NEW YORK - Liberty Media Corp's top executives estimate that a merger between Charter Communications Inc and Time Warner Cable Inc could generate roughly $700 million in annual synergies, according to people close to the matter.
LONDON - Lloyds Bank is poised for a return to private ownership within 18 months, while part-nationalized rival Royal Bank of Scotland faces some major hurdles before it can regain independence.
FRANKFURT - Germany's Daimler said it will receive up to a 5 percent stake in luxury sports carmaker Aston Martin in exchange for supplying engines and electronic components to the 100-year-old British firm.
VIENNA - Private equity giant Carlyle Group made a surprise foray into Europe's struggling refining sector by teaming up with Swiss trading house Vitol to co-own refining, storage and distribution assets in Switzerland and Germany.
- A privately held maker of plastic bottles, Constar International Holdings LLC, filed its third bankruptcy in five years on Thursday in a bid to complete the sale of the company.
SANTIAGO - Chilean bank CorpBanca , which has been in takeover talks in recent weeks, is close to selling a 50.1 percent stake that may be worth as much as $6 billion, according to newspaper reports on Thursday.
BRUSSELS - Belgian financial group KBC said on Thursday it would sell Antwerp Diamond Bank to a Chinese investor, the final unit it agreed to sell for approval of a 7 billion euro ($9.5 billion aid package it received at the height of the financial crisis.
- Essex Property Trust Inc said it would buy BRE Properties Inc for about $4.34 billion to become the largest publicly-traded apartment REIT in the U.S. West Coast.
BANGKOK - True Corp Pcl , Thailand's largest full-service telecoms company, has pulled off the $1.8 billion sale of a fund housing its infrastructure assets, skirting a market slide to land the second-biggest Thai initial public offering of 2013.
FRANKFURT/OSLO - Bayer has won backing from the board of Algeta , its partner for a new prostate cancer treatment, for an increased $2.9 billion offer to buy the Norwegian company.
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- Technology: Carlyle taps Credit Suisse to explore $3 billion sale of PQ: sources
- Healthcare: AstraZeneca to buy Bristol out of diabetes venture for up to $4.1 billion
- Consumer: Clinton Group considering offer for apparel retailer Wet Seal
- Energy: Gazprom may sign gas contract with China by end of January: report
- Industrials: Saab wins Brazil jet deal after NSA spying sours Boeing bid
- M&A: UPDATE 5-Darden, under pressure, to spin off or sell Red Lobster
- Bankruptcy: Bottle maker Constar files third bankruptcy since 2008
- IPOs: Lloyds eyes exit from state ownership as RBS faces long haul
- Private Capital: RPT-UPDATE 1-Carlyle, KKR advance in Transpacific NZ waste unit sale-sources
- Hedge Funds: Fidelity's new funds look to exploit index investing's weak spots
- Regulatory: France expands Internet, phone monitoring powers
- Theater chain AMC Entertainment stars in IPO - USA TODAY
- Big Banks and the Failure of Bankruptcy - New York Times (blog)
- IPO market expected to stay hot in 2014 - CNN
- Real Estate Trusts in $4.34 Billion Merger - New York Times
- KKR Partner to Lead Private Equity Lobbying Group - New York Times
- What Does 2014 Hold for M&A and Technology? - Bloomberg
- Why Freelancers Are Dismayed At Elance's Merger With oDesk - Forbes
- 2014 will be the year of the secret IPO - Quartz
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- Putin to pardon jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky |
- Home sales tumble, jobless claims at near nine-month high
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- Iran, six world powers resume expert talks on nuclear deal
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