Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

May 29 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:

TCV seeks to sell stake in marketing firm Merkle-sources

May 29 - Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) is exploring a sale of its minority stake in Merkle Inc, in a deal that could value the fast-growing marketing technology company at more than $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

What to Watch in the Week Ahead and on Monday, June 1

WEEK AHEAD The markets look forward to a slew of data and a deadline for Greece to pay its creditors at the end of the week. Reports on manufacturing sentiment, car sales and job growth dominate the calendar. If recent housing numbers are mirrored in other areas of the economy, it will support the idea that the Fed change rates in September. Some activity in the dollar and the bond market should be expected if Greece does not work out an agreement or fails to pay.

Stocks, Markets, Healthcare, 3:30pm EDT

Airbus Group starts $150 mln venture fund, Silicon Valley base

PARIS, May 29 - Airbus Group announced the creation of a $150 million venture capital fund and said it had hired a Google executive to run a new centre in Silicon Valley as it seeks to wave a digital wand over its heavy-manufacturing culture.

UPDATE 3-Intel nears deal to buy Altera for $16 bln - sources

* Altera shares up 4.6 pct (Adds analyst comment and background, updates share movement)

Stocks, M&A, Markets, Financials, 2:35pm EDT


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