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  • July 17- Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it would buy Egypt's largest drugmaker, Amoun Pharmaceutical, for about $800 million. Valeant said it expects the acquisition of privately held Amoun to help expand in the Middle East and North Africa. Valeant, which built its portfolio through buying up smaller drugmakers, signed...

  • July 17- Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it would buy Egypt's largest drugmaker, Amoun Pharmaceutical, for about $800 million. Valeant said it expects the acquisition of privately held Amoun to help expand in Middle East and North Africa. The deal also includes additional contingent payments, the company said in a...

  • Samsung construction company Samsung C&T said that 69.5 percent of shareholders who voted supported the takeover of it by another Samsung company, Cheil Industries. Lee Jae-yong, the son of Samsung's ailing chairman, is assuming a bigger leadership role at the South Korean conglomerate but lacks a significant stake in its flagship Samsung Electronics.

  • The landmark deal, struck Tuesday between Iran and six world powers after marathon negotiations in the Austrian capital, is meant to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability, in exchange for sanctions relief. According to the deal, key economic sanctions— such as those on Iranian energy and financial sectors— would be lifted once Iran...

  • Shareholders at construction company Samsung C&T will vote Friday on the proposed takeover of it by another Samsung company, Cheil Industries. The business empire's ailing patriarch Lee Kun- hee has been hospitalized since May last year and his son Lee Jae-yong is assuming a bigger leadership role but lacks a significant stake in flagship company Samsung...

  • Senator John McCain on Wednesday raised concerns about the potential national security implications of a proposed bid by China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd's to acquire U.S. chip maker Micron Technology Inc, and called for a thorough U.S. review. "I am concerned by the potential national security implications of a planned bid by a Chinese state-owned enterprise...

  • Senator John McCain on Wednesday raised concerns about the potential national security implications of a proposed bid by China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd's to acquire U.S. chip maker Micron Technology Inc, and called for a thorough U.S. review. "I am concerned by the potential national security implications of a planned bid by a Chinese state-owned enterprise...

  • July 15- Growing doubts that regulators may not approve Halliburton Co's $35- billion takeover of fellow oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc this year has thrown up a high-reward opportunity for investors with an appetite for risk. Baker Hughes' stock was trading at a discount of 8 percent to $67, which is what Halliburton's cash-and-stock offer was...

  • Netflix supports Charter acquisition of Time Warner Cable Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Netflix, a vocal opponent of Comcast's failed bid for Time Warner Cable, supports Charter's quest to do the same in a deal that would create another cable giant. Charter Communications Inc. wants to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House for $67.1 billion to become the country's No. 3 traditional TV provider and the second-largest home Internet...

  • *Paulson expected to put pressure on Syngenta board. July 15- Hedge fund Paulson& Co has taken a stake in Syngenta AG and could push for the Swiss pesticide maker's board to accept a takeover offer from U.S. seed company Monsanto Co, people familiar with the matter said. Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, has made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta that the Swiss...

  • Paulson's hedge fund takes stake in Syngenta -sources Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    July 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co has taken a stake in Syngenta AG,, and could push for the board of directors of the Swiss pesticide maker to accept a takeover offer from U.S. seed company Monsanto Co, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta that the Swiss company rejected.

  • Celgene to buy Receptos for $7.2 bln Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 5:15 PM ET

    July 14- Celgene Corp said it agreed to buy Receptos Inc for about $7.2 billion to expand its pipeline with Receptos' immune-inflammatory bowel drug, Ozanimod. Celgene will pay $232 in cash for every Receptos share, representing a 12 percent premium to the company's closing price on Tuesday. Ozanimod is in late-stage trials for inflammatory bowel disease and...

  • Digital Realty to buy Telx in $1.89 bln deal Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 7:11 AM ET

    July 13- Digital Realty Trust Inc, a real estate investment trust that rents out space to companies for setting up data centers, said it would buy Telx Group Inc from its private equity owners in a deal valued at about $1.89 billion. Digital Realty said the acquisition is expected to double its footprint in the rapidly-growing colocation business.

  • DUBAI, July 14- Arcapita, the Bahrain- based investment management firm, has acquired part of Saadiyat Beach Residences, a residential real estate complex in Abu Dhabi, the company said on Tuesday. Arcapita bought the asset from Mubadala Development, an Abu Dhabi state-owned fund with a mandate to develop the emirate's economy, Arcapita said in a statement.

  • *Emergency funding to stay as Greece readies reforms. However, the lawmakers are under pressure to act fast as the ECB, facing resistance from Germany, would be unlikely to extend the funding line next week if Greece misses a debt repayment due to the ECB on July 20. The lawmakers' support for tough reforms, agreed by leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday...

  • Jarden to acquire The Waddington Group Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Jarden to acquire The Waddington Group

    Jarden to acquire The Waddington Group for $1.35 billion.

  • *Shares in IAG, Aer Lingus and Ryanair all rise. DUBLIN/ BRUSSELS, July 10- IAG is set to complete its takeover of Aer Lingus after Ryanair said it would accept the offer and a source familiar with the matter told Reuters the British Airways- owner would gain conditional EU approval. IAG's plan to buy Aer Lingus and build a new transatlantic hub at Dublin airport...

  • DUBLIN/ LONDON, July 10- Budget airline Ryanair said it would accept IAG's offer for its stake in Aer Lingus, paving the way for the British Airways- owner's 1.3 billion euro takeover of the Irish carrier to go ahead. IAG's bid for Aer Lingus had been conditional on agreement from Europe's biggest budget airline Ryanair, which holds a 30 percent stake in Aer Lingus, as...

  • Ryanair plans to accept IAG offer for Aer Lingus Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:56 AM ET

    LONDON, July 10- Budget airline Ryanair said it would accept IAG's offer for its stake in Aer Lingus, paving the way for the British Airways- owner's 1.3 billion euro takeover of the Irish carrier to go ahead. IAG's bid for Aer Lingus had been conditional on agreement from Europe's biggest budget airline Ryanair, which holds a 30 percent stake in Aer Lingus.

  • *Potash Corp wants control of K+ S Canadian project. FRANKFURT, July 9- Shareholders in takeover target K+ S say a deal could be done because suitor Potash Corp's main aim is to get control over its German rival's ambitious Canadian project and scale it back. Potash Corp could more easily ration global supply by controlling K+ S, but still commit to leaving its German...