BRIEF-Rovida Advisors reports 5.1 pct passive stake in Ezcorp
* Rovida Advisors Inc reports 5.1 pct passive stake in Ezcorp Inc as of June 16 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2s0mxUa) Further company coverage:
PARIS, March 8 French waste and water group Suez said in a statement it and Canada's Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) have agreed to buy GE Water from General Electric for an enterprise value of 3.2 billion euros ($3.37 billion).
Suez and CDPQ will set up a 70/30 joint venture to buy 100 percent of GE Water in an all-cash transaction, after which Suez will contribute its existing industrial water activities to the new Industrial Water business unit.
Suez said it had a fully underwritten bridge financing in place for the transaction, and is considering refinancing it through a capital increase of about 750 million euros.
It said its main shareholders, Engie, CriteriaCaixa and Caltagirone Group have confirmed their intention to participate in the capital increase for their pro rata share. ($1 = 0.9483 euros) (Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Adrian Croft)
OTTAWA, June 23 Unexpectedly cool Canadian inflation data released on Friday make it hard for the Bank of Canada to justify hiking interest rates in the next month or two, but analysts expect policymakers to stay hawkish amid concern that rates have been low too long.
* Current CFO Stephen H. Brolly will continue to serve company as an officer in Fidelity Southern and Fidelity Bank Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: