Mergers & Acquisitions

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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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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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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 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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Billionaire Mark Cuban says he is buying Netflix shares

Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, is buying Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) shares because he considers the video streaming company to be an acquisition target.

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New Tesco boss likely to sell assets to fund recovery plan

Just six weeks into his job, Tesco (TSCO.L) boss Dave Lewis must look at selling assets in Britain and abroad as he battles to raise funds to pull the world's No.3 grocer out of the deepest crisis in its 95-year history.

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Orange lowers acceptance threshold for Jazztel acquisition offer

French telecoms group Orange (ORAN.PA) has lowered the threshold of shareholder backing it needs in order for its 3.4 billion euro ($4.36 billion) offer to buy Spanish operator Jazztel (JAZ.MC) to go through.

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Sysco Corp

Sysco looks to divestitures to nail down US Foods deal

Food distributor Sysco Corp (SYY.N), fighting to complete a merger with US Foods Inc [USFOO.UL], is attempting to craft a package of potential asset sales weighty enough to convince U.S. antitrust regulators to approve the deal.

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Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs in talks to acquire ETF provider IndexIQ

Goldman Sachs Group (GS.N) is in discussions to acquire IndexIQ, a Rye Brook, New York-based exchange-traded fund provider, according to three sources familiar with the situation.

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ConvaTec owners appoint banks to explore sale

ConvaTec's owners have appointed Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and Goldman Sachs (GS.N) to explore a sale of the medical device maker which could be worth up to $10 billion, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Mercom Capital

Healthcare IT Sector Attracts $956 Million in VC Funding in Q3 2014, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, today released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) sector for Q3 2014. Mercom's comprehensive report covers deals of all sizes in Healthcare IT across the globe.

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France's InVivo buys Brazilian pet food firm in overseas push

France's InVivo has agreed to buy one of Brazil's largest pet food makers, the latest Western company keen to tap into an expected rise in spending on pets in emerging markets as consumers become wealthier.

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Tech firms HP, EMC call off merger talks

Hewlett-Packard Co has ended merger talks with EMC Corp and may announce this development as soon as Wednesday, deciding to walk away after months of fruitless negotiations, people briefed on the matter told Reuters.

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