Mizuho Financial Group Inc were said to be focusing on hedge funds as its potential buyers of corporate bonds at the height of the securities trading at below face values, Bloomberg said in its report.
The largest utility firm in Finland, Fortum Oyj, would be exiting from its power distribution business in Finland to Suomi Power Networks, Bloomberg said in its report.
Fondul Proprietatea on Thursday said it has put up for sale its 15% stake in state-owned gas grid operator Transgaz SA. The Romanian restitution fund raised RON303.5 million in its exit deal.
Actis, a private equity firm based in the UK, is to sell its 82% stake in India-based Sterling Hospital to Addlife Investments Pvt Ltd, the private equity firm promoted by Girish Patel.
The Irish Times reported that the National Pension Reserve Fund of Ireland or NPRF is believed to be mulling a sale for its private equity investments.
French automobile manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen is nearing a €3.5 billion share sale deal with Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Motor Co. and the government of France. Under the terms of the deal, Dongfeng and the French state will each hold a 20% stake in Peugeot.
Private equity firms Hellman & Friedman LLC and JMI Equity are reportedly looking to sell workforce management software company Kronos Inc. The two investment firms privatized Kronos in 2007 for $1.8 billion.
Morgan Stanley has launched a formal effort to sell its controlling stake in U.S. oil terminal and transport business TransMontaigne, four sources said on Wednesday, following other Wall Street powerhouses in yielding to intense regulatory pressure to get out of commodity investments.
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.
Thinksmart LTD sells Australian business for $43M Says Australian business to be sold to FlexiGroup Limited for $43 million
Should it relent to pressure to sell its television set-top box business, Cisco could have difficulty finding obvious buyers for the unit, said a Reuters report.
London-based broadcaster ITV Plc has sold its remaining 6.79% stake in Scotland-based broadcaster STV for £7.5 million, severing a shareholder relationship that goes back to the 1990s.
Idea Cellular board director Sanjeev Aga exited from his 5,000 shares in the Indian mobile network operator for INR8.81 lakh. Aga has been credited for launching Idea Cellular.
UK-based FirstGroup said no to the proposal of hedge fund Sandell Asset Management to split the company and sell assets, saying the plan contained a number of structural flaws and inaccuracies, a Bloomberg report said.
A Financial Times report said activist investor Sandell Asset Management has written a letter to UK transport group FirstGroup to sell its US businesses so it can pay down debt.