BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The Laclede Group has completed its purchase of Alabama's largest natural gas utility, Birmingham- based Alabama Gas Corp.. Laclede, based in St. Louis, Missouri, announced in April that it would buy Alabama Gas from Energen and expand its service area beyond Missouri.» Read More
Sept 2- Dollar General Corp, the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, from $78.50 per share. Dollar General said last week it remained committed to acquiring Family Dollar, after the target rejected the previous offer, saying the deal could run foul of competition law.
VIENNA, Sept 1- Austria's Borealis has bought out partner DuPont's majority stake in a polymers joint venture in the Netherlands, Borealis said on Monday. It gave no financial terms for the transaction, in which Borealis will buy DuPont's 67 percent stake in Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V..
Norwegian Cruise is in advanced talks to acquire peer Prestige Cruises International for around $3 billion, according to sources.
Aug 31- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, the world's third largest cruise operator, is in advanced talks to acquire peer Prestige Cruises International Inc for around $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
NEW DELHI, Aug 30- India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defense ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington.
RICHMOND, Va.— Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.' s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.
Aug 28- Dollar General Corp said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores Inc, pointing to a prolonged battle for dominance of the deep discount retail sector in the United States.
NEW YORK— Dollar General Corp. said it still wants to buy rival Family Dollar, even though its nearly $9 billion offer was rejected by the discount retailer last week. Last week, Family Dollar rejected Dollar General's $8.95 billion offer in favor of a slightly smaller one from rival Dollar Tree Inc. for about $8.5 billion.
Aug 28- Dollar General Corp, the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores Inc and that its offer was both superior and achievable than an offer from Dollar Tree Inc.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ PARIS, Aug 27- Brazil's Grupo Oi SA unveiled plans on Wednesday to take over Telecom Italia's local mobile unit, in a move sources said was aimed at breaking up the country's second-biggest wireless carrier and upstaging merger bids by foreign rivals.
WILMINGTON, Del., Aug 27- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman got their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to their $49 billion hostile takeover fight.
*China developers seeking new capital sources as liquidity tightens. HONG KONG, Aug 27- Global private equity firm Carlyle Group is in talks with China Vanke Co Ltd to acquire some of Vanke's commercial properties through assets or shares acquisition, the biggest Chinese property developer said on Thursday.
NEW YORK— Chiquita outlined additional cost savings from its proposed merger with the Irish fruit company Fyffes as it asks shareholders to approve the deal, two weeks after it rejected a takeover bid out of Brazil.
Aug 26- Google Inc said it bought Zync Render, the visual effects cloud-rendering technology company behind "Star Trek Into Darkness". "Together Zync and Cloud Platform will offer studios the rendering performance and capacity they need, while helping them manage costs," Google product manager Belwadi Srikanth wrote in a blog, announcing the deal.
Discussing how Twitch adds value to Amazon and the video game landscape, with Brad Hunstable, Ustream CEO.
Investor Kevin O'Leary of "Shark Tank," shares his thoughts on Amazon's $970 million acquisition of video game streaming company Twitch.
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), discusses if Burger King's acquisition of Canada's Tim Hortons will draw scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers opposed to tax inversion deals.
TORONTO, Aug 26- Burger King Worldwide Inc announced plans to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc for C $12.64 billion in a cash-and-stock deal that would create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant group.
CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses Amazon's acquisition of Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash. Cramer explains why he likes the deal.
Aug 25- Berkshire Hathaway Inc chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett, is helping finance Burger King Worldwide Inc's take over of Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.