*Amec and Petrofac both linked with takeover target. In the last weeks, British media have reported that UK engineers Amec and Petrofac are looking at Swiss-based peer Foster Wheeler. Amec also made a $1.1 billion approach for rival Kentz earlier this year which Kentz rejected saying it undervalued the company.» Read More
July 23- Cisco Systems Inc said on Tuesday it plans to purchase cybersecurity company Sourcefire Inc for $2.7 billion, a deal that should spark more acquisitions in the industry as large vendors seek to profit from growing demand for IT security.
July 23- Cisco Systems Inc said it will buy software maker Sourcefire Inc for about $2.7 billion to increase its network security offerings. Cisco will pay $76 per share for the company, a premium of 28.6 percent over its closing price on Monday of $59.08.
*Fortescue eyes rising margins as expansion takes shape. *Company forecasts iron ore price of around $110- $130 this yr. The comments come as the company's June quarter data shows Fortescue is ramping up iron ore production faster than expected and lowering costs and capital spending, suggesting it may no longer be under pressure to sell a stake to pay down debt.
Confirms Himax as "key supplier" to Google Glass- analyst. July 22- Google Inc took another step toward a commercial version of its Google Glass eyewear by acquiring a small stake in a unit of Taiwanese chipmaker Himax Technologies Inc that develops tiny displays.
July 22- Meat processor Maple Leaf Foods Inc, its stock at multiyear highs on talk that it might be a takeover target, plans to sell its Ontario turkey farms and hatchery.
WASHINGTON, July 19- Service Corp International, the biggest U.S. funeral services company which has bought up rivals for two decades, is likely to get approval from U.S. antitrust officials for its bid to acquire the No. 2 chain, Stewart Enterprises Inc, antitrust experts told Reuters.
SYDNEY, July 19- Australia's takeover regulator declined a request from Oaktree Capital Management and Centerbridge Partners to delay a $359 million refinancing deal surfwear for company Billabong International Ltd on anti-trust concerns.
SYDNEY, July 19- U.S. hedge funds Oaktree Capital Management and Centerbridge Partners on Friday asked Australia's takeover regulator to intervene in surfwear company Billabong International Ltd's $359 million refinancing deal with Altamont Capital Partners.
July 18- The Washington Post Co may be taking a page out of the " Oracle of Omaha's" playbook, by further diversifying as profit and revenue at its namesake newspaper sag. On Thursday, the Washington Post said it was buying Forney Corp, a supplier of products and systems for power and industrial boilers, from United Technologies Corp for an undisclosed sum.
*Shares up more than 7 pct, top gainer on FTSE 100. LONDON, July 18- The London Stock Exchange comfortably beat expectations for its first quarter revenues on Thursday, following the acquisition of a clearing house and a stock market listings revival, sending its shares up more than 7 percent.
LONDON, July 15- France's Schneider Electric has left the door ajar to rival bidders by offering shares as part of its 3.3 billion pound takeover proposal for Invensys, as many of the UK engineer's investors would be prefer all cash.
July 15- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest food retailer, will buy Shoppers Drug Mart Corp, the country's biggest pharmacy chain, for C $12.4 billion to bulk up against intensifying competition from U.S. retail giants as well as from consolidating local rivals.
July 15- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest food retailer, will buy Shoppers Drug Mart Corp for C $12.4 billion, as it faces increasing competition from Target Corp and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Loblaw's offer of C $61.54 in cash and stock represents a premium of 27 percent to Shoppers Drug Mart's Friday closing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
NEW YORK, July 12- AT&T Inc will buy Leap Wireless International Inc for $1.19 billion, paying almost double the current value of the prepaid mobile service provider as major U.S. carriers scramble to acquire valuable wireless spectrum.
July 12- AT&T Inc said on Friday it will acquire prepaid wireless provider Leap Wireless International Inc in a deal valued at about $4 billion, including debt. Under the agreement, AT&T will acquire all of Leap's stock and approximately 5 million subscribers for $15 per share in cash or about $1.2 billion.
NEW YORK, July 12- Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG is seeking financing for a potential takeover of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc, a transaction that would be the largest healthcare deal of the year, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
July 12- Bank of Nova Scotia withdrew its application to acquire a nearly 20 percent stake in Bank of Guangzhou on Friday after Chinese authorities decided against proceeding with the C $719 million deal. Bank of Guangzhou is primarily government-owned and is not publicly listed.
July 12- Bank of Nova Scotia said on Friday it has withdrawn its application to acquire a nearly 20 percent stake in Bank of Guangzhou, after Chinese authorities decided against proceeding with the C $719 million deal. Bank of Guangzhou is primarily government-owned and is not publicly listed.
LONDON/ PARIS, July 12- Hopes of a bid battle powered Invensys shares to a ten-year high on Friday, after the British engineer said it had received a 3.3 billion pound takeover proposal from France's Schneider Electric.
Geberit, Siam Cement likely to bid- sources. FRANKFURT/ HONG KONG, July 11- German bathroom fixtures maker Grohe has attracted takeover interest from at least two suitors, people familiar with the process said, in what could be Europe's largest private equity deal of the year.