Analysts said Rockwood Holdings Inc had poised itself to be an attractive takeover target as it had sold USD4 billion of its businesses this year.
On Friday, the board of directors of Singapore-based and London-listed Archipelago Resources agreed to the privatization proposal of its major investor PT Rajawali Corporation valued at GBP338 million or USD541 million.
Sources told Bloomberg that Royal DSM NV was already in the second round of bidding for its caprolactam business.
Cramo Oyj experienced a 7.8% decline after its main stakeholder, the Hartwall family, sold half of its stake in the firm.
African Minerals Ltd would be selling its 17% stake in a Sierra Leone mine to Tianjin Materials & Equipment Group Corp.
According to a Reuters report, Lixil Group Corp Chief Executive Yoshiaki Fujimori said that his company had reached a basic agreement to buy bathroom equipment maker Grohe for JPY400 billion or USD4.05 billion from its owners.
British private equity firm Doughty Hanson said in its statement on Wednesday that it had sold 20.9% of its shares in cable equipment maker HellermannTyton for GBP119 million or USD191.21 million.
French financial newspaper Les Echos said on its report Wednesday that French construction and concessions company Vinci was considering of selling its parking concession business to generate funds for future acquisitions.
On Wednesday, the Swedish government said that it has sold the last of its holdings in regional bank Nordea AB for SEK21.6 billion or USD3.4 billion.
A government source had told Reuters that Italy would not be intervening on possible takeovers in Telecom Italia and Alitalia.
San Miguel Corp. President Ramon Ang said on Tuesday that it had been in talks with JG Summit Holdings Inc to sell a part of a stake it owns in Manila Electric Co.
According to a report by the New York Post, two sources said that private equity firms Sycamore Partners and KKR & Co LP would be bidding for fashion retailer The Jones Group within this week.
Investors welcomed the news that Gazprom would be divesting itself of the 37% stake it holds in Lithuania's Amber Grid.
One of the private equity firms focused on information and communication, BV Investment Partners, have exited its investment in Butterfield Fulcrum in favor of Mitsubishi UFJ.
Canada-based anti-terrorist solutions provider Allen-Vanguard exited its Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit.