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  • Etihad's James Hogan said the company's investment in Aer Lingus would earn a great return if Dublin would approve the 1.35 billion euros ($1.48 billion) deal, FT reported. Representatives for Etihad and Aer Lingus were not immediately available for comment.

  • Heinz deal for Kraft expands food larder for Buffett, 3G Reuters - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 22:01 GMT
    A photo illustration of a woman holding different sizes of tomato ketchups at a store selling small-sized products for single-person households in Seoul

    Shares of Kraft, known for its namesake macaroni and cheese in a box, as well as Velveeta, Maxwell House coffee and Oscar Mayer processed meats, closed up nearly 36 percent at $83.17. The two teamed up to buy control of Heinz in 2013 and collaborated on the 2014 merger of fast-food chain Burger King and Tim Hortons Inc, …

  • Small is beautiful for Kraft, Heinz investment bankers Reuters - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 21:50 GMT

    Lazard Ltd and Centerview Partners LLC have only a fraction of the staff and resources of their larger investment banking brethren, such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co . Yet the independent ...

  • Haversham Drives Off With £1.2bn Car Dealer Sky News - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 21:16 GMT
    Haversham Drives Off With £1.2bn Car Dealer

    Sky News has learnt that British Car Auctions (BCA) is in the final stages of talks about an agreement to be acquired by Haversham Holdings, a vehicle set up to buy companies in the automotive sector. If it does take place, the reverse takeover would see £1.2bn raised from institutions including Aviva Investors, Artemis, …

  • Heinz-Kraft deal expands food larder for Buffett, 3G Reuters - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 20:40 GMT
    A Heinz Ketchup bottle and a bottle of Kraft parmesan cheese are displayed in a grocery store in New York

    Shares of Kraft, known for its namesake macaroni and cheese in a box, as well as Velveeta, Maxwell House coffee and Oscar Mayer processed meats, were up 35 percent at $82.88 in afternoon trading. The two teamed up to buy control of Heinz in 2013 and collaborated on the 2014 merger of fast-food chain Burger King and Tim …

  • Atlantic Capital Bancshares Announces Merger Agreement with First Security Group

    Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. and First Security Group, Inc. jointly announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Atlantic Capital will acquire First Security.

  • Final Offer results; 98.42% of all Nutreco Shares committed GlobeNewswire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 19:37 GMT

    JOINT PRESS RELEASE This is a joint press release by Nutreco N.V. and SHV Investments Ltd. pursuant to the provisions of section 17 paragraph 4 of the Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit openbare biedingen ...

  • Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) may revive talks to take over fixed-line broadband provider Metroweb this week after rival Vodafone (VOD.L) made a fresh attempt to buy a stake in the group, two sources close to the matter said. Metroweb is a small firm which rents out fibre optic cables but Prime Minister Matteo Renzi considers …

  • Carlisle Companies Incorporated has received notification that the United States Federal Trade Commission has approved Carlisle’s purchase from Graco Inc. and its subsidiary Finishing Brands Holdings, Inc.

  • Graco Inc. announced today that it has received notice from the United States Federal Trade Commission approving the Company’s application to sell the Liquid Finishing business assets pursuant to the previously announced purchase agreement with Carlisle Companies Incorporated for $590 million in an all-cash transaction, …

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - INFINIS ENERGY PLC - AMENDMENT Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 16:51 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) AMENDMENT TO 2(A) AND SALES PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS ...

  • The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

  • File photo shows Pirelli tyres in the paddock ahead of the weekend's Italian F1 Grand Prix in Monza

    Italian tyre maker Pirelli (PECI.MI), which is being bought by China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina), does not plan to pay a special dividend to its shareholders as part of the buyout plan, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. ChemChina is to buy into the world's fifth-largest tyre maker in a 7.3 billion-euro …

  • TheGrantLawFirm, PLLC is investigating a potential action on behalf of the shareholders of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state and federal law by the Company’s officers and directors relating to the proposed acquisition of the Company with H.J.

  • Form 8.3 - Synergy Health Plc Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 15:00 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.3 - STERIS Corp. Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 14:11 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.3 - Steris Corporation Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 14:08 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.3 - Rexam Plc Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 14:07 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.3 - Greene King Plc Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 14:06 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.3 - Spirit Pub Company Plc Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 14:06 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.3 - Ball Corp Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 14:01 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.3 - Iluka Resources Limited Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 14:01 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)--   FORM 8.3   IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL   DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2007 (AS AMENDED)   DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT ...

  • Form 8.3 - Aviva Plc Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 14:00 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.3 - OPTOS PLC Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 13:37 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • FORM 8.3 - SPIRIT PUB CO PLC Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 13:37 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced today that it has received a no-action letter from the Competition Bureau of Canada in respect of the Company’s previously announced agreement to acquire Sun Media Corporation’s English language newspapers and specialty publications, as well as digital properties, from Quebecor Media …

  • Form 8.3 - Ball Corporation Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 13:26 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. today announced plans to further expand its global retail presence with a series of licensed stores throughout Chile and Peru, building on existing growth markets throughout the region, including Colombia, Panama and the Caribbean, as well as company owned stores in Mexico.

  • HJ Heinz buying Kraft and building a $28 billion food giant Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:57 GMT
    HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

    H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about $28 billion. The Kraft Heinz Co. will own Kraft, Heinz, Oscar Mayer, ...

  • Form 8.3 - Sinclair IS Pharma plc Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:23 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Vontobel has cash for more purchases after asset manager deal Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:06 GMT

    Swiss bank Vontobel said it had the firepower for more deals, after agreeing to buy a majority stake in Britain's TwentyFour Asset Management and announcing takeover talks for a German-based asset manager. Zurich-based Vontobel has been restrained in acquisitions since buying Commerzbank (Xetra: CBK100 - news) 's Swiss …

  • Form 8.3 - Greene King PLC / Ordinary Shares Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:05 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • FORM 38.5(b)- DRAGON OIL PLC Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 11:49 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 38.5(b)                   IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 38.5(b) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - INFINIS ENERGY PLC Business Wire - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 11:47 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

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