Bankers expressed their doubts that Royal Dutch Shell's 23.1% stake in Woodside Petroleum could be snatched up by bigger oil companies as the latter are also eyeing to sell assets as well.
On Tuesday, AT&T agreed to sell its wireline assets in Connecticut to Frontier Communications for $2 billion in cash in order to fund the US phone company's ongoing massive network upgrades.
As General Motors Co disposes its 7% shareholder interest in France's PSA Peugeot Citroen, the latter said it is currently in talks with Dongfeng about a potential tie-up.
Private equity fund CVC is said to be divesting Sunrise, a mobile operator in Switzerland and has already engaged banks to discuss about their roles for a potential listing or sale.
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.
Volvo AB has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its construction-equipment rental business Volvo Rents to Platinum Equity in a SEK7.2 billion or USD1.1 billion debt sale deal.
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company or EADS plans to cut anywhere from 5,000 to 6,000 jobs and sell its Paris headquarters as part of its reorganization program, Le Figaro newspaper reported.
Tyco International Inc's South Korean security systems unit ADT Caps is reportedly attracting bids from private equity firms including KKR & Co LP and Bain Capital.
A company spokesman of multinational conglomerate corporation ThyssenKrupp said it will be keeping its Steel Europe business, rejecting speculation on divesting the asset in the efforts to restructure the German company.
A December 4 interview conducted by Bloomberg with Industry Ministry Monica Maeland revealed Norway's plans to divest some of its holdings in several companies including Statoil ASA.
An unnamed source told Reuters that drugmaker Adcock Ingram's largest shareholder Public Investment Corporation will not be putting up its 19% ownership stake for sale as the offer extended by potential buyer Bidvest undervalued its holding.
According to third quarter results released by Russian bank VTB Group, the bank already sold a 50% stake in Tele2 that it acquired earlier in April this year for RUB40.4 billion or USD1.2 billion.
Dow Chemical revealed its plans today to divest its USD5 billion worth of assets, which was way more than the range chief executive Andrew Liveris initially declared in October.
In an article on Reuters, two unidentified sources were cited saying that ThyssenKrupp is set to divest its US steel plant and expects to obtain around USD1.5 billion from its asset sale.
A statement by investment firm Vasari said its chairman, Vivian Imerman, has shown interest in acquiring Whyte & Mackay should Diageo chose to divest them in order to comply with competition concerns.
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