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UPDATE 2-Net-A-Porter founder leaves abruptly ahead of merger

PARIS/MILAN, Sept 3 - Natalie Massenet, founder and executive chairman of online fashion group Net-A-Porter , said on Thursday it was the right time to leave after she resigned abruptly ahead of the completion of a planned merger with Italy's Yoox.

UPDATE 1-Net-A-Porter founder quits, will not be on merged group's board

MILAN/PARIS, Sept 2 - Natalie Massenet, founder and executive chairman of online fashion group Net-A-Porter (NAP) abruptly resigned on Wednesday ahead of its planned acquisition by Italy's Yoox.

M&A, Regulatory News 02 Sep 2015

Russia's Polyus Gold shareholder considers making buyout offer

MOSCOW, Sept 2 - Said Kerimov, son of Russian tycoon and parliamentarian Suleiman Kerimov, may announce a buyout offer for the remaining shares in Russia's biggest gold producer Polyus Gold at $2.97 per share, a statement said on Wednesday.

M&A 02 Sep 2015

UPDATE 1-Aga saga sizzles as Whirlpool weighs rival bid

LONDON, Sept 1 - Whirlpool Corp, the world's biggest home appliance company, is set to battle Middleby for Britain's Aga Rangemaster, the maker of range cookers synonymous with affluent British middle-class country life.

UK caravan park firm Park Resorts to merge with rival Parkdean

LONDON, Sept 1 - British caravan holiday park operator Park Resorts will merge with rival Parkdean Holidays in a deal which will create a combined business worth 960 million pounds ($1.5 billion), Park Resorts' owner Electra Private Equity said.

Private Capital, M&A 01 Sep 2015

Whirlpool gatecrashes Aga's sale to Middleby

LONDON, Sept 1 - Aga Rangemaster, the British range cooker company that had agreed a sale to Middleby , said it had received a competing approach from U.S. appliance maker Whirlpool.

Carlyle in talks on $770 mln takeover of UK's Innovation Group

LONDON, Aug 28 - U.S. private equity firm Carlyle is in advanced talks about buying Innovation Group for 40 pence a share in cash, valuing its equity at almost 500 million pounds ($769 million), the British software company said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-French payments firm Ingenico submits Worldpay bid - sources

LONDON/PARIS, Aug 28 - French payments company Ingenico has submitted a bid to buy UK firm Worldpay, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, as the contest heats up to take control of Europe's leading payments processor.

French payments firm Ingenico submits WorldPay bid - sources

LONDON/PARIS, Aug 28 - French payments company Ingenico has submitted a bid for UK firm WorldPay, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

BRIEF-Hansteen Holdings raises 40 mln stg via placing

* Total of 35,714,286 new ordinary shares of 10 pence each in company ("placing shares") have been placed by Peel Hunt LLP at a price of 112 pence per placing share

27 Aug 2015