VTB Capital, the investment arm of sanctioned Russian lender VTB Bank (VTBR.MM), has made a cash payment to secure a deal to buy most of Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli before the end of November, two sources familiar with the situation said.
Germany's Metro AG was reportedly considering to float its 25% stake in Cash & Carry Russia by the end of the first quarter or start of the second quarter of 2014. The initial public offering would take place in London and Moscow.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Monday including Forbes, Axel Springer, MidCap Financial LLC, Goldman Sachs and others.
VTB, Russia's second largest bank is undertaking an IPO worth nearly 100 billion roubles.