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Investcorp buys hedge fund of SSARIS

Bahrain-based Investcorp Bank BSC has acquired hedge fund business from SSARIS Advisors LLC. The acquisition of hedge fund from the fund business of the US company will enhance product range of Bahrain's bank as the business is expected to add $800 million in discretionary and advisory assets to Investcorp Bank.

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Activision shares soar to all-time high on acquisition news

Activision Blizzard Inc, a leading player in the mobile game publishing giant, is buying King Digital Entertainment Plc, a mobile publisher, for $5.98 billion. After beating the market expectations for third quarter results, Activision has announced its decision of acquiring King. Activision is keen on expanding the mobile gaming activity as the acquisition will create biggest games powerhouse in the world. It's estimated that after the acquisition, it will be next to the market leader Tencent in the global market. The company's stock rose to its all-time high as investors responded positively to the acquisition news.

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Tele Columbus

Germany's Tele Columbus agreed to buy Pepcom for €608M

German telecom providers; Tele Columbus and Pepcom, have agreed to consolidate for €608M or $570M. The acquisition will benefit 3.7 million subscribers in Germany. Tele Columbus plans to improve its media service upon the deal.

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British Airways

BA-owner returns with 1.3 billion euro offer for Aer Lingus: reports

The owner of British Airways has made a third takeover approach to Aer Lingus (AERL.I), offering to pay 2.50 euros per share, or around 1.3 billion euros in total for the Irish airline, Sky News reported on Saturday.

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Philippines' Jollibee says keen to buy a $1 billion U.S. fast food firm

Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC.PS), the Philippines' largest fast food company, said on Thursday it is keen to buy a U.S.-based fast food firm with a market value of at least $1 billion to advance a goal of boosting revenues from outside its home base.

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Brenton Saunders

Global M&A deals cross $3 trillion for first time since 2007

Mergers and acquisition deals announced so far this year have topped $3 trillion, the highest since 2007, helped by mega deals in the healthcare, energy and power sectors.

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A sample of Botox

Allergan agrees to $66 billion Actavis offer; Valeant walks

Botox maker Allergan Inc on Monday accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Actavis Plc, ending a seven-month hostile pursuit by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

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Orix to buy software maker Yayoi for over $691 million

Japanese financial services provider Orix Corp (8591.T) said it would buy accounting software maker Yayoi Co from private equity firm MBK Partners for more than 80 billion yen ($691 million), as it tries to expand its customer base into smaller companies.

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A sample of Botox

Actavis plans new merger approach for Allergan - sources

Actavis Plc (ACT.N) plans to approach Allergan Inc (AGN.N) again about a potential merger, as the Botox maker warms up to the possibility of a sale, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Coutts building in Zurich

Julius Baer eyes Coutts international arm, wary of bidding war

Swiss private bank Julius Baer is interested in acquiring Coutts International, a unit of Royal Bank of Scotland, but will not get into a bidding war for the venerable British bank's overseas arm, a Swiss paper reported on Sunday.

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Buyout deal caps feud over Market Basket supermarket chain

A family feud and employee revolt that tipped New England supermarket chain Market Basket into chaos ended late Wednesday with a deal to sell the company to its ousted CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, according to a statement announcing the deal.

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Microsoft Corp

Microsoft-Nokia acquisition deal to close on Friday

Microsoft's deal to acquire Nokia valued $7.2 billion have been set to close on Friday which is also in time for the company's target saying that the deal was expected to close during the first quarter of 2014.

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Lighthouse Fund

Lighthouse Funds acquired 12.5 percent in Bikaji Foods International

Lighthouse Funds has purchased 12.5 percent in Bikaji Foods International in a deal valued INR90 million, reported Economic Times.

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Apple Inc

Apple Inc. to acquire a controlling stake in Renesas Electronics

US smartphone giant Apple Inc. had been in discussion with Renesas Electronics to buy a controlling stake in the company, according to a source familiar with the matter said a Reuters report.

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PeopleAdmin Inc

Vista Equity Partners purchases PeopleAdmin

US-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has bought talent management-focused software-as-a-service provider PeopleAdmin Inc for an undisclosed amount, a statement about the acquisition said.

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