Private Capital

UPDATE 2-Germany's GEA sells heat exchangers business for $1.8 bln

* Shares up 6.5 pct (Adds financing, analyst, share price)

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

April 16 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Wednesday:

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UPDATE 1-Elior plans to raise 700 mln eur in June IPO

PARIS, April 16 - Europe's number-three catering group Elior announced plans to list 30-35 percent of the company in a mid-June initial public offering that would raise 700 million euros in new capital and could value the business at over 4 billion euros ($5.5 billion).

10:19am BST

RPT-China e-commerce giant Alibaba seen filing for US IPO next week-sources

HONG KONG, April 16 - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is expected to file the prospectus for its U.S. initial public offering next week, sources said on Wednesday, moving closer to what could be the biggest-ever listing by a technology firm.

6:04am BST

GEA sells heat exchangers unit to Triton

FRANKFURT, April 16 - German industrial machinery and process engineering group GEA Group said it has agreed to sell its heat exchangers division, with an enterprise value of about 1.3 billion euros ($1.8 billion), to private equity investor Triton.

5:56am BST

China e-commerce giant Alibaba seen filing for US IPO next week-sources

HONG KONG, April 16 - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is expected to file the prospectus for its U.S. initial public offering next week, sources said on Wednesday, moving closer to what could be the biggest-ever listing by a technology firm.

5:50am BST

Carlyle closes Africa fund after raising nearly $700 million

JOHANNESBURG, April 15 - Carlyle Group LP has closed it first sub-Saharan African fund after raising $698 million, the U.S. private equity firm said on Tuesday, exceeding its initial target by 40 percent.

Regulatory News, 15 Apr 2014

Energy Future restructuring talks progressing, but slowly

April 15 - Efforts to restructure Energy Future Holdings are progressing, albeit slowly, as the embattled Texas utility moves toward an expected bankruptcy filing, people close to the talks say.

Bankruptcy 15 Apr 2014

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Twitter, Mosaic, Cargill, Archer Daniels, Campari, Updates Eurobank, Sinopec, Motorola, United Spirits, Aaron's, Riverbed)

15 Apr 2014

UPDATE 2-Fairfax-led group to invest in Eurobank in bet on Greek turnaround

* Move shows Greece back on investor radar screens (Recasts with bailout fund picking Fairfax)

Bonds, Regulatory News, M&A, IPOs 15 Apr 2014
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Is U.S. economic patriotism hurting?

Any Americans believing that their country is being bought up by the Chinese might want to think again, according to the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment.

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