Technology, Media & Telecommunications Headlines

Mon, Dec 22 2014

UPDATE 1-Australian cinema chain Hoyts sold to Chinese investor Sun Xishuang

SYDNEY, Dec 23 - Australia's Hoyts Group said on Tuesday it has been sold by its private equity owner Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) to an investment vehicle set up by Chinese entrepreneur Sun Xishuang.

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds American Apparel, Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble and others)

BRIEF-Northgate Information sells division to Cinven for 320 mln stg- Source

* Northgate Information Solutions Sells Public Services Division To Cinven For 320 Mln Stg- Source

UPDATE 1-Xiaomi raising over $1 bln from investors including GIC -source

SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI, Dec 22 - China's Xiaomi is raising over $1 billion from investors including Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC that would value the smartphone maker at over $45 billion, a person familiar with the deal said.

RPT-Fear factor fades as global M&A hits seven-year high

LONDON, Dec 21 - Chief executives got their deal-making confidence back in 2014, emboldened by a clearer outlook for their businesses to take the global value for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to their highest annual level since 2007.

REFILE-Xiaomi raising over $1 bln from investors including GIC -source

SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI Dec 22 - China's Xiaomi is raising over $1 billion from investors including Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC that would value the smartphone maker at over $45 billion, a person familiar with the deal said.

Sun, Dec 21 2014

Fear factor fades as global M&A hits seven-year high

LONDON, Dec 21 - Chief executives got their deal-making confidence back in 2014, emboldened by a clearer outlook for their businesses to take the global value for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to their highest annual level since 2007.

Fri, Dec 19 2014

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Citigroup, Family Investments, Family Dollar, IMS Health, Roche, Saint-Gobain, Sartorius)

Cirque du Soleil hires Goldman Sachs to look for partner

Dec 19 - Canadian performance company Cirque du Soleil has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc to help in its previously disclosed effort to find a strategic partner, a spokeswoman for the company said on Friday.

EU mergers and takeovers (Dec 19)

BRUSSELS, Dec 19 - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

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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.