Deals - Europe Headlines

Sun, Mar 1 2015

NXP to buy Freescale Semiconductor, merge operations in $40 billion deal

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NEW YORK - Chip maker NXP Semiconductors NV has agreed to buy smaller peer Freescale Semiconductor Ltd and merge operations in a deal valuing the combined company at over $40 billion.

01 Mar 2015

Exclusive: Science Applications to buy Scitor for $790 million

- Science Applications International Corp, a provider of information technology and engineering services to governments, said on Sunday it will acquire Scitor Corp, a smaller peer, for $790 million in cash.

01 Mar 2015

Exclusive: NXP nears deal for Freescale Semiconductor - sources

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- NXP Semiconductors NV is close to a deal to acquire smaller peer Freescale Semiconductor Ltd in a $40 billion cash and stock merger that will reshape the semiconductor industry, according to two people familiar with the matter.

01 Mar 2015

Holcim may offer sweetener to sway investors on Lafarge deal: paper

ZURICH - Swiss cement maker Holcim is considering offering its shareholders a sweetener to win their approval for a planned merger with France's Lafarge , a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday without citing a source.

Deals, France 01 Mar 2015

Orange potentially interested in deal with Telecom Italia, CEO tells paper

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PARIS - France's Orange and Italy's telecom operator Telecom Italia have been discussing a possible alliance between the former monopolies, Orange's chief executive told the Journal de Dimanche.

Deals, France, Italy, Tech 01 Mar 2015

IAG to make new proposals on Aer Lingus bid: newspaper

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DUBLIN - International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) is to make "concrete proposals" to the Irish government next week to try and convince it to sell its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus, the Sunday Business Post reported.

Italy minister rules out talks with Mediaset over Rai Way bid

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ROME - Italy's Economy Minister ruled out talking to Mediaset about any renewed bid for Rai Way, the transmission towers unit of state broadcaster Rai [RAI.UL], reiterating that the government intended to keep its majority stake.

Deals, Italy 01 Mar 2015

Sat, Feb 28 2015

German car parts supplier Hella eyes takeovers: paper

FRANKFURT - Hella , a German manufacturer of auto headlights and electronics, is considering buying small to medium sized companies to expand internationally, its chief executive told a German newspaper.

28 Feb 2015

Japan's NTT Comm in talks to buy German e-shelter: source

TOKYO - NTT Communications Corp is in talks to acquire German data center provider e-shelter for about 100 billion yen ($836 million), according to a source familiar with the matter.

Tech, Deals 28 Feb 2015

Fri, Feb 27 2015

Japan's NTT Comm in talks to buy German e-shelter: source

TOKYO - NTT Communications Corp is in talks to acquire German data center provider e-shelter for about 100 billion yen ($836 million), according to a source familiar with the matter.

27 Feb 2015
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.