*Brazil antitrust watchdog rules against Telefonica. *Telefonica prefers sale of Brazil unit, Fossati against. Telecom Italia's 67 percent stake in TIM Participacoes has become an issue since TIM Brasil's biggest rival, Spain's Telefonica, agreed a deal in September to gradually take over Telecom Italia's controlling shareholder group, Telco.» Read More
By Jeb Blount and Guillermo Parra-Bernal. RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Aug 15- Debt-ridden Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista is accelerating the breakup of his tottering energy, port and mining empire, ceding control to new investors as some of the companies he founded scramble for fresh capital.
*Deal includes soup and sauce brands in France, Germany, Sweden and Belgium. Campbell said the businesses it plans to sell include certain brands of soups, sauces and simple meals, such as Liebig and Royco in France, Erasco in Germany, Blå Band in Sweden and Devos Lemmens and Royco in Belgium.
Aug 9- Newell Rubbermaid Inc said Friday that it planned to sell its home improvement and hardware business to Nova Capital for $214 million, the latest step by the company to narrow its focus to certain units.
Aug 6- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, a supplier of parts to Boeing Co and Airbus, on Tuesday said it plans to divest its Oklahoma operations, including sites in Tulsa and McAlester, in a bid to improve operations and drive down costs.
Aug 6- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, a supplier of parts to Boeing Co and Airbus, on Tuesday said it plans to divest Oklahoma operations, including sites in Tulsa and McAlester, as part of a strategic review it began in May.
Aug 2- U.S. insurer American International Group Inc said it was still in talks with a Chinese consortium regarding the sale of its ILFC aircraft leasing unit for about $4.8 billion. AIG Chief Executive Bob Benmosche said on a post-earnings conference call that the company was also open to an initial public offering of the unit if a deal does not go through.
July 31- Credit Suisse Group AG is in advanced talks to sell a private equity business to Grosvenor Capital Management LP as the bank adapts to stricter rules for managing capital and risk, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG/ HONG KONG, July 31- South Africa's Standard Bank is in talks to sell its markets business in London to its biggest shareholder Industrial and Commercial Bank of China for more than $500 million, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
*Deutsche Boerse, ThyssenKrupp among main fallers. Deutsche Boerse fell 3.8 percent after its second-quarter earnings slightly missed the consensus forecast. Steelmaker ThyssenKrupp also fell nearly 4 percent after a media report that late-stage talks over the sale of an unprofitable unit had hit a snag, while carmaker Daimler dipped 1.9 percent.
BOGOTA/ MADRID, July 19- BBVA, Spain's second-biggest bank, has agreed to sell its Panama unit to Colombia's largest banking conglomerate, Grupo Aval, in a deal worth $646 million. In a filing to Spain's stock market regulator, BBVA said on Saturday it would receive $490 million in cash and $140 million paid through a dividend from its Panamanian arm before the sale.
DETROIT, July 18- Johnson Controls Inc posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday and said it would sell part of its auto electronics business for about $700 million, sending its shares up 3.1 percent in premarket trading.
HOUSTON, July 9- A panel of administrative judges on Tuesday urged Texas utility regulators to reject Entergy Corp.' s plan to divest its electric transmission assets to ITC Holdings Corp..
HOUSTON, July 9- A panel of administrative judges on Tuesday urged Texas utility regulators to reject Entergy Corp's plan to divest its electric transmission assets to ITC Holdings Corp..
*Agrees to sell North American gypsum unit to Lone Star. NEW YORK/ LONDON June 24- Lafarge, the world's largest cement maker, has agreed to sell its North American gypsum business to U.S. private equity firm Lone Star for $700 million as part of efforts to refocus and cut debt.
*Analysts estimate business worth more than $2 billion. MELBOURNE/ LONDON, June 24- Rio Tinto Ltd has scrapped the proposed sale of its $1.3 billion diamonds business, denting its plan to divest mines as it tightens operations during an industry downturn.
*Agrees to sell North American gypsum unit to Lone Star. By Greg Roumeliotis and Anjuli Davies. NEW YORK/ LONDON June 24- Lafarge, the world's largest cement maker, has agreed to sell its North American gypsum business to U.S. private equity firm Lone Star for $700 million as part of its drive to divest non-core activities and cut debt.
*Combined unit would be second to Vodafone in Ireland. DUBLIN, June 24- Indebted Spanish group Telefonica has agreed to sell its O2 Ireland mobile business for 780 million euros in cash to Hutchison Whampoa's local unit 3 Ireland, it was announced on Monday.
TORONTO, June 21- Sun Life Financial Inc on Friday warned of a likely delay in the sale of its U.S. annuity business because the New York Department of Financial Services has yet to approve the deal.
NEW YORK, June 20- Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Thursday it is in talks to sell its cocoa business in a further sign that the U.S. agribusiness giant is focusing on expanding its footprint in the burgeoning global grains sector.
Houston, June 20- A U.S. regulator on Thursday approved Entergy Corp's plan to spin off the electric transmission business that sparked government concern about competition in its markets.