Japanese banks among bidders for GE's local finance unit: sources


- Japanese banks are among bidders for General Electric Co's local commercial lending and leasing operation, sources told Reuters on Friday.


Bayer plans to list Covestro in fourth quarter 11:34am BST

FRANKFURT - Bayer's plastics maker Covestro aims to raise about 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) with an initial public offering in the fourth quarter, sources said, leaving its parent to focus on drugs and pesticides.


BlackBerry to acquire Good Technology for $425 million 1:13pm BST

- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it would acquire software security provider Good Technology for $425 million in cash.


Indian drugmaker Cipla pushes into U.S. with two deals 7:59am BST

MUMBAI - Indian drugmaker Cipla Ltd is set to buy two U.S. generics businesses in cash deals worth $550 million, it said on Friday, following rivals with a push to enhance its presence in the world's largest generics market.


Bwin admits investors split on its backing of GVC takeover 11:52am BST

LONDON - Online gambling firm , which on Friday accepted a 1.06 billion pound takeover from GVC , said many of its investors had been split on whether to back the approach over a rival offer from 888 .


CIMB seeks bids for Southeast Asia insurance distribution: sources 12:01pm BST

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian lender CIMB Group Holdings has invited bids from insurers for an agreement to distribute their general insurance products in four Southeast Asian markets, a deal that could fetch it about $400 million, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.


B&G to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen foods business 03 Sep 2015

- Snack food company B&G Foods Inc said it would buy General Mills Inc's Green Giant frozen foods and Le Sueur canned vegetables brands for about $765 million to expand its distribution network and enter the frozen foods market.

Chipmaker Diodes to buy Pericom in $400 million deal 03 Sep 2015

- Chipmaker Diodes Inc said it would buy Pericom Semiconductor Corp in a deal valued at about $400 million to boost its analog and mixed-signal chip businesses.

Exclusive: Charterhouse dials up Deutsche to sell French call center stake - sources 03 Sep 2015

LONDON/PARIS - UK private equity firm Charterhouse has mandated Deutsche Bank for a sale of its 60 percent stake in French call center business Webhelp, four people familiar with the matter said.

Fed approves Banner Corp acquisition of AmericanWest Bank 03 Sep 2015

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Thursday said it had approved the application by Banner Corp to acquire Seattle-based Starbuck Bancshares and its subsidiary AmericanWest Bank.

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