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AENA is entirely owned by the Spanish state and runs 46 airports in Spain alone, including Madrid, a European hub for flights from Latin America. Spain, whose sunsoaked beaches are among Europe's most popular, welcomed nearly 58 million visitors in 2012..
May 29- A Berkshire Hathaway Inc unit will pay $5.6 billion for NV Energy Inc, the electric utility serving Las Vegas and its power-hungry casinos, in yet another large energy deal for Warren Buffett in the western United States.
NEW YORK, May 23- Belgian grocer Delhaize is looking to sell two of its U.S. businesses as it continues to cut costs in the region, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The Food Lion parent has hired Lazard Ltd to sell its Harveys and Sweetbay supermarket businesses, the sources said.
New York and Chicago- based Guggenheim has hired former Barclays head of investment banking for retail companies and vice chairman Andrew Taussig as well as managing directors Spencer Hart, Matthew Pilla, Ken Harada and Ryan Mash, the firm said in a press release last week.
FRANKFURT, April 26- U.S. specialty chemicals company Rockwood Holdings Inc has attracted bids from private equity groups for its industrial ceramics unit CeramTec, people familiar with the deal said. Permira, Cinven, BC Partners, TPG Capital and Bain Capital have handed in second-round bids by a Friday, April 26, deadline, people familiar with the investors said.
*Sets price range at 54- 62 euros per share. Bertelsmann set a price range of 54 to 62 euros per share for the secondary public offering of up to 23.2 million RTL shares, plus the optional sale of about 2.3 million depending on demand, RTL said ahead of its annual shareholders' meeting on Wednesday.
April 16- Private equity mogul Stephen Feinberg is exploring a bid for Freedom Group, the Bushmaster rifle manufacturer that his firm, Cerberus Capital Management LP, put up for sale after one of its guns was used in a Connecticut school shooting late last year, three people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.
*JAB aims to close gap on coffee leaders Nestle, Mondelez. AMSTERDAM, April 12- German investor Joh A Benckiser is to buy the owner of Douwe Egberts coffee in a 7.5- billion-euro deal to create a global hot drinks empire aimed at taking on market leaders Nestle and Mondelez.
*MetroPCS shares up 1.6 pct, D. Telekom up 2 pct. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, April 4- Deutsche Telekom is looking into improving the terms of a proposed merger of its T-Mobile USA unit with MetroPCS Communications as a last resort to win over shareholders ahead of a vote on the deal next week, two people familiar with Deutsche Telekom's thinking said.
D.E Master Blenders 1753 said on Thursday it received a 6.4- billion-euro takeover offer from German investor Joh A Benckiser, sending shares of the Dutch coffee and tea maker up more than 25 percent.
*Says JAB proposing 12.75 euros per share. AMSTERDAM, March 28- D.E Master Blenders 1753 said on Thursday it received a 6.4- billion-euro takeover offer from German investor Joh A Benckiser, sending shares of the Dutch coffee and tea maker up more than 25 percent.
AMSTERDAM, March 28- German investor Joh A Benckiser is in talks over a 6.4- billion-euro deal to buy the owner of Douwe Egberts coffee and bolster its position in a hot drinks industry benefiting from innovation and emerging market growth.
March 26- SinoTech Energy Ltd and three banks that underwrote its initial public offering have agreed to pay $20 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit accusing the Chinese oilfield services company of defrauding investors.
*Seller hoping for price tag of more than $2 billion. NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, March 20- Specialty chemicals producer Rockwood Holdings Inc is preparing to launch a sale of two units that could fetch more than $2 billion, hoping to benefit from an uptick in the U.S. construction sector, people familiar with the matter said.
Feb 26- Tribune Co has hired investment bankers to sell off its newspaper unit, which includes The Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, according to a person familiar with the situation. The company has hired Evercore and J.P. Morgan to run an auction for the newspapers, the person said. Tribune, J.P. Morgan and Evercore declined to comment.
Feb 20- Overseers of government worker pension funds pressed JPMorgan Chase& Co to strip Chief Executive Jamie Dimon of his additional title of chairman after the London Whale fiasco, renewing a proxy battle the bank won only narrowly last year.
*Paying $72.50 per share for Heinz. *Buffett says Berkshire putting up $12 bln- 13 bln cash. Feb 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital will buy ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co for $23.2 billion in cash, a deal that combines 3 G's ambitions in the food industry with Buffett's hunt for growth.
*Paying $72.50 per share for Heinz. *Buffett says Berkshire putting up $12 bln- 13 bln cash. Feb 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and private equity firm 3 G Capital will buy ketchup and baby food maker H.J. Heinz Co for $23.2 billion in cash, a deal that combines 3 G's ambitions in the food industry with Buffett's hunt for growth.
*Lazard's Brazilian arm hired to investigate sale. Sources said the Brazilian arm of investment bank Lazard had been mandated by key shareholders to investigate a sale of Ache- and several European and U.S. drugmakers had shown interest.
HONG KONG, Jan 23- Veteran Asia deal maker Jesse Bhattal, the former head of Nomura Holdings Inc's wholesale division who resigned a year ago amid an acrimonious restructuring, has joined investment bank Lazard Ltd as a senior adviser.