NEW YORK, March 7- InterMune Inc, a drugmaker that specializes in treating fatal scarring of the lungs, is attracting takeover interest from several pharmaceutical companies, according to people familiar with the matter. InterMune had considered selling itself about three years ago and held discussions with potential buyers.» Read More
*Russia, Belarus seek to revive sales alliance. MOSCOW, Sept 24- China, the world's largest consumer of potash, has acquired a 12.5 percent stake in Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest producer of the soil nutrient, via its sovereign wealth fund, Uralkali said on Tuesday.
Dan Niles, Alpha One Capital Partners, reacts to Fairfax's $9 per share offering of BlackBerry. "Take your money and leave" he says. He explains why he is buying Apple today.
BlackBerry has struck a deal with Fairfax Financial, Apple sold 9 million of its new iPhone devices, and Microsoft unveils its 2nd generation Surface tablet. CNBC's Josh Lipton has the details.
BlackBerry has entered into a letter of intent with consortium led by Fairfax Financial. Colin Gillis, BGC Financial, and CNBC's David Faber, discuss the bid for BlackBerry.
BlackBerry announced a deal with Fairfax Financial to be bought for $9 per share. Roger Kay, Endpoint Technologies, and CNBC's Jim Cramer, Josh Lipton and Herb Greenberg weigh in.
MOSCOW, Sept 23- A1, an investment vehicle of Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, told Reuters on Monday it had acquired a 24.4 percent stake in Regal Petroleum, which produces gas and gas condensate in Ukraine. Khabarov declined to disclose financial details of the deal, but said Regal Petroleum's revenues stood at 25.3 million pounds in 2012..
DUESSELDORF, Germany, Sept 23- German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp may walk away from talks over the sale of its Brazil plant, part of its loss-making Steel Americas business, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. Negotiations with prospective buyer Companhia Siderurgica Nacional remain in a stalemate, the person added.
Kirkwood, 33, whose stilettos and other sculptural designs have been worn by celebrities such as Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker and British model and TV presenter Alexa Chung, studied fine art at Central Saint Martins college in London.
Sept 19- Gentiva Health Services Inc will buy the home health, hospice and community care businesses of privately held Harden Healthcare Services for about $409 million to expand its patient base in the face of continued Medicare reimbursement cuts.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Roche Holding AG is not raising financing to acquire BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, a Roche spokesman told Reuters Thursday, contradicting a report that had lifted BioMarin shares almost 10 percent in pre-market trading.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- Power market veteran Paul Posoli has returned to JPMorgan Chase& Co. after a year-long sabbatical to help advise on the bank's sale of its physical commodities business, according to an internal bank memo. John Anderson will continue to run JPMorgan's global gas and power business, the memo said.
*Wing Hang could be worth as much as $6.3 bln- JPMorgan. HONG KONG, Sept 17- Hong Kong's family-run banks, under pressure from new rules requiring higher levels of capital, are finding M&A stars re-aligning in their favour, with Chong Hing Bank Ltd and now Wing Hang Bank Ltd getting takeover offers from suitors.
Sept 16- Hudson's Bay Co said on Monday that Harrods executive Marigay McKee will become president of Saks Inc after the Canadian retailer acquires the upscale U.S. department store operator.
Sept 16- Aimia Inc struck a deal with Toronto-Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce under which TD will be the issuer of Aeroplan credit cards and acquire half of CIBC's existing portfolio, with CIBC retaining the rest.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- Fixed income trading platform Tradeweb Markets has signed an agreement to acquire BondDesk Group LLC, a provider of retail fixed income wealth management and trading technology.
*Vodafone says reached 75 pct threshold for takeover. *Deal would give Vodafone leg up in fragmented market. FRANKFURT, Sept 12- Vodafone has secured enough shares in Kabel Deutschland for its 7.7 billion euro offer for Germany's largest cable company to succeed, Vodafone said on Thursday.
*America Movil says considering options, including dropping bid. BRUSSELS, Sept 12- Dutch telecoms company KPN has entered into talks with Mexico's America Movil over the latter's 7.2 billion-euro takeover offer, the two sides said on Thursday, although both cautioned the outcome was unclear.
*Vivendi, Telecom Italia and KPN all rise on M&A news. Telecom Italia and KPN both gained 1.4 percent after receiving takeover approaches, less than a month after Vodafone sold its stake in a joint venture with Verizon.
WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Lockheed Martin Corp on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Scotland- based Amor Group, a privately held information technology company, saying the deal would aid its plans to expand internationally and into non-defense markets.
*Tesco to loan Yucaipa 80 mln stg as part of deal. *Yucaipa to acquire over 150 stores, 4,000 staff transfer. LONDON, Sept 10- Britain' Tesco is to lend U.S. billionaire Ron Burkle's Yucaipa investment company 80 million pounds to take the loss-making Fresh& Easy stores off its hands, marking the end of a six-year attempt to crack the U.S. market.