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Mexico's Grupo Industrial Saltillo eyes auto parts expansion in Europe

MEXICO CITY, Aug 17 Mexican conglomerate Grupo Industrial Saltillo SAB de CV is considering more acquisitions in Europe to expand its auto parts division, its top executive told Reuters.

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Aug 17 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:

UPDATE 3-Brazil's Marfrig to sell U.S. unit to Tyson for $2.5 bln -sources

SAO PAULO, Aug 17 Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig Global Foods SA has agreed to sell its U.S. subsidiary, a key McDonald's supplier, to Tyson Foods Inc for $2.5 billion, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.

UPDATE 3-CalWater ends SJW pursuit, clearing way for Connecticut Water deal

NEW YORK, Aug 17 California Water Service Group ended its pursuit of SJW Group on Friday, clearing the way for SJW's chief executive to move ahead with the $1.1 billion acquisition of a Connecticut-based water utility that he ran until last year.

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UPDATE 1-CAVA to acquire Zoe's Kitchen for $300 million

Aug 17 CAVA, a U.S. privately held restaurant chain focusing on casual Mediterranean cuisine, said on Friday it has agreed to acquire publicly listed peer Zoe's Kitchen Inc for around $300 million including debt, with backing from a group of investors.

M&A lending to US blue-chip firms on summer hiatus

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (LPC) - Bank lending to high-quality US companies to fund acquisitions has slowed due to concern over government policies amid the summer doldrums, but is expected to pick up after the Labor Day holiday, bankers said.

PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Aug 17

Aug 17 The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Brazilian fund Previ rejects Mubadala bid for infrastructure co- filing

SAO PAULO, Aug 17 Brazilian pension fund Previ has rejected a binding offer from sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Co PJSC to acquire infrastructure company Invepar, the company said in a securities filing on Friday.

Tyson buys Keystone from Brazil's Marfrig for $2.5 bln- sources

SAO PAULO, Aug 17 Tyson Foods agreed to acquire U.S.-based chicken processor Keystone Foods from Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig Global Foods SA for $2.5 billion, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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