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  • 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.

  • *Avago offers $11.15 per share, a premium of 41 percent. *Avago shares rise 11 percent; LSI soars 39 percent. Dec 16- Avago Technologies Ltd on Monday said it would buy LSI Corp for $6.6 billion in one of the semiconductor industry's largest deals this year as it turns to the fast-growing storage chip market to counter volatility in its main wireless business.

  • Dec 16- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said on Monday that it would buy Solta Medical Inc for about $236 million in cash to add products for procedures such as skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and body contouring.

  • Dec 16- Avago Technologies Ltd, whose chips are used in Apple Inc's products, said it would buy LSI Corp for $6.6 billion to enter the fast-growing storage chip market. Avago's shares rose nearly 16 percent to $52.97 before the bell on Monday.

  • Valeant to acquire Solta Medical for $236 million Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    Dec 16- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said on Monday it would acquire Solta Medical Inc for about $236 million in cash, giving it access to products used in procedures such as skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and body contouring.

  • Endo Health to acquire Nupathe for $105 million Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 7:56 AM ET

    Dec 16- Specialty pharmaceutical company Endo Health Solutions Inc said it would buy NuPathe Inc for about $105 million to gain access to NuPathe's migraine treatment, Zecuity. NuPathe shareholders will get $2.85 per share, a premium of 24 percent to the stock's Friday close. NuPathe shares jumped nearly 61 percent to $3.70 in trading before the bell.

  • BUDAPEST, Dec 16- Hungarian drugmaker Richter has bought a 51 percent stake in Brazil's Next Pharma to register and distribute its female healthcare products in the South American country, Richter said in a statement on Monday.

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Monday morning, hit by selling in futures and index-heavy stocks as investors braced for a possible start of the U.S. Sprint Corp, which is 80 percent owned by Softbank, is mulling a takeover of smaller rival T-Mobile US and could make a bid in the first half of 2014, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

  • UPDATE 3-Chile's CFR raises Adcock offer to $1.2 bln Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    JOHANNESBURG, Dec 13- Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals has raised its takeover offer for South African drugmaker Adcock Ingram by 1.6 percent to 12.8 billion rand in cash and stock, in an attempt to win over Adcock's top shareholder.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 13- Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals slightly sweetened its takeover offer for South African drugmaker Adcock Ingram to 12.8 billion rand in cash and stock on Friday, an attempt to win backing from the top shareholder.

  • UPDATE 3-Liberty Global in talks to buy cable firm Ziggo Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    *Liberty makes another attempt to buy Ziggo. BRUSSELS, Dec 12- U.S. cable group Liberty Global is in takeover talks with Dutch operator Ziggo, its latest move to consolidate the sector in Europe with a deal analysts say could cost around 5 billion euros.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 12- David Melcher, chief executive of Exelis Inc, said a spinoff of the company's services business was not aimed at preparing either entity for a possible takeover and there had been no "pre-existing" talks about any such deals.

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