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  • SYDNEY, Dec 27- Bega Cheese Ltd is in talks with "non-Australian" investors on a possible sale of its stake in Australia's oldest dairy firm, a source familiar with the situation said, adding a new twist to one of the country's most contested takeover battles in years.

  • Japan's SoftBank in talks to acquire T-Mobile: Sources Wednesday, 25 Dec 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    Japan's SoftBank is in talks to acquire wireless carrier T-Mobile US and is discussing funding for a deal with financial institutions, sources say.

  • TOKYO, Dec 25- Japan's SoftBank Corp is in talks to acquire U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc and is discussing funding for a deal with financial institutions, sources close to the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Chilean brewer CCU enters Paraguay via acquisition Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    SANTIAGO, Dec 23- Chile's largest beer brewer Compania Cervecerias Unidas said it was entering the Paraguayan market via the purchase of stakes in a drinks company and a distributor.

  • Private equity firm Carlyle Group is nearing an agreement to acquire a Johnson & Johnson unit, people familiar with the matter said.

  • UPDATE 1-Takeover activity buoys European equities Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 12:44 PM ET

    *Germany's DAX hits record high. *Bureau Veritas rises after deal to buy Maxxam Analytics. LONDON, Dec 23- European shares rose for the fourth consecutive session on Monday, buoyed by corporate takeover activity and by gains on Germany's DAX index which hit a record high.

  • Takeover activity buoys European stock markets Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 10:41 AM ET

    *Bureau Veritas rises after deal to buy Maxxam Analytics. LONDON, Dec 23- European shares rose for the fourth consecutive session on Monday, buoyed by corporate takeover activity and by gains on Germany's DAX stock market, which hit a record high.

  • Dec 23- Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc has rejected a $1.5 billion takeover offer from suit retailer Men's Wearhouse Inc, frustrating attempts by its larger rival to appease shareholder hunger for a merger. Shares in Men's Wearhouse, under pressure from activist investors to merge, fell 2 percent before the bell on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Jones Group Inc said on Thursday it had agreed to be bought by Sycamore Partners for $15 per share, or $1.2 billion, the latest purchase of a fashion company by the private equity firm.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- American Securities LLC has bought a majority stake in Frontier Spinning Mills Holding Corp, the second-largest U.S. yarn producer, taking advantage of low energy costs and booming yarn exports to China.

  • Dec 19- Essex Property Trust Inc said it would buy BRE Properties Inc for about $4.34 billion to become the largest publicly-traded apartment REIT in the U.S. West Coast. The combined company will own about 56,000 multifamily units in 239 properties in southern and northern California and Seattle.

  • EXCLUSIVE-Dish eyes 2014 bid for T-Mobile -sources Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 4:18 PM ET

    Dish Network Corp, which lost out to Japanese telecoms giant Softbank in its attempt to buy Sprint Corp several months ago, has since been sizing up T-Mobile US Inc as a takeover candidate and has talked to majority owner Deutsche Telekom AG about a potential deal, the three sources said.

  • Dec 17- Well-timed bullish option bets on specialty finance company KKR Financial Holdings, placed a month before a takeover announcement, have generated big paper profits for a number of call positions.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- Glencore's former No. 2 aluminum trader Matt Lucke has opened a physical metals trading firm, becoming the first high-profile alumni of the commodity trading giant's powerful metals business to return to the market since its takeover of Xstrata in May.

  • MADRID, Dec 17- Spanish drugs company Almirall is buying U.S. group Aqua Pharmaceuticals for up to around $400 million in a deal which will help open the U.S. market for a group which is already in both Mexico and Canada.

  • Dec 16- Cooper Tire& Rubber Co's efforts to force Apollo Tyres Ltd to complete its proposed acquisition of the U.S. company for $2.3 billion received another legal setback, paving the way for the Indian company to walk away from the deal.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 17- Saputo Inc has agreed to raise its bid for Australia's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Holdings Co, dependent on acceptances, and extend the offer period following a rap over the knuckles from the country's takeover regulator.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- Investment firm KKR& Co LP said on Monday it would acquire KKR Financial Holdings LLC in an all-stock deal that would value the specialty finance company it launched more than nine years ago at $2.6 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- Investment firm KKR& Co LP said on Monday it would acquire KKR Financial Holdings LLC in an all-stock deal that would value the specialty finance company it launched more than nine years ago at $2.6 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- Comcast Corp is examining three scenarios for a potential deal with Time Warner Cable, including a full takeover bid for the second-largest cable operator, people close to the situation said on Monday.

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