Private Capital

TRLPC-ICG launches 239 mln euro-equivalent loan sale

LONDON, March 3 - Bids are due on a 239 million euro-equivalent ($267.58 million) portfolio of loans from specialist investment firm and asset manager ICG that has been put up for sale on Europe's secondary loan market, banking sources said on Tuesday.

REFILE-Aston Martin crossover may deepen Daimler partnership

GENEVA, March 3 - Aston Martin on Tuesday announced plans for a luxury crossover SUV that may draw more heavily on its partnership with Daimler, as the British sports car maker confirmed moves to raise more capital and expand into new vehicle categories.

11:00am GMT

Finmeccanica invites bids for DRS assets as prelude to possible sale -sources

LONDON/NEW YORK, March 3 - Italian industrial conglomerate Finmeccanica is moving ahead with the sale of some assets of its U.S. defence subsidiary, DRS Technologies, paving the way to a possible exit, several sources familiar with the matter said.

Regulatory News, 10:54am GMT

BRIEF-Blackstone, CVC raise 653 mln stg through Merlin share sale

* Entities owned by certain funds advised by affiliates of CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS S.A and certain funds managed or advised by affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P. have sold an aggregate of 156,541,347 ordinary shares in the capital of Merlin

IPOs, 9:40am GMT

CVC-backed HKBN to price up to $750 mln IPO near the top-IFR

HONG KONG, March 3 - HKBN Ltd, Hong Kong's second-largest broadband Internet provider, is set to price an initial public offering worth up to $750 million near the upper half of its marketing range, IFR reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the deal.

Regulatory News, 8:58am GMT

Bottling company Refresco Gerber to seek Dutch listing

AMSTERDAM, March 3 - Refresco Gerber, a European bottler of drinks and juices, said on Tuesday it would seek a stock market listing in Amsterdam with an initial public offering of shares.

8:43am GMT

Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on March 3

ZURICH, March 3 - The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening down 0.3 percent at 9,028 points, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer JBPRE01.

7:05am GMT

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - March 3

DUBAI, March 3 - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch of their accuracy.

4:47am GMT

UPDATE 2-Former HP chairman admits 'mistake' in sexism trial

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 - Onetime highflying tech executive Ray Lane testified on Monday during a sex discrimination trial involving his former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, that he made a mistake in judgment involving the harassment of a female venture capitalist at the firm, and that he feared for the woman's safety.

12:56am GMT

UPDATE 1-Former HP chairman admits 'mistake' in venture firm sexism trial

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 - Onetime highflying tech executive Ray Lane testified on Monday during a sex discrimination trial involving his former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, that he made a mistake in judgment involving the harassment of a female venture capitalist at the firm.

Regulatory News, 02 Mar 2015

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