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  • BANGKOK, Dec 19- Thai Union Frozen Products PCL, the world's largest canned tuna producer, said on Friday it has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of North American tuna company Bumble Bee Foods for $1.51 billion from a private equity firm. The deal is part of a plan by Thai Union, the world's largest canned tuna producer, to boost the group's portfolio of...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 17- Brazilian billionaire Abilio Diniz agreed to buy a 10 percent stake in Carrefour SA's Brazilian unit, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday, potentially strengthening its ability to take on the supermarket chain Diniz's father founded. Under terms of the deal, Diniz, whose Peninsula Participações holding...

  • AMSTERDAM, Dec 17- Philips has agreed to acquire U.S.-based medical device maker Volcano Corp for $1.2 billion including debt, its largest healthcare acquisition in seven years and a bid to cash in on an ageing population's need for more complex treatments. But at $18 per Volcano share, a premium of 57 percent to its Tuesday closing price, Wednesday's deal...

  • BEIJING, Dec 17- Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc agreed to buy a stake in Uber as the online car-hailing service seeks to gain ground on rivals with powerful backers in one of the world's biggest transportation markets. Baidu is the latest big-name investor, joining the likes of Goldman Sachs and Google Inc, to place a bet on the fast-growing transportation...

  • Dec 17- Philips will acquire Volcano Corp, a U.S.-based medical device maker, for $1.2 billion including debt, to expand in the image-guided therapy market. Philips will offer $18 per share for Volcano, the companies said in a statement on Wednesday. The offer is at a premium of about 57 percent to Volcano's closing price on the Nasdaq on Tuesday.

  • Campbell Soup innovates with organics  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    Campbell Soup Company CEO Denise Morrison, shares her consumer forecast, and discusses how her company is making products more available to consumers.

  • Repsol to buy Talisman Energy  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports Canada's Talisman Energy has agreed to be acquired by Spain's Repsol for $3.8 billion. Jim Cramer provides insight on the deal.

  • LONDON, Dec 16- InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world's largest hoteliers, has agreed to buy U.S.-focused Kimpton Hotels& Restaurants for $430 million to boost its exposure to the faster-growing boutique hotel sector. IHG, home to the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinenal brands, said on Tuesday that the cash acquisition would be earnings...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world's largest hoteliers, said it had agreed to acquire U.S.-focused Kimpton Hotels& Restaurants for $430 million to boost its exposure to the boutique hotel space. IHG, home to the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinenal brands, said on Tuesday that the cash acquisition would be earnings enhancing...

  • European shares slip again; CGG sinks 30 pct Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    *CGG tumbles as Technip walks away. Shares in seismic oil and gas services group CGG were the top losers across Europe, plummeting 30 percent as rival Technip abandoned a takeover bid. Shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena fell 6.7 percent, hitting an all-time low on speculation it will need to raise capital to meet European Central Bank rules.

  • PetSmart sold for $8.2 billion  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    PetSmart has agreed to be acquired by a consortium controlled by BC partners for $8.2 billion. CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber break down the deal.

  • *Technip up 8 pct after ruling out CGG takeover. French oil services group Technip was the top performer on the FTSEurofirst 300 index of pan-European shares, rising 8 percent after it dropped a bid for seismic surveys specialist CGG. Oil and gas majors and services companies were among top gainers on the FTSEurofirst 300, with Tullow Oil, Total and BG Group up...

  • ABU DHABI, Dec 15- A loan of up to $800 million to help Abu Dhabi- based entrepreneur B.R. Shetty acquire a majority stake in foreign exchange operator Travelex has been completed, two sources aware of the matter said on Monday. Three other banks-- Doha Bank, National Bank of Fujairah and Commercial Bank International-- joined the loan, the first source said.

  • Dec 14- Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc succumbed to calls from some shareholders for a sale on Sunday with an agreement to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year. PetSmart said BC Partners, as well as some of its fund investors, including La Caisse de dépôt et placement du...

  • BC Partners lands PetSmart in $8.7 bln buyout Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    PetSmart agreed to sell itself to a private equity consortium for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year.

  • BC Partners to acquire PetSmart for $8.7 billion Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    Dec 14- Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to sell itself to a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year. PetSmart said BC Partners, as well as co-investors that include La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and StepStone, have signed an agreement to buy the company...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- Apollo Global Management is nearing a buyout of PetSmart Inc for about $8 billion in what would be the largest leveraged deal for a U.S. company this year, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. "New York- based Apollo is in late-stage talks to buy PetSmart for about $8 billion following an auction process that has been under way...

  • Repsol finalizing bid for Talisman - source Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    MADRID, Dec 12- Spanish oil major Repsol SA is finalizing a bid to acquire Canada's Talisman Energy Inc and has sent executives to Calgary to step up talks, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. Shares in Repsol were down 4.2 percent at 16.49 euros. "Repsol executives are in Canada but no offer has yet been made," the source said on condition of anonymity.

  • Repsol finalising bid for Talisman - source Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    MADRID, Dec 12- Spanish oil major Repsol SA is finalising a bid to acquire Canada's Talisman Energy Inc and has sent executives to Calgary to step up talks, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. Shares in Repsol were down 4.2 percent at 16.49 euros. "Repsol executives are in Canada but no offer has yet been made," the source said on condition of anonymity.

  • Last month, the troubled retailer and its chief executive disclosed plans to form a real estate investment trust that would acquire as many as 300 Sears stores and lease them back to the retailer. This, CreditSights estimated, could help Sears raise $2.6 billion, providing a critical cash injection. Sears plans to fund the REIT by offering shareholders the right...