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Thu, Mar 12 2015

Ball, Rexam merger's antitrust approval likely in the can - experts

- A merger plan by Ball Corp and Rexam Holdings, two big beer and soda can makers, would seem to be a tough pill for antitrust regulators to swallow but experts say it could well be approved.

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Feb 19 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2115 GMT on Thursday:

Ball Corp to buy British drinks can maker Rexam for $6.9 billion

- U.S. drinks can maker Ball Corp agreed to buy British rival Rexam Plc in a sweetened 4.43 billion pounds ($6.9 billion) deal, creating an industry giant that can better manage capital spending and costs as aluminum premiums rise. | Video

UPDATE 3-Ball Corp to buy British drinks can maker Rexam for $6.9 bln

* Ball to remain U.S. domiciled for tax (Adds Ball and analyst comments, context, updates shares)

BUZZ-Rexam: jumps on $6.85 bln Ball Corp offer

** British drinks can maker Rexam jumps 6.4 pct, after saying U.S. rival Ball Corp offered to buy the company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about 4.43 bln pounds ($6.85 bln)

BRIEF-Rexam shares up 4.469 pct on Ball Corp's 4.43 bln stg offer

* Open up 4.469 percent after co says Ball Corp makes a cash-and-stock offer that values the it at about 4.43 billion pounds Further company coverage:

BRIEF-Ball Corp offers $8.4 bln including assumption of debt for Rexam Plc

* Announced terms of a recommended offer by ball to acquire all of outstanding shares of rexam in a cash and stock transaction

Can maker Rexam gets $6.85 bln offer from US rival Ball

Feb 19 - British drinks can maker Rexam Plc said U.S. rival Ball Corp had made a cash-and-stock offer that valued the company at about 4.43 billion pounds ($6.85 billion).

BRIEF-Rexam says gets 4.43 bln stg offer from U.S. rival Ball Corp

* FY sales from continuing operations fell 3 percent to 3.83 billion stg

Ball Corp, Rexam deal likely this week: WSJ

- Beverage can maker Ball Corp is close to a deal to buy UK-based Rexam Plc this week, according to people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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