Ackman, other shareholders ask Allergan to call special meeting


BOSTON/NEW YORK - Investors owning 31 percent of shares of Allergan Inc have asked the company to call a special shareholder meeting, activist shareholder William Ackman said on Friday, giving the hedge fund manager a victory in his fight to acquire the Botox maker.


Dynegy cuts exposure to wholesale power with deals worth $6.25 billion 22 Aug 2014

- Power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas power plants for $6.25 billion to increase its presence in two less regulated eastern U.S. markets, sending its shares up as much as 22.5 percent.

Exclusive: Phone registry company Neustar weighs sale - sources 22 Aug 2014

NEW YORK - Neustar Inc, a company which helps North American telecommunication carriers route calls and text messages, is considering a potential sale amid interest from private equity firms, according to people familiar with the matter.


LSE unveils $1.6 billion rights issue for Frank Russell deal 22 Aug 2014

LONDON - London Stock Exchange Group Plc is raising 938 million pounds ($1.6 billion) in its first rights issue of new stock to part fund the acquisition of U.S. indexes group Frank Russell.


U.S. asks Comcast for more data to review Time Warner Cable merger 22 Aug 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. communications regulators on Friday asked Comcast Corp for additional details about its video and broadband operations, including its web traffic management practices, to review the company's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc .

Canadian medical marijuana company OrganiGram set to go public 22 Aug 2014

TORONTO - Canadian medical marijuana producer OrganiGram Inc is set to go public on Monday, its chief executive said, the second such firm to list on the venture exchange next week, highlighting investor appetite for a high-growth industry.

Auto parts maker Metaldyne Performance files for IPO 22 Aug 2014

- American Securities LLC-backed auto parts maker Metaldyne Performance Group Inc filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of its common shares.


RBS could split Coutts International to woo Asian buyers 22 Aug 2014

SINGAPORE/ZURICH - Royal Bank of Scotland plc might split its international private bank into separate European and Asian divisions to attract Asian buyers who have the financial muscle for a deal but are reluctant to take on European client risk.


Airbus may sell stake in submarine supplier Atlas-Die Welt 22 Aug 2014

FRANKFURT - Airbus is considering a sale of its 49 percent stake in submarine supplier Atlas Elektronik as part of a reshuffle of its military business, German newspaper Die Welt reported on its website on Friday, citing industry sources.

Lonza courts biotech backers to shore up outsourcing contracts 22 Aug 2014

ZURICH - Swiss drugs industry supplier Lonza Group AG is courting the financial backers of biotech firms to help secure a steady stream of projects and offset some of the volatility of outsourced production contracts, a senior executive said.

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