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  • April 9- Takeover talks between Intel Corp and Altera Corp have broken off as the chipmakers could not come to an agreement on price, a person familiar with the matter said. Altera's shares fell as much as 8 percent to $38.67 in early trading, while Intel was down about 2 percent to $30.57. Intel and Altera did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- Global equity markets rose on Wednesday, with European shares hitting eight-year highs on a $70 billion takeover bid by Royal Dutch Shell, but shares pared gains after the largest U.S. crude inventory build since 2001 slammed oil prices. Equity markets briefly sold off after U.S. Energy Information Administration data showed stockpiles of U.S....

  • More energy M&A ahead? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    More energy M&A ahead?

    After Shell's big deal, are more takeouts coming down the pike? Lawrence McDonald and Andrew Keene discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • HOUSTON, April 8- Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion agreement to buy BG Group Plc may be just the signal that other dealmakers need to make their own energy takeover bets, particularly in the U.S. shale sector. "Things may be changing," said Rich Eychner, an equity research associate at Raymond James in Houston. There are literally dozens of shale oil and gas...

  • *Canon says set to secure 76 percent of Axis. *Offer period extended to April 21. TOKYO, April 8- Canon Inc said it was extending the offer period for its proposed $2.7 billion takeover of Swedish video-surveillance firm Axis AB after falling short of its ownership goals, but stressed it would not be raising its bid.

  • Proposed BG-Shell tie-up boosts top UK stocks Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:23 AM ET

    *BG Group at highest level in over 6 months. *Sky also up after report of Vivendi interest. LONDON, April 8- A proposed $70 billion takeover of BG Group by energy firm Royal Dutch Shell lifted top UK shares on Wednesday to outperform pan-European equities and buoyed the battered energy sector.

  • *Sky rallies after sources say Vivendi mulling takeover. PARIS, April 8- European shares rose in early trading on Wednesday, led by a rally in energy stocks after Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy BG Group for 47 billion pounds in the first oil super-merger in a decade. Shares in BG jumped 39 percent, while Tullow Oil soared 10 percent, BP gained 4 percent, Repsol added 1.8...

  • April 7- Private equity firms Blackstone Group LP and Corsair Capital are in talks to acquire a major stake in First Eagle Investment Management, valuing the company at around $4 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. The negotiations with First Eagle's owner, buyout firm TA Associates, are expected to continue for weeks and a deal...

  • April 7- Business software maker Informatica Corp said it would be bought for about $5.3 billion by private equity firms Permira Funds and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, in the biggest U.S. leveraged buyout so far this year. Informatica shareholders will get $48.75 per share in cash. The stock rose 4 percent on Monday after Reuters reported that...

  • In documents filed with Hawaii's utility regulator, SunPower Corp, SunEdison Inc and a group backed by SolarCity say they are worried the acquisition would be bad for their businesses, many of which have grown dramatically in the Aloha State in just a few years. "A decision on this merger could be a signal of what utility 2.0 looks like," Robert Harris, a Hawaii- based...

  • April 2- Activist investor Jonathan Litt has nominated four directors to Macerich Co's board after the U.S. mall owner rejected a takeover bid from larger rival Simon Property Group Inc, a person familiar with the situation said. Shares of Macerich rose 2.6 percent to $80.76 in afternoon trading on Thursday. Litt objects to some of the defenses Macerich put up to...

  • MELBOURNE, April 2- London nickel climbed nearly 2 percent on Thursday on technical buying, sparked after traders brought more into China following a steep price drop earlier in the week. Traders have stepped up imports of nickel and related products into China this week, after domestic nickel pig iron plants shut due to a crackdown on pollution, and global...

  • Bradken says proposal does not represent fair value. SYDNEY, April 2- Koch Industries Inc and Pacific Equity Partners have made a takeover approach to Bradken Ltd valuing the Australian mining products firm at A $430 million. Bradken shares jumped 21 percent on Thursday as rumors of a fresh bid circulated before Bradken requested a trading halt in mid-session.

  • March 31- Private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners LP said it would acquire women's apparel and accessories retailer J. Jill, adding to its portfolio of retail firms, which includes denim company True Religion Apparel Inc.. TowerBrook will acquire J. Jill from private equity firm Golden Gate Capital and global investment firm Arcapita.

  • TowerBrook to acquire women's apparel retailer J. Jill Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:10 AM ET

    March 31- Private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners LP said it would acquire women's apparel and accessories retailer J. Jill, adding to its portfolio of retail firms, which includes denim company True Religion Apparel Inc.. TowerBrook will acquire J. Jill from private equity firm Golden Gate Capital and global investment firm Arcapita.

  • *Davis' sight now on South32, Anglo American- sources. LONDON, March 31- More than a year after he launched his private fund, former Xstrata boss Mick Davis is coming under pressure to build a new mining empire with the $6 billion in capital he has raised. The renowned dealmaker set up X2 Resources 18 months ago after Glencore's $46 billion takeover of Xstrata, when he...

  • *Yoox makes all-share offer to buy Net-a-Porter. *Yoox share up 9 pct after 10 pct rise on Monday. PARIS/ MILAN, March 31- Italian online fashion retailer Yoox has bought Net-a-Porter, its upmarket rival, in an all-share deal that creates an industry leader in the booming online luxury market, with combined sales of 1.3 billion euros.

  • STOCKHOLM/ TOKYO, March 31- Hedge fund Elliott Management has raised its stake in surveillance camera maker Axis AB, a disclosure notice showed, possibly putting pressure on Japan's Canon Inc to sweeten its 23.6 billion crown takeover bid. Canon, the world's leading camera maker, in February launched a friendly offer to buy Axis shares to expand in the...

  • March 30- Canadian financial technology firm D+ H said on Monday it agreed to acquire global payment services provider Fundtech for $1.25 billion in cash, in a bid to expand its service offerings aimed at global financial institutions and large U.S. banks. The deal comes nearly two years after it acquired U.S. rival Harland Financial Solutions for about $1.2...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- UnitedHealth Group Inc's planned takeover of No. 4 U.S. pharmacy benefits provider Catamaran Corp will give the companies added heft in price talks with drug companies, serving as a catalyst for deals allowing other insurers to bulk up. The $12.8 billion deal comes at a time when Wall Street has been parsing the possibilities that top insurers...