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  • MADRID, April 26- Spanish infrastructure group Abertis reported a rise in first-quarter core earnings on Wednesday, boosted by higher traffic and new operating concessions in countries including Italy, where it is being eyed as a takeover target by rival Atlantia. Abertis said first-quarter earnings had been driven by a 2.3 percent rise in traffic on its...

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  • The oilfield services provider on Tuesday reported a bigger-than-expected loss and said growth in its well construction business onshore North America was more than offset by increased competition for pressure pumping services and reduced customer spending in the Gulf of Mexico. The Houston, Texas- based company, which is being acquired by General...

  • The oilfield services provider on Tuesday reported a bigger-than-expected loss and said growth in its well construction business onshore North America was more than offset by increased competition for pressure pumping services and reduced customer spending in the Gulf of Mexico. The company, which is being acquired by General Electric Co, said quarterly...

  • *Agreed Akorn bid of $34 per share. FRANKFURT, April 24- German healthcare conglomerate Fresenius SE& Co KGaA revved up the pace of its deals by acquiring U.S. generic drugmaker Akorn Inc for $4.75 billion, and in a separate agreement, the biosimilars unit of German peer Merck KGaA. A lot has been done in that area in the recent past, "Fresenius Chief Executive Stephan...

  • April 24- German healthcare conglomerate Fresenius SE& Co KGaA is close to acquiring generic drugmaker Akorn Inc in an all-cash deal valuing the company at more than $4 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The deal values Akorn in the region of $33 to $35 per share, said the sources. Akorn shares were hovering around $32 on Monday afternoon in New...

  • The combination, which will have a pro-forma market value of $4.2 billion and an enterprise value of $7 billion, will own 160 hotels in 26 states and the District of Columbia, across brands including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Wyndham. Based on the RLJ's Friday closing, the offer values FelCor at $1.18 billion, or $8.54 per share, representing a premium of 16.7...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Aircraft leasing company Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has agreed to buy rival AWAS, more than tripling the size of its fleet. DAE said Monday it agreed to buy the Dublin- based company from funds managed by its shareholders, Terra Firma Capital Partners and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. DAE is majority-owned by the Dubai...

  • The U.S. paintmaker that is pursuing a takeover of Akzo Nobel increased its proposed cash and share offer.

  • April 24- RLJ Lodging Trust said on Monday it agreed to buy FelCor Lodging Trust Inc in a deal that would make it the third-biggest U.S. lodging real estate investment trust. The combination, which will have a pro-forma market value of $4.2 billion, will own 160 hotels in 26 states and the District of Columbia, across brands including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and...

  • Geopolitics not primary concern for dealmakers: EY

    Steve Krouskos, global vice-chair of transaction advisory services at EY, talks about the renewed optimism seen in deal-making during 2017. Added comment on political influence.

  • TORONTO, April 21- Canada's main stock index ended barely lower on Friday as bank stocks pulled back with lower bond yields after weak inflation data and energy stocks shrugged off an oil slide to notch gains while SNC-Lavalin Group Inc rose on an acquisition move. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 11.08 points, or 0.07 percent, at...

  • April 21- Aircraft component maker Rockwell Collins Inc raised its fiscal-year revenue forecast but cut its profit outlook as it incorporated the acquisition of aircraft interiors maker B/E Aerospace into its results. Rockwell said it expected revenue of $6.7 billion to $6.8 billion for the year ending on Sept. 30 to reflect B/E Aerospace's results.

  • Chris Christie is taking a victory lap in Atlantic City, saying his hard-fought takeover of the struggling gambling resort is starting to pay off with projects like a new university campus and a major casino investment. But the national head of the NAACP and local officials of the civil rights organization are wary of the state's intentions and are...

  • OSLO, April 20- A U.S. court has rejected a last-minute effort by billionaire investor John Fredriksen's Frontline to prevent BW Group from acquiring a major stake in rival oil tanker firm DHT Holdings, DHT said on Thursday. The New York County Supreme Court's decision means that privately-owned BW Group, led by shipping tycoon Andreas Sohmen Pao, can proceed...

  • *Japan's generic market is one-tenth of U.S. market in size. TOKYO, April 20- Japan's Sawai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd is buying the generic drug business of U.S. drug maker Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc for $1.05 billion, marking the Osaka- based generic drugmaker's first overseas acquisition. Sawai's move to diversify geographically comes amid slow growth in...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— The Latest on Great Plains Energy's plan to acquire Westar Energy:. The Kansas Corporation Commission issued an order Wednesday against the proposal from Great Plains Energy of Kansas City, Missouri, to buy Topeka- based Westar Energy. Great Plains Energy of Kansas City, Missouri, says its acquisition of Westar Energy of Topeka would create nearly $2...

  • However, last week, Abbott agreed to the takeover at a price of around $5.30 billion down from $5.80 billion, ending the prolonged legal tussle. Alere has had some challenges and closing the deal is going to be a bit unpredictable, because Alere still needs to file its annual report and Abbott is required to divest some businesses for regulatory approvals, Abbott...

  • April 19- Diversified healthcare company Abbott Laboratories reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales and profit on Wednesday, driven by its $25 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical in January, rose 3.2 percent on an operational basis to $6.34 billion, ahead of the average analyst estimate of $6.15 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.