Privatisation

Braskem SA

Argentine market regulator CNV rejects Braskem's bid for Solvay Indupa

Argentina's stock regulator CNV on Friday rejected Braskem's $1.35 per share bid to buy roughly 30% of the shares of plastics maker Solvay Indupa that are traded on the Buenos Aires bourse. CNV said that the offer was below Solvay Indupa's book value of $2.81 per share as of September.

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Lindsay Corp.

Lindsay to buy back up to $150M in stock, doubles quarterly dividend as US sales drop

Lindsay Corp, manufacturer of irrigation equipment, recently announced that it will repurchase $100 million to $150 million in stock and will increase its quarterly dividend to $0.26 per share.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudia to privatize four more businesses

Arabian Business said in its report that businesses of the state of Saudi Arabia, including Prince Sultan Aviation Academy and Saudia Private Airline, will be privatized soon.

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Lloyds Banking Group

UK government could sell off remaining Lloyds stake in 2014 -sources

The UK government could sell off its remaining 33% stake in Lloyds Banking Group next year to complete the privatization of the lender, according to sources familiar with the process.

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Braskem SA

Braskem to take Solvay Indupa private for $290M

Braskem will acquire Argentine-Brazilian plastics maker Solvay Indupa for $290 million. It will buy 70.59% of Solvay Indupa by assuming its debt and through cash. Braskem will also purchase the remaining 29.41% of the company floated on the Buenos Aires bourse.

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Time Warner Cable

Top deals of the day - bid, mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Friday including ITC Holdings, Dave & Buster, Time Warner Cable, Banca Etruria, Cube Capital, Cargolux, Simon Property and Versace.

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Skype

Top deals of the day - bids, mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Wednesday, including Fortum, National Vision, Saipem, CTT, MTS, Southern Pacific, Warrnambool, Verbund, Bakkafrost, Popular and Marathon Oil.

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HELP International Corp Bhd

Malaysia's HELP International gets USD111 million buyout bid

Private equity group Southern Capital Partners offered to buy Malaysian tertiary education provider HELP International Corp Bhd for USD111.3 million (MYR359.3 million) and plans to delist the firm should the deal be successful.

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Eurostar

Britain to sell Eurostar stake under GBP10 billion privatization program

A new GBP10 billion privatization program will see Britain's 40% stake in cross-channel rail operator Eurostar sold off to help pay down UK's debts.

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ThyssenKrupp AG

Top deals of the day - bids, mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on tuesday including Adcock Ingram, Energa, Nordea Bank, Alitalia, Ben Venue, TIM Participacoes, Douglas, Mercator, Novartis, OncoMed, Kerning and Malaysia Airports

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EXCEED COMPANY LTD. ENTERS INTO A MERGER AGREEMENT FOR A "GOING PRIVATE" TRANSACTION

Exceed Company Ltd, one of the leading domestic sportswear brands in China, today announced that it has entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger with Pan Long Company Limited

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Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Italy state lender eyes 3 bln euros from grid assets sale -sources

Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) expects to cash in around 3 billion euros ($4.1 billion) by June 2014 from the sale of minority stakes in gas and power grid networks, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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Giant Interactive Group

Chinese game developer Giant Interactive receives USD2.82 privatization bid

Chinese billionaire Yuzhu Shi and a Baring Private Equity Asia affiliate sought to take Giant Interactive Group Inc. private for USD11.75 per American Depositary Share (ADS). The consortium values the Chinese online game developer at USD2.82 billion.

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Banco Popular

Top deals of the day - bids, mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Monday including Greece banking, Fiat, BOFA, Mechel, Saputo, RBS, Lohmann, Carlyle Group, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Kuwait Airways, Dubai Holding, SunEdison, Blackstone, Greece National Bank, IMG Worldwide, KKR, Babcock, AMR, Orrick, BAC and Fisker Automotive.

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Comcast

Top deals of the day - bids, mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Friday, including Microsoft, Comcast, Green Dot, Goldman Sachs and others.

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