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  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 18- Talisman Energy Inc common shareholders on Wednesday voted to approve an $8.3 billion offer for the Canadian oil and gas producer from Repsol SA, clearing the way for the Spanish company to acquire Talisman's worldwide operations. Talisman common and preferred shareholders both voted nearly unanimously in favor of Repsol's Dec. 16...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 18- Talisman Energy Inc common shareholders on Wednesday voted to approve an $8.3 billion offer for the Canadian oil and gas producer from Repsol SA, clearing the way for the Spanish company to acquire Talisman's worldwide operations. Talisman shareholders voted 99.9 percent in favor of Repsol's Dec. 16 offer to pay $8 per share for the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 18- Actavis Plc, a generic drugmaker that has been steadily acquiring branded medicines, said it will change its name to Allergan Inc after it completes its planned $66 billion purchase of the Botox maker, signaling its growing focus on patent-protected drugs. Actavis, which began as a New Jersey- based generics company called Watson, took its current...

  • UPDATE 2-New Carlsberg CEO to inherit Russian problems Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:29 AM ET

    *New CEO has experience in Asia, growth market for brewer. COPENHAGEN, Feb 18- Danish brewer Carlsberg named a new chief executive on Wednesday and warned that problems in Russia and Ukraine would weigh on earnings again this year. For seven years Rasmussen has fought a tough battle as sales in Russia, Carlsberg's main market after the acquisition of the Baltika...

  • TORONTO, Feb 17- Restaurant Brands International Inc, formed out of Burger King's takeover of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons last year, saw higher quarterly sales growth at both brands, but posted a net loss due to one-time costs related to the merger. "Whenever you do a transaction like that, there's going to be a lot of one-time fees," Restaurant...

  • Feb 16- Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, a Canadian property and casualty insurer, said it would buy Brit Plc, a specialty insurer and reinsurer, for about $1.88 billion to gain a significant presence in the Lloyd's of London market. Investor Prem Watsa- led Fairfax said it has received hard irrevocable undertakings to accept the offer from entities managed by...

  • UPDATE 1-TRW 4th-quarter profit tops estimates Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 7:56 AM ET

    Feb 13- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp, which is being acquired by German supplier ZF Friedrichshagen AG, on Friday reported adjusted fourth-quarter profit that topped estimates. Including one-time charges related to pensions and restructuring, it had a loss of $360 million, or $3.22 a share, compared with a profit of $363 million, or $3.00 a share, in the...

  • TEL AVIV, Feb 12- Microsoft is buying N-trig, an Israeli provider of digital pens and chips for touch screens, for at least $200 million, the Calcalist financial news website said on Thursday. Officials at N-trig and Microsoft in Israel could not be reached for comment. Customers for N-trig's technology include Sony, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo for use in...

  • Feb 11- Drugstore operator Rite Aid Corp said it would buy pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for about $2 billion, entering the business of administering health plan benefits. The deal will help Rite Aid compete better with CVS Health Corp, which bought Caremark Rx for $21 billion in 2006.. The acquisition of EnvisionRx will also give Rite Aid access to more...

  • Telecity eyes the cloud with $2.2B Interxion deal Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 7:19 AM ET

    Telecity Group Plc has agreed a non-binding $2.2 billion all-share deal to buy New York-listed Interxion Holding NV.

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Canon Inc plans to buy network video surveillance leader Axis AB for about 23.6 billion Swedish crowns, the biggest purchase ever for the Japanese company that is trying to expand beyond the shrinking camera market. At 1008 GMT, shares of Axis were up 48 percent at 336.70 crowns. The deal will make Canon a top player in the video surveillance market,...

  • The acquisition vehicle, dubbed Quinpario Acquisition Corp 2, has so far outbid private equity firms, including American Securities LLC, in the auction for Royal Adhesives, the people said on Friday. Arsenal Capital Partners, the buyout firm that owns Royal Adhesives, may still decide to sell the company to American Securities or another bidder, the people added.

  • Frontier buying $10.5B in assets from Verizon Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
    Frontier buying $10.5B in assets from Verizon

    Frontier Communications CEO Maggie Wilderotter, discusses details of Frontier's purchase of part of Verizon's business in three states.

  • Feb 6- Communications equipment maker Harris Corp said it would buy defense contractor Exelis Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $4.75 billion. The offer of $23.75 per share is a premium of about 34 percent to Exelis's Thursday close, and values the company at about $4.44 billion based on Exelis's shares outstanding as of Oct. 28. McLean, Virginia- based...

  • Feb 5- British drinks can maker Rexam Plc said it is in talks to be bought by U.S. rival Ball Corp for 4.3 billion pounds, a deal that would form an industry giant better equipped to withstand rising aluminium costs. Rexam said it had received a proposal from Broomfield, Colorado- based Ball valuing it at 610 pence per share. Rexam's London- traded shares closed...

  • Feb 5- British beverage can maker Rexam Plc said it was in talks to be potentially bought by U.S. rival Ball Corp in an offer that values the company at about 4.29 billion pounds. The offer from Ball Corp, which like Rexam controls 21 percent of the global market for beverage cans, values the British firm at 610 pence per share, two thirds of which would be paid in cash.

  • Feb 5- Beverage can maker Rexam Plc said it was in talks to be potentially bought by U.S. rival Ball Corp in an offer that values the company at about 4.29 billion pounds. The offer from Ball Corp, which like Rexam controls about 21 percent of the market for beverage cans, values Rexam at 610 pence per share, a 36 percent premium to the stock close on Wednesday.

  • Feb 5- Shares in Rexam Plc, the world's second-largest beverage can maker by revenue, rose as much as 12 percent after two UK newspapers reported there was market chatter about U.S. private equity firms' potential interest in the company. The Independent said on Thursday there were rumors that Rexam was a potential takeover target for U.S. private equity firms.

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, Feb 5- The chairman of Hyundai Motor Co and his son on Thursday offered to sell a $1 billion stake in logistics affiliate Hyundai Glovis, a month after a similar attempt failed because investors questioned its rationale. If the entire stake isn't sold, deal manager Citigroup will acquire the remainder, Hyundai Motor said in a statement.

  • *Staples' shares fall over 10 pct, Office Depot's rise 1.5 pct. Feb 4- Staples Inc, the No. 1 U.S. office supplies retailer, agreed to buy No. 2 Office Depot Inc in a $6.3 billion deal designed to help it better compete against Wal-Mart Stores Inc and online rivals such as Amazon.com Inc.. "The same factors that the FTC cited in the Office Depot/ OfficeMax deal are present here,"...