March 9- United Rentals Inc, the world's largest equipment rental company, said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held National Pump, the second-largest specialty pump rental company in North America, for $780 million.» Read More
Nov 5- U.S.-based specialty pharmaceutical company Endo Health Solutions Inc will buy Canadian peer Paladin Labs Inc to expand its presence in Canada and emerging markets, as generic competition for its top drugs squeeze sales.
Nov 5- IntercontinentalExchange Inc said on Tuesday it expects to close its takeover of NYSE Euronext within days, and reported an 8 percent rise in third-quarter profit, helped by lower taxes and new clearing revenues.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- IntercontinentalExchange Inc Chief Executive Jeff Sprecher said on Tuesday that he hopes ICE's more than $10 billion NYSE Euronext takeover will close within days.
FRANKFURT, Nov 5- Private equity investor 3 i has bought out the co-owner of its ferry group Scandlines and finalised refinancing of existing debt facilities. 3 i bought Allianz Capital Partners' 49 percent stake for 165 million euros. 3 i and ACP bought Scandlines for 1.5 billion euros at the peak of the buyout boom in 2007, backed with 1.28 billion euros of debt.
Cubist Pharmaceuticals CEO Michael Bonney discusses the impact to his business from acquiring Optimer and Trius Therapeutics; and what's in the pipeline.
SAN FRANCISCO/ BOSTON, Nov 4- The Federal Reserve should scale back its asset purchases only when the U.S. economy shows clearer signs of improvement and even then it should act slowly, one senior central banker said on Monday, while two others stressed there is no need to rush.
Nov 4- Weyerhaeuser Co is selling its homebuilding division to Tri Pointe Homes Inc in a $2.7 billion deal that will leave Weyerhaeuser shareholders in control of one of the 10 largest homebuilders in the United States. The unit's biggest brand is Pardee Homes, which builds houses in Southern California and Las Vegas.
SAO PAULO, Oct 31- Brazilian mid-sized lender Banco Industrial e Comercial SA said on Thursday it will sell 72 percent of its capital to China Construction Bank for 1.62 billion reais which could lead to a delisting of the Brazilian bank. The Sao Paulo- based bank, which specializes in corporate credit, is being advised by Citigroup Inc..
Crown said in a statement that it would buy Mivisa from investment funds managed by affiliates of The Blackstone Group LP, N +1 Mercapital and management. Mivisa has 10 manufacturing facilities, including six in Spain and one in Morocco, Crown said.
MEXICO CITY, Oct 30- Mexico's competition authority said on Wednesday it rejected an appeal by U.S. paint maker Sherwin Williams over its blocked bid to acquire Mexican paint company Consorcio Comex for $2.34 billion.
Oct 30- Accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Wednesday it struck a deal to buy corporate consulting firm Booz& Co, the latest in a string of mergers by global audit firms aimed at bulking up their fast-growing advisory businesses.
*Radical restructuring should involve Congress- expert. WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday kicked off a fresh drive to fix the way the Pentagon buys weapons and services, vowing to "look past Band-Aid fixes and parochial interests" and implement meaningful reforms.
*Lion, Bega, Murray Goulburn can block Saputo- analyst. SYDNEY, Oct 29- Kirin Holdings Co Ltd bought a 10 percent stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd on Tuesday, in a move that could block a takeover of the Australian dairy company by Canada's Saputo Inc..
NEW YORK, Oct 24- Apax Partners LLP is in advanced talks to acquire medical cost containment services company One Call Care Management Inc from Odyssey Investment Partners LLC for more than $2 billion, three people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Oct 21- Power-management chipmaker Microsemi Corp said it would buy atomic clock equipment maker Symmetricom Inc for about $230 million. Microsemi's offer of $7.18 per share is a premium of 50 percent to Symmetricom's closing price on Monday.
ATHENS, Oct 21- Canadian investment fund Fairfax Holdings has become the third-biggest shareholder of Greek industrial group Mytilineos, acquiring a 5 percent stake worth about 30 million euros, the two companies said on Monday. A 5 percent stake in Mytilineos is worth about 30 million euros on the Athens stock exchange.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 18- Power company NRG Energy Inc on Friday said it would pay $2.635 billion to acquire the assets of bankrupt unregulated power producer Edison Mission Energy, adding nearly 8,000 megawatts of coal, gas and wind generation to its business. Princeton, New Jersey- based NRG will also assume $1.545 billion of EME's non-resource debt.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 18- Power company NRG Energy Inc on Friday said it would pay $2.635 billion to acquire the assets of bankrupt unregulated power producer Edison Mission Energy, adding nearly 8,000 megawatts of electricity generation capacity to its business.
NEW YORK, Oct 17- A top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday he is seeing fresh signs of a U.S. "I'm beginning to see signs not just in my district but across the country that we are entering, once again, a housing bubble," Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told reporters after a speech in New York.
One Group LLC, which operates hotels, restaurants and lounges, said it is being acquired by Committed Capital Acquisition Corp, a cashed up investment vehicle. STK, which has outlets in Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and London, will be run by Segal and his One Group management team, One Group said.