BRIEF-Alitalia says non-binding bids for airline, assets due July 21
* will invite selected bidders on June 26 to airline's data room, non-binding bids due by July 21 at latest Further company coverage: (Reporting by Milan newsroom)
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By Mike Stone
June 22 Central Garden & Pet Co, a pet and lawn supply company, could see an unsolicited $10 per share offer from Harbinger Group Inc, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The Financial Times reported on Sunday that Harbinger Group had been seeking a deal for months with the Walnut Creek, California-based company.
Harbinger could propose to purchase the entire company for $10 per share or only the pet division for about $750 million, the person said.
On Friday, Central Garden & Pet Co's shares closed at $9 per share, giving the company a market capitalization of $454 million. The company has long-term debt of $545 million, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Representatives from Harbinger declined to comment. Central Garden & Pet Co did not immediately return calls for comment on Sunday evening. (Reporting By Mike Stone; Editing by Andrea Ricci and Ryan Woo)
BRUSSELS, June 23 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the end of an EU summmit in Brussels on Friday that proposals from British Prime Minister Theresa May on preserving the rights of eu citizens after Brexit were "not the breakthrough".