* Over the past few days Italian confectionery group Ferrero has submitted a bid, through one of its subsidiaries, to buy Belgian biscuit maker Delacre.
MILAN Vivendi's Chief Executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine tells Italian daily Corriere della Sera in an interview published on Saturday:
RIO DE JANEIRO/OSLO Brazil's Petrobras on Friday agreed to sell one of its largest oil and gas prospects to Norway's Statoil for $2.5 billion, the boldest step yet by the state-led energy company to advance its stagnant asset-sale plan and repair its battered finances.
LONDON/BRUSSELS The board of brewer SABMiller will recommend its shareholders approve a sweetened takeover offer by Anheuser-Busch InBev , the company said on Friday, capping a week of high drama about the fate of the consumer industry's biggest-ever merger.
BRUSSELS U.S. cable group Liberty Global and UK telecoms firm Vodafone are set to win EU antitrust approval for their plan to merge their Dutch operations after offering minor concessions, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
LONDON Fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management reiterated on Friday it would vote against the takeover of SABMiller by Belgian rival AB Inbev after the company said it backed the revised terms.
MILAN Vivendi already had access to a business plan for Mediaset's pay-TV unit before agreeing to buy it, the Italian broadcaster said on Friday as the two companies kept trading punches over a u-turn by the French media firm on the deal.
BRUSSELS/BEIJING Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev cleared a major hurdle toward its takeover of SABMiller with regulatory approval from China on Friday, leaving the acquisition's future in the hands of the British company's board.
Shares of Talend SA, whose software helps businesses crunch large amounts of data, jumped 54 percent in their U.S. debut, valuing the company at $773.7 million.
FRANKFURT Uniper, the power plant and energy trading unit owned by German utility E.ON , might put up for sale its stakes in a Russian gas field as well as regional gas pipelines to raise much-needed funds, three people familiar with the matter said.
It's a tearful night for some Bernie Sanders supporters at this year's Democratic National Convention, as delegates from all 57 U.S. states and territories cast their votes, ensuring Secretary Hillary Clinton the Democratic presidential nomination.