Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:18am EDT

July 15 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media on Monday:

* Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG is seeking financing for a potential bid for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc , a transaction that if successful would be the largest healthcare deal of the year, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

* U.S. General Electric Co is gearing up for a 3.5 billion pound ($5.3 billion) counterbid for British engineer Invensys Plc that would trump last week's offer from France's Schneider Electric SA, a newspaper said on Sunday.

* JPMorgan Chase & Co is following a move by rival Goldman Sachs Group Inc to explore sales of its metal warehouse business, the Financial Times said on Sunday.

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