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.
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.
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.
PARIS French waste and water treatment group Suez Environnement is considering making a bid for General Electric's industrial water treatment business, a Suez spokeswoman said on Thursday, confirming media reports.
MUMBAI Japan's SoftBank Group on Thursday denied it was in talks with Vodafone Plc's Indian unit and Idea Cellular to pick up a stake in a potential merger between the two Indian wireless carriers.
FRANKFURT German pump maker Busch's holding in bid target Pfeiffer Vacuum has edged up above 30 percent, two and a half weeks before its 949-million-euro ($1 billion) offer runs out.
ZURICH China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) has extended until April 28 its $43 billion tender offer for Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta , it said on Thursday.
SEOUL SK Hynix Inc will consider making a fresh bid for Toshiba Corp's flash memory chip business should the Japanese conglomerate offer more of it for sale, the chief executive of the South Korean chipmaker said on Thursday.
SYDNEY The first attempt at an acquisition by Australia's South32 following its spinoff from BHP Billiton has raised competition concerns over control of the local coking coal market.
SAO PAULO/ESSEN Thyssenkrupp AG has struck a deal to sell money-losing Brazilian steel mill CSA Cia Siderúrgica do Atlántico SA to Ternium SA for 1.26 billion euros ($1.3 billion), ending a foray into the Americas that led to years of massive losses.
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