Spanish bank Santander sells real estate unit to American private equity firm Apollo for $903M

The biggest bank in Spain, Banco Santander SA, sold its real estate arm to US-based private equity group Apollo Global Management in a deal valued at €664 million ($903 million).

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BlackRock fund sells Singapore's Westin hotel to Daisho for $369M

BlackRock Inc's Asia Property Fund III is exiting its Westin hotel in Singapore to Tokyo-based property developer Daisho Group in a deal valued at S$468 million ($369 million).

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GS Holdings and LG to pay $598M for combined stake in South Korea's STX Energy

South Korean oil refiner operator GS Holdings Corp entered into an agreement with commodity trader LG International Corp to acquire a combined stake in STX Energy for $598 million.

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UK to consider new rules to raise funding for SMBs

The UK government is mulling on rule changes that would make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to obtain funding from alternative financiers and new banks.

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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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Blackstone takes stake in US East Coast shopping center for $718M

New York, US-based multinational private equity firm Blackstone Group LP acquired a minority stake in Edens shopping center in a deal valued at $718 million.

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Italian car maker Fiat restarts talks to acquire Chrysler stake -sources

Turin, Italy-based car maker Fiat SpA restarted negotiations to purchase the remaining shares of US-based auto manufacturer Chrysler Group LLC, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Brookfield Property increases buyout offer for New York's Brookfield Office to $5.1B

Hamilton, Bermuda-based global commercial property firm Brookfield Property Partners LP increased its offer to buy New York, US-based firm Brookfield Office Properties Inc by $1 per share after a bid evaluation.

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Billionaire Cheng's firm to acquire stake in Beijing airport

NWS Holdings Ltd, owned by Hong Kong tycoon Cheng Yu-tung, entered an agreement to purchase a stake in Beijing Capital International Airport Co from sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte.

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Australia's Bega to mull stake option after pulling out of Warrnambool takeover battle

New South Wales, Australia-based dairy firm Bega Cheese Ltd will consider stake options after dropping out of the three-way takeover contest for Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Co.

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Australia's APA to acquire Envestra with sweetened $1.3B bid

Australian natural gas giant APA Group entered an agreement to acquire the rest of distribution firm Envestra Ltd after increasing its offer to around AU$1.4 billion ($1.3 billion).

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RRJ takes China Everbright International stake for $350M

Hong Kong-based private equity fund RRJ Capital Ltd bought a 7.85% stake in renewable power developer China Everbright International Ltd in a deal valued at $350 million.

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Han's Laser purchases Israel's Nextec as overseas expansion effort

China-based professional laser equipment manufacturer Han's Laser Technology Co bought Israel-based Nextec Technologies in its effort for expansion amid slow growth in the Chinese laser measurement devices market.

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Dangote pushes for $16B investment in cement, agriculture, industrials

Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa and Chief Executive of Nigerian company Dangote Group, plans to invest around $16 billion in cement, agriculture, and petrochemicals project in 18 countries over the next four years.

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US media firm NBC Universal takes stake in AllThingsD, which is set to change name -report

NBC Universal has agreed to buy a minority stake in tech-news site AllThingdD, which is set to be renamed "Revere Digital" this month, according to a Bloomberg report.

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