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Financial services firm SimplyBiz eyes 150 million pound London IPO - source

LONDON, Feb 21 British company SimplyBiz is joining a queue of financial services firms preparing for flotations on the London stock market with plans for a listing that could value the group at more than 150 million pounds ($209 million).

Turkish Treasury says mandates banks for panda market bond issue

ISTANBUL, Feb 21 Turkey has mandated Bank of China, HSBC and ICBC to explore bond issuance opportunities in China's panda market, the Turkish Treasury said on Wednesday.

12:11pm GMT

UPDATE 2-Temenos agrees 1.4 bln stg deal for Fidessa, activist Elliott enters

* Elliott Capital Advisors discloses nearly 5 pct Fidessa stake (Updates market reaction, adds details on Elliott)

M&A 12:01pm GMT

BRIEF-Unite Group in placing to raise 170 mln stg

* ‍INTENTION TO RAISE GROSS PROCEEDS OF APPROXIMATELY £170 MILLION​

7:06am GMT

UPDATE 2-Temenos in talks to buy British trading software company Fidessa

* Swiss software supplier pursuing expansion beyond banking sector

UPDATE 3-HSBC profit disappoints as CEO Gulliver bows out

* Shares fall 4.4 percent (Adds investor reaction, share update, CEO quote)

20 Feb 2018

Sports Direct launches 100 million pound share buyback

LONDON, Feb 20 British sportswear retailer Sports Direct plans to buy back up to 100 million pounds ($139.7 million) of its equity as it seeks to further reduce the share capital of the company, it said on Tuesday.

M&A 20 Feb 2018

Rothschild-backed fintech fund Augmentum plans 100 mln stg London IPO

LONDON, Feb 20 Augmentum Fintech , a closed-ended investment firm backed by Rothschild firm RIT Capital Partners, plans to raise at least 100 million pounds ($139.69 million) through an initial public offering in London, it said on Tuesday.

Private Capital 20 Feb 2018

BRIEF-Augmentum FinTech eyes London listing

* ‍AUGMENTUM FINTECH PLC, A NEWLY ESTABLISHED CLOSED-ENDED INVESTMENT COMPANY, TODAY ANNOUNCES ITS INTENTION TO LAUNCH AN INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING.​

Private Capital, 20 Feb 2018

Temenos says in advanced talks to make cash offer for Fidessa

ZURICH, Feb 20 Swiss banking software supplier Temenos said on Tuesday it was in advanced discussions regarding a possible all-cash offer for Britain's Fidessa Group .

M&A 20 Feb 2018