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Credit Suisse sees stable Brazil dealmaking activity this year

Mergers and acquisitions activity in Brazil this year is likely to have a performance similar to last year's even if sluggish growth further weighs down confidence in Latin America's largest economy, a senior Credit Suisse Group AG dealmaker in the country said.

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GlaxoSmithKline

More unit IPOs an option for evolving GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline could consider more partial public share offerings for component units as it evolves in the coming years, potentially pointing to a break-up of the group if this offers value to shareholders.

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Sky Deutschland Avails Soccer Games to Deutsche Telekom clients

Deutsche Telekom looked at bidding for KPN in 2014

Deutsche Telekom considered making a takeover bid for Dutch rival KPN in 2014, with a view to expanding in neighboring countries, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Apple and Google

Google in talks to buy mobile-payments company Softcard

Google Inc is in talks to buy mobile-payments company Softcard, technology news website TechCrunch reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Iron worker Tyler Brown leans on a safety fence to look at the New York skyline

Survitec buyout backed with $457 million of debt

Canadian private equity firm Onex’s buyout of UK safety and survival equipment maker Survitec will be backed with around 300 million pounds ($457 million) of leveraged loans, banking sources said on Wednesday.

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Hotel bathroom

China's Jin Jiang to acquire Groupe Du Louvre for up to 1.2 billion euros

Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Development Co Ltd has agreed to acquire Europe's Groupe Du Louvre for up to 1.21 billion euros ($1.13-$1.43 billion) from U.S. investment firm Starwood Capital Group, as Chinese hoteliers expand their global footprint.

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim may sell U.S. generic unit

German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim is considering the sale of its U.S. generics unit Roxane Labs for as much as 2 billion euros ($2.36 billion), Bloomberg said, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Dollar Tree

Two proxy firms back Dollar Tree's bid for Family Dollar

Changing their previous stance, two influential proxy advisory firms advised Family Dollar Stores Inc shareholders to vote for the retailer's acquisition by Dollar Tree Inc, saying the deal offered more certainty of closure.

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National Bank of Abu Dhabi

Ten banks bid for Citigroup's Egyptian retail operations

Citigroup has received 10 bids for its consumer banking business in Egypt, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, with banks from the United Arab Emirates prominent among potential purchasers.

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Vale SA

Former Xstrata CEO considering bid for Vale's nickel assets

Former Xstrata Plc Chief Executive Mick Davis is considering a bid for Vale SA's (VALE5.SA) (VALE.N) nickel business, Bloomberg reported.

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PetSmart

PetSmart discloses talks with rival before sale to BC Partners

Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc (PETM.O) disclosed on Tuesday it was in talks to acquire or merge with a privately held rival, but ended talks over competition and antitrust concerns.

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E.ON SE

E.ON sells most of Italian business to Czech-based EPH

Germany's largest utility E.ON AG has agreed to sell its Italian gas- and coal-fired power plants to Czech energy company EPH, ridding itself of unwanted assets from an acquisition spree in 2007.

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Sharjah Islamic Bank

Malaysia's $20 billion bank merger headed for collapse: sources

Malaysia's proposed $20 billion merger to create the world's biggest Islamic bank is likely to be scrapped after CIMB Holdings and RHB Capital failed to agree on new deal terms, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Portugal Telecom

Portugal Telecom shareholders postpone vote on asset sale

Portugal Telecom SGPS (PTC.LS) shareholders on Monday postponed until Jan. 22 a vote on the sale of its former operations by its merger partner, Brazil's Oi (OIBR3.SA), complicating the 7.4 billion euro ($9 billion) deal and possibly casting doubts on the long-agreed deal.

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Spine

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew CEO: Big not always beautiful

The chief executive of Smith & Nephew, the medical device maker that has been the subject of persistent takeover rumors, on Monday said mergers designed to gain size do not change market share dynamics in the hip and knee replacement business.

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