*CCMP Capital, Fondo Strategico most likely buyers-sources. MILAN, Dec 13- An Italian state-backed fund and private equity firm CCMP Capital are the leading candidates to buy a stake in fashion house Versace, sources familiar with the matter said.» Read More
Nov 18- Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd has agreed to acquire a majority interest in privately held Keg Restaurants Ltd, which owns over 100 steak house restaurants in Canada and parts of the United States. Toronto- based Fairfax, headed by Canadian value investment guru Prem Watsa, is the largest shareholder of BlackBerry Ltd.
Nov 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Thursday disclosed a new $3.45 billion stake in Exxon Mobil Corp, after buying 40.1 million shares in the world's largest publicly traded oil company.
MILAN, Nov 14- Telecom Italia agreed to sell its controlling 22.7 percent stake in Telecom Argentina to Fintech Group for $960 million, as it presses on with a plan to raise 4 billion euros to fix its balance sheet and revive its business.
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.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12- Malaysia's Petronas is close to selling a stake in its Canadian shale gas assets to an Indian company as it looks to share some of the costs of bringing cheap liquefied natural gas from North America to energy-hungry Asia.
Nov 11- Sears Canada Inc said it would sell its 50 percent stake in eight Canadian properties for about C $315 million, as the struggling department store chain continues to offload real estate in the country.
*Telecom Italia says gets $1 bln offer for T.Argentina stake. MILAN/ BUENOS AIRES, Nov 8- Telecom Italia may sell a controlling stake in Telecom Argentina to investment fund Fintech, as part of a new strategy aimed at raising 4 billion euros to avoid a credit downgrade and revive its business.
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 8- Investment fund Fintech is in talks with Telecom Italia to buy a controlling stake in Telecom Argentina, said a spokesman for Argentina's media regulator on Friday.
Nov 8- Talisman Energy Inc said it agreed to sell a part of its Montney oil field in northeast British Columbia to Progress Energy Canada Ltd for C $1.5 billion in cash. Talisman Energy has been restructuring its operations to lower costs and boost its share price. Activist investor Carl Icahn has a 6 percent stake in the Canadian oil producer.
*Etisalat to buy Vivendi's 53 pct stake in Maroc Telecom. DUBAI, Nov 5- Vivendi has agreed terms to sell its 53 percent stake in Maroc Telecom to the UAE's Etisalat for 4.2 billion euros, the latest step in the French conglomerate's drive to become more media focused.
BlackBerry on Monday moved to oust CEO Thorsten Heins and jettisoned a buyout by Fairfax Financial in one fell swoop.
TORONTO, Nov 1- U.S. hedge fund Silver Point Capital LP has bought a 19 percent stake in Canadian newspaper company Postmedia Network Canada Corp, a regulatory filing showed. Postmedia operates Canada's largest chain of newspapers, including the flagship National Post, the Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen and Vancouver Sun.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Oct 31- Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's oil company OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA agreed on Thursday to sell its 67 percent stake in its natural gas unit for 344 million reais, the day after it filed for bankruptcy protection.
*Lion, Bega, Murray Goulburn can block Saputo- analyst. SYDNEY, Oct 29- Kirin Holdings Co Ltd bought a 10 percent stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd on Tuesday, in a move that could block a takeover of the Australian dairy company by Canada's Saputo Inc..
TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 21- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods said on Monday it may sell its controlling stake in Canada Bread Company as it determines whether to exit the bakery business and focus on meat products.
TORONTO, Oct 21- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods said on Monday it was looking to possibly sell its controlling stake in Canada Bread Co, as it determines whether to exit the bakery segment and focus on its meat business.
ATHENS, Oct 21- Canadian investment fund Fairfax Holdings has become the third-biggest shareholder of Greek industrial group Mytilineos, acquiring a 5 percent stake worth about 30 million euros, the two companies said on Monday. A 5 percent stake in Mytilineos is worth about 30 million euros on the Athens stock exchange.
*Could sell stake in Plains All American Pipeline for $1.3 bln. Oct 18- Occidental Petroleum Corp will look to sell a minority stake in its Middle East and North African operations and said it will consider options for some of its oil and gas assets in the Rocky Mountain region.
Oct 18- Oil and gas company Occidental Petroleum Corp said it is looking to sell a minority stake in its Middle East and North Africa operations and will consider options for some Rocky Mountain assets.
*Attention turns to Caixabank's stake in Bank of East Asia. HONG KONG/ MADRID, Oct 17- Spanish lender BBVA agreed to sell $1.27 billion of CITIC Bank Corp shares to bolster its capital, becoming the latest foreign bank to start unwinding often difficult Chinese partnerships.