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UPDATE 2-Montagu sells Euromedic stake to Bertarelli's Ares Life Sciences

* Backed by Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli (Adds deal announcement)

UPDATE 1-S.Africa's Transnet in $2.1 bln BHP coal train deal

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 30 - South African state logistics company Transnet said on Tuesday it had signed a 24 billion rand ($2.1 billion) deal with global mining group BHP Billiton to provide trains to bring coal to the coast for export.

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German companies rush to list as IPO appetite soars

FRANKFURT/LONDON, Sept 30 - Cable operator Tele Columbus became the latest German company to announce plans to float shares as the country's traditionally risk-averse companies warm to capital markets after Alibaba's record-breaking $25 billion listing.

BRIEF-Maple Energy says talks to sell company terminated

* Discussions relating to possible cash offer to acquire entire issued and to be issued share capital of company by parties who made approach have been terminated

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Bertarelli's Waypoint to mop up remaining Euromedic stake - source

LONDON, Sept 30 - Waypoint Capital, the investment vehicle backed by biotech guru Ernesto Bertarelli, is to buy the remaining stake in Euromedic from private equity firm Montagu, valuing the firm at around 800 million euros ($1 billion), a source familiar with negotiations said.

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EU mergers and takeovers (Sept 30)

BRUSSELS, Sept 30 - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

BRIEF-Dcc to sell Robert Roberts, Kelkin to Valeo Foods for 60 mln eur

* Total consideration for businesses is eur 60 million (£47 million) on a debt free and cash free basis

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UPDATE 1-Tele Columbus to float in Frankfurt by year-end

* Tele Columbus is Germany's third largest cable operator

BRIEF-Investment firm Melrose buys Eclipse for $158 mln

* Melrose Industries Plc announces acquisition of Eclipse, Inc.

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PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Sept 30

Sept 30 - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Is U.S. economic patriotism hurting?

Any Americans believing that their country is being bought up by the Chinese might want to think again, according to the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment.

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