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Mergers and Acquisitions Buyins and Buyouts

  • Last year, Chinese real estate conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group spent $3.5 billion to buy a controlling stake in U.S. film studio Legendary Entertainment, while Paramount worked with Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd in 2015 to promote "Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation" in China. The studio could now use the latest partnership as an entry point into China, Paramount CEO...

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Japan's struggling Toshiba Corp has started the process to sell a minority stake in its flash memory chip business worth several billion dollars, and funds Permira and Bain Capital have expressed interest, Kyodo news agency reported. Toshiba is expected to sell 20 to 30 percent of the chip business, Kyodo reported, citing unidentified sources.

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Toshiba Corp has started the process to sell a minority stake in its profitable flash memory chip business, expecting to fetch several billion dollars as it faces a bigger-than-expected writedown for its U.S. nuclear business, Kyodo News reported. European private equity fund Permira and U.S. fund Bain Capital are interested in the bid for what is...

  • *May sell 20 pct stake in chip biz for up to $2.7 bln- Nikkei. TOKYO, Jan 18- Toshiba Corp wants to sell a minority stake in its core semiconductor business and is considering potential buyers including U.S. partner Western Digital Corp, a source said, as the Japanese group prepares for a multi-billion-dollar writedown. Toshiba, still on the Tokyo Stock Exchange...

  • PRAGUE, Jan 18- TCS Capital Management, a minority shareholder in broadcaster Central European Media Enterprises, has urged the company to hire an investment bank to run a sale process. TCS Capital Management LLC owned a 13.4 percent stake in CME as of Jan. 12, according to the filing. CME shares, listed in Prague and on the Nasdaq, ended down 3.8 percent at $2.50 at the...

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Toshiba Corp is looking to sell a minority stake in its core semiconductor business to Western Digital Corp, a source said, in a bid to dull the blow from a looming multi-billion-dollar writedown on a U.S. nuclear acquisition. The laptops-to-engineering conglomerate, still recovering from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, shocked investors last...

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Toshiba Corp is in talks to sell a minority stake in its flash memory business to U.S. chips business partner Western Digital Corp in a bid to boost its capital base, a source briefed on the discussions said on Wednesday. Toshiba said in a statement earlier that it had been considering various options for its memory business, including a spin-off, but...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 17- The chief executive of Russian diamond miner Alrosa, Andrey Zharkov, said on Tuesday it was not expedient to sell another 10 percent stake in the company in 2017, RIA news agency reported. The Russian government sold a 10.9 percent stake in Alrosa last year as part of a privatisation programme to plug holes in the budget. The state plans to cut its...

  • Jan 12- McDonald's Corp is inviting bids for the sale of a 33 percent stake in its Japan unit McDonald's Holdings Co Japan Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. McDonald's- which last week agreed to sell the bulk of its China and Hong Kong business to state-backed conglomerate CITIC Ltd and Carlyle Group LP- said in...

  • *China Resources to sell entire stake to Shenzhen Metro. *Vanke ended deal with white knight Shenzhen Metro last month. Vanke will transfer 1.69 billion A-shares listed in Shenzhen, equivalent to a 15.31 percent stake, at 22.0 yuan a share, with the transaction totalling 37.2 billion yuan, the country's second-largest developer said.

  • Jan 12- McDonald's Corp is inviting bids for a significant stake in its Japan unit McDonald's Holdings Co Japan Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. The fast-food company owns just under 50 percent of its Japanese unit, and is looking to sell up to 33 percent, with bids due next week, the report said....

  • PARIS, Jan 11- The French government's talks with Chinese investors about taking a minority stake in nuclear fuel group Areva NewCo, which is being split off from Areva, are focusing on governance, French Industry Minister Christophe Sirugue told Reuters on Wednesday. Talks are continuing with China's National Nuclear Corporation about also taking a...

  • PARIS, Jan 11- The French government's talks with Chinese investors about taking a minority stake in nuclear fuel group Areva NewCo, which is being split off from Areva, are focusing on governance, French Industry Minister Christophe Sirugue told Reuters on Wednesday. Talks are continuing with China's National Nuclear Corporation about also taking a...

  • Reuters reported on Thursday that BRF wants to raise about $1.5 billion from the sale of a 20 percent stake in the unit, known as One Foods Holdings Ltd. In a Friday securities filing in response to the report, BRF said the IPO could take place in London but it is also gauging a private placement.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 6- A subsidiary of China's top carmaker SAIC Motor Corp plans to acquire certain General Motors manufacturing assets in India, a filing with the country's competition watchdog showed on Friday. As part of a side deal, General Motors also plans to buy out SAIC's 9.2 percent stake in SAIC General Motors Investment- a joint venture it formed with the...

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said on Friday it was buying a minority stake in connected car technology firm CloudCar, as automakers seek out new partnerships and investments to build high-tech models. In October, Jaguar Land Rover, parent company Tata Motors and U.S. carmaker Ford tested connected cars using technology designed...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 28- Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, on Wednesday announced the sale of ethanol and petrochemicals assets for $587 million, but said it would still fall $1.5 billion short of its divestment target for the 2015-2016 period. Among the assets sold were its 46 percent stake in ethanol producer Guarani SA, which was acquired for...

  • An employee restocks a shelf in the grocery section of a Wal-Mart Supercenter

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks to buy a minority stake in India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • Lloyd Blankfein joins Squawk Box on the first day at their new studio in New York City.

    Few Wall Street banks still run LBO shops in-house. An $8 billion LBO fund may put the bank in a class of its own.

  • Timothy Walbert, Horizon Pharma chairman & CEO, speaks to CNBC during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 20, 2015.

    Horizon Pharma has hired Bank of America to help it explore selling a significant equity stake to an investor that would bolster its balance sheet.