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Fear factor fades as global M&A hits seven-year high

Chief executives got their deal-making confidence back in 2014, emboldened by a clearer outlook for their businesses to take the global value for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to their highest annual level since 2007.

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Solar Power

Trina Solar Chairman sees solar mergers accelerating in the next three years

Chairman Jifan Gao of Trina Solar Ltd said that there will be an acceleration in the rate of consolidations in the solar manufacturing industry in the next three years, Bloomberg reported.

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Super Group Ltd

Super Group Ltd is the best takeover target in fast-growing instant coffee market in Asia- report

Beverage companies who want to get a piece of the pie in the fast-growing instant coffee market in Asia will find that the best firm for a takeover would be Super Group Ltd, Bloomberg reported.

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Monster energy drink

Monster Beverage Corp's rising revenue makes it desirable target for Coca-Cola- report

Monster Beverage Corp, an energy drinks maker, is still an ideal target for beverage companies like Coca-Cola Co seeking to augment its sales, Bloomberg reported.

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John Malone

"Cable cowboy" John Malone goes on empire-building spree again- report

Billionaire John Malone is building a cable empire once more as the firms he is backing have announced or are cooking up acquisitions amounting to more than $80 billion, Bloomberg reported.

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New York Stock Exchange

Merger activity rises as markets remain buoyant - report

According to a report by The New York Times, mergers are picking up activity as financial markets worldwide, including the US, are becoming stronger and more stable.

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Banca Popolare di Vicenza

Italy's Banca Popolare di Vicenza to grow through acquisitions- paper

Popolare Vicenza Chairman Gianni Zonin told an Italian daily that Banca Popolare di Vicenza intends to grow its branches to a thousand from its current 690 through acquisitions.

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Canary Wharf

Quiet years leave European lenders with less experienced investment bankers- report

During the financial crisis when the deal markets were quiet, banks parted ways with their senior investment bankers. Now that business has slowly revived, lenders are seeing that they are left with junior bankers that are a little wet behind the ears.

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Abraaj Capital Ltd

Abraaj Capital says it wants to make one more investment in Turkey in 2014

Abraaj Capital Ltd said it intends to make one more investment in Turkey after it had acquired an 80% stake in a dairy maker this month, Bloomberg reported.

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Bayer AG

Bayer to acquire Algeta in $2.9 B deal

Germany-based healthcare and agricultural products company Bayer said it will be buying Norway-based Algeta, its partner in developing a prostate cancer therapy, in a deal worth $2.9 billion, Bloomberg reported.

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Marine Harvest

Marine Harvest to lead consolidation of seafood industry with record fish prices - report

According to Nordea Bank, Norway-based Atlantic salmon farmer Marine Harvest will be leading the consolidation of the seafood industry as fish prices improve, Bloomberg reported.

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MetLife Inc

MetLife Inc in exclusive talks to buy stake in life insurance units of AMMB Holdings- sources

Citing sources, Bloomberg reported that US-based life insurance firm MetLife Inc is talking exclusively with AMMB Holdings for the acquisition of its Malaysian life insurance businesses.

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Report says Dolan's Cablevision may be approached by private equity players

With the reported bid for Time Warner Cable said to be readied by Charter Communications dominating the news, the New York Post reported that Cablevision may soon be approached by private equity players.

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Pudong Financial District

Asia-Pacific M&A deals plunge to lowest since 2009- report

A report said merger and acquisition transactions fell in the Asia-Pacific region caused by a slowing in the energy and raw materials sectors.

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Sweden's Arcam inks deal to acquire metal powders maker for CA$ 35 million

Sweden-based Arcam said it had signed a deal for the acquisition of the AP&C division from Raymor Industries for a price tag of CA$ 35 million.

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