Mergers & Acquisitions

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BRIEF-Mitie acquires real estate and risk management co Source Eight

* Has acquired a majority stake in source eight limited ("Source8"), real estate, technology and risk management consultancy

EBRD eyes 20 pct stake in Hypo Balkans for up to 50 mln euros

VIENNA, Nov 26 - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to invest up to 50 million euros ($62 million) for a 20 percent stake in the Balkans network of nationalised Austrian lender Hypo Alpe Adria, it said on Wednesday.

IPOs, Private Capital 11:55am GMT

UPDATE 1-British insurer Aviva to shut $2 bln fund of hedge funds

LONDON, Nov 26 - Aviva will shut its unit that invests in external hedge funds, the British insurer said on Wednesday, joining a growing number of so-called fund of hedge funds to have closed shop or merged with rivals as clients cut out the middleman.

Private Capital 11:43am GMT

BRIEF-Leni Gas & Oil to buy Tabaquite Exploration & Production

* To acquire 100 pct of issued shares of Tabaquite Exploration & Production Company Limited

10:36am GMT

UPDATE 1-U.S. buyout firm Carlyle enters South Africa with tyre deal

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 26 - Carlyle Group has agreed to buy South African tyre retailer Tiger Automotive from Ethos Private Equity, Ethos said on Wednesday, the U.S. buyout firm's first deal in Africa's most developed economy.

British insurer Aviva to shut $2 bln fund of hedge funds unit

LONDON, Nov 26 - Aviva will shut its unit that invests in external hedge funds, the British insurer said on Wednesday, part of a global trend that's seeing so-called "fund of hedge funds" closing shop or merging with others as clients cut the middleman.

Private Capital 9:46am GMT

REFILE-UPDATE 1-EE owners confirm takeover talks with BT

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Regulatory News 9:16am GMT

Carlyle, Old Mutual to acquire S.African tyre firm from Ethos

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 26 - U.S. buyout firm Carlyle Group LP and the private equity arm of insurer Old Mutual have agreed to buy South African tyre retailer Tiger Automotive from Ethos Private Equity, Ethos said on Wednesday.

Israeli digital ad firm Matomy posts higher 9-month profit

TEL AVIV, Nov 26 - Digital advertising firm Matomy Group, which went public in London in July, said on Wednesday its net profit in the first nine months of 2014 doubled, boosted by increased mobile, video and social media activity.

Company Outlooks, 8:32am GMT

BRIEF-Motive Television to buy rest of Spanish subsidiary

* To acquire remaining 32.3 percent of Motive Television SL, (its Spanish subsidiary), that it does not own for 600,000 euro Further company coverage: (Bangalore Newsroom: +91 80 6749 1136)

7:32am GMT

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