Deals

UniCredit close to deal with Santander on asset management units: CEO

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MILAN - Italy's biggest bank by assets, UniCredit , is close to signing a deal with Spain's Santander to combine their asset management businesses, UniCredit CEO Federico Ghizzoni said on Saturday.

Exclusive: SunGard to explore possible $10 billion sale - sources 18 Apr 2015

- Financial technology company SunGard Data Systems Inc is preparing to appoint financial advisers to explore a sale that could value it at as much as $10 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Merck aims to quickly repay up to $5 billion in loans: CFO in Boersen-Zeitung 18 Apr 2015

FRANKFURT - Germany's Merck aims to quickly repay the up to $5 billion in bank loans it needed to fund the $17 billion acquisition of U.S. lab supplies company Sigma-Aldrich , its finance chief told daily Boersen-Zeitung.

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Deutsche Bank leans toward limited revamp with Postbank sale: sources 18 Apr 2015

FRANKFURT - Deutsche Bank will sell Postbank but keep a pared back own-brand retail business in the overhaul plan currently favored by management, sources familiar with the internal discussions at Germany's biggest lender said.

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Japan's ANA Holdings to buy stake in Skymark Airlines 18 Apr 2015

TOKYO - Japan's biggest airline, ANA Holdings Inc , will buy a stake of less than 20 percent in Skymark Airlines Inc as part of a rescue plan for the bankrupt domestic budget carrier, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Justice Dept. staff may oppose Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal: Bloomberg 17 Apr 2015

- Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Raytheon to acquire Websense for $1.9 billion: sources 18 Apr 2015

- U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co has agreed to buy Websense Inc from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners LLC, in a deal that values the network security company at $1.9 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Alibaba inks deal with Shanghai GM to finance car purchases 17 Apr 2015

BEIJING - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd deepened its push into the automotive business on Friday, saying it had struck a partnership with Shanghai General Motors (GM) to offer online sales and financing for GM cars.

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Coke to buy China multi-grain drinks maker for $400 million 17 Apr 2015

HONG KONG - Coca-Cola Co has agreed to buy the beverage business of China Culiangwang Beverages Holdings Ltd for $400.5 million including debt, to get a foothold in the fast growing multi-grain drinks category.

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Lafarge, Holcim detail U.S. disposals ahead of merger 17 Apr 2015

PARIS - Lafarge and Holcim gave details on Friday of asset disposals in the United States that they propose as part of their planned merger, due to close in July.