February 11, 2015 / 4:55 AM / 4 years ago

REFILE-Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

(Corrects to add source in Suzlon item)

Feb 11 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is in talks to buy apparel retailer Chico’s FAS Inc and is trying to secure debt financing for a deal that could reach $3 billion, according to two people familiar with the matter.

* The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining how fraudulent tax returns were filed in 19 states through tax-preparation software TurboTax, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person with knowledge of the matter.

* Finland’s state investment arm Solidium has raised the number of shares it is selling in Swedish telecoms group TeliaSonera to 200 million from 175 million, a source familiar with the matter said.

* French start-up Sigfox has raised 100 million euros ($112.80 million) from seven heavy-weight investors to help it build new networks globally to connect everything from washing machines to smart metres to the Internet, sources said.

* Adani Realty, a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises, has entered into an agreement with New York based, India-focused investment firm Brahma Management to jointly develop a 150-acre township in Gurgaon, the Economic Times reported citing three people aware of the development. (bit.ly/17d8JqM)

* Suzlon Energy, the Tulsi Tanti-promoted wind energy turbine maker, is in talks with billionaire Dilip Shanghvi's son, Aalok Shanghvi, for a possible merger or stake purchase with the latter's company, PV Powertech, which makes solar energy panels, Business Standard newspaper reported citing a person familiar with the talks. (bit.ly/1CSVjNV)

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