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NBC Universal picks up minority stake in New York startup NowThis News

New York, US-based news giant NBCUniversal News Group announced a minority investment in mobile video news startup NowThisNews to co-produce original short news videos for social sites.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs

American rapper Diddy Combs acquires luxury tequila brand DeLeon

American rapper and producer Sean "Diddy" Combs struck a partnership with UK-based consumer goods firm Diageo Spirits to acquire the luxury tequila brand DeLeon in their second 50-50 joint venture.

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Medical House of Knowledge or MedHOK

Bain Capital Ventures, Spectrum Equity take purchase minority stake in MedHOK

Bain Capital Ventures and Spectrum Equity have obtained minority stakes in healthcare software provider MedHOK or Medical House of Knowledge in a $77.5 million deal, Reuters reported.

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Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)

ONGC Videsh and Oil India complete $2.475B stake buy in Videocon's gas field in Mozambique

Oil and gas firms ONGC Videsh Ltd and Oil India Ltd have completed the joint purchase of Videocon Group's 10% holding in a gas field in Mozambique in a deal valued at $2.475 billion.

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Investcorp buys minority stake in Turkish food producer Namet for undisclosed sum

Bahrain private equity firm Investcorp has bought a significant minority stake in Turkish fresh cut and packaged processed red meat producer Namet for an undisclosed sum. Early this year, Investcorp acquired a 25% stake in Saudi Arabia's Leejam Sports Co.

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Fidelity Investments

Boston's Fidelity Investments funds buy 2.4M Twitter shares, exhibiting cautious bet

Nearly 30 funds run by Boston-based Fidelity Investments have bought a total of 2.4 million shares of Twitter in the days after its public debut. Fidelity's Contrafund led the way, holding 1.1 million Twitter shares at the end of November.

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Cox & Kings

JPMSL Copthall picks up 1pct stake in Indian travel company Cox & Kings

JPMSL Copthall Mauritius Investment Ltd. has acquired a little over 1% stake in Cox & Kings by buying 6,84,216 shares on Friday and 8,13,172 shares the day before. Shares in Cox & Kings closed at INR136.15 apiece on Friday's trading.

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GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Pharma major GSK seeks FIPB nod to hike stake in Indian subsidiary

GlaxoSmithKline has asked for the approval of India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board for its planned acquisition of a 24.33% stake in its Indian arm GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. GSK will fund the stake hike by investing INR6,400 crore.

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Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS)

Malaysia's Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd partners to build Southeast Asia's first integrated phosphate complex

Malaysian firm Cahya Mata Sarawak has agreed to work with various companies to build the first integrated phosphate facility Southeast Asia, the Daily Express reported.

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Carl Icahn

Activist investor Carl Icahn buys as much as 40M shares in Hertz

Activist investor Carl Icahn reportedly bought 30 to 40 million shares in car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. Sources said that Icahn is the target of the poison pill adopted by Hertz on Monday.

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The Washington Post

Klein mulls departure from Washington Post - sources

Ezra Klein of The Washington Post's Wonkblog might be leaving the newspaper, said four sources, after his proposed news media venture was rejected by upper management, including owner Jeff Bezos.

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Keybridge Capital Ltd

Australian investment firm Keybridge mulling buyback to repel Oceania takeover

Australia-based investment company Keybridge Capital Ltd is considering a share buyback using its $20.5 million cash in an effort to repel a takeover by its rival Oceania Capital.

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Singapore fund inks deal to invest in London's Broadgate expansion

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has signed a deal to invest in London’s Broadgate development through a joint venture partnership with UK-based real estate developer British Land.

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Tobii, Steel Series team up in new game eye-tracking control system venture

Tobii and SteelSeries have perfected an eye-tracking control system perfect primarily for game interaction, for example, will be showcased in a Las Vegas trade show next week, said a VentureBeat report.

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