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Mergers and Acquisitions Buyins and Buyouts

  • LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG, May 31- Barclays will sell shares worth 1.5 billion pounds in Barclays Africa Group, the bank said on Wednesday, marking another stage in its exit from the continent to focus more on the United States and Britain. Barclays said it would sell the shares to large investors, including South Africa's Public Investment Corporation, in its second...

  • MOSCOW/ HONG KONG, May 31- A consortium of investors led by China's Fosun International Ltd will buy a 10 percent stake in Russia's top gold producer Polyus for $887 million, they said on Wednesday. Russia, the world's third largest gold producer, has been looking for investments in Asia, mainly in China, since the West imposed sanctions on Moscow due to its role in the...

  • South Africa's minister of finance has approved the deal, ABSA Bank said, paving the way for Barclays to begin selling its remaining 50 percent stake in Barclays Africa Group. Johannesburg- based ABSA Bank is the main business inside Barclays Africa Group. Barclays shares rose as much as 2.5 percent in London on Wednesday, after Sky News earlier reported the...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 30- Mexican restaurant operator Alsea said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with U.S. investment firm General Atlantic to sell its minority stake in Grupo Axo, a company that operates fashion brands. Alsea, which manages international fast-food franchises and coffee shops such as Starbucks and Domino's Pizza, also announced a deal with...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 30- Mexican restaurant operator Alsea said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with U.S. investment firm General Atlantic to sell its minority stake in Grupo Axo, a company that operates fashion brands. Alsea, which manages international fast-food franchises and coffee shops such as Starbucks and Domino's Pizza, also announced a deal with...

  • SANTIAGO, May 30- Chilean mining company Antofagasta Minerals has sold its minority stake in a solar park in northern Chile, and will launch a power auction for one of its copper mines, the company said on Tuesday. The firm said in a statement it had agreed to sell its 40 percent stake in the 69.5- megawatt Javiera solar park in north-central Chile to Atlas Renewable...

  • SANTIAGO, May 30- Chilean mining company Antofagasta Minerals has sold its minority stake in a solar park in northern Chile, and will launch a power auction for one of its copper mines, the company said on Tuesday. The firm said in a statement it had agreed to sell its 40 percent stake in the 69.5- megawatt Javiera solar park in north-central Chile to Atlas Renewable...

  • MUMBAI, May 27- Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings plans to sell a 12.2 percent stake in its Indian joint venture insurer ICICI Lombard in a deal that will value the company at 203 billion rupees, the Indian company said on Saturday. Red Bloom Investment Ltd, a company wholly owned by private equity investment funds managed by Warburg Pincus, is buying a 9 percent...

  • May 26- Billionaire Carlos Slim is looking to sell a minority stake in Telesites SAB de CV, the Mexican wireless tower company that he controls, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. It competes with American Tower Corporation in Mexico. "We see little progress in third-party usage of Telesites' towers," Itau BBA analyst Gregorio Tomassi said in a May 3...

  • Ron Shaich, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Panera Bread Co.

    Ron Shaich, Panera Bread CEO, talking about the advantages of selling the company to JAB Holdings and offering customers a "clean" menu. It's good stuff, says Shaich.

  • An employee restocks a shelf in the grocery section of a Wal-Mart Supercenter

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks to buy a minority stake in India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • Lloyd Blankfein joins Squawk Box on the first day at their new studio in New York City.

    Few Wall Street banks still run LBO shops in-house. An $8 billion LBO fund may put the bank in a class of its own.

  • Timothy Walbert, Horizon Pharma chairman & CEO, speaks to CNBC during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 20, 2015.

    Horizon Pharma has hired Bank of America to help it explore selling a significant equity stake to an investor that would bolster its balance sheet.

  • Philippe Dauman, Viacom

    Viacom has received interest from three dozen companies for a minority stake in its Paramount Pictures studio, Chief Executive Philippe Dauman said.

  • ArcelorMittal launched plans to raise $3 billion in fresh capital in a bid to reduce debt in the face of weak steel and mining sectors.

  • Did investors overpay for Keurig?

    CLSA U.S. Managing Director and beverage analyst Caroline Levy discusses the timing of Keurig's $13.9B buyout, and whether investors overpaid at a 75 percent premium.

  • Pearson, fresh from agreeing the sale of the Financial Times newspaper, said on Wednesday it would sell its 50 percent stake in the Economist Group to its existing investors.

  • Euro: Should you be bullish or bearish?

    Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management, believes the common currency will remain in the 1.05-1.13 range against the greenback.

  • Activis CEO:  Innovation vs. acquisition

    Brent Saunders, Actavis CEO, discusses how Actavis is leading the way in growth pharma and talks about its M&A strategy.

  • GrooveBook's promising future

    Brian Whiteman, GrooveBook founder; discusses how he got the idea to start his photobook company. And Jeffrey Housenbold, Shutterfly president & CEO, shares his outlook for GrooveBook.