BOC Hong Kong considering sale of $6 bln bank unit: sources


HONG KONG/SHANGHAI - Lender BOC Hong Kong Holdings Ltd is considering a sale of subsidiary Nanyang Commercial Bank (NCB) that could fetch about $6 billion, in a bid to stop cannibalizing the China business of its parent, people familiar with the matter said.

Sunac China to buy 49.3 percent stake in troubled developer Kaisa: Caixin 4:37am GMT

HONG KONG - Sunac China Holdings has agreed to buy a 49.3 percent stake in troubled Chinese property developer Kaisa Group, a report in financial news magazine Caixin said on Friday, citing an unidentified senior company executive.


Shake Shack IPO prices far above expected range 29 Jan 2015

- Growth-hungry investors snapped up shares offered by Shake Shack Inc , setting the stage for a sizzling debut for the New York-based burger chain when its stock starts trading on Friday.

Marquette Transportation up for sale for more than $1 billion - sources 12:59am GMT

- Marquette Transportation Company LLC, a U.S. towboat operator, is exploring a sale that could value it at more than $1 billion and has attracted the interest of Dell Inc Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell, according to people familiar with the matter.


Macquarie in talks to buy Jefferies' futures arm: sources 29 Jan 2015

MELBOURNE/NEW YORK - Macquarie Group Ltd is in talks to buy Jefferies Group LLC's [JGLL.UL] commodities and financial derivatives brokerage, three sources said, as the Australian bank continues to expand its commodities business while rivals retreat.


Spotify expresses interest to raise $500 million: WSJ 29 Jan 2015

- Online music streaming service Spotify is working with Goldman Sachs for a new round of private fundraising which could potentially put off the initial public offering for another year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Crane maker Manitowoc to spin off foodservice business 29 Jan 2015

- Crane maker Manitowoc Co Inc said it would spinoff its high-margin foodservice business into a publicly traded company, sending the company's shares up 8 percent in extended trading.

Materne said to have attracted buyout offer from Eurazeo: Bloomberg 29 Jan 2015

- The GoGo Squeez fruit puree maker Materne SAS turned down European investment company Eurazeo SA's offer to buy it at 800 million euros ($906 million) last year, Bloomberg reported citing sources familiar with the matter.

Aer Lingus shares fall as government opposition to sale grows 29 Jan 2015

DUBLIN - Opposition to a takeover of Aer Lingus by the owner of British Airways is building within Irish government parties, pushing shares in the Irish airline lower for the second successive day.

Germany's Mahle seeks to buy Delphi's Thermal business: paper 29 Jan 2015

FRANKFURT - Germany's Mahle has launched a takeover bid for the air conditioning business of U.S. car parts maker Delphi , business daily Handelsblatt said on Thursday without citing sources.