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  • LONDON, May 29- GlaxoSmithKline has invited private equity firms to consider making offers for a range of its older drugs sold in Western markets, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter. Private equity firms approached by GSK include Advent International, Blackstone and KKR, the sources said, and the drugmaker is being advised by Lazard.

  • May 27- Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp said it offered to buy Hillshire Brands Co for $5.52 billion, a deal that could add pork and beef products such as Jimmy Dean sausages and Hillshire lunch meats to its portfolio.

  • May 27- Pilgrim's Pride Corp, the world's second largest chicken producer, said it offered to buy packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co in a $6.4 billion deal as it looks to add pork and beef products to its portfolio.

  • LONDON, May 22- British clothing chain Fat Face said on Thursday it had called off a planned 110- million-pound London stock market listing, as investors become more choosy due to a flood of flotations. "Fat Face came at a full valuation, on the back of a number of floats that haven't performed great," said John Stevenson, analyst at Peel Hunt.

  • SAO PAULO, May 19- Greenhill& Co Inc and other global boutique investment firms are moving into Brazil, aiming to take advantage of strong mergers and acquisitions activity by poaching clients and deals from big-name banks.

  • May 18- AT&T Inc plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy DirecTV, in the latest sign that the wireless industry and the U.S. television market are set to converge as customers consume more video on their mobile devices.

  • May 18- AT&T plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy DirecTV, the top U.S. satellite TV operator, in a bid for growth beyond an increasingly competitive cellular market. AT&T said it is offering $95 per DirecTV share in a combination of stock and cash, a 10 percent premium over Friday's closing price of $86.18.

  • NEW YORK, May 17- AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, according to people familiar with the matter, in the second potentially transformative deal to jolt the U.S. television industry this year.

  • NEW YORK May 17- AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, according to people familiar with the matter, in the second potentially transformative deal to jolt the U.S. television industry this year.

  • CHICAGO May 17- AT&T Inc is set to announce on Sunday it is acquiring top U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, news website BuzzFeed said, in a deal expected to be worth nearly $50 billion.

  • AT&T to announce DirecTV takeover on Sunday -report Saturday, 17 May 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    CHICAGO, May 17- AT&T Inc is set to announce its expected acquisition of top U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV on Sunday, according to a report by online news website Buzzfeed.com.

  • FRANKFURT, May 16- German real estate group Corpus Sireo, which manages offices for clients such as Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Cerberus and Brookfield, has attracted several bids and expects a sale to be decided in July, people familiar with the matter said.

  • NEW YORK, May 14- AT&T Inc is working with investment bank Lazard Ltd as it negotiates a potential takeover of DirecTV, the country's top satellite TV operator, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • AT&T turns to Lazard for advice on DirecTV deal -sources Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 14- AT&T Inc is working with investment bank Lazard Ltd as it negotiates a potential takeover of DirecTV, the country's top satellite TV operator, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • May 7- Mondelez International Inc and competitor D.E Master Blenders 1753 are merging their coffee businesses in a deal aimed at taking on market leader Nestle SA. The merger announced on Wednesday will marry Mondelez's grocery coffee brands such as Carte Noire and Gevalia with D.E Master Blenders' L'OR, Pilao and Senseo brands.

  • May 7- Mondelez International Inc and rival D.E Master Blenders 1753, who make Kenco and Douwe Egberts brands respectively, will join up in a deal that creates the world's biggest pure-play coffee company to take on market leader Nestle.

  • Clothing group FatFace seeks $743M London listing Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    British clothing chain FatFace is to list on the London Stock Exchange, it said on Thursday, targeting a market value of at least 440 million pounds ($743 million).

  • LONDON, May 1- British clothing chain FatFace is to list on the London Stock Exchange in a float that could value the company around 440 million pounds and help it cut debt ahead of its expansion into North America.

  • May 1- Investment bank and asset manager Lazard Ltd more than doubled its adjusted quarterly profit as its merger advisory revenue soared in a thriving M&A market. Lazard's financial advisory revenue soared 64 percent to $275.5 million in the first quarter ended March 31, driven by a doubling of M&A and other advisory fees.

  • Lazard adj profit doubles as global M&A volumes soar Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    Lazard's profit rose to $81 million, or 61 cents per share, on an adjusted basis in the three months ended March 31, from $37 million, or 28 cents per share, a year earlier.