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Deutsche Boerse, LSE submit merger to EU regulators for approval


LONDON Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange Group have submitted their $29 billion merger deal to European Union competition regulators ahead of a Sept. 28 deadline for a preliminary review.


Berry Plastics to buy AEP Industries to expand in North America 1:04pm BST

Berry Plastics Group Inc said it would buy AEP Industries Inc , which makes stretch wraps and can liners, in a deal valued at $765 million, including debt, to expand its presence in North America.


Britain's ITV withdraws offer for Peppa Pig-owner eOne 11:25am BST

LONDON British broadcaster ITV said on Thursday it would not bid for Entertainment One after failing to persuade the owner of the children's TV character Peppa Pig to enter into a formal process.


Tesla wins U.S. antitrust approval to buy SolarCity 3:20pm BST

WASHINGTON Tesla Motors Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy solar panel installer SolarCity Corp , the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.


China's Postal Savings gets HK nod for $8 billion IPO: IFR 12:33pm BST

HONG KONG State-owned Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) has secured Hong Kong stock exchange approval for its planned initial public offering (IPO) in the island city, which could raise about $8 billion, IFR reported on Thursday citing two sources familiar with the matter.

Exclusive: Oil driller Silver Hill exploring sale - sources 24 Aug 2016

Silver Hill Energy Partners LLC is exploring a sale that could value the U.S. oil and gas company at more than $2 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said, in what could be one of the biggest deals in the oil patch this year.


Pfizer to buy antibiotics business from AstraZeneca 24 Aug 2016

LONDON Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer Inc in a deal that could be valued at more than $1.5 billion. | Video

Monster Worldwide says MediaNews claims against Randstad deal 'flawed' 24 Aug 2016

Monster Worldwide Inc said shareholder MediaNews Group Inc had made "flawed and uninformed assumptions" in its letter last week opposing the job sites operator's buyout by Dutch staffing company Randstad .

Pharmacy manager PharMerica explores possible sale: sources 24 Aug 2016

PharMerica Corp , a U.S. pharmacy manager for long-term care facilities, is exploring strategic alternatives including a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter.

GfK's majority owner eyes merger or sale: WirtschaftsWoche 7:18am BST

FRANKFURT The majority owner of Germany's GfK is looking at strategic options for the market research firm, including a merger or sale, German weekly magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported on Thursday, citing no sources.