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Marsh & McLennan to buy UK broker JLT for $5.7 billion

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc has agreed to buy Jardine Lloyd Thompson for about 4.3 billion pounds ($5.7 billion) as the U.S. financial services group looks to boost its speciality risk broking and global reinsurance business.

Pebblebrook to buy LaSalle Hotel in $5.2 billion deal

U.S. hotel owner Pebblebrook Hotel Trust said it agreed to buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $5.2 billion cash-and-stock deal, a day after ditching a $4.8 billion all-cash offer from private equity firm Blackstone Group LP.

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