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EU mergers and takeovers (Oct 15)

BRUSSELS, Oct 15 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

Aker BP to buy Equinor gas, condensate discovery for $250 mln

OSLO, Oct 15 Aker BP has agreed to buy Equinor's 77.8 percent stake in Norway's King Lear gas and condensate discovery for $250 million in cash, the two companies said on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-Sandwich maker Greencore abandons U.S. ambitions with $1 bln disposal

* Shares down 2.8 pct (Recasts, adds detail, shares, analyst and investor)

Centrica subsidiary to buy U.S.-based retail electricity business

* Centrica subsidiary Direct Energy Business has agreed to buy the retail electricity business of Source Power and Gas LLC, a wholly owned indirect U.S. subsidiary of Australian power company ERM Power Limited, Centrica said on Monday

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PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Oct 15

Oct 15 The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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StanChart CEO says 'actively working' on Indonesian bank stake

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Oct 13 Standard Chartered Plc is "actively working" on options for its stake in Indonesia's PT Bank Permata tbk, the British lender's Chief Executive Bill Winters said on Saturday.

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REFILE-KKR plays both sides on Sedgwick Claims buyout

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (LPC) - KKR Capital Markets is arranging a leveraged financing that will back the US$6.7bn sale of one of its portfolio companies, insurance services provider Sedgwick, as private equity firms continue to boost their lending capabilities.

UPDATE 1-Sports Direct buys Glasgow department store Frasers for 95 mln stg

LONDON, Oct 12 Britain's Sports Direct, the sportswear group controlled by retail tycoon Mike Ashley, has agreed to buy the freehold of the Frasers department store in Glasgow for 95 million pounds ($125.7 million), it said on Friday.

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Sports Direct buys Glasgow department store Frasers for 95 mln stg

LONDON, Oct 12 Sports Direct, the British sportswear group controlled by retail tycoon Mike Ashley, has agreed to buy the Frasers department store in Glasgow for 95 million pounds ($125.7 million), it said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Blackstone close to 800 mln pound deal to buy British live events business NEC Group -Sky News

Oct 11 Blackstone Group is nearing a deal to buy British live events business NEC Group, and has agreed to pay just over 800 million pounds ($1.06 billion) for the business, Sky News reported on Thursday.

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