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Private equity firm Cinven in talks to buy chemicals firm CHRYSO

PARIS, March 24 Private equity firm Cinven is in talks to buy CHRYSO, a French chemicals group with 2016 sales of 300 million euros ($324 million), from LBO France, the companies said on Friday.

UPDATE 2-China's Zhonghong Zhuoye to buy Blackstone's stake in SeaWorld

* Shares rise about 10 pct to $19.00 (Adds background, shares)

Regulatory News, 3:12pm GMT

BRIEF-Cloudcheckr Inc says raises $50 mln in equity financing

* Has raised $50 million in equity financing - SEC filing Source text (http://bit.ly/2nkpafA)

3:11pm GMT

State Bank of India says to begin process for life insurance arm IPO

MUMBAI, March 24 State Bank of India, the nation's top lender by assets, said on Friday it would begin the process for an initial public offering (IPO) of its life insurance arm, with plans to sell a 10 percent stake.

3:03pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Carlyle extends private equity oil rush with $587 mln Shell deal

* Deal expected to complete summer 2017 (Recasts, adds detail, background, analyst)

M&A, Bonds, Regulatory News, 2:51pm GMT

BRIEF-LBO France in exclusive talks to sell chryso

March 24 (Reuters) - * LBO France says in exclusive talks to sell CHRYSO * Cinven had said earlier it was planning to buy CHRYSO

2:43pm GMT

BRIEF-Private equity firm Cinven in talks to buy chemicals firm CHRYSO

* Private equity firm Civen says it is in exclusive talks to buy French chemicals firm CHRYSO

2:12pm GMT

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Yingde Gases "accidental win" for minorities fans sparks of activism

HONG KONG, March 24 The messy battle to control China's largest producer of industrial gases has turned into a serendipitous victory for minority investors that could encourage more shareholder activism in Asia.

Regulatory News, 2:11pm GMT

BRIEF-Genoa Pharmaceuticals files to say it raised about $16.6 million in equity financing

* Files to say it raised about $16.6 million in equity financing from a total offering amount of about $62.9 million - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2mYxiz6)

1:38pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Co-op in talks with multiple bidders but break-up seen inevitable- sources

* Bidders keen to pick assets rather than full takeover - sources

M&A, 1:35pm GMT

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