June 25 The following corporate finance-related
stories were reported by media:
* Aetna Inc, the third largest U.S. health insurer,
is exploring a sale of some of Coventry Health Care Inc's assets
worth as much as $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with
the matter, a year after it acquired its rival for $5.6 billion.
* One of Britain's largest hospital chains, Spire
Healthcare, is about to list on the London Stock Exchange in a
float estimated to be about 1 billion pounds ($1.70 billion),
two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
* Belgian nappy maker Ontex has set the price
for its Brussels listing at 18 euros a share, giving the firm an
equity value of 1.23 billion euros ($1.7 billion), two sources
familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
* Deutsche Telekom and its Slovak Telekom unit
are likely to be fined by EU antitrust regulators for squeezing
out competitors by charging unfair wholesale prices in Slovakia,
two people with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.
* Electronics retailer Best Buy Co is looking at a
sale of or partnership for its Chinese business to better focus
on its U.S. business, the Wall Street Journal reported citing
people familiar with the matter.
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(Compiled by Esha Vaish in Bangalore)