French consulting and IT services provider Capgemini slightly raised the price of its friendly bid for smaller rival Altran Technologies on Tuesday, in a last-ditch effort to win a six-month battle against U.S. activist fund Elliott.
European shares bounced back on Tuesday from their sharpest decline in two months in the previous session, boosted by technology stocks, but gains were capped as investors grappled with prospects of fresh global trade disputes.
Feb 12 French payment processing firm Ingenico's
new management forecast a return to core earnings
growth this year, driven by its retail division and a steadier
performance at its banks business that triggered profit warnings
Sept 13 Shares in digital imaging systems
producer Agfa Gevaert climbed on Thursday after it
said it had declined to engage in talks with privately-held
Kanteron Systems regarding a potential takeover bid.
Aug 23 Belgian proton therapy company Ion Beam
Applications on Thursday reported a bigger than
expected loss for the first half of the year, but said revenue
from installations of proton therapy machines would help to
boost its performance in the second half.
Intertrust , the Dutch fund and corporate services company, cut its full-year profit margin forecast on Tuesday due to one-off legal costs and a weak performance in its home market, sending its shares down 19 percent to a record low.