(Adds Volkswagen, Sony, SolarCity, Versace, Atlantia,
Feb 4 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions
and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday:
** Volkswagen is considering raising its stake
in Swedish truck maker Scania, the Wall Street
Journal's website reported late on Tuesday, citing financial
** Sony Corp is in talks to sell its poorly
performing personal computer business to investment fund Japan
Industrial Partners for up to 50 billion yen ($490 million), the
Nikkei daily reported.
** Solar financing company Sunrun said on Tuesday that it
has acquired a residential solar installation company, gaining a
foothold in a part of the industry dominated by rival SolarCity
** Italy's Versace is expected to choose between three
potential partners vying for a minority stake in the fashion
house around the end of February, three sources familiar with
the matter said. Versace is selling a 20 percent stake to an
outside investor to fund growth.
** Italy's Atlantia, which controls airport
operator AdR, said on Tuesday it was not in talks with foreign
institutional investors to sell a minority stake in the group
that runs Rome's airports.
** Italian private equity fund Investindustrial may consider
buying into a capital hike regional lender Banca Carige
is expected to launch soon once the terms of the
operation are known, a source close to Investindustrial said on
** Entegris Inc said it would buy ATMI Inc,
a provider of specialty semiconductor materials, for $1.15
billion, or $34 per share.
** The South African unit of Japan's NTT Corp said
on Tuesday it had bought French IT company NextiraOne for an
undisclosed amount, as part of a plan to double its annual
revenue by 2018.
** Indian personal care products maker Godrej Consumer
Products Ltd said it will increase its stake in
African hair-care firm Darling Group that will give it control
of the latter's Nigerian business.
** Power company Vattenfall dismissed speculation
that it was in talks to sell its struggling European assets
after huge writedowns pushed it into a full-year loss and
stopped it paying a dividend to its owner, the Swedish state,
for the first time.
** French oil major Total said on Tuesday it was
selling its 15 percent stake in an offshore oil block in Angola
to the country's state oil firm, Sonangol, for 750 million euros
** Panasonic Corp said on Tuesday it would sell
chip assembly plants in Southeast Asia to a unit of Singapore's
UTAC Holdings Ltd as it moves into the final stages of a
sweeping restructuring to unload unprofitable operations.
** Silver Standard Resources said it will buy the
Marigold mine in Nevada for $275 million in cash from joint
owners Goldcorp Inc and Barrick Gold in a deal
that will provide the Canadian miner with more exposure to
** Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler
expressed his skepticism about a potential merger between Sprint
Corp and T-Mobile US Inc in a meeting with Sprint
Chairman Masayoshi Son on Monday, according to an FCC official
briefed on the matter.
($1 = 0.7397 euros)
(Compiled by Anannya Pramanick and Rohit T.K. in Bangalore)