Mergers & Acquisitions
* Backed by Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli (Adds deal announcement)
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 30 - South African state logistics company Transnet said on Tuesday it had signed a 24 billion rand ($2.1 billion) deal with global mining group BHP Billiton to provide trains to bring coal to the coast for export.
FRANKFURT/LONDON, Sept 30 - Cable operator Tele Columbus became the latest German company to announce plans to float shares as the country's traditionally risk-averse companies warm to capital markets after Alibaba's record-breaking $25 billion listing.
* Discussions relating to possible cash offer to acquire entire issued and to be issued share capital of company by parties who made approach have been terminated
LONDON, Sept 30 - Waypoint Capital, the investment vehicle backed by biotech guru Ernesto Bertarelli, is to buy the remaining stake in Euromedic from private equity firm Montagu, valuing the firm at around 800 million euros ($1 billion), a source familiar with negotiations said.
BRUSSELS, Sept 30 - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
* Total consideration for businesses is eur 60 million (£47 million) on a debt free and cash free basis
* Tele Columbus is Germany's third largest cable operator
* Melrose Industries Plc announces acquisition of Eclipse, Inc.
Sept 30 - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
- Finance: Pimco CEO says firm to expand equities business - CNBC
- Technology: UPDATE 5-EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015
- Healthcare: UPDATE 2-Johnson & Johnson to buy private drug developer for $1.75 bln
- Consumer: Egan-Jones sides with Darden in Starboard proxy fight
- Energy: Maple Energy shares fall 31 percent in Lima after deal fails
- Industrials: ADM expands venture with Marubeni, boosts PNW grain export capacity
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