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UPDATE 2-Defence supplier Hensoldt prices IPO at low end of range

FRANKFURT, Sept 23 Private equity-owned German defence supplier Hensoldt priced its initial public offering at 12 euros per share, at the low end of its marketing range, the company said on Wednesday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-United Wholesale agrees merger with Gores Holdings to go public

Sept 23 United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) said on Wednesday it has agreed to go public by merging with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Gores Holdings IV Inc in a deal that will value the wholesale mortgage lender at $16.1 billion.

Suez, trying to fence off Veolia, puts its French water business in a foundation

PARIS, Sept 23 French utility Suez, fighting a hostile bid from local rival Veolia, said on Wednesday it had given a newly created foundation the mission to preserve the "integrity" of its water business in France.

Regulatory News 23 Sep 2020

UPDATE 1-Italy grows impatient over Atlantia motorway assets - source

* Atlantia to hold board meeting on Thursday (Adds details and background)

Bonds, Regulatory News 23 Sep 2020

Playboy nears $425 mln deal to return to the stock market -sources

Sept 23 Playboy Enterprises is nearing a deal to go public through a merger with Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp , which would value the owner of Playboy magazine at around $425 million, including debt, people familiar with the matter said.

UPDATE 2-Localiza, Brazil's largest car buyer, plans takeover of rival Unidas

SAO PAULO, Sept 23 Brazilian rent-a-car company Localiza has agreed to take over rival Unidas for roughly 12 billion reais ($2.18 billion), the companies said on Wednesday, creating a major player that could account for more than 10% of all cars sold in Brazil.

UPDATE 1-EU close to concluding preliminary talks with Novavax on COVID vaccine supply - source

BRUSSELS, Sept 23 Brussels is close to wrapping up preliminary talks with U.S. vaccine maker Novavax for its potential COVID-19 shot, an EU source involved in the negotiations said, as the bloc ramps up its push in the global race to secure supplies.

Regulatory News 23 Sep 2020

UPDATE 1-Shipping group CMA CGM to invest in Dubreuil Aero in logistics push

PARIS, Sept 23 Shipping group CMA CGM has agreed to buy a 30% stake in French airline company Groupe Dubreuil Aero as it continues to extend its presence in non-maritime transport.

Regulatory News 23 Sep 2020

EU close to concluding preliminary talks with Novavax on COVID vaccine supply - source

BRUSSELS, Sept 23 Brussels is close to wrapping up preliminary talks with U.S. vaccine maker Novavax for its potential COVID-19 shot, an EU source involved in the negotiations said, as the bloc ramps up its push in the global race to secure supplies.

Regulatory News 23 Sep 2020

UPDATE 1-Credit Suisse, UBS held tie-up talks backed by both chairmen - Bilanz

ZURICH, Sept 23 The chairmen of UBS and Credit Suisse supported a merger of equals between Switzerland's two largest banks during discussions earlier this year, Swiss magazine Bilanz reported on Wednesday, adding talks had since stagnated.

Regulatory News 23 Sep 2020

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