IPOs

Carlyle in talks on $770 mln takeover of UK's Innovation Group

LONDON, Aug 28 - U.S. private equity firm Carlyle is in advanced talks about buying Innovation Group for 40 pence a share in cash, valuing its equity at almost 500 million pounds ($769 million), the British software company said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-French payments firm Ingenico submits Worldpay bid - sources

LONDON/PARIS, Aug 28 - French payments company Ingenico has submitted a bid to buy UK firm Worldpay, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, as the contest heats up to take control of Europe's leading payments processor.

French payments firm Ingenico submits WorldPay bid - sources

LONDON/PARIS, Aug 28 - French payments company Ingenico has submitted a bid for UK firm WorldPay, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

BRIEF-Hansteen Holdings raises 40 mln stg via placing

* Total of 35,714,286 new ordinary shares of 10 pence each in company ("placing shares") have been placed by Peel Hunt LLP at a price of 112 pence per placing share

Financials 27 Aug 2015

Syngenta must explain 'Plan B' after Monsanto scraps $47 bln bid -investors

LONDON, Aug 26 - Syngenta shareholders called on the board to clarify how it intends to make up billions of dollars of lost shareholder value after Monsanto Co. ditched its $47 billion bid for the Swiss company.

As China sneezes, bankers hope European IPO market won't catch cold

LONDON, Aug 26 - Bankers still hope to float scores of companies on Europe's shell-shocked stock markets in coming weeks, unless a summer selloff sparked by China's economic woes extends into September.

Stocks, M&A, Markets, Financials 26 Aug 2015

UPDATE 1-Dutch state agency picks investment banks for ABN Amro sale

AMSTERDAM, Aug 26 - The Dutch government agency overseeing the privatisation of ABN Amro named eight banks on Thursday to participate in the bank's initial public offering (IPO) of shares.

Stocks, Markets 26 Aug 2015

Three banks back Abengoa rights issue, two more close

LONDON, Aug 25 (IFR) - Credit Agricole, HSBC and Santander have agreed to a standby underwrite for Spanish energy group Abengoa's proposed 650m capital increase, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

RPT-UPDATE 2-Zurich Insurance proposes $8.8 bln takeover of rival RSA

LONDON/ZURICH, Aug 25 - Zurich Insurance made a friendly 5.6 billion pound ($8.8 billion) takeover proposal for British rival RSA on Tuesday, paving the way for one of Europe's biggest insurance deals.

Financials 25 Aug 2015

UPDATE 2-Zurich Insurance proposes $8.8 bln takeover of rival RSA

* Analysts say deal looks inevitable, counterbids may emerge (Adds Zurich comment, share price, background)

Financials 25 Aug 2015