March 20, 2014 / 6:05 AM / 4 years ago

UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

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March 20 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media on Thursday:

* Xiabuxiabu Catering Management, a Chinese operator of hotpot restaurants, plans to seek about $300 million from an initial public offering in Hong Kong, two people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg. (link.reuters.com/fam77v)

* Sime Darby has approached Temasek Holdings for a place in the consortium that made an offer for the shares of Olam International that it does not yet own, sources said.

* Food manufacturer TreeHouse Foods Inc is weighing a bid for Michael Foods Group Inc, joining a list of suitors that includes much larger rival Tyson Foods Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

* The private equity arm of Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Oak Investment Partners are in talks to sell iHealth Technologies Inc in a deal that could value the medical claims company at more than $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said.

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