Deutsche Bank has primarily agreed settling lawsuit centering ‘Silver Fix’ scam on Wednesday. Under the agreement, the German bank will have to count monetary penalty while helping the plaintiff investors in suits with other banks. Both the agreed parties have declined to elaborate terms and conditions for this accord.
Besides suffering from acute cash crunch SunEdison has been facing scrutiny from regulators over failed Vivint deal and other issues. Huge debt burden has led the renewable energy giant to consider for seeking bankruptcy protection and is holding negotiations for related financing. The news has caused slashing share prices by around 50% during after hours trading on Friday.
Alibaba plans of expanding and venturing into other business the reason it is seeking $4 billion in loans. It is already in talks with several banks and the request will be finalized by next month.
Commerzbank posted a profit for the fourth quarter of 2015, helped by lower provisions for bad debts. The bank expects to report a mild increase in 2016 net profit.
British American Tobacco Plc (BATS.L) is considering a buyout of the 24.7 percent stake it does not already own in Souza Cruz SA (CRUZ3.SA), Brazil's largest cigarette company, in a deal that could cost about 2.3 billion pounds ($3.53 billion).
Johannesburg, South Africa-based independent retirement fund administrator Alexander Forbes Ltd sold its 60% holding in Lane Clark & Peacock's Swiss unit for an undisclosed sum last year, ahead of a 2014 initial public offering (IPO).
Private equity firms KKR & Co and Permira Advisers exited a 16.6% holding in German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG (PSM)in a deal valued at around €1.26 billion ($1.7 billion).
Deutsche Bank has acquired the WestendDuo office tower in Frankfurt from CBRE Global Investors for about €240 million. The German lender also bought an office-development project in Paris, called In Situ, for around €104 million.
Skillsoft Ltd., which provides electronic learning solutions to over 6,000 customers worldwide, is reportedly seeking a sale that would value it at $2 billion, including debt. Skillsoft is owned by private equity firms Berkshire Partners, Advent International Corp. and Bain Capital.
San Francisco-based advertising technology company Delivery Agent Inc has picked Credit Suisse Group AG and Deutsche Bank AG to lead its planned initial public offering (IPO) in 2014.
Hilton Worldwide Inc, the world's largest hotel operator, raised roughly $2.34 billion in its IPO on Wednesday after pricing shares toward the high end of the range.
Tomkins Ltd. has began the process for an exit deal that could bring in at least USD6 billion to the British manufacturer. It reportedly hired Goldman Sachs Group to advise on its proposed sale or listing.
German bank Deutsche Bank AG is reportedly negotiating the sale of Tilney Investment Management to British private equity firm Permira. Permira has beaten other rival bidders for Tilney, including Brown Shipley & Co.
Japanese chipmaker Toshiba offered to acquire solid-state hard drive maker OCZ Technology Group Inc. in a planned bankruptcy proceeding. The California-based company will immediately file for bankruptcy and liquidate if the deal with Toshiba falls apart.
Charter Communications was reportedly nearing an agreement with investment banks to borrow money for its bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. Charter has held talks with Bank of America Corp., Barclays Plc and Deutsche Bank AG.