Mergers & Acquisitions

Ferrovial

Spain's Ferrovial to raise offer for Australia's Transfield

Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial plans to raise its full takeover offer for Australia's Transfield Services Ltd, daily financial newspaper Expansion reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources.

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CPPIB Shows Interest in Urenco Bid

Urenco owners test market for possible sale

The owners of Urenco are testing the market to gauge investor interest in the uranium enrichment company, said Uwe Beckmeyer, parliamentary state secretary in the German economy and energy ministry.

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AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca CEO says new Pfizer bid unlikely

U.S. Pfizer is unlikely to come back with a fresh bid for AstraZeneca, the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals group's top executive was quoted as saying by Swedish business daily Dagens Industri on Saturday.

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Alstom

Alstom shareholders back 12.35 billion euro sale of power arm to GE

Alstom (ALSO.PA) shareholders on Friday backed with 99.2 percent of votes the French engineering group's plan to sell most of its power equipment business to General Electric (GE.N) and refocus on its smaller rail arm.

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Mergers

Delaware court says C&J tie up with Nabors unit can proceed

A merger between oilfield services provider C&J Energy Services Inc (CJES.N) with a unit of Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR.N) can proceed, Delaware's supreme court ruled on Friday.

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Royal Dutch Shell

Shell sells parts of Norwegian downstream business to Finland's ST1

Oil major Shell (RDSa.L) said on Thursday it had sold parts of its Norwegian downstream business to Finnish fuel firm ST1 for an undisclosed sum, further divesting parts of its downstream activities.

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Xerox

Xerox to sell IT outsourcing arm to France's Atos for $1.05 billion

Xerox Corp (XRX.N) said it agreed to sell its information technology outsourcing arm to French IT services firm Atos SE (ATOS.PA) for $1.05 billion, sending its shares up almost 4 percent in late trade on Thursday.

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Nokia

Alcatel-Lucent shares jump 8 percent on Nokia merger report

Two of Europe's top three remaining telecommunications equipment companies, Nokia Networks (NOK1V.HE) and Alcatel-Lucent (ALUA.PA), have revived talks on a possible merger, Germany's Manager Magazin reported on Thursday, citing company sources.

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Couche-Tard

Couche-Tard aims for top convenience store spot with Pantry buy

Canada's Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc (ATDb.TO) will buy smaller U.S. rival Pantry Inc (PTRY.O) for about $861 million, a deal that positions it as one of the top convenience store operators in North America.

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Tuna Market

Thai Union Frozen to buy North American tuna firm Bumble Bee for $1.5 billion

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL (TUF.BK), the world's largest canned tuna producer, said on Friday it has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of North American tuna company Bumble Bee Foods for $1.51 billion from a private equity firm.

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Ally Financial

U.S. to sell final $1.25 billion shares of Ally Financial from bailout

The U.S. Treasury Department will sell its remaining 54.9 million shares of Ally Financial Inc (ALLY.N) acquired under the government's bailout of the auto lender, Ally said on Thursday.

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Dov Charney

American Apparel approached for possible buyout

Clothing manufacturer American Apparel Inc (APP.A) has been approached by private equity firm Irving Place Capital for a possible takeover, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

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Carrefour

Tycoon Diniz in talks to buy part of Carrefour's Brazil unit

Brazilian tycoon Abilio Diniz is in talks with Carrefour SA about buying a stake in the French retailer's Brazilian unit, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday.

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Anglo American Plc

Amplats gets $385 million offer for Bokoni mine stake

Anglo American Platinum has received a 4.5 billion rand ($385 million) offer for its 49 percent stake in the Bokoni mine in northeast South Africa, a source said on Wednesday, pushing its shares higher.

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Sony Corp's President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai

Lions Gate tried to discuss merger with Sony, leaked emails show

Movie maker Lions Gate Entertainment Corp executives last summer tried to meet with Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai to discuss a possible merger or acquisition, according to emails found in documents stolen by hackers.

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