Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

Thu May 15, 2014 12:33am EDT

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

* Sony Music Entertainment, a unit of Sony Corp, has invested $3 million in music-recognition application maker Shazam Entertainment, a source familiar with the matter said.

* AT&T Inc is working with investment bank Lazard Ltd as it negotiates a potential takeover of DirecTV , the country's top satellite TV operator, according to people familiar with the matter.

* U.S. private equity group Carlyle has appointed Rothschild to explore possible exit options for UK firm Integrated Dental Holdings (IDH), two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal which one said could be worth between 1 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) and 1.5 billion.

* Democratic members of the Federal Communications Commission may be divided over how they view the possible Sprint Corp merger with T-Mobile US Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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