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  • JGBs little changed, 5-yr auction draws solid bids Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:12 AM ET

    TOKYO, April 15- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Tuesday, erasing small earlier losses after an auction of five-year JGBs drew solid bids. The 10- year JGB futures ticked up 0.04 point to 145.09, coming back from the day's low of 144.99.

  • April 14- China- focused hospital operator Chindex International Inc received a buyout offer of $23 per share, higher than the $19.50 offered by Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group and private equity firm TPG in February. Chindex, which runs the United Family Healthcare hospitals in China, did not name the new bidder.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 10- Goldcorp Inc raised its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp on Thursday, squeaking above a white knight bid by Yamana Gold Inc and heightening a bidding war that has helped inject life into a depressed gold mining sector.

  • *Battle for Deoleo turned political this week. MADRID, April 10- The board of Spain's Deoleo, the world's top olive oil bottler, agreed on Thursday to back a takeover bid from British private equity fund CVC Capital Partners.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 10- Goldcorp Inc raised its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp on Thursday, squeaking above a white knight bid by Yamana Gold Inc and heightening a bidding war that has helped inject life into a depressed gold mining sector.

  • TORONTO, April 10- Goldcorp Inc hiked its hostile takeover offer for smaller Canadian gold miner Osisko Mining Corp to about C $3.6 billion on Thursday as it sought to top a complex white knight bid from Yamana Gold Inc..

  • April 10- Goldcorp Inc, the world's second-biggest gold miner by market value, raised its offer to buy fellow Canadian miner Osisko Mining Corp to about C $3.6 billion, trumping a bid from Yamana Gold Inc..

  • 'Poison Pill' inventor targets activism     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Activism in the long-term is not only bad for shareholders but also bad for the economy as a whole, says Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, expressing his views on shareholder activism. Also Lipton shares his thoughts on the two categories of hedge fund activism.

  • Go-shop process not a panacea: Expert     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Eileen Nugent, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Robert Spatt, , Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, discuss go-shop deals in the M&A environment and the latest LBO buzz from New Orleans.

  • PARIS, March 20- Conglomerate Bouygues re-opened the battle to buy France's second biggest telecoms provider SFR on Thursday with a new offer less than a week after owner Vivendi began exclusive talks with rival bidder Numericable.

  • *Say 200 SEK/ share bid does not reflect full value of Scania. STOCKHOLM/ BERLIN, March 18- Scania's minority shareholders should reject Volkswagen's 6.7 billion euro bid, the Swedish truckmaker's independent directors said, underlining a rift between its German main owner and remaining Swedish investors.

  • *Say does not reflect full value of Scania. *VW offered 200 SEK per share; Scania ended Monday at 195.9. STOCKHOLM, March 18- Scania's minority shareholders should reject Volkswagen's 6.7 billion euro bid, the Swedish truckmaker's independent directors said, underlining a deep rift within the company.

  • Scania leads European shares lower after rejecting bid Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    LONDON, March 18- European stocks edged lower on Tuesday, led by truckmaker Scania after it rejected a takeover offer and with traders apprehensive about the next stage in the Ukraine crisis. Scania fell 3.4 percent, the FTSEurofirst 300' s top faller, after rejecting a takeover offer from Volkswagen, saying it was too low.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Lions Gate Entertainment Corp admitted on Thursday it failed to disclose to investors in 2010 the steps it took to thwart a hostile takeover bid by billionaire Carl Icahn, as part of a major settlement with U.S. regulators.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Entertainment company Lions Gate Entertainment Corp admitted on Thursday to misleading investors in 2010 when it was facing a hostile takeover and agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle civil charges, U.S. regulators announced.

  • *BASF's Wintershall, Mikhail Fridman, MOL still in the race- sources. With operations in 14 countries including Germany, Britain, Norway and Egypt, DEA employs nearly 1,400 and accounted for about 9 percent of RWE's operating profit last year.

  • March 10- Chipmaker Montage Technology Group said it received a buyout offer from a Chinese state-owned company, valuing it at about $600 million. Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co Ltd offered to buy Shanghai- based Montage for $21.50 per share in cash.

  • PARIS, March 6- Bouygues on Thursday made an offer for larger telecom rival SFR, which promises a bigger potential payday for seller Vivendi than a competing offer from Numericable but has more regulatory risks.

  • March 3- Osisko Mining Corp has settled a lawsuit it filed against Goldcorp Inc in reaction to Goldcorp's hostile takeover bid for the Canadian gold miner, a move that might lead to a negotiated deal or buy Osisko time to find a white knight.

  • March 3- Men's Wearhouse Inc said it had entered into a non-disclosure agreement with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc and received a draft merger agreement from the smaller company. A. Bank rejected Men's Wearhouse's revised $1.78 billion takeover offer last week, but said it would be willing to discuss a higher bid. Men's Wearhouse raised its cash tender offer to Jos.

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