State regulator rejected a $4.85 billion dollar acquisition of utility power company Cleco to Macquarie Group on Wednesday. The regulator said that the acquisition did not serve the best interest of the customers.
Motorola acquires UK's Airwave for $1.2 billion to enhance its service business in mobile communication.
Germany's top utility E.ON SE (EONGn.DE) has entered exclusive talks to sell its Spanish activities to Australian infrastructure investor Macquarie Group Ltd (MQG.AX), four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.
Train manufacturer China CNR Corp has chosen China International Capital Corp, Macquarie Group Ltd and UBS AG for its share offering in Hong Kong, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.
A senior official from Thailand's state-owned petroleum company PTT on Thursday denied a media report saying that it was bidding for Royal Dutch Shell's service stations in Australia. Shell is selling its 900 petrol stations and an oil refinery in the country for A$3 billion.
Geneva-based Vitol Group is thinking of making a bid for some of Royal Dutch Shell's downstream operations in Australia, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.
Texas, US-based private investment firm TPG Capital is in a tussle with two other potential buyers of the Australian assets of Netherlands-based petrol and refining firm Royal Dutch Shell, according to a report.
Petroleum companies Royal Dutch Shell and BP are reportedly looking to sell its oil refineries and petrol stations in Australia to generate cash for their energy production business segments. Chevron Corp. reportedly may follow suit and exit its service stations in the country.
Reuben Kressel, a 66-year old investor, completely sold his entire holding in Twitter Inc. after its shares dropped as much as $5.91 or 8% on Friday's market close. Kressel owns 500 shares in the micro-blogging site.
ARA Asset Management Ltd, an Asian real estate fund management firm, said it had agreed to buy Macquarie Real Estate Korea Ltd, the Korean unit of Macquarie Group Ltd.
Investment banks Macquarie Group and UBS AG managed to raise $521.2 million in Australian insurer Cover-More's listing. Shares offered are priced at $2 per share and will start trading before the year ends.
Britain's Barclays PLC, Japan's Nomura and the Royal Bank of Canada are leading the loan financing for Hellman & Friedman LLC's buyout of Scout24. The classified advertising business will be bought for EUR700 million in debt funding.
Westpac Bank has received approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to purchase the Australian assets of Lloyd's Banking Group for USD1.45 billion.
The shares of Australia-based electronics seller Dick Smith Holdings Ltd lifted on its debut on Wednesday after securing USD315 million in its initial public offering.
Australian investment firm Private Equity Partners had put up for sale 25% of its stake in Link Administration Holdings for AUD200 million. The holding company was acquired by PEP for AUD132 million.
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