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  • Golf is a family game: Clubcore CEO  Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    Eric Affeldt, Clubcorp president & CEO, reveals plans to expand the reach of golf to include the entire family. It's a game that's a heck of a lot of fun for people of all ages, says Affeldt.

  • Harvard Management Co invested in Covidien in Q2 - filing Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    BOSTON, Aug 13- Harvard Management Co, which oversees the Ivy League school's $32.7 billion endowment, took a new position in surgical device maker Covidien Plc during the second quarter before news of a planned takeover helped push the stock price higher, a regulatory filing shows.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- Biotechnology company InterMune Inc is working with financial advisers to evaluate strategic options as it braces for potential takeover interest from larger drugmakers, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Health Care REIT to buy HealthLease for $950 mln Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    Aug 13- Health Care REIT Inc said it had agreed to acquire Canada's HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust in a deal valued at $950 million. Health Care REIT will pay C $14.20 in cash for each HealthLease share, which represents a premium of 31 percent to HealthLease's Monday closing.

  • Aug 11- Juice maker Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group said on Monday they had offered to acquire U.S.-based Chiquita Brands International Inc in a $610.5 million cash deal that rivaled an all-stock agreement with Irish tropical fruit company Fyffes Plc. The combined market value of Chiquita and Fyffes is currently close to $1 billion.

  • *KKR teams up with Rhone Capital for $3.1 bln takeover offer. HONG KONG, Aug 12- A KKR& Co- led takeover of Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd would likely lead to a long and drastic overhaul, resulting in a much smaller but more profitable company, bankers familiar with the matter said.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 11- The biggest U.S. pipeline company, Kinder Morgan Inc, will gain new muscle to acquire rivals after it consolidates as a single company and buys out investors in its publicly traded units for $44 billion, its CEO said on Monday. Kinder Morgan Inc said on Sunday it would put all its units under one roof.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 11- Kinder Morgan Inc as a combined company would be able to make sizable acquisitions in the natural gas and crude oil pipeline and processing sector, Chief Executive Officer Rich Kinder told investors on a conference call on Monday.

  • Priceline CEO: China travels next big market  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    Darren Huston, Priceline Group president & CEO, discusses the company's quarterly earnings and partnership with Ctrip. Huston says Ctrip will help them bring Chinese customers to their business around the world.

  • Aug 11- Juice maker Cutrale Group and Brazilian investment firm Safra Group said on Monday they have offered to acquire Chiquita Brands International Inc in a cash deal that valued the banana distributor's equity at $610.5 million.

  • Cutrale and Safra make offer for Chiquita Brands Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    Aug 11- Juice maker Cutrale Group and Brazilian investment firm Safra Group said on Monday they had offered to acquire Chiquita Brands International Inc in a cash offer that valued the banana distributor's equity at $610.5 million.

  • *BCI launches friendly $237 mln offer for Iron Ore Holdings. SYDNEY, Aug 11- BC Iron Ltd has launched a friendly cash and share offer worth around A $256 million for smaller rival Iron Ore Holdings Ltd, the second takeover in a month aimed at beefing up production in Australia's main iron ore region.

  • Parade of mergers: for better or for worse? Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    The M&A wave could be a harbinger of a booming economy...or a collection of last-minute attempts to beat higher debt rates. NYT reports.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 8- Canadian private equity firm Altas Partners LP and pan Asia firm Baring Private Equity Asia have acquired a substantial stake in St George's University in Grenada, the university said on Friday.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- British engineering firm Hyder Consulting has accepted a 268 million pound takeover offer from Japan's Nippon Koei, just days after recommending a bid from Dutch firm Arcadis.

  • Facebook to acquire cybersecurity company Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:58 PM ET
    The share price of Facebook stock is seen at the Nasdaq stock market in New York.

    Facebook will acquire PrivateCore, a firm that 'validates and secures' server data and protects servers from possible breaches.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 7- European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Sept. 11 whether to clear British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, the European Commission said on Thursday.

  • Aug 6- Institutional Shareholder Services is backing activist investor Bill Ackman's call for a special meeting of Allergan Inc investors that could topple the company's board and increase the chances of a takeover by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health record service for doctors, bought app developer Ringadoc on Wednesday as it moves into a new market: telemedicine. Research firm IHS forecast that the U.S. market will grow to $1.9 billion in 2018, from $240 million in 2013..

  • UPDATE 5-Sprint drops bid to buy T-Mobile, changes CEO Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc after regulatory resistance showed no signs of softening despite months of lobbying, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Sprint's shares plunged 19 percent to $5.90, while T-Mobile fell 10 percent to $30.38 on Wednesday.