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U.S. blocks health insurer Aetna's $34 billion Humana acquisition


A U.S. judge blocked on Monday health insurer Aetna Inc's proposed $34 billion acquisition of smaller peer Humana Inc, raising the stakes for rival Anthem Inc as it battles to close a $54 billion deal to buy Cigna Corp. | Video

JP Morgan sees U.S. telecom sector consolidation, T-Mobile deal 5:39am EST

U.S. telecom sector could be on the brink of a major consolidation under President Donald Trump's likely more merger-friendly administration, said JP Morgan Securities, which now sees a 90 percent chance of T-Mobile US being involved in a strategic transaction in the next five years.

Sprint to buy a third of Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal 12:00pm EST

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp said on Monday it would buy 33 percent of Tidal, a music streaming service owned by rapper Jay Z, marking a move to more content driven services in a highly competitive wireless market.

Court revives investor suit vs. ETP over $11 billion pipeline deal 1:37pm EST

WILMINGTON, Del. A Delaware court revived an investor lawsuit against Energy Transfer Partners over its $11 billion acquisition of Regency Energy Partners in a case focused on protections for investors in master limited partnerships.

Brazil's CPFL stake handover to State Grid to trigger minority buyout: source 2:43pm EST

SAO PAULO Former shareholders of Brazil's CPFL Energia SA have handed over ownership of their stakes to State Grid Corp of China on Monday, which will automatically trigger a buyout of minority stakeholders, a person familiar with the matter said.

Mexico's Jose Cuervo plans to raise up to $1 billion in February IPO: sources 3:47pm EST

MEXICO CITY Jose Cuervo, the world's biggest tequila producer, is planning a Feb. 8 pricing for its delayed initial public offering (IPO) in a bid to raise up to $1 billion, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Forbes Energy eyes quick emergence from prepackaged Chapter 11 2:22pm EST

CHICAGO U.S. oilfield services company Forbes Energy Services Ltd said it expected to "promptly" emerge from bankruptcy after filing a Chapter 11 plan on Monday with a prepackaged deal to exchange $280 million of debt for equity.

Italy's Generali buys three percent of Italian bank Intesa in defensive move 3:50pm EST

MILAN Assicurazioni Generali said on Monday it had bought voting rights equal to 3.01 percent of Intesa Sanpaolo's share capital, effectively blocking the lender from acquiring a large stake in Italy's biggest insurer.

Peabody reorganization at risk from Wyoming litigation: court paper 7:29pm EST

CHICAGO Peabody Energy Corp's plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy faces a "material risk" that the U.S. coal producer could suffer a $1 billion revenue loss due to a disputed lease at the world's largest coal mine, according to an objection filed to its reorganization plan.

Exclusive: Warburg Pincus hires Goldman Sachs to sell Safetykleen Europe 5:21am EST

MADRID/FRANKFURT U.S. private equity fund Warburg Pincus [WP.UL] has hired Goldman Sachs to sell Safetykleen Europe [WARBPS.UL], which provides used oil collection, recycling and parts cleaning services, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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