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Advent raises bid in three-way tussle for Stada

FRANKFURT Buyout firm Advent International raised the stakes in the three-way bidding tussle for German drug company Stada Arzneimittel on Thursday with a 3.6 billion euro ($3.8 billion) takeover offer, giving management until Monday to respond.

France's Bonduelle to buy California's Ready Pac Foods

Bonduelle on Thursday said it struck a deal to buy Ready Pac Foods, a privately held California producer of fresh, prepared salads and other produce, in a move expected to significantly expand the French company's U.S. presence.

Safran rejects TCI criticism of Zodiac Aero bid

PARIS France's Safran has rejected criticism by a UK hedge fund over the strategy, structure and financial terms of a proposed $9 billion friendly bid for Zodiac Aerospace and says it stands by its plans to acquire the seats manufacturer.

PSA boss says Opel deal would find 'speedy' savings

PARIS PSA Group's proposed acquisition of Opel would swiftly create savings and value from the General Motors European division's turnaround and complementary brands, the French carmaker's Chief Executive Carlos Tavares said on Thursday.

How Spain could deliver swift savings in Peugeot-Opel deal

VILLAVERDE, Spain As the only European country where carmaker PSA's production overlaps with that of Opel, Spain could deliver the quick cost savings sought by PSA boss Carlos Tavares to convince investors to back his planned acquisition of the rival brand.

Ardagh plans IPO in New York this quarter: chairman

DUBLIN Packaging conglomerate Ardagh Group [ARDGR.UL] is well advanced with plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) and intends to float on the New York Stock Exchange later this quarter, chairman Paul Coulson said on Thursday.

Siemens set to win EU approval for $4.5 billion Mentor deal: sources

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT German engineering group Siemens is set to gain unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $4.5 billion bid for U.S. software company Mentor Graphics, its biggest deal in this area in a decade, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Trump wants to expand U.S. nuclear arsenal, make it 'top of the pack'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. | Video