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Digital River to be acquired by investor group for $840 million

E-commerce services provider Digital River Inc said on Thursday it entered into an agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Siris Capital Group LLC for about $840 million.

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Automotive Industry

Delphi Automotive looking to sell thermal unit for $1 billion

Auto parts maker Delphi Automotive Plc (DLPH.N) is looking to sell its business that makes heating and cooling systems for cars, and will seek as much as $1 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Pharmaceutical

Advent, Avista near deal for UCB's Kremers Urban

A consortium of buyout firms Advent International Corp and Avista Capital Partners is in advanced talks to acquire UCB SA's (UCB.BR) U.S. generic drugs unit Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc, according to people familiar with the matter.

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FCC pauses clock on AT&T-DirecTV, Comcast-TWC merger reviews

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday paused its informal "shot clock" deadline on the reviews of the proposed mergers of AT&T Inc (T.N) and DirecTV (DTV.O) and of Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC.N) over the issue of confidential programming agreements.

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Lufthansa

Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit

German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM (IBM.N), including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday.

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Sanofi

Actavis, Sanofi among bidders for Omega Pharma

Generic drugmaker Actavis Plc and France's Sanofi SA are among the suitors for privately held Omega Pharma NV [COUCKO.UL], Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Taxi

Australia's Cabcharge says rebuffs M&A talk from NY-listed FleetCor

Cabcharge Australia Ltd (CAB.AX), the country's only listed taxi payment company, said it had rebuffed an approach from FleetCor Technologies Inc (FLT.N) to buy its core payments business.

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BlackBerry Ltd.

BlackBerry shares up after unconfirmed report on possible Lenovo bid

BlackBerry (BB.TO) (BBRY.O) shares rose more than 3 percent on Monday after a news website said Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group (0922.HK) might offer to buy the Canadian technology company.

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Yahoo

Yahoo set to outline cost-cutting efforts

Yahoo Inc is expected on Tuesday to outline cost-cutting efforts and give details of how it is evaluating possible acquisitions as it faces pressure from an activist investor, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person who was briefed on the plan.

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Qatar to buy $616 million stake in HK department store operator

Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holding LLC has agreed to buy a HK$4.78 billion ($616 million) stake in Lifestyle International Holdings (1212.HK), operator of the SOGO department stores in Hong Kong and mainland China, Lifestyle said on Monday.

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Adidas

Investor group aims to buy Adidas' Reebok unit

An investor group that includes Jynwel Capital and funds affiliated with the Abu Dhabi government is launching a bid to buy Reebok from Adidas AG for about $2.2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

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Shopping List

Buyers preparing bids for U.S. shopping mall owner AmREIT

Several potential buyers are preparing bids for U.S. shopping mall owner AmREIT Inc that could value the company as much as $26 a share, the Financial Times said on Saturday.

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Danone

Danone decides on Mead Johnson as takeover target

French food giant Danone (DANO.PA), maker of Activia yogurt and Evian water, has decided it wants to pursue a takeover of U.S. infant formula maker Mead Johnson Nutrition Group (MJN.N), sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Energy Future Holdings Corp

Creditors take aim at Energy Future plan for sale of Oncor stake

Energy Future Holdings squared off against creditors in court on Friday as the bankrupt Texas power company sought approval to begin a multibillion dollar auction of its interest in Oncor, a power transmission business.

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Vincent Bollore

Bollore seeks controlling stake in Havas

French tycoon Vincent Bollore on Friday mapped out an offer to acquire control over at least 50 percent of Havas (EURC.PA), the world's sixth-largest advertising company he started investing in over 10 years ago.

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