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Telefonica Sa

Hutchison and Telefonica set to close O2 deal for $15.7 billion

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd (0013.HK) is expected to finalize a deal to buy Telefonica SA's (TEF.MC) British mobile unit O2 for 10.5 billion pounds ($15.70 billion) as early as Tuesday morning, the Financial Times reported.

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Glencore

Andersons shares up after Bloomberg report hints Glencore interest

Shares of U.S.-based agribusiness Andersons Inc (ANDE.O) jumped more than 6 percent on Friday, outpacing the sector, after a Bloomberg News report speculated that Glencore PLC (GLEN.L) could be interested in acquiring the company.

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Bain Capital Partners

Bain Capital plans to buy Japan Wind Development

U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LLC plans to acquire Japan Wind Development Co Ltd through a tender offer in a deal worth up to 9.7 billion yen ($81 million), the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday.

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Doctors in a Hospital

Tenet near deal to buy United Surgical for more than $2.5 billion

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp is poised to buy United Surgical Partners International Inc in a deal that could be worth more than $2.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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China National Chemical Corporation

ChemChina to buy Italian tire maker Pirelli in $7.7 billion deal

China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) is to buy Pirelli (PECI.MI), the world's fifth-largest tire maker, in a 7.1 billion euro ($7.7 billion) deal that will place one of the symbols of Italy's manufacturing industry in Chinese hands.

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Rakuten Cafe

Rakuten to buy U.S. eBook company OverDrive for $415 million

Rakuten Inc (4755.T) plans to buy U.S. eBook company OverDrive Inc for around 50 billion yen ($415 million), the Nikkei business daily reported, the latest in a spate of overseas acquisitions by the Japanese online retailer.

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Simon Property Group

Mall owner Simon pushes rival Macerich to do a deal

Simon Property Group Inc (SPG.N) offered to buy Macerich Co (MAC.N) for $14.39 billion in a deal that would join the No. 1 and No. 3 U.S. shopping mall owners.

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Holcim

Holcim faces pressure to get better terms for Lafarge deal

Swiss company Holcim (HOLN.VX) came under pressure on Monday to secure improved terms for its shareholders in a planned merger with France's Lafarge (LAFP.PA) that would create the world's largest cement maker.

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Nikon

Nikon pushes into medtech with $400 million Optos acquisition

Nikon (7731.T), the 98-year-old Japanese company best known for its cameras, has agreed to buy British retinal imaging firm Optos (OPTS.L) for 259.3 million pounds ($400 million) as it moves into the medical sector.

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Li Ka-shing

Hutchison in talks over deal for Britain's O2

Hutchison Whampoa (0013.HK), owner of Britain's fourth-largest mobile operator Three, is in talks with Telefonica (TEF.MC) about buying its O2 network, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed city sources.

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Xiaomi

China's Xiaomi to buy stake in software firm Kingsoft from Tencent

China's Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL] has agreed to buy about 3 percent of software firm Kingsoft Corp Ltd from Tencent Holdings Ltd for HK$527 million ($67.99 million), according to a Kingsoft filing on Monday.

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Mashreq Bank

Dubai's Mashreq interested in Citigroup's Egypt retail business

Mashreq, Dubai's third-biggest lender by assets, is interested in acquiring Citigroup's Egyptian retail business, Mashreq's chief executive said on Sunday.

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Union Jack Umbrellas

Exterion Media hires bank to explore options-sources

Exterion Media Group, the European outdoor advertising company owned by private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC, is exploring strategic alternatives, including a major acquisition, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Oilfield

ValueAct buys 5.1 percent stake in Baker Hughes

Activist hedge fund ValueAct Capital disclosed a 5.1 percent stake in Baker Hughes Inc (BHI.N), the world's No. 3 oilfield services company that has agreed to be bought by bigger rival Halliburton Co (HAL.N) for $35 billion in cash and stock.

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Dubai Financial Area

UAE's RAK Ceramics says to sell stake in Laticrete venture

United Arab Emirates-based RAK Ceramics RKCE.AD, one of the world's biggest makers of floor and wall tiles, said on Sunday that it would sell its stake in a joint venture with U.S. firm Laticrete for an undisclosed sum.

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