Mergers & Acquisitions
* Iliad bids $15 billion cash for 56.6 pct at $33 per share
WASHINGTON, July 31 - French telecommunications company Iliad's surprise bid for U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc would face a far easier U.S. review process than the offer long expected from Sprint Corp, experts said.
NEW DELHI, July 31 - An Indian group that has agreed to buy Rio Tinto's Benga mine in Mozambique plans to nearly triple production from there to up to 13 million tonnes per year in three years, the group's chairman told Reuters on Thursday.
ISTANBUL, July 31 - Cukurova Holding said on Thursday it paid Russia's Alfa Group $1.6 billion to recover a disputed stake in Turkcell, taking a major step towards regaining control of Turkey's biggest mobile phone operator after a seven-year battle.
* Deal will end Iberia's founding stake in Amadeus (Adds details, background and shares)
PARIS, July 31 - U.S. private equity firm Catterton Partners has acquired Bali-inspired jeweller John Hardy for an undisclosed sum, closing a transaction that took months to negotiate.
* Investor eyes more refinery acquisitions in Europe (Adds comments from Klesch)
MADRID, July 31 - Spanish airline Iberia is selling its stake in Madrid-based travel technology company Amadeus, held through derivatives, to Nomura for 578 million euros ($774 million), the International Airlines Group (IAG) said on Thursday.
* Sibanye CEO says sale or listing provides opportunity (Recasts with Sibanye CEO comments, background)
LONDON, July 31 - The Milford Haven refinery in Wales will remain idle until Klesch Group completes its acquisition from Murphy Oil, probably at the end of October, chairman Gary Klesch said on Thursday.
- Finance: Alibaba invests $120 mln in Kabam in latest U.S. deal
- Technology: CORRECTED-France's Iliad confirms bid for T-Mobile US
- Healthcare: UPDATE 3-Valeant shares fall on lowered 2014, 2015 forecasts
- Consumer: Fiat investors vote on Chrysler merger to ease access to cash, U.S. investors
- Energy: Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
- Industrials: UPDATE 3-Apache to quit gas projects in Australia and Canada
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