November 17, 2014 / 6:06 AM / 5 years ago

UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

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Nov 17 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Allergan Inc is close to a buyout deal worth up to $65.5 billion by Actavis Plc, one that could end months of pursuit by Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William Ackman’s hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management, according to a person familiar with the matter.

* Negotiations between Hasbro Inc and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc have been hampered by issues regarding the structure of the combined company, according to a person familiar with the matter.

* Private equity firm Bain Capital LLC has agreed to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to become a major shareholder in Virgin Cruises, the cruise ship division being set up by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, according to Sky News.

* Facebook Inc is secretly working on a new website called “Facebook at Work” that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, the Financial Times reported.

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