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  • HELSINKI, Nov 21- Nokia said on Thursday it has asked the Delhi High Court to help revoke a seizure of its Indian factory by the local tax authorities, seeking to resolve the dispute ahead of the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft.

  • *CIMB advising Warrnambool, target in a three-way global takeover battle. *CIMB ranks second in Australian ECM this quarter- Thomson Reuters data. SYDNEY, Nov 21- An advisory role in one of Australia's most contested takeover deals this year has thrown a spotlight on an unexpected debutant in local investment banking circles- Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Goldman Sachs Group Inc's private equity arm is nearing a deal to acquire events services company PSAV Presentation Services for close to $900 million, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Goldman nears deal for events company PSAV -source Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 1:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 19- Goldman Sachs Inc's private equity arm is nearing a deal to acquire events services company PSAV Presentation Services for close to $900 million, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • *ICE expects $500 mln in synergies from NYSE deal, up from $450 mln. NEW YORK, Nov 19- IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc said on Tuesday, less than a week after closing its $11 billion takeover of NYSE Euronext, that it plans to spin off Euronext by next summer and to wind down the Big Board parent's technology business.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 19- Australian real estate trust Commonwealth Property Office Fund said on Tuesday it is considering a A $2.99 billion takeover bid from property investor The GPT Group.

  • HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders are expected to approve the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft on Tuesday, with the deal's financial benefits likely to outweigh resistance from a minority of investors upset over the sale of a Finnish national icon.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- TriArtisan Capital Partners is in the lead to acquire CKE Inc, the restaurant group that owns the Carl's Jr and Hardees fast food chains, in a deal approaching $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Fairfax agrees to acquire majority stake in The Keg Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    Nov 18- Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd has agreed to acquire a majority interest in privately held Keg Restaurants Ltd, which owns over 100 steak house restaurants in Canada and parts of the United States. Toronto- based Fairfax, headed by Canadian value investment guru Prem Watsa, is the largest shareholder of BlackBerry Ltd.

  • Nov 15- Activist investor Bill Ackman's Pershing Square hedge fund has invested half a billion dollars to acquire stakes of nearly 10 percent each in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the latest big investor this week to buy into the mortgage finance companies.

  • Nov 15- Candle maker Blyth Inc rejected an unsolicited acquisition proposal from direct seller CVSL Inc, saying the offer was not supported by committed financing and may leave it saddled with debt. CVSL last month proposed to acquire Blyth for $16.75 per share, or about $270 million.

  • Nov 15- Activist investor Bill Ackman's Pershing Square hedge fund has invested half a billion dollars to acquire stakes of nearly 10 percent each in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the latest big investor this week to buy into the mortgage finance companies.

  • Candle maker Blyth rejects takeover offer from CVSL Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 9:21 AM ET

    Nov 15- Candle maker Blyth Inc rejected an unsolicited acquisition proposal from direct seller CVSL Inc, saying the offer was not supported by committed financing and may leave it saddled with debt. CVSL last month proposed to acquire Blyth for $16.75 per share, or about $270 million.

  • The "Squawk Box" crew report Jos. A. Bank terminated its acquisition proposal of Mens Wearhouse, adding it would consider a new proposal if circumstances change.

  • Australia's WCB in talks with Saputo over revised bid Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 6:22 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Nov 15- Australian dairy company and takeover target Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co Holdings Ltd said on Friday it was in talks with Canada's Saputo Inc over a proposed revised offer and requested a trading halt for its shares.

  • VIENNA, Nov 14- America Movil does not plan a hostile takeover bid for Telekom Austria following its failed attempt to buy Dutch company KPN, its chief executive said. But CEO Daniel Hajj said America Movil had not acquired its stake a year ago in order to mount a takeover and saw itself as a stable partner of fellow large shareholder Austria.

  • MADRID, Nov 14- Mexican frozen food company Sigma Alimentos has launched a 695 million euro takeover bid for Spanish meat processor Campofrio at a price analysts said could tempt its leading shareholder to sell.

  • VIENNA, Nov 14- America Movil does not plan a hostile takeover bid for Telekom Austria following its failed attempt to buy Dutch company KPN, its chief executive said.

  • *Canada's Saputo waits in wings. SYDNEY, Nov 14- The hotly contested takeover battle for Australia's oldest dairy company got even hotter as its largest shareholder Bega Cheese Ltd raised its bid to $461 million and said it will not attach conditions to its offer like other suitors.

  • *Canada's Saputo waits in wings. SYDNEY, Nov 14- The hotly contested takeover battle for Australia's oldest dairy company got even hotter as its largest shareholder Bega Cheese Ltd raised its bid to $461 million and said it will not attach conditions to its offer like other suitors.

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