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  • The U.S.-listed healthcare firm signed a sweetened merger agreement after the consortium raised its offer to $24 per share from its original $19.50 per share, Chindex said in a statement late on Monday. The rival group declined to bid further, Chindex said.

  • April 21- Video streaming service Netflix on Monday became the most visible company with a business relationship with Comcast to oppose the No. 1 cable operator's $45.3 billion merger with Time Warner Cable.

  • NEW YORK, April 21- Netflix Inc, the video streaming service, on Monday criticized AT&T's high-speed fiber network as inadequate and slow, while renewing its call for AT&T to interconnect directly with Netflix.

  • SANTIAGO, April 21- A significant majority of shareholders in Chilean shipper Compania SudAmericana de Vapores lent their support to the firm's merger with Germany's Hapag-Lloyd, allowing the agreed deal to clear a hurdle.

  • April 21- A merger between Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and Allergan Inc would create an "unrivaled platform for growth and value creation" in the healthcare sector, a spokesperson for Valeant said on Monday.

  • TORONTO, April 21- Talks between Barrick Gold Corp and Newmont Mining Corp about a potential merger have hit a snag, but sources close to the situation say the companies remain keen to reach a deal and discussions are likely to resume.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- A possible merger between Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc could prompt U.S. regulators to rewrite rules they are now weighing for a 2015 auction of airwaves, according to sources familiar with the proposed regulations.

  • European shares bounce back as Chinese data reassures Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    *Euro STOXX 50 up 1 pct, moves back above 50- day moving average. PARIS, April 16- European shares rose on Wednesday, reversing the previous session's slide as economic growth data from China came a touch above forecasts. French utilities Veolia Environnement and Suez Environnement both surged around 3 percent, boosted by merger speculation.

  • Sculley: Alibaba to remain active in M&A     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:36 PM ET

    John Sculley, former Apple CEO and Managing Partner at Inflexionpoint, expects Alibaba to push on with its buying spree after listing in the U.S.

  • Diageo launches tender offer for 26% of United Spirits Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:17 AM ET
    Bottles of United Spirits Ltd. McDowell Signature, clockwise from top, Royal Challenge, and Antiquity whiskeys are displayed on the shelves of a liquor store in Chandigarh, Punjab, India.

    Global drinks firm Diageo on Tuesday announced the launch of a tender offer to acquire up to 26 percent more in India's United Spirits.

  • WH Group and some of its shareholders launched an up to $5.3 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong last week, the second-biggest ever listing by a food and beverage company. Yang Zhijun, an executive director in charge of investment, merger and acquisitions and financing for WH Group, was issued another 245.6 million ordinary shares.

  • April 14- Blackstone and Goldman Sachs' investment arm are set to buy Ipreo from KKR in a private equity secondary deal that values the data company at $975 million, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Ipreo was formed by the merger of i-Deal and Hemscott in 2006, with the backing of Veronis, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup.

  • ATHENS, April 10- Swiss cement producer Holcim's plans to merge with French peer Lafarge and create the world's biggest cement maker will be subject to an extensive review, the European Union's antitrust chief said on Thursday.

  • Digital disruption changing world: Fmr. TWC CEO     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Former Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin, gives his strong support for the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Right now we're in an explosion of programming. Let these companies have the opportunity to create new businesses, says Levin.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman on Wednesday urged Comcast Corp to extend its commitment to Internet neutrality beyond 2018 as the cable company's executive reassured lawmakers the proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc would not hurt consumers.

  • *Beats nil-premium merger proposal from Australia's Myer. SYDNEY, April 9- South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd is set to buy struggling Australian department store operater David Jones for $2 billion after trumping an offer from Myer Holdings Ltd, it was announced on Wednesday.

  • Comcast, Time Warner to face lawmakers on merger plan Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 9- Executives from Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc are expected to defend their plan to merge as they go before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, the first hearing since the $45.2- billion deal was announced in February.

  • Australian retailer agrees to Woolworth's takeover bid Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:50 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a David Jones Ltd. department store in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia.

    South African retailer Woolworths Holdings is set to buy Australia's second-largest department store David Jones for $2 billion,.

  • *Beats nil-premium merger proposal from Australia's Myer. SYDNEY, April 9- South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd is set to buy Australia's second-largest department store David Jones for $2 billion, trumping an offer from Australian rival Myer Holdings Ltd with a hefty premium.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 8- Comcast Corp sought to rebut critics of its planned $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc, arguing that newcomers like Google Inc and Apple Inc would ensure competition in both Internet and video markets.