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Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- Traders who took unusually bullish positions in Dynegy Inc's options, weeks before the company's shares soared on word of a deal with Vistra Energy Corp, stand to make outsized profits, Reuters data showed. Dynegy shares jumped as much as 14 percent to a one-year high of $12.84 on Monday after Vistra offered to buy Dynegy in an all-stock deal worth...

  • Oct 30- Vistra Energy Corp said on Monday it would buy Dynegy Inc in an all-stock deal worth $1.74 billion, combining two Texas- based power producers in the latest merger in an industry dealing with shrinking profit margins. Vistra, the largest retailer and generator of electricity in Texas, is based in Irving, while Dynegy is headquartered in Houston but the...

  • Oct 30- LyondellBasell Industries NV has approached Brazil's Braskem SA for a potential takeover, valuing the petrochemicals company at more than $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Dow Chemical and DuPont completed their $130 billion merger last month to form DowDuPont, while ChemChina bought Swiss seeds group Syngenta for $43 billion...

  • MUMBAI, Oct 30- Indian mobile masts operator Bharti Infratel Ltd will consider buying the rest of Indus Towers, it said on Monday, as its two partners in the joint venture look to sell their stakes as part of their merger deal. Indus Towers, the biggest Indian mast operator with nearly 123,000 towers, is owned 42 percent each by Bharti Infratel and Vodafone's Indian...

  • ZURICH, Oct 30- The fight over chemicals company Clariant's future turned bitter on Monday as activists who thwarted a $20 billion merger with Huntsman threatened to call a shareholder meeting if they do not get three board seats and a strategy review. Clariant and Huntsman dropped tie-up plans on Friday after White Tale, an investment vehicle backed by hedge...

  • Oct 30- Vistra Energy Corp said on Monday it would buy Dynegy Inc in an all-stock deal worth $1.74 billion, combining two Texas- based power producers in the latest merger in an industry dealing with shrinking profit margins. Earlier this year, utility Sempra Energy agreed to buy power transmission company Oncor for $9.45 billion, while Vistra's rival, Calpine...

  • Oct 30- Vistra Energy will buy Dynegy Inc in an all-stock deal worth $1.74 billion, the U.S. power producers said on Monday, the latest in a wave of mergers in the industry. That translates to a price of $13.24 per share, representing a 43.8 percent premium to Dynegy's stock price on Tuesday, before the Wall Street Journal reported about merger talks between the two...

  • *Akzo, Axalta in talks on $30 billion merger. AMSTERDAM/ FRANKFURT, Oct 30- Dutch paints maker Akzo Nobel, seeking to recover after rejecting a takeover offer and issuing two profit warnings, is discussing a merger with smaller U.S. rival Axalta Coating Systems Ltd to create a $30 billion company. At 19.5 billion euros, Akzo's market value is close to three times that...

  • ZURICH, Oct 30- White Tale Holdings, the activist investor that thwarted a $20 billion merger between Clariant and U.S. rival Huntsman, on Monday demanded three seats on the Swiss chemical maker's board and an independent strategic review of the business. The companies dropped their merger plans on Friday after White Tale, an investment vehicle backed by hedge...

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  • *Akzo, Axalta in talks on $30 billion merger. AMSTERDAM, Oct 30- Dutch paints maker Akzo Nobel, under pressure after rejecting a lucrative takeover offer and two profit warnings, has confirmed merger talks with smaller U.S. rival Axalta Coating Systems Ltd to create a $30 billion company. Akzo has a market capitalization of 19.5 billion euros, while Axalta is worth...

  • ZURICH, Oct 30- Activist investor White Tale on Monday demanded three seats on Clariant's board and an independent strategic review of the Swiss speciality chemicals group after thwarting its plans to merge with U.S. peer Huntsman in a $20 billion deal. White Tale, the investment vehicle of hedge fund manager Keith Meister and New York- based fund 40 North,...

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 30- Akzo Nobel, the Dutch maker of paints and coatings, confirmed on Monday it was in talks to buy U.S. coatings maker Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. Akzo said in a statement the companies were in "constructive talks" but there was no guarantee they would come to a successful conclusion. It said it would dispose of its chemicals division as planned.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- The proposed merger between U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp and No. 3 health insurer Aetna Inc represents a $66 billion bet that insurers can drive down high U.S. drug prices by cutting out the middleman. CVS, one of the largest U.S. pharmacy benefits managers, has offered to buy No. 3 health insurer Aetna for more than $200 per share, sources said...

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  • MONTREAL, Oct 27- Bombardier Inc secured the future of its struggling CSeries jet but still needs to find ways to spur growth in other units that have aging products or face larger rivals, industry players and analysts said. Meanwhile, on the rail side, Bombardier recently lost out on a merger with Germany's Siemens AG and now faces off against China's merged rail...