Feb 12 Headlines
EDF seeks state backing on nuclear site
Nasdaq held buyout talks with Carlyle
UK accounting body probes Autonomy
Goldman names global M&A co-head
Telefónica shelves LatAm float
BlackRock sold 315 million euros in Saipem shares
Findus investors face stockist threat
Ahold offloads ICA stake for 2.5 billion euros
EDF Energy is seeking state support to guarantee the
new nuclear reactors it plans to build in the UK. EDF is asking
the government to underwrite some of the project's financing.
Nasdaq OMX Group was in talks with private equity firm
Carlyle Group about taking the trans-Atlantic exchange
operator private, but the talks broke down because of
disagreements over valuation.
Britain's accountancy regulator said it was investigating the
financial reports of British software firm Autonomy before it
was bought by Hewlett-Packard, a deal that was later
subject to accusations of fraud.
Goldman Sachs has promoted Gregg Lemkau to jointly head
its global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team.
Telefonica has put off plans to list its Latin American
BlackRock sold a large stake in oil services group Saipem - a
unit of Italy's Eni, in deal that is under the scrutiny
of Italian and British regulators.
Lion Capital, a big investor in Findus - the UK-based
frozen food company engulfed in the horse meat scandal, has
called on management to explain how the adulteration took place.
Dutch retailer Ahold sold its 60 percent stake in its
Nordic joint venture - ICA - to co-owner Hakon Invest for 2.5
billion euros ($3.34 billion) in cash.