A group of investors led by Macquarie has reached an agreement with utility company Cleco to acquire the latter for $3.4 billion during October 2014. The acquisition proposal has previously been rejected by Louisiana PSC last month due to absence of best interest offerings to the Cleco customers. However, the deal has been approved on Monday following revised commitments from both the parties.
TransCanda has announced on Thursday its acquisition of Columbia Pipeline for $13 billion in total, enabling the energy giant to represent itself as a dominant player in the businesses of natural gas across the North America. The deal appears following a series of announcement for merger in the energy sector including $2.3 billion deals in 2016.
Coherent has announced acquiring Rofin-Sinar through a deal for $942 million. The deal is expected to close by the coming six to nine months. Through the acquisition, Coherent eyes to represent itself as a global leader in the area of laser and photonics technology.
China has been acquiring foreign assets desperately ahead of turbulent economic situations. It has acquired assets for around $84 billion during this year compared to last year’s $108 billion. Anbang has reached an agreement acquiring Strategic Hotels & Resorts for $6.5 billion from Blackstone Group LP which is the latest bout of China’s acquisition spree.
Northern Trust subsidiary 50 South Capital Advisors is going to acquire Aurora Investment Management, a Natixis Global Asset Management subsidiary. Both the parties are maintaining silence on terms of the deals which is expected to close by the end of September. Most of the Aurora Investment professionals will continue their service.
The bigger companies are getting global through acquiring operations in the regional markets, which has become a trend in the multi-billion dollar market. Following the trend, Hong Kong based firm Mobvista has announced on Monday acquiring NativeX for $24.5 million. Through the deal, NativeX has been expected to contribute for achieving Mobvista’s international goals and successes.
Deutsche Borse confirmed that it is in talks with London Stock Exchange regarding a potential merger. The parties remain hopeful that a possible merger transaction will take place.