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UPDATE 4-Poland to buy U.S. Patriot missiles, French helicopters

* France says Poland to have key industrial role (Adds comment from U.S. State Department)

BP seeking bids for $2 bln in U.S. pipeline operations - Bloomberg

April 21 - BP Plc is seeking buyers for as much as $2 billion of U.S. pipelines and storage terminals, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Regulatory News 21 Apr 2015

Perrigo rejects $205/share bid from Mylan

April 21 - Dublin-based Perrigo Company Plc said its board unanimously rejected a $205 per share offer from generic drugmaker Mylan NV, saying the bid substantially undervalued the company.

Regulatory News 21 Apr 2015

Tilney Bestinvest backs Elliott in Alliance Trust board shake-up plan

LONDON, April 21 - Tilney Bestinvest, an investment advisory firm managing the voting interests of many 'mom and pop' shareholders in Alliance Trust, has said it will back activist Elliott Advisors in its campaign for a revamp of the trust's board.

21 Apr 2015

USW rejects tentative deal with Century at Kentucky aluminum smelter

NEW YORK, April 21 - Unionized workers at Century Aluminum's Hawesville, Kentucky aluminum smelter voted to reject a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor contract, the United Steelworkers Local 9423 said on its website.

Regulatory News 21 Apr 2015

UPDATE 1-BC Partners launches sale of German lab group Synlab - sources

FRANKFURT, April 21 - Buyout group BC Partners has put German laboratory operator Synlab up for sale in a potential deal worth more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion), three people familiar with the matter said.

BRIEF-ADP aims to create a joint venture with Select Service Partner

* Aeroports de Paris and Select Service Partner aim to create a joint venture for the planning, operation and development of "fast food" retail outlets

21 Apr 2015

Nokia bets software revolution will help avoid past merger errors

* Networks' "brains" now lie more in software than customised hardware

Regulatory News 21 Apr 2015

BC Partners launches sale of German lab group Synlab - sources

FRANKFURT, April 21 - Buyout group BC Partners has launched the sale of German laboratory operator Synlab in a potential 1.5 billion euro ($1.61 billion) deal, three people familiar with the transaction said.

BRIEF-Savills proposes to buy Smiths Gore for 40 mln stg

* Proposed acquisition of Smiths Gore builds scale of Savills UK's rural business

Company Outlooks, 21 Apr 2015

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