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  • 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.

  • NEW DELHI/ HELSINKI, Dec 12- Nokia has won an appeal to release a local factory seized by authorities in a tax dispute, allowing the transfer of the plant as part of the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft. Nokia had appealed its seizure and was trying to resolve the dispute ahead of the closure of the 5.4 billion euro Microsoft deal.

  • *Dufry buys remaining 49 pct in HDF, two years ahead of plan. ATHENS, Dec 12- Swiss travel retailer Dufry has agreed to buy full control of Hellenic Duty Free, which runs stores at Greek airports, casting a vote of confidence in the troubled economy- albeit via the booming tourist industry.

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 12- Chilean bank and takeover target CorpBanca confirmed on Thursday it had received merger offers from "recognized" banking operators. CorpBanca did not disclose the names of the bidders, but said in a statement that no agreement had yet been reached.

  • Faber Report: Hilton's metrics     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 9:41 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber crunches the numbers on Hilton's IPO, which is set to price after the bell today and will trade under the symbol "HLT."

  • 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.

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