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Some Deutsche Boerse investors seek better LSE merger terms post Brexit


FRANKFURT Some Deutsche Boerse shareholders are urging the exchanges group to seek more favorable terms in its planned merger with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) after Britain's vote last week to leave the European Union.


Illinois insurance regulator approves Aetna purchase of Humana 6:13pm BST

NEW YORK The Illinois Department of Insurance has approved Aetna Inc's proposed $34 billion acquisition of Humana Inc provided it is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to an order dated June 23 posted on the department's website.


EU clears Marriott's purchase of Starwood Hotels 1:36pm BST

BRUSSELS U.S. hotel chain Marriott International secured EU antitrust approval on Monday for its cash and share purchase of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc .


EU regulators to decide on Sony's Michael Jackson deal by Aug. 1 5:55pm BST

BRUSSELS - EU antitrust authorities will rule by Aug. 1 whether to allow Sony Corp to buy out the Michael Jackson estate's stake in its music publishing joint venture, a move which rivals such as Warner Music Group say gives Sony too much power.


France's Total wins 30 percent stake in Qatar's Al-Shaheen oilfield: source 7:22pm BST

DOHA France's Total has won a 30 percent stake in a new contract to operate Qatar's largest offshore oilfield, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

U.S. challenges deal to merge Canada's Superior Plus and Canexus 6:46pm BST

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint on Monday aimed at stopping a merger of Canadian chemical companies Superior Plus Corp and Canexus Corp .

Medical device maker Medtronic to buy HeartWare for $1.1 billion 3:54pm BST

Medtronic Plc said it would buy HeartWare International Inc for about $1.1 billion, bulking up its portfolio of devices for treating heart diseases and pushing deeper into the market for less-invasive surgical products.

Activist investor Wyser-Pratte builds Stada stake to push for merger: Handelsblatt 6:34pm BST

FRANKFURT U.S. activist investor Guy Wyser-Pratte has acquired a stake in Stada in a bid to force the German pharmaceutical manufacturer into a merger deal, German daily Handelsblatt said.

Logoplaste splits control with Carlyle in capital hike for investment 11:12am BST

LISBON Buyout group Carlyle will take a 50 percent stake in Portugal's plastics packaging firm Logoplaste in a capital increase that will prepare the family-owned company for planned expansion mainly in the United States, Logoplaste's CEO said.


Kuka nears deal with Chinese bidder: source 26 Jun 2016

BERLIN/FRANKFURT German robotics maker Kuka is on the brink of agreeing to an investor agreement with Chinese bidder Midea that includes a long-term commitment to existing headquarters, factories and jobs, a source close to the negotiations said.