Mergers & Acquisitions

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Phones 4U says Vodafone will take 140 of its stores

LONDON, Sept 19 - Phones 4U's administrators PwC said Vodafone UK had agreed to take on 140 of its stores on Friday, saving 887 jobs, while a further 628 staff will be made redundant.

UPDATE 4-SAP buys expenses software maker Concur for $7.3 bln

* Shares drop 3.7 pct (Adds more detail, background, updates shares)

Regulatory News, IPOs 19 Sep 2014

BRIEF-Mecom says Dutch regulator to further probe merger with De Persgroep Publishing

* Dutch Competition Authority has come to conclusion that proposed transaction requires further investigation

19 Sep 2014

Vinci agrees to buy Electrix from S.Africa's Aveng

PARIS, Sept 19 - French construction and concessions group Vinci said on Friday it agreed to buy engineering, construction and maintenance services business Electrix from South African group Aveng.

19 Sep 2014

Advent leads chase for Austrian bank Hypo's Balkans assets -sources

VIENNA, Sept 19 - Private equity firm Advent International is the frontrunner in the bidding for nationalised Austrian lender Hypo Alpe Adria Bank International's Balkans network, two sources close to the sale process said on Friday.

Private Capital 19 Sep 2014

Aviva sells Spanish venture stake after tribunal ruling

LONDON, Sept 19 - British insurer Aviva is selling its stake in joint venture CxG Aviva for 287 million euros ($369 million) to venture partner Novacaixagalicia (NCG) Banco after a Spanish tribunal ruling cleared the way for a deal.

Regulatory News, 19 Sep 2014

BRIEF-Aviva to sell stake in Spanish JV for 287 mln euro

* Novacaixagalicia Banco to buy back stake in joint venture for eur 287 million

Regulatory News, 19 Sep 2014

UPDATE 2-Arkema offers Total $2.2 bln for Blu-Tack maker Bostik

* Deal would expand Arkema's position in fragmented market (Adds details, quotes)

IPOs, Company Outlooks 19 Sep 2014

UPDATE 1-Lukoil CEO says Russian output will not fall in 2015

(Adds investment spend, firm evaluating sanctions impact on Total JV, quotes, context)

19 Sep 2014

UPDATE 1-Russia's Evraz bucks trend, mulls IPO of U.S. assets

MOSCOW, Sept 19 - Russia's largest steelmaker Evraz is considering an initial public offering (IPO) of its North American assets, a rare move by a Russian company to raise funds in the United States after Washington imposed sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine.

IPOs, 19 Sep 2014
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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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