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  • HONG KONG, Aug 4- State oil giant PetroChina plans to pay the more than $1 billion it needs to complete a takeover of the Dover oil sands project from Canadian firm Athabasca Oil Corp by the end of September, a person with knowledge of the deal told Reuters.

  • Aug 1- Botox maker Allergan Inc on Friday accused rival Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and billionaire investor William Ackman of violating securities laws by using insider information as they prepared a takeover bid for the drug company.

  • Aug 1- Scientific Games Corp, a maker of slot machines for casinos, will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc for about $3.27 billion to expand its electronic and table games and online lottery businesses. The deal- valued at $5.1 billion, including debt- will also help Scientific Games expand in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands.

  • Aug 1- Scientific Games Corp, which makes slot machines for casinos, will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc for about $3.27 billion. The $83.30 per-share cash offer represents a 38 percent premium to Bally's Thursday closing price of $60.17 on the New York Stock Exchange, the companies said in a joint statement.

  • PARIS, July 31- U.S. private equity firm Catterton Partners has acquired Bali- inspired jeweller John Hardy for an undisclosed sum, closing a transaction that took months to negotiate.

  • France's Iliad confirms bid for T-Mobile US Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    PARIS, July 31- French low-cost telecommunications company Iliad SA confirmed on Thursday it had made a buyout offer for T-Mobile US Inc, rivaling an existing takeover offer from Sprint Corp. Confirming reports from earlier in the day it said in a statement it had offered $15 billion in cash for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US at $33 per share.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- French telecoms operator Iliad SA has recently made a buyout approach for T-Mobile US Inc, according to a person familiar with the matter, a surprise bid that counters an existing takeover bid by Sprint Corp..

  • Shaw Communications to buy data center company ViaWest Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    July 31- Canadian media and cable company Shaw Communications Inc said it would buy data center services provider ViaWest Inc from Oak Hill Capital Partners and others in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on an enterprise basis. Shaw said the acquisition would help accelerate the development of its Canadian data center platform.

  • *Waters Corp has acquired technology. Hungarian chemist Zoltan Takats started to work on the technology in 2002 in the United States and from 2004 onwards at the Budapest Semmelweis Medical University in cooperation with the Imperial College London, where he works now.

  • *Investors focused on possible Pfizer return. LONDON, July 31- AstraZeneca raised its sales and earnings forecasts for the year on Thursday, showing resilience after seeing off a $118 billion takeover approach from rival Pfizer two months ago.

  • LONDON, July 31- AstraZeneca smashed forecasts for second-quarter sales and earnings on Thursday, demonstrating resilience after seeing off a $118 billion takeover approach from rival drugmaker Pfizer two months ago.

  • PARIS, July 31- French logistics group Norbert Dentressangle said on Thursday it would acquire U.S.-based Jacobson Companies from private equity fund Oak Hill Capital Partners in a deal worth $750 million. It will be funded through Norbert Dentressangle reserves and available credit lines and is expected to close mid-September.

  • UPDATE 1-CME to buy GFI Group for energy and FX units Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    July 30- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, said on Wednesday it would buy derivatives broker GFI Group Inc to expand its reach in the European energy and global foreign exchange markets.

  • LONDON, July 30- AstraZeneca took a major step to build up its respiratory medicine business on Wednesday by striking a deal worth up to $2.1 billion to acquire the rights to lung drugs developed by Spain's Almirall.

  • July 29- Pfizer Inc, which in May abandoned its $118 billion bid to buy AstraZeneca Plc, on Tuesday left investors guessing whether it would renew its pursuit of its British rival, but said it was considering other deals. Under UK takeover rules, AstraZeneca can attempt to re-engage with Pfizer in August, and Pfizer can make another run at AstraZeneca in November.

  • Equinox pumps holdings  Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Harvey Spevak, Equinox CEO, discusses the acquisition of Sports Club LA properties and Reebok Sports Club's New York location. Spevak also explains their mobile app.

  • *Trulia shares rise as much as 20 pct to $67.49. July 28- Zillow Inc said it would buy smaller rival Trulia Inc for $3.5 billion, combining the top two U.S. real estate websites to cut costs, after they failed to produce profits from a rising number of home buyers shopping online. Zillow's shares rose as much as 4 percent to $164.90.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd has emerged as the front runner to acquire Epicor Software Corp in a deal that could value the business software company at more than $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • What Swell brings to Apple  Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    According to Re/code, Apple is close to buying Swell, a Pandora for talk radio. The "Squawk Alley" crew and Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, provide insight.

  • Dollar Tree news surprising: Pro  Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    Charles Grom, Sterne Agee Managing Director, weighs in on Dollar Tree's acquisition of Family Dollar and where Dollar General now stands. Grom says he does not foresee Dollar General coming in with a higher bid.