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  • April 22- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Wednesday it could "promptly" divest some operations if necessary to obtain regulatory clearance for its proposed takeover of smaller rival Mylan NV. Meanwhile, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania- based Mylan is pursuing its own $29 billion unsolicited bid for Perrigo Co Plc, which the maker of over-the-counter...

  • April 21- Some of the top investors at Mylan NV, including Paulson& Co, are encouraging its board of directors to consider a takeover proposal from rival Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. Teva unveiled an unsolicited $40 billion takeover proposal on Tuesday for the Canonsburg, Pennsylvania- based company.

  • April 21- Perrigo Company PLC is set to reject a $29 billion unsolicited takeover offer from generics drugmaker Mylan NV as soon as this week, according to a source familiar with the matter. Teva said that its offer for Mylan is contingent on the company not completing an acquisition of Perrigo or any alternative transaction. Representatives from Perrigo and...

  • Midwestern firm Wealth Enhancement Group as Lightyear seeks another windfall good investment in the wealth management market. Marron said Wealth Enhancement Group has strong leaders and a team-based approach that will enable it to grow quickly to the scale of a firm like Cetera. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Lightyear will purchase the stake...

  • April 21- Hints that U.S. regulators could veto Comcast Corp's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc have investment bankers worried about whether they will get paid, with smaller advisory firms particularly on edge. Boutique investment banks such as Allen& Company, Centerview Partners and Paul Taubman's PJT Partners have limited resources...

  • Why Evolution Mining bought La Mancha's assets Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    Why Evolution Mining bought La Mancha's assets

    Jake Klein, executive chairman at Evolution Mining, says the acquisition of La Mancha's Australian gold assets was a "fair-value investment" that offered a "tremendous opportunity."

  • LONDON, April 20- Britain's energy minister has decided to force Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to sell North Sea gas fields he recently acquired as part of a $5.4 billion takeover deal of DEA, the former oil and gas unit of Germany's RWE. The decision comes two weeks ahead of a general election in Britain and further sours Britain's relations with Russia in...

  • *Raytheon to pay about $1.6 bln, including debt. April 20- U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co is buying network security provider Websense Inc from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners LLC in a $1.9 billion deal, the latest in the fast-growing cybersecurity market. "We're seeing an exponential increase in the number of attacks by ultra-sophisticated attackers,"...

  • LONDON, April 20- European shares edged higher early on Monday, led by the telecoms sector after Telenet's move to buy KPN's mobile telephony unit in Belgium. Belgium's Telenet, a subsidiary of cable company Liberty Global, rose 4 percent after agreeing to acquire KPN's BASE Company for 1.33 billion euros, sending shares in the Dutch firm up 2.4 percent.

  • Japan's biggest ecommerce group ventures into China Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 12:06 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the Rakuten Cafe, operated by Rakuten Inc., in Tokyo, Japan.

    Rakuten said on Monday it bought a stake of less than 10 percent in Chinese online discount provider Fanli, as it continues a push overseas.

  • *Prologis confirms acquisition of KTR. NEW YORK, April 19- Prologis Inc, which owns warehouses and retail-distribution centers, said on Sunday it would acquire the real estate assets and operating platform of closely held KTR Capital Partners and its affiliates for $5.9 billion. "This transaction will deliver accretive returns to our shareholders and will...

  • April 17- U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co has agreed to buy Websense Inc from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners LLC, in a deal that values the network security company at $1.9 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Raytheon will combine Websense with its own cybersecurity operations and have an 80 percent stake in the combined...

  • Mylan last week announced a $29 billion offer to buy Perrigo Co Plc in a move that some analysts suggested was a tactic to help fend off an acquisition by larger rival Teva. Mylan Executive Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer Robert Coury said the Perrigo plans remain on track. "Mylan is fully committed to its stand-alone strategy, including its proposal...

  • April 17- Honeywell International Inc, a major manufacturer of aircraft electronics and climate control systems, reported a 5 percent fall in quarterly revenue on Friday, hurt by the sale of its friction materials business and a strong dollar. Honeywell gets more than half its revenue from international operations and exports. Honeywell's transportation...

  • April 17- Diversified U.S. manufacturer Honeywell International Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, hurt by the sale of its friction materials business and a strong dollar. Honeywell sold its friction materials business to Federal Mogul last year for about $155 million. Net income attributable to Honeywell rose to $1.12 billion, or $1.41...

  • April 15- A consortium of private equity firm TPG Capital LP and Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire Cirque du Soleil, according to people familiar with the matter. The price that TPG and Fosun were negotiating with Laliberté could not be learned, but sources close to the process had previously stated...

  • Yahoo + Foursquare? Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    Yahoo + Foursquare?

    David Faber is reporting sources say Yahoo is not in talks to acquire Foursquare. The Daily Mail North America CEO Jon Steinberg, provides perspective.

  • BEIJING, April 15- Chinese transportation robotics firm Ninebot said on Wednesday it has acquired U.S. rival Segway Inc, the company behind the self-balancing scooter that became a technological marvel when it was launched in the early 2000 s but whose hype then faded. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but Ninebot Chief Executive Gao Lufeng said...

  • Delek said it would buy 33.7 million Alon USA shares, valuing each share at $16.985, which is a premium of more than 8 percent to the stock's Tuesday close. Alon USA's shares were up 5 percent at $16.50 in trading after the bell on Tuesday, while Delek's shares rose 3.2 percent to $39.10. For a year after that, Delek can acquire up to 49.99 percent of Alon USA at its...

  • April 14- Avon Products Inc, a direct seller of cosmetics, is exploring strategic alternatives, which could include a sale of its North America business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Chief Executive Sheri McCoy has been struggling to turn around Avon as it loses representatives- the so-called "Avon Ladies"- in the United States, and grapples with...