Mergers & Acquisitions

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UPDATE 2-PartnerRe moves to shareholder vote on Axis merger

* Exor says confident its bid will prevail (Adds Exor statement, Sandell Asset Mgmt comments)

BRIEF-Fincantieri to buy minority stake in Camper & Nicholsons International

* says agrees to buy minority stake in Camper & Nicholsons International via capital injection, no sum disclosed

22 May 2015

CVC-Permira group preferred bidder for Italy's ICBPI - sources

MILAN, May 22 - The owners of Istituto Centrale Banche Popolari (ICBPI) have picked a consortium comprising private equity funds CVC Capital Partners and Permira as preferred bidder to buy the Italian banking services provider, several sources close to the matter said.

Private Capital 22 May 2015

UPDATE 1-BNP Paribas eyes cost cuts at UK global markets business - source

LONDON, May 22 - French bank BNP Paribas is reviewing its global markets business in London in an attempt to cut costs and improve its profitability, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

22 May 2015

AXA axes 500 mln euros of coal investments

PARIS, May 22 - French insurer AXA said on Friday it was cutting its exposure to the coal industry, pulling out of investments worth 500 million euros ($552.7 million).

Regulatory News 22 May 2015

BRIEF-Johnson Matthey buys modified atmosphere packaging business from DS Smith

* On 18th May 2015 it acquired Stepac Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) business from DS Smith for 18.0 million stg, subject to typical post-closing adjustments Further company coverage: [JMAT.L SMDS.L]

22 May 2015

BRIEF-DS Smith says gets competition clearance for Duropack deal

* Received unconditional competition clearance in relation to Duropack business deal from all of relevant authorities Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

22 May 2015

BRIEF-Mondi to acquire two Walki Group extrusion coatings sites

* For acquisition of two extrusion coatings plants located in Pietarsaari, Finland and Wroclaw, Polan

22 May 2015

EU mergers and takeovers (May 22)

BRUSSELS, May 22 - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

22 May 2015

UPDATE 1-HSBC confirms may sell Brazil unit after suitors show interest

HONG KONG/LONDON, May 22 - HSBC Holdings Plc is exploring the sale of its Brazilian unit after interest in the business stepped up and Santander's Brazilian arm said it would consider a purchase.

Regulatory News 22 May 2015

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