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U.S. allows Alimentation Couche Tard to sell two fuel stations in Minnesota

WASHINGTON, Aug 20 U.S. regulators have approved Canada-based Alimentation Couche Tard Inc’s bid to sell two retail fuel stations in Minnesota, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said in a statement on Monday.

Sky expects to pay advisers on Fox deal up to $123.7 million in fees

LONDON, Aug 20 Sky said on Monday that it expected to pay its advisers between 90 million pounds and 97 million pounds ($123.7 million) if Twenty-First Century Fox succeeds with its takeover of the British broadcaster.

EU mergers and takeovers (Aug 20)

BRUSSELS, Aug 20 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

UPDATE 1-Linde, Praxair get EU approval for $82 bln deal, await U.S. decision

BRUSSELS, Aug 20 German industrial gases group Linde and U.S. rival Praxair secured conditional EU antitrust approval on Monday for their $82 billion merger but still have to clear a major hurdle with U.S. enforcers.

EU regulators okay with conditions $82 bln Linde, Praxair deal

BRUSSELS, Aug 20 EU antitrust regulators approved on Monday German industrial gases group Linde's planned $82 billion merger with U.S. rival Praxair after the companies agreed to sell Praxair's assets to a Japanese rival together with other concessions.

StandChart sells Asia real estate business to Actis -source

LONDON, Aug 20 Standard Chartered has completed the sale of its principal finance real estate business in Asia to private equity firm Actis, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Aug 20 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Monday:

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T-Mobile runs behind-the-scenes PR push to support Sprint deal

Aug 20 T-Mobile US Inc is asking smaller wireless operators that piggyback off its network to issue public statements or even write newspaper editorials to help persuade antitrust regulators to approve its proposed $26 billion acquisition of Sprint Corp.

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