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BRIEF-Moody's Says U.S. Government's Tax Proposals Would Benefit All But Highly Leveraged Companies

* MOODY'S SAYS U.S. GOVERNMENT'S TAX PROPOSALS WOULD BENEFIT ALL BUT HIGHLY LEVERAGED COMPANIES

BRIEF-Manticore Games Has Secured $15 Million Series A Round

* MANTICORE GAMES - HAS SECURED $15 MILLION SERIES A ROUND LED BY BENCHMARK Source text for Eikon:

5:06pm GMT

UPDATE 2-Brazil Burger King operator may price IPO near top of range -sources

SAO PAULO, Dec 12 The operator of the Burger King fast-food chain in Brazil, BK Brasil Operação e Assessoria a Restaurantes SA, is expected to price its initial public offering near the top of the suggested price range, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Regulatory News, 4:56pm GMT

BRIEF-Stifel Nicolaus & Co Reports A 6.94 Percent Passive Stake In Astec Industries

* STIFEL NICOLAUS & CO INC REPORTS A 6.94 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ASTEC INDUSTRIES INC AS OF NOVEMBER 30 - SEC FILING Source text : [http://bit.ly/2nST3pQ] Further company coverage:

Regulatory News, 4:53pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Banks eye Paris airports operator in Macron privatisation drive -sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT, Dec 12 Investment banks are vying to work with potential buyers or the French government on the sale of its majority stake in Aeroports de Paris (ADP) , sources close to the matter said, in one of the largest infrastructure deals expected to come to market in 2018.

Regulatory News, 4:18pm GMT

Finnish power company Elenia draws three bids as auction wraps up -sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON, Dec 12 Three groups have submitted final bids for Finnish power company Elenia Oy, including China Southern Power Grid, Macquarie and Allianz and a consortium of infrastructure and pension investors, sources familiar to the matter said on Tuesday

M&A, Regulatory News, 4:14pm GMT

BRIEF-MindTickle Raises $27 Million In Series B Funding

* MINDTICKLE RAISES $27 MILLION IN SERIES B FUNDING TO ACCELERATE PRODUCT INNOVATION AND GLOBAL EXPANSION

4:11pm GMT

Banks eye Paris airports operator in Macron privatisation drive -sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT, Dec 12 Global investment banks are vying to work with potential buyers or the French government on the sale of its majority stake in Aeroports de Paris (ADP) , sources close to the matter said, in one of the largest infrastructure deals expected to come to market in 2018.

Regulatory News, 4:10pm GMT

BRIEF-Aspiration Says Raised $47 Million Series B Funding Round

* ASPIRATION SAYS RAISED $47 MILLION SERIES B FUNDING ROUND; SOCIAL IMPACT FINANCE LEAD INVESTMENT ROUND,JOINED BY ALLEN AND CO, ORLANDO BLOOM, AMONG OTHERS Source text for Eikon:

2:28pm GMT

BRIEF-Shieldx Networks Secures $25 Mln In Series B Funding

* SHIELDX NETWORKS - CLOSED $25M SERIES B ROUND OF FUNDING WITH NEW INVESTORS INCLUDING ASHAR AZIZ, DIMENSION DATA AND SYMANTEC VENTURES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Regulatory News, 2:27pm GMT