Co's (GE.N) fleet management operations in the United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for C$8.6 billion ($6.98 billion) in cash.

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Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ)

Germany's BMW among suitors for $6.4 billion ANZ car finance unit -source

Germany's BMW AG (BMWG.DE), Australia's Macquarie Group (MQG.AX) and a host of U.S. private equity firms are expected to bid for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's (ANZ.AX) more than $6 billion car and equipment loan book, a source said on Monday.

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FedEx

FedEx says has requested EU approval for $4.9 billion TNT bid

FedEx (FDX.N) has asked the European Union's competition regulator to approve its 4.4-billion-euro ($4.9 billion) bid for Dutch rival TNT Express (TNTE.AS), the U.S. package delivery service company.

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Sergio Marchionne

Fiat Chrysler CEO says long way from lobbying GM investors

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) is a long way from making any offer to the shareholders of U.S. rival General Motors (GM.N) over a possible tie-up, FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Wednesday.

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Petrobras

Ethanol unit sale by Brazil's Petrobras hits snag: sources

Plans by Brazil's Petrobras to sell its stake in ethanol and sugar producer Guarani SA have hit a snag as the state-run oil company has not been offered enough money for the asset, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Gazprom

Fortum says talks with Russian firms over Fennovoima stall

Finnish utility Fortum (FUM1V.HE) said on Wednesday it has failed so far to reach a deal with Russia's Gazprom (GAZP.MM) and Rosatom on assets swap in Russia to allow it to take stakes in Fennovoima nuclear power plant project.

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The Elderly

Charterhouse eyes possible $1.1 billion sale of UK medical company Tunstall

British private equity firm Charterhouse [CHCAP.UL] is working with JP Morgan (JPM.N) on options for healthcare company Tunstall, in a deal which could value the company at up to 700 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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US Apartment

Lone Star Funds to buy Home Properties for $7.6 billion, including debt

Private equity firm Lone Star Funds said it had agreed to buy real estate investment trust (REIT) Home Properties Inc (HME.N) for about $7.6 billion, including debt.

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Gas distribution station

ETE confirms $48 billion bid for reluctant Williams Co

Energy Transfer Equity LP confirmed it had made a $48 billion unsolicited bid for natural gas pipeline company Williams Companies Inc, hours after Williams rejected the offer as significantly too low.

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Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd.

CVC and Temasek to buy $2 billion generic drugs firm Alvogen

European private equity fund CVC and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek [TEM.UL] are to buy a controlling stake in the pharmaceutical firm Alvogen, its chairman and chief executive said.

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