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  • Providence Equity in talks to buy RentPath -sources Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 5:54 PM ET

    Oct 13- Providence Equity Partners LLC is in discussions with TPG Capital LP to acquire a majority stake in RentPath Inc, a real estate listings company known for its Apartment Guide and Rent.com websites, according to people familiar with the matter. Providence Equity has so far prevailed in the auction for RentPath, which attracted other private equity firms,...

  • PARIS, Oct 13- French low-cost telecoms operator Iliad abandoned its attempt to buy T-Mobile US on Monday because of resistance from majority owner Deutsche Telekom, becoming the third bidder to walk away in three years. "The Iliad group announces that it puts an end to its project of acquiring T-Mobile US, following exchanges with Deutsche Telekom and selected...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 13- Shares of No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp rose nearly 10 percent on Monday following a report of a rebuffed takeover bid by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, but analysts said any such deal would face significant regulatory and other hurdles. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the No. 2 Canadian railroad made a bid last week for Jacksonville,...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 13- Shares of No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp rose nearly 10 percent on Monday following a report of a rebuffed takeover bid by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, but analysts said any such deal would face significant regulatory and other hurdles. According to the report in the Wall Street Journal late on Sunday, the No. 2 Canadian railroad made a bid last week for...

  • MADRID, Oct 13- Spain's Gas Natural said on Monday it was leaving its 2015 payout plans unchanged after announcing a $3.3 billion takeover offer for Chile's biggest electricity distributor Compania General de Electricidad. Analysts at Barclays said in a note that the acquisition seemed expensive and posed questions on Gas Natural's dividend policy.

  • NetScout buying Danaher's communications business Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    WESTFORD, Mass.— NetScout is buying Danaher's communications business in a stock deal valued at approximately $2.6 billion. Shareholders of Danaher Corp. will receive about 62.5 million shares of NetScout. The boards of both companies unanimously approved the acquisition, targeted to close in the first half of NetScout's fiscal 2016. It still needs...

  • *Gas Natural to launch 4,700 peso per share bid for CGE. MADRID/ SANTIAGO, Oct 12- Spain's Gas Natural on Sunday said it would launch a $3.3 billion takeover offer for Chile's biggest electricity distributor Compania General de Electricidad, in a bid to boost its presence in growing Latin American markets. As part of the deal with those investors, Gas Natural will...

  • PARIS, Oct 12- Health checks on Europe's banks may reveal takeover targets, but because protectionist regulation across the region has yet to be addressed, any post- "stress test" tie-ups are likely to be along national lines and could make a splintered industry more so. The European Central Bank takes direct authority over the currency area's 120 top banks on Nov. 4...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Oct 10- Fidelity Investments, the largest shareholder in Actavis Plc, has increased its holdings in takeover-target Allergan in recent months and would be supportive of a potential merger between the two drugmakers, according to people familiar with the matter. The additions would likely make Fidelity the No.8 shareholder in Allergan,...

  • Medtronic, Covidien detail senior leadership plans Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    The medical device maker Medtronic has laid out its leadership plans for life after it acquires Ireland's Covidien for nearly $43 billion. Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak will continue in those roles in the combined company. Mike Coyle will lead the Cardiac and Vascular Group; Hooman Hakami will run the Diabetes Group; Chris O'Connell will lead...

  • EU antitrust body OKs Liberty Global's Dutch deal Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's antitrust authority has granted conditional approval to Liberty Global PLC's proposed 10 billion-euro deal to fully take over Dutch cable operator Ziggo NV. The EU Commission said Friday the acquisition may go ahead provided Liberty sells one pay TV channel and changes its broadcaster contracts to ensure it won't abuse its...

  • Oct 9- Impax Laboratories Inc said it was on the hunt for further deals- and would consider a so-called "tax inversion" transaction- after its acquisition of two privately held Pennsylvania drugmakers for $700 million. Impax's shares jumped as much as 17 percent to $17.85 in morning trading on the Nasdaq on Thursday. The acquisition of Lineage Therapeutics Inc...

  • Time Warner shareholders OK Comcast deal Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Time Warner Cable said Thursday its shareholders approved its acquisition by Comcast Corp., clearing another hurdle for the $45 billion deal. In February, Comcast said it agreed to buy rival Time Warner in an all-stock deal. The deal will make Comcast, which also owns NBCUniversal, a dominant force in both creating and delivering entertainment to U.S....

  • Endo Intl to buy Auxilium in deal worth $2.6B Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    Ireland's Endo International is planning to buy Auxilium Pharmaceuticals in a sweetened cash-and-stock deal valued at $2.6 billion a few weeks after Auxilium rejected a lower bid. Endo International PLC initially offered $28.10 per share in a bid valued at $2.2 billion, which like the revised offer includes the assumption of debt. But Auxilium...

  • EW Scripps buys weather app maker WeatherSphere Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The E.W. Scripps Co., the media company that is spinning off its newspaper business, said Wednesday that it bought weather app maker WeatherSphere. The apps typically cost between $1.99 and $3.99. Scripps announced in July that it would combine its broadcast operations with Milwaukee- based media company Journal Communications Inc. and spin off their...

  • LONDON, Oct 7- Telecom operator Swisscom is considering a possible sale of its Italian broadband firm Fastweb, which is worth up to 5 billion euros and has been a target for Vodafone, sources familiar with the situation said. The Swiss majority state-owned firm, which has already rebuffed several takeover approaches from Vodafone for Fastweb, is now working with...

  • CORRECTED-UPS acquires logistics company i-parcel Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Oct 7- United Parcel Service Inc the world's biggest courier company, said it bought i-parcel LLC to strengthen its business in the fast-expanding global e-commerce market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. I-parcel helps American e-commerce merchants with international delivery services in over 100 countries, UPS said.

  • *Glencore approached Rio Tinto about a merger in July. *Rio says no talks with Glencore after rejecting bid. MELBOURNE/ LONDON, Oct 7- Rio Tinto has rejected a takeover approach from smaller rival Glencore Plc, snubbing a blockbuster deal that would have created a $160 billion mining and commodities trading giant.

  • UPS acquires logistics company i-parcel Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Oct 7- United Parcel Service Inc the world's biggest courier company, said it bought i-parcel LLC to strengthen its business in the fast-expanding global e-commerce market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. I-parcel helps American e-commerce merchants with international delivery services in over 93 countries, UPS said.

  • TORONTO, Oct 6- Postmedia Network said on Monday it will buy Quebecor Inc's Sun Media newspaper assets for C $316 million in a deal that would give a single publisher control of most of the major English-language dailies in Canada. The deal would bring some 175 newspapers and publications, including the Sun's flagship assets- the Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg,...