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UPDATE 1-Temenos agrees 1.4 bln stg deal for Fidessa, activist Elliott enters

ZURICH, Feb 21 Swiss software company Temenos said it has agreed a 1.4 billion pound ($1.96 billion) deal to buy British peer Fidessa Group, whose shares traded above the offer price as an activist investor disclosed a stake of nearly 5 percent.

BRIEF-Unite Group in placing to raise 170 mln stg

* ‍INTENTION TO RAISE GROSS PROCEEDS OF APPROXIMATELY £170 MILLION​

Financials 2:06am EST

UPDATE 3-HSBC profit disappoints as CEO Gulliver bows out

* Shares fall 4.4 percent (Adds investor reaction, share update, CEO quote)

Financials, Feb 20 2018

Sports Direct launches 100 million pound share buyback

LONDON, Feb 20 British sportswear retailer Sports Direct plans to buy back up to 100 million pounds ($139.7 million) of its equity as it seeks to further reduce the share capital of the company, it said on Tuesday.

Rothschild-backed fintech fund Augmentum plans 100 mln stg London IPO

LONDON, Feb 20 Augmentum Fintech , a closed-ended investment firm backed by Rothschild firm RIT Capital Partners, plans to raise at least 100 million pounds ($139.69 million) through an initial public offering in London, it said on Tuesday.

BRIEF-Augmentum FinTech eyes London listing

* ‍AUGMENTUM FINTECH PLC, A NEWLY ESTABLISHED CLOSED-ENDED INVESTMENT COMPANY, TODAY ANNOUNCES ITS INTENTION TO LAUNCH AN INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING.​

Temenos says in advanced talks to make cash offer for Fidessa

ZURICH, Feb 20 Swiss banking software supplier Temenos said on Tuesday it was in advanced discussions regarding a possible all-cash offer for Britain's Fidessa Group .

Technology, Financials Feb 20 2018

RPT-For timing of Aramco IPO, watch forward oil price curve

* Kingdom wants long-dated oil price ideally at $70/b -sources

Stock Quote, Markets, Energy Feb 19 2018

For timing of Aramco IPO, watch forward oil price curve

* Kingdom wants long-dated oil price ideally at $70/b -sources

Stock Quote, Markets, Energy Feb 18 2018