NEW YORK-- Food Technology Service is being acquired by private equity firm GTCR for about $20.5 million. If the deal is completed it will become part of GTCR's Sterigenics International business, which runs 39 sterilization facilities around the world. Shares of Food Technology Service Inc. traded as high as $6.75 in August.» Read More
*Murray Goulburn offers A $9/ shr vs Saputo's A $8/ shr. Nov 13- Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Ltd, the second-biggest shareholder in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co Holdings Ltd, raised its takeover offer for the Australian dairy company to A $505 million, trumping Canada's Saputo Inc's bid.
NEW YORK, Nov 12- IntercontinentalExchange Inc's takeover of NYSE Euronext is complete and stock of the combined company will begin trading under the symbol ICE on Wednesday, said the head of ICE, an exchange and clearing house operator.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 12- Mexico's competition watchdog on Tuesday approved movie theater chain Cinemex's purchase of the operations of U.S. group Cinemark's local subsidiary, after blocking the deal earlier in the year. The deal, which includes 31 cinemas with 290 screens, was originally announced in February, but no financial details were given.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov 12- Given how slowly the Federal Reserve expects U.S. joblessness to decline, the central bank should be ramping up, not dialing back, its efforts to stimulate the economy, a top Fed official said on Tuesday.
Nov 12- Western Refining Inc said it would buy a controlling stake in Northern Tier Energy LP for about $775 million to add refining capacity with direct access to cheap crude oil.
NEW YORK, Nov 11- Swiss commodity trader Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd has struck a deal to buy London- based Armajaro Holdings Ltd's commodity trading operations, creating one of the world's biggest cocoa and coffee traders.
A Reuters study found that Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei controls a massive financial empire built from property seizures from ordinary Iranians.
There's the court order authorizing the takeover of her children's three Tehran apartments in a multi-story building the family had owned for years. It was taken by an organization that is controlled by the most powerful man in Iran: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Nov 8- IntercontinentalExchange Inc said its takeover of NYSE Euronext would close on Nov. 13, after clearing final regulatory hurdles on Friday. The derivatives exchange and clearing house operator said in December it would buy the owner of the New York Stock Exchange in a deal that also gives ICE control of Liffe, Europe's No. 2 derivatives market.
NEW YORK, Nov 8- Private equity firm KKR& Co LP is in advanced talks to acquire Brickman Group Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. commercial landscaping company, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday, in a deal projected at around $1.5 billion.
Nov 8- NYSE Euronext said its more than $10 billion takeover by IntercontinentalExchange Inc is set to close on Nov. 13. The two companies now have all the regulatory approvals necessary to proceed with the closing, NYSE said in a statement on Friday.
NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Nov 8- BlackBerry Ltd's board does not believe a break-up of the Canadian smartphone maker is currently in its best interests, even though Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc and Lenovo Group Ltd, among others, have expressed interest in acquiring parts of the company, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Nov 8- Essilor International said it would buy Costa Inc, a maker of premium sport sunglasses, in a $270 million deal that would help the French company tap into the growing prescription sun lens market. Costa shareholders will receive $21.50 per share, representing an 8 percent premium over its Thursday closing price of $19.98.
WELLINGTON, Nov 8- Tourists from China have been flooding into New Zealand and now a Shanghai- based property developer has bought an upmarket resort and plans a major upgrade to attract wealthy Chinese travellers to the South Pacific country. China is the second-biggest source of visitors to New Zealand.
*Offer price of $32/ share is 37 pct above Santarus' Thursday close. Nov 7- Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd will buy Santarus Inc for about $2.6 billion to boost its portfolio of drugs with a complementary set of products from the specialty pharmaceutical company. The $32 per share offer is a 37 percent premium to Santarus' Thursday close on the Nasdaq.
Nov 7- Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd said it has agreed to buy Santarus Inc for about $2.6 billion to acquire the specialty biopharmaceutical company's portfolio of gastrointestinal drugs. The $32 per share offer price is a 37 percent premium to Santarus' Thursday close of $23.22 on the Nasdaq.
NEW YORK, Nov 6- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc, looking to protect its core business from new competition, has bought out the remainder of its majority-owned data center technology start-up, Insieme, in a deal that could cost up to $863 million.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- Office Depot Inc on Tuesday closed its deal to buy smaller rival OfficeMax Inc but both U.S. office retailers reported third-quarter results that missed Wall Street's profit targets, underscoring the challenges the combined company will face.
Nov 5- U.S.-based specialty pharmaceutical company Endo Health Solutions Inc will buy Canadian peer Paladin Labs Inc to expand its presence in Canada and emerging markets, as generic competition for its top drugs squeeze sales.
Nov 5- IntercontinentalExchange Inc said on Tuesday it expects to close its takeover of NYSE Euronext within days, and reported an 8 percent rise in third-quarter profit, helped by lower taxes and new clearing revenues.