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Air France-KLM to sell CityJet, VLM Airlines to Germany's Intro Aviation for undisclosed sum

Air France-KLM has put its regional airline CityJet on the block after posting a loss of €209 million last year. It had received on Friday a firm offer from Germany's Intro Aviation to buy the struggling Dublin-based airline.

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Morgan Stanley divests physical oil trading operations to Rosneft

Wall Street lender Morgan Stanley has divested a major portion of its worldwide physical oil trading business to Rosneft, Russia's state-run oil company, Reuters reported.

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Stone Point, Hellman & Friedman-backed Sedgwick explores $2B sale

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, backed by private equity firms Stone Point Capital and Hellman & Friedman, is looking to put up itself for sale in a deal that could value it at more than $2 billion.

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Venture capital investors and startup CEOs are feeling optimistic about 2014 - survey

Venture capital investors and startup CEOs are feeling optimistic and confident about the venture ecosystem next year, according to a survey from National Venture Capital Association and Dow Jone VentureSource.

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Global private equity firm Providence Equity Partners to exit trade show company George Little Management to Emerald Expositions Inc for $335 million

Global private equity firm Providence Equity Partners will be exiting trade show company George Little Management to trade show operator Emerald Expositions Inc for $335 million.

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Costain Group Plc exits holding in three joint ventures to UK water firm Severn Trent

UK engineering solutions provider Costain Group Plc exited its minority stake in three joint ventures to publicly traded water utility Severn Trent Plc to raise investment funds and working capital.

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Tokyo's Mitsui exits stake in Indonesian auto financier BAF in $28.7M deal

Tokyo-based trading firm Mitsui sold its new shares in Indonesia-based motorcycle financier Bussan Auto Finance (BAF) to Ciptadana Capital and Yamaha Motor Group in a deal valued at IDR350 billion ($28.7 million).

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Plastic bottle maker Constar files third bankruptcy in a bid to complete its sale to Amcor

Constar International Holdings, which lost its contract with PepsiCo last year, filed for its third bankruptcy since 2008. Constar filed for Chapter 11 protection as it hopes to nail down its sale to Amcor Rigid Plastics USA.

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Darden bows to activist investor pressure, to spin off or sell Red Lobster chain

Restaurant operator Darden Restaurants on Thursday announced that it intends to spin off or sell its Red Lobster chain, succumbing to pressure by activist investor Barington Capital Group. Barington owns over 2% stake in Darden.

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Belgian bank KBC to sell Antwerp Diamond Bank in exchange of €7 B government bailout in 2008

KBC Bank, which received a €7 billion government bailout in 2008, will be selling the Antwerp Diamond Bank to Chinese investor Yiren Group. KBC has disposed a string of units since the Belgian government rescued it during the financial crisis.

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Telstra to exit Hong Kong mobiles business in $2B deal

Australia-based mobile device provider Telstra Corporation Ltd will sell CSL, its Hong Kong-based mobiles business to HKT Limited in a deal valued at $2.425 billion.

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Alcatel union says management to sell corporate telephone systems business

The French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT) on Thursday said that loss-making French telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA will be selling its enterprise telephone systems business.

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UBS to sell Corporate Employee Financial Services to Montagu Private Equity

Investment bank UBS AG has put up for sale its administrative services arm for employee equity plans to simplify its operations. Corporate Employees Financial Services International will be sold to Montagu Private Equity.

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Abraaj Capital says it wants to make one more investment in Turkey in 2014

Abraaj Capital Ltd said it intends to make one more investment in Turkey after it had acquired an 80% stake in a dairy maker this month, Bloomberg reported.

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More state-owned firms may be sold off in China -official

More state-owned companies in China may be sold off as private entities in a bid to improve economic, according to a Chinese official affiliated with the agency that controls the country's largest state firms.

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