* NHI announces $16.1 million purchase of two assisted living/memory care facilities in north Carolina
PARIS, Feb 22 French waste and water company Suez is in the running to buy the water business U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric has put up for sale, French newspaper Le Figaro reported in an advance copy of its Thursday edition.
Feb 22 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Wednesday:
BRUSSELS, Feb 22 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
* Ericsson gains on Cisco takeover speculation (Adds details, closing prices)
Feb 22 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1430 GMT on Wednesday:
BRIEF-Cynosure says Compensation Committee established $13 mln cash pool from making severance payments related to Hologic deal
* Cynosure - Compensation committee established $13 million cash pool from making severance payments for persons without employment agreements relating to Hologic deal Source: (http://bit.ly/2lL68PF) Further company coverage:
LONDON, Feb 22 Tobacco company Imperial Brands and nutritional ingredients maker Glanbia are attractive targets for Japanese companies looking to expand into international markets, Exane BNP Paribas analysts said in a note to clients.
* Shufersal, Israel's largest supermarket chain, said on Wednesday net profit was up in the fourth quarter, boosted by its private label products that now account for more than a fifth of all sales.
Feb 22 The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
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