Mergers & Acquisitions

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Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Jan 30 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:

Afren gets a months grace for $65 mln in debt payments

Jan 30 - Oil producer Afren Plc, struggling with looming debt payments, said lenders had agreed to defer a $50 million amortisation payment by a month and that it would delay the payment of a $15 million bond coupon by a month.

30 Jan 2015

EU mergers and takeovers (Jan 30)

BRUSSELS, Jan 30 - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

30 Jan 2015

Nigeria's Seplat gets more time to make an offer for Afren

Jan 30 - British oil producer Afren Plc said the UK Takeover Panel extended the deadline for Nigeria's Seplat Petroleum Development Co to make a firm offer or walk away.

Global Market Data 30 Jan 2015

BRIEF-UK Takeover Panel extends deadline on Seplat-Afren deal talks

* Board has received consent of UK Takeover Panel for an extension to deadline until 5.00 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2015

30 Jan 2015

BRIEF-Daily Mail says its consumer business DMG Media buys Elite Daily

* Announces that its consumer business, DMG Media, has acquired Elite Daily, news and entertainment website

30 Jan 2015

UPDATE 3-Qatar Airways takes $1.7 bln stake in British Airways-owner IAG

* IAG shares reach high of 590 pence before giving up gains (Adds further reaction, writes through)

Regulatory News 30 Jan 2015

UPDATE 1-Easyjet says would fly from expanded Heathrow airport

LONDON, Jan 30 - British budget airline easyJet has backed Heathrow in London's runway expansion race and said it would start flying from the capital's largest airport if the government chooses to increase its capacity.

30 Jan 2015

India should seize weak oil price to woo experts - Sesa Sterlite

MUMBAI, Jan 30 - India should take advantage of weak oil prices and shrinking budgets among majors to attract top flight oil services firms and improve its own skills and technology, the head of oil and mining firm Sesa Sterlite Ltd said on Friday.

30 Jan 2015

Buyers bide their time in $110 bln oil asset sell-off

LONDON, Jan 30 - With more than $110 billion of oil and gas assets on the block as companies big and small count the cost of the collapse in oil prices, it is now a question of who will blink first to set the M&A scramble in motion.

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