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  • LUXEMBOURG, Dec 11- Microsoft fended off a challenge to its $8.5 billion takeover of messaging service Skype when Europe's second-highest court ruled against claims by rival Cisco that the 2011 deal would harm competition.

  • TORONTO, Dec 10- Bain Capital, the U.S. private equity firm, has bought a majority stake in Canada Goose Inc, a family-owned company which had been seeking an investor to help it meet demand for its high-end cold-weather gear.

  • TORONTO, Dec 10- Bain Capital, the U.S. private equity firm, has bought a majority stake in Canada Goose Inc, a family-owned company which had been seeking an investor to help it meet demand for its high-end cold-weather gear.

  • *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.

  • Chanel stitches up French tannery deal Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 6:38 PM ET
    Pedestrians cross the street in front of a Chanel SA store in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

    Chanel has acquired its long-time lamb hide provider in the latest purchase by a luxury brand of a partner that supplies top quality materials.

  • PARIS, Dec 5- Chanel has acquired its long-time lamb hide provider, the French tannery Bodin-Joyeux, in the latest purchase by a luxury brand of a partner that supplies top quality materials.

  • COPENHAGEN/ SHANGHAI, Dec 5- Danish brewer Carlsberg upped its stake in China's Chongqing Brewery to 60 percent, strengthening its foothold in the world's largest beer market by volume, and hopes to further increase its holding, the latter said.

  • The FCC will auction the so-called H Block frequencies in the first opportunity the regulator has offered companies to acquire ownership of new airwaves since 2008..

  • On Jan. 22, the FCC will auction off the so-called H Block frequencies in the first opportunity that the FCC has had for companies to acquire new spectrum since 2008..

  • Dec 4- Bombardier Inc said on Wednesday that Iraqi Airways has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire five of its larger CSeries jetliners, ending a six-month order drought for the new plane.

  • Dec 4- Bombardier Inc said on Wednesday that Iraqi Airways has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire five CS300 jetliners valued at $387 million, bringing the number of firm orders for the all-new plane to 182..

  • Dec 4- SBA Communications Corp said it would acquire 2,007 telecom towers from Brazil's Grupo Oi SA for about 1.53 billion reais, giving the U.S. company ownership or control over more than 5,000 towers in Brazil.

  • Medicines Co buys antibiotic-maker Rempex Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 8:57 AM ET

    Dec 4- Medicines Co on Wednesday said it acquired privately held Rempex Pharmaceuticals Inc, which develops medicines against drug-resistant bacteria, for $140 million and potential future milestone payments of up to $334 million.

  • LONDON, Dec 4- European private equity firm Bridgepoint has agreed to buy pre-university training provider Cambridge Education Group from Palamon Capital Partners in a deal worth 185 million pounds.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 3- Ben Venue Laboratories, a Bedford, Ohio- based subsidiary of German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim has tapped Bank of America Merrill Lynch to explore a possible sale of its generic sterile injectable drugs business.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 2- Apple Inc has acquired social media search and analytics startup Topsy, an unusual purchase for a hardware-focused company that has made few forays into social networking.

  • Apple buys social analytics startup Topsy Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 5:44 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 2- Apple Inc has acquired social media search and analytics startup Topsy, an unusual purchase for a hardware-focused company that has made few forays into social networking. The Wall Street Journal, which reported the news earlier, cited people familiar with the deal as saying Apple forked over more than $200 million.

  • Dec 2- The Chernin Group, former News Corp president Peter Chernin's holding company, said on Monday it had acquired majority control of Japanese anime streaming service Crunchyroll, expanding holdings that include stakes in online video company Fullscreen and mobile entertainment network Scopely.

  • Dec 2- Akamai Technologies Inc said it will spend about $370 million to acquire Prolexic Technologies Inc, a pioneer in fighting distributed denial of service attacks, cyberthreats that cripple networks by overwhelming them with Internet traffic.

  • Dec 2- Akamai Technologies Inc, whose products help move content quickly over the Internet, said it will buy cloud-based security provider Prolexic Technologies Inc for about $370 million.

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