Mergers & Acquisitions

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UPDATE 5-France's Iliad challenges Sprint for control of T-Mobile

* Iliad bids $15 billion cash for 56.6 pct at $33 per share

With France's Iliad, T-Mobile US takeover skips regulatory hurdles

WASHINGTON, July 31 - French telecommunications company Iliad's surprise bid for U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc would face a far easier U.S. review process than the offer long expected from Sprint Corp, experts said.

Regulatory News 31 Jul 2014

India group to nearly triple coal output from mine bought from Rio Tinto

NEW DELHI, July 31 - An Indian group that has agreed to buy Rio Tinto's Benga mine in Mozambique plans to nearly triple production from there to up to 13 million tonnes per year in three years, the group's chairman told Reuters on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014

UPDATE 1-Turkey's Cukurova pays Alfa Group to recover Turkcell stake

ISTANBUL, July 31 - Cukurova Holding said on Thursday it paid Russia's Alfa Group $1.6 billion to recover a disputed stake in Turkcell, taking a major step towards regaining control of Turkey's biggest mobile phone operator after a seven-year battle.

31 Jul 2014

UPDATE 1-Iberia sells Amadeus stake to Nomura for 578 million euros

* Deal will end Iberia's founding stake in Amadeus (Adds details, background and shares)

Company Outlooks 31 Jul 2014

Buyout firm Catterton acquires Bali-inspired jeweller John Hardy

PARIS, July 31 - U.S. private equity firm Catterton Partners has acquired Bali-inspired jeweller John Hardy for an undisclosed sum, closing a transaction that took months to negotiate.

UPDATE 3-U.S. investor Klesch takes long view in Wales refinery deal

* Investor eyes more refinery acquisitions in Europe (Adds comments from Klesch)

Regulatory News 31 Jul 2014

Iberia sells Amadeus stake for 578 million euros

MADRID, July 31 - Spanish airline Iberia is selling its stake in Madrid-based travel technology company Amadeus, held through derivatives, to Nomura for 578 million euros ($774 million), the International Airlines Group (IAG) said on Thursday.

Company Outlooks, 31 Jul 2014

UPDATE 2-Sibanye aims to be S.African "mining champion" as it eyes Amplats mines

* Sibanye CEO says sale or listing provides opportunity (Recasts with Sibanye CEO comments, background)

31 Jul 2014

Milford Haven refinery to remain shut until October -Klesch

LONDON, July 31 - The Milford Haven refinery in Wales will remain idle until Klesch Group completes its acquisition from Murphy Oil, probably at the end of October, chairman Gary Klesch said on Thursday.

Regulatory News 31 Jul 2014

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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