Sept 16 - Chipmaker Entropic Communications Inc said it was exploring strategic options amid order delays that it warned would continue through the year, hurting the company's efforts to turn a profit.
(Refiles to update that company in penultimate paragraph opted not to accept the funds)
(Updates Pioneer; Adds Washington Prime, Orange, Mail.Ru, Magnum Hunter, Buzzi Unicem, Mahindra & Mahindra, Oiltanking and Maersk)
BRUSSELS, Sept 16 - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
MOSCOW, Sept 16 - Russian Internet group Mail.Ru said on Tuesday it had acquired 48 percent of shares in the country's biggest social network VKontakte (VK) that it did not already own for $1.47 billion, ending a long-running shareholder dispute.
* Launched on Monday a public tender offer for a maximum of 975,756 Cameleon Software shares, representing 6.9 pct of the share capital
Sept 16 - News and developments in Asia private equity from Reuters News for the week ending September 12.
* Globalive Capital says has acquired Vimpelcom Ltd's majority stake in Wind Mobile
PARIS, Sept 16 - Advertising group Publicis shook up its management to prepare for life after its failed merger with U.S. based Omnicom, parting company with its Chief Operating Officer and teeing up for the eventual departure of chairman Maurice Levy.
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.