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Shire raises eyebrows with stunning debut

NEW YORK, Sept 23 (IFR) - Investors piled into the debut bond from Shire this week, ignoring some clear warning signals that the drugmaker's deal might have offered a little bit less than meets the eye.

UPDATE 1-Vivendi hopes to make Mediaset new pay-TV offer next week -source

* Mediaset to hold board meeting on Tuesday (Adds details, background)

M&A, Regulatory News, 23 Sep 2016

Vivendi aims to make Mediaset a new offer for its pay-TV next week-source

PARIS/MILAN, Sept 23 French media giant Vivendi aims to make an alternative offer to Italian broadcaster Mediaset for its pay-TV by the end of next week, as it tries to end a legal dispute that has escalated between the two groups since July, according to a source close to matter.

M&A, Regulatory News, 23 Sep 2016

European tech firms tiptoe back to IPO market

FRANKFURT, Sept 21 A handful of European tech firms are testing the appetite for initial public offerings, taking their lead from a modest rebound in listings in the United States following a two-year slump.

M&A, Private Capital 21 Sep 2016

UPDATE 1-Strong demand for $904 mln IPO of India's ICICI Pru Life

* ICICI Pru Life's IPO biggest in India in six years (Updates subscription, adds IPO market outlook)

M&A, Global Market Data 21 Sep 2016

UPDATE 1-Denmark's Nets to launch early IPO on Friday due to share demand

COPENHAGEN, Sept 21 Denmark's Nets will list in Copenhagen on Friday, four days earlier than planned, after attracting solid interest in its shares, the card payment services company said on Wednesday.

Denmark's Nets brings forward IPO after strong demand -local TV

COPENHAGEN, Sept 21 Denmark-based card payment services company Nets will list in Copenhagen on Friday, four days earlier than planned, after solid interest in its shares, Danish broadcaster TV2 said Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.

UPDATE 3-Bain in $1.5 bln South African Edcon debt for equity deal

* Bain bought business for $3.5 bln in 2007 (Adds Edcon asset sale)

Investors still hooked on US corporate bonds

NEW YORK, Sept 16 (IFR) - There are still no visible signs of fatigue in the US high-grade corporate bond market as volumes for the year surged past US$1trn in a week struck by a nasty bout of volatility.

BRIEF-Ardagh Group says no M&A in short term

* Ardagh group chairman Coulson says hopes listing of subsidiary will take place in H1 17, market conditions permitting