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  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Nov 7- Buyout groups BC Partners, Onex and Partners Group are set to bid for Swiss packaging maker SIG Combibloc in an auction likely to raise less for seller New Zealand's Reynolds than initially seemed likely, sources familiar with the matter said. Reynolds, backed by New Zealand's richest man, is looking to sell SIG Combibloc to reduce debt.

  • OEP, which is 50 percent owned by JP Morgan, has received several expressions of interest from rival buyout groups such as CVC, Cinven, Permira and EQT valuing Constantia at about 2 billion euros, they added. JP Morgan has been retained as an adviser to manage the sale of the maker of aluminium foil, paper and plastic-film packaging and labels for the food,...

  • OEP, which is 50 percent owned by JP Morgan, has received several expressions of interest from rival buyout groups such as CVC and EQT valuing Constantia at about 2 billion euros, they added. JP Morgan has been retained as an adviser to manage the sale of the maker of aluminium foil, paper and plastic-film packaging and labels for the food, pharmaceutical and...

  • Robert Hanson's holding company last year acquired Venezuela's best-selling newspaper, Ultimas Noticias, despite its worsening financial results and stringent currency controls that have frequently left foreign companies unable to repatriate profits. Ultimas Noticias has named two ruling Socialist Party members to key posts, including former...

  • Dow Chemical to cut $1B in costs over 3 years Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Dow Chemical said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.

  • Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins. Rival Dupont has said it plans to shave off $1 billion of annual costs by 2019.. Ethane crackers in North America could maintain their cost advantage status even at $80 oil,...

  • *Adjusted profit $0.72 per share vs est $0.68. *Revenue up 5 pct at $14.41 billion. Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected profit as margins rose for the ninth straight quarter in its plastics business, its biggest, due to low raw material costs.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 13- The Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, said on Monday it will remove the "humanely raised" claims from a store brand of chicken to settle a federal lawsuit claiming the retailer deceived consumers because the animals were raised under standard commercial farming conditions. Kroger and the lawyers for a California consumer filed a...

  • France moves to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 25- France's health ministry on Thursday unveiled tough measures geared at stamping out smoking among young people, with a planned rollout of brandless cigarette packets and curbs on advertising for electronic cigarettes.

  • Seaspan CEO: Global shipping is improving  Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 11:41 PM ET

    Gerry Wang, CEO of Seaspan, describes how the shipping industry has fared amid the global economic recovery.

  • Why China said no to mega shipping pact  Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 11:25 PM ET

    Jonathan Windham, Head of Asia Ex-Japan Transport and Infrastructure Research at Barclays, says China rejected an alliance of three major liners in order to protect its domestic shippers.

  • Container Store's hot IPO  Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and "Fast Money" trader Simon Baker discuss the Container Store as it surges on its first day of trading.

  • Container Store prices IPO at $18  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 5:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports high demand is expected for The Container Store once it goes public.

  • Nils Andersen, CEO of A.P. Moller-Maersk, tells CNBC that the second quarter has been quite tough, both in terms of rates and volumes but they have increased their competitiveness.

  • Styrofoam Could Come Off NYC's Takeout Menu Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Could Styrofoam containers get 86'd from the menu of takeout food options in the nation's biggest city?

  • We Are 'Slowly' Returning to Better Times: CEO  Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Nils Smedegaard Andersen, group CEO at A.P. Moller - Maersk, tells CNBC that they see a gradual stabilization in Europe with the poltical tendencies going in the right direction.

  • DS Smith CEO: We Are Growing Very Nicely  Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 2:00 AM ET

    Miles Roberts, CEO of packaging company, DS Smith, tells CNBC that the companies strong earnings are due to investment, innovation and acquisitions they have made.

  • Seaspan's Growth Strategy  Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Gerry Wang, CEO, Seaspan explains his company's business model to CNBC. He adds that the average lease on one of its ships is for 10-12 years.

  • Britain's Tetrapak Heir Arrested in Wife's Death Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:31 AM ET
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    Hans Kristian Rausing, who inherited a fortune made from drink containers, is being held in a death called "unexplained."

  • DS Smith Snaps Up SCA Packaging in $2.04 Billion Deal Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 2:34 AM ET
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    Packaging company DS Smith will transform itself into Europe’s second biggest company in its sector with an ambitious 1.4 billion pounds ($2.04 billion) takeover of SCA Packaging.